June 16, 2016 at 12:27 pm #1201852009
What shows do you think will be nominated for Series, Writing and Directing?
Last year, only Game of Thrones, was nominated for the 3 main awards (Series, Writing, Directing), winning all 3 of them. What shows could be nominated for all 3 awards?June 16, 2016 at 12:54 pm #1201852022
I think Better Call Saul joins Game of Thrones this year. Just these two.June 16, 2016 at 3:32 pm #1201852032
Probably Game of Thrones and Better Call Saul. Maybe The Americans.
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Game of Thrones and MAYBE Mr. Robot. In an ideal world, Better Call Saul, but the over-submitting episodes issue combined with their failure to get nominated last year, could be a sign of its snub in this category on nominations morning.
Also, Game of Thrones easily could get 3 episodes in here: Battle of The Basterds, Book of The Stranger, The Door. They could perhaps even get a surprise 4th one in with the Jon Snow resurrection episode Home, remembering how shocking and unexpected Jeremy Podeswa’s nom for “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken” was last year. Name recognition, you know?June 16, 2016 at 5:13 pm #1201852076
Game of Thrones only. Vinyl and Mr. Robot are in line with the slightest of possibilities. Can’t see it for any other show.June 16, 2016 at 10:13 pm #1201852131
This demonstrates how ridiculously easy Game of Thrones has it. I have it again as the only drama that gets both writing and directing. If anything else gets it, it will be Mr. Robot, but the directing categories have seemed extra exclusive in recent years and Niels Arden Oplev has no name recognition in America.
Mr. Robot might have a better chance at a directing nomination next year when Sam Esmail is guaranteed to be the only name for the show on the ballot as he is directing the whole season, but the directors’ branch might also not respect him, given how they snubbed fellow writer-first Matt Weiner for eight freaking years.
Beyond these two, maybe Narcos? I mean, they did get a WGA nomination and there are seven series slots and they have a pilot in contention for directing. Not predicting it for any of those three though.
Downton Abbey is a possibility given the possible goodbye hug, although not submitting its finale for writing was kind of weird.
If I am wrong about Better Call Saul, that could get in. Vince Gilligan is a name for the directors’ branch and the show got in for writing last year.
Finally, House of Cards would theoretically be in contention for the win if Game of Thrones were not around.June 17, 2016 at 12:01 am #1201852135
Right now I have both Downton Abbey and Game of Thrones pulling off this feat. I actually have the latter getting three nominations in directing. Other possibilities are Better Call Saul and Mr. Robot. The long shot is House of Cards.June 17, 2016 at 12:02 am #1201852136
UUU was obviously nominated by gross misogynists who thought that Sansa being repeatedly raped was a great storyline.
I agree with thedemonhog. House of Cards is viewed as a show that peaked in S1 but it’s still prestige-y, so. Downton Abbey, similar. Homeland too. Orange is the New Black, perhaps and it also has the whole female-dominated ensemble thing and a feeling of lightness given that it’s also sorta a comedy. Many see Saul as a lesser Breaking Bad. Mr. Robot is a sci-fi thriller on USA.
And that’s the likely lineup.
Last year at least had the ending of MM against it, even if it seemed unlikely that MM would recover from the steady dip in Emmy love.
The year before had BB vs. GoT vs. TD even if BB was the favorite.
The year before BB was the obvious favorite but there was lots of buzz about Homeland’s follow-up to its winning season, and the first season of House of Cards…June 17, 2016 at 12:40 am #1201852149
Lol @ Mr. Robot being described as a Sci-Fi thriller.June 17, 2016 at 8:58 am #1201852246
GoT for sure…then Mr. Robot…Downton Abbey is likely. I can see The Leftover if nominated in series it likely miss directing, Vinyl would miss writing, Better Call Saul could miss both writing and directing, Homeland will not coming back in directing. House of Cards don’t deserve to be in contention for any of these three categories.Marcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1)ParticipantJune 17, 2016 at 10:44 am #1201852313
Game of Thrones has the best shot of winning this. Mr. Robot, though, does have a chance at this, as well. It was probably the best Drama Series of the past-year. Add on to that that Rami Malek has a legit chance at winning Drama Lead Actor.June 17, 2016 at 12:20 pm #1201852377
Better Call Saul and Game of Thrones for SURE.
Mr. Robot might be too new – but I could see it getting into Drama and Writing.
Vinyl will likely get into Directing, but I don’t see Series and Writing nominations.
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