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  • Juni Zapoto
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    What series are you predicting to be nominated for Series, and Writing and / or Directing?

    Last year’s nominees for all 3 main awards:

    Veep
    Transparent
    Louie
    Silicon Valley

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    eastwest
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    I have black-ish, Master Of None, Transparent, and Veep. Logic should have me put Silicon Valley in, but I’m not feeling the season and it’s not like a Game of Thrones in that it’s so popular they would vote in episodes unseen. Girls should be pulling off this feat, but its best chance is in writing.

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    Trevor Jann
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    Anyone think Crazy-Ex Girlfriend has a slim chance at it? By some hope, their might be enough votes to make it an 8th nominee in series. Smartly, they submitted the Pilot for both Directing and Writing. The episode also has the song “West Covina” which is the bait-worthy song of the series. I was thinking back to Flight of the Concords, but that was HBO. Jermaine also got a couple of noms before the series nom, so it’s definitely a stretch due to the exclusion of the CW, ex. Jane the Virgin.

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    mikeboy898
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    Veep will definitely get into all 3 again. Transparent was also even more acclaimed in Season 2, so I’m predicting that again, too. Silicon Valley still has yet to air some of their submissions but if they’re as good as they’re supposed to be, count Silicon Valley in as well.

    Blackish is coming off a very praised 2nd season, so it could very well get into all 3. Although going from 0 nominations to these 3 big ones is quite a leap.

    Master of None might generate enough residual buzz to get into all 3. For now, I’m predicting Series and Directing though.

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    Marcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1)
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    Veep is basically a lock to get into all three again. Transparent will probably get into all three this year, as well, considering it’s their best season yet.

    I see Master of None getting into Writing and Directing, but I don’t know about Series.

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    I don’t think Veep will get into directing.
    Silicon Valley and Transparent are the ones I’m predicting for all three right now.

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    Riley
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    Veep, Transparent and Silicon Valley should be locks, but they all have vulnerabilities.

    Veep is coming off of an Emmy writing win, plus wins at WGA and DGA. But Veep is not 30 Rock and has really struggled with vote-splitting. They only got a writing nomination when they submitted one episode instead of five. They only got a directing nomination when they submitted one instead of four. They still have not gotten an editing nomination—when submitting four—despite having won ACE. This year, they have submitted three in each category, which is between what they have submitted when nominated and what they have submitted when snubbed. If they had submitted two in each category, they would probably get everything that they submitted nominated. But three in each? They might be on the wrong side of the line there. We shall see.

    Transparent will do fine in directing. They only submitted two and Jill Soloway’s name is on the ballot. Writing is tricky. They submitted three episodes, up from one last year. So vote-splitting might cost them. But I also question how popular Transparent even is with the writers’ branch, seeing as they keep losing writing awards. Between the Emmys and WGA, the writing of Transparent has lost to Veep (for Emmy and WGA series), Louie (for WGA series and episode) and True Detective (for WGA new series), plus Silicon Valley has picked up a win in that time (for WGA episode). Transparent and Veep have submitted the same number of episodes for writing and Veep will sooner be the one to overcome vote-splitting since writers obviously prefer it. The writers’ branch also seems to have a bias for sitcoms over dramedies. Girls, Glee, Pushing Daisies, Desperate Housewives, Ed and Orange is the New Black were all nominated for their pilots and never again.

    Silicon Valley will have no problem in directing, where Mike Judge gets name-checked every year for the premiere. But in writing, they have avoided the Mike Judge premieres because the voters are actually watching the show, so they instead vote for the superior Alec Berg finales. But the finale this year does not air for another week, on day fourteen of the fifteen-day voting period. And as much as the writers’ branch seems to like Silicon Valley, they are yet to double-nominate it, even though they only ever submit two episodes, there was a tie last year and the category historically almost always has something double-nominated.

    As for other shows, Master of None, Catastrophe, black-ish, Baskets and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt are possibilities.

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