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  • Reis
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    DRAMA SERIES

    “The Americans,” written by Peter Ackerman, Tanya Barfield, Joshua Brand, Joel Fields, Stephen Schiff, Joe Weisberg, Tracey Scott Wilson; FX

    “Better Call Saul,” written by Ann Cherkis, Vince Gilligan, Jonathan Glatzer, Peter Gould, Gennifer Hutchison, Heather Marion, Thomas Schnauz, Gordon Smith; AMC

    “Game of Thrones,” written by David Benioff, Bryan Cogman, Dave Hill, D.B. Weiss; HBO

    “Stranger Things,” written by Paul Dichter, Justin Doble, The Duffer Brothers, Jessica Mecklenburg, Jessie Nickson-Lopez, Alison Tatlock; Netflix

    “Westworld,” written by Ed Brubaker, Bridget Carpenter; Dan Dietz, Halley Gross; Lisa Joy; Katherine Lingenfelter, Dominic Mitchell, Jonathan Nolan, Roberto Patino, Daniel T. Thomsen, Charles Yu; HBO

    COMEDY SERIES

    “Atlanta,” written by Donald Glover, Stephen Glover, Stefani Robinson, Paul Simms; FX

    “Silicon Valley,” written by Megan Amram, Alec Berg, Donick Cary, Adam Countee, Jonathan Dotan, Mike Judge, Carrie Kemper, John Levenstein, Dan Lyons, Carson Mell, Dan O’Keefe, Clay Tarver, Ron Weiner; HBO

    “Transparent,” written by Arabella Anderson, Bridget Bedard, Micah Fitzerman-Blue, Noah Harpster, Jessi Klein, Stephanie Kornick, Ethan Kuperberg, Ali Liebegott, Our Lady J, Faith Soloway, Jill Soloway; Amazon Studios

    “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” written by Emily Altman, Robert Carlock, Azie Mira Dungey, Tina Fey, Lauren Gurganous, Sam Means, Dylan Morgan, Marlena Rodriguez, Dan Rubin, Meredith Scardino, Josh Siegal, Allison Silverman, Leila Strachan; Netflix

    “Veep,” written by Rachel Axler, Sean Gray, Alex Gregory, Peter Huyck, Eric Kenward, Billy Kimball, Steve Koren, David Mandel, Jim Margolis, Lew Morton, Georgia Pritchett, Will Smith, Alexis Wilkinson; HBO

    NEW SERIES

    “Atlanta,” written by Donald Glover, Stephen Glover, Stefani Robinson, Paul Simms; FX

    “Better Things,” written by Pamela Adlon, Louis C.K., Cindy Chupack, Gina Fattore; FX

    “Stranger Things,” written by Paul Dichter, Justin Doble, The Duffer Brothers, Jessica Mecklenburg, Jessie Nickson-Lopez, Alison Tatlock; Netflix

    “This Is Us,” written by Isaac Aptaker, Elizabeth Berger, Bekah Brunstetter, Dan Fogelman, Vera Herbert, Joe Lawson, Kay Oyegun, Aurin Squire, K.J. Steinberg, Donald Todd; NBC

    “Westworld,” written by Ed Brubaker, Bridget Carpenter, Dan Dietz, Halley Gross, Lisa Joy, Katherine Lingenfelter, Dominic Mitchell, Jonathan Nolan, Roberto Patino, Daniel T. Thomsen, Charles Yu; HBO


    LONG FORM ORIGINAL

    “American Crime,” written by Julie Hébert, Sonay Hoffman, Keith Huff, Stacy A. Littlejohn, Kirk A. Moore, Davy Perez, Diana Son; ABC

    “Confirmation,” written by Susannah Grant; HBO

    “Harley and the Davidsons,” written by Seth Fisher, Nick Schenk, Evan Wright; Discovery Channel

    “Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel’le,” written by Dianne Houston; Lifetime

    LONG FORM ADAPTED

    “11.22.63,” written by Bridget Carpenter, Brigitte Hales, Joe Henderson, Brian Nelson, Quinton Peeples, Based on the novel by Stephen King; Hulu

    “American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson,” written by Scott Alexander, Joe Robert Cole, D.V. DeVincentis, Maya Forbes, Larry Karaszewski, Wally Wolodarsky, Based on the book The Run of His Life by Jeffrey Toobin; FX

    “Madoff,” written by Ben Robbins, Inspired by the Book The Madoff Chronicles: Inside the Secret World of Bernie and Ruth by Brian Ross; ABC

    “The Night Of,” written by Richard Price, Steve Zaillian, Based on the BBC Series Criminal Justice Created by Peter Moffat; HBO

    “Roots,” written by Lawrence Konner, Alison McDonald, Charles Murray, Mark Rosenthal, Based upon the Book by Alex Haley; History Channel

    ANIMATION

    “Barthood” (The Simpsons), Written by Dan Greaney; Fox

    “First Day of Rule” (Elena of Avalor), Written by Craig Gerber; Disney Channel

    “Fish Out of Water” (BoJack Horseman), Written by Elijah Aron & Jordan Young; Netflix

    “A Princess on Lothal” (Star Wars Rebels), Written by Steven Melching; Disney XD

    “Stop the Presses” (BoJack Horseman), Written by Joe Lawson; Netflix

    EPISODIC DRAMA

    “Gloves Off” (Better Call Saul), Written by Gordon Smith; AMC

    “I Am a Storm” (Shameless), Written by Sheila Callaghan; Showtime

    “Klick” (Better Call Saul), Written by Heather Marion & Vince Gilligan; AMC

    “Switch” (Better Call Saul), Written by Thomas Schnauz; AMC

    “The Trip” (This Is Us), Written by Vera Herbert; NBC

    “The Winds of Winter” (Game of Thrones), Written for Television by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss; HBO

    EPISODIC COMEDY

    “Kimmy Finds Her Mom!” (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Written by Tina Fey & Sam Means; Netflix

    “Kimmy Goes on a Playdate!” (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Written by Robert Carlock; Netflix

    “Pilot” (One Mississippi), Written by Diablo Cody & Tig Notaro; Amazon Studios

    “R-A-Y-C-Ray-Cation” (Speechless), Written by Carrie Rosen & Seth Kurland; ABC

    “Streets on Lock” (Atlanta), Written by Stephen Glover; FX

    “A Taste of Zephyria” (Son of Zorn), Written by Dan Mintz; Fox

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    Reis
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    So happy for “I am a Storm” nomination!

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    sofan
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    Great to see This is Us, Stranger Things, Atlanta and Westworld nominated. Especially the first one cause it deserves everything. Surprised Rectify is not around to see, I was expecting it to get nominated for at least an episode.

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    Jake
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    Over the moon for that kind of showing for “Better Call Saul”. I mean, 3 nominees for Episode Drama when Emmys didn’t nominate even 1? Stunning and well deserved.

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    Cobalt Blue
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    Three episodes of Better Call Saul? Really now..

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    boss
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    I am very glad to see This Is Us and Better Things. Though I wonder was Better Call Saul’s this season that great to have 3 nominations in episodic drama over Westworld and Stranger Things.

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    Nate
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    No All The Way nomination here, even with a full longform adapted category? Weird. Schenkkan won for The Pacific in 2011, so I assume he was eligible. I am also surprised at The Night Manager being left out, but maybe David Farr wasn’t eligible.

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    Long form adapted was tough. The Girlfriend Experience got pushed out too.

    So much to take in here!

    The Crown is off to a rocky start, as it was shut out here. Master of None came out last year the same week as The Crown, was shut out at WGA and won the Emmy, so there is still hope.

    Mr. Robot is done. R.I.P. Broad City. black-ish is out.

    Rectify being shut out is concerning because I am predicting the finale to get an Emmy nomination, but its finale has still not aired, so that probably hurt it.

    Better Call Saul and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt prove that they are still industry favourites in a big way. Adjust your SAG predictions.

    This is Us is an Emmy dark horse.

    This is the second of The Good Wife‘s eight years in which it is shut out and the first time in four years. This is the first time that Modern Family has ever been shut out.

    I did not believe in Atlanta as an Emmy player, but I do now. Stranger Things is officially a thing now too.

    Transparent holds on. Great day for Amazon actually.

    Son of Zorn, WTF?

    Game of Thrones has still never won at WGA. Will this be the year? We do not know how big Stranger Things (and Westworld) are and The Americans is very much a WGA pick.

    Of course Bill Maher is snubbed the year after he finally wins. Stephen Colbert is oddly the only talk nominee to carry over; he is joined by Trevor Noah, Seth Meyers and John Oliver (back after being snubbed after winning), which means that Samantha Bee was snubbed.

    The sketch nominees are Inside Amy Schumer, Saturday Night Live, Documentary Now!, Nathan for You and Maya & Marty, so we know what is next in line for the open Inside Amy Schumer and Key & Peele slots at the Emmys.

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    Wow – stunned at the showing for Better Call Saul. After such a poor Emmy performance I am glad the brilliant second season is getting its due, although I wish there had been room for some other favorites.

    So..This Is Us is actually a thing now? Maybe it’s just taking up the “network drama” slot usually occupied by The Good Wife.

    So glad they decided to nominate the actual best written GOT episode and not Battle of the Bastards.

    Interested to see who wins New Series – Westworld or Stranger Things.

    Surprised at two episodic noms for Kimmy and none for Veep or Transparent!

    Really happy to see underrated “Better Things” up for new series.

    I don’t think they went for the strongest episode of Atlanta personally but coming off of this nom, I am sure they will go with the tried and true method of submitting the pilot when it comes time for Emmy.

    I guess they are still watching Shameless?

    Insecure and The Crown both get nothing.

    Does anyone know if Fleabag and Catastrophe were eligible? I assume not but would have thought one of those two would have shown up in some capacity here if eligible.

    Probably aired way too late but would have loved to see Search Party.

    Don’t know what to say about Son of Zorn….

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    leothescorpio
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    Yassss @ Atlanta

    AND FUCK YES @ that Shameless nomination! Highly deserved!

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    Riley
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    Surprised at two episodic noms for Kimmy and none for Veep or Transparent!

    This always seems like a big deal, but it might just mean that there was a lot of vote-splitting in the episodic voting. Veep, Louie, Mad Men, The Sopranos and Lost all won series without any episodic nominations the same years. So I would not say that not getting an episodic nomination is a bad thing. But I would say that getting multiple episodic nominations is a good thing. It led to wins for Breaking Bad (twice), Modern Family (twice), Mad Men, 30 Rock (twice) and The Office. One more thing: Better Call Saul having three episodic nominations does not mean that it will win series automatically, as Modern Family and The Office both lost that way (and had each won the year before).

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    These are awesome nominations. I wish, however, that Luke cage could have snuck in here. It’s 3rd and 4th episodes were amazingly written. I am strongly encouraging anybody reading this to please give the show a chance for the writing and performances alone. It starts slow, but if you aren’t into it by episode 4, than I’m sorry.

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    I’m also happy Better things snuck in.

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    I LOVE how well Better Call Saul did. It deserved almost all of its noms, although Peter Gould’s “Nailed” should have been nominated instead of the IMO forgettable premiere “Switch,” in my honest opinion. I think “Switch” is the least deserving of the 3 episodes as far as winning goes, for sure. I want “Klick” to win, as revenge for its Emmys snub, plus it won Drama Series Writing at MY Awards! I think BSC will split the vote, allowing “The Winds of Winter” to claim victory for its balanced and phenomenally layered script, just as it did at the Emmys. If Winds of Winter wins Episodic Drama, I think it will finally win its first trophy for Drama Series Writing at these Awards. 😀

    I also really hope “Kimmy Finds Her Mom” from UKS wins Episodic Comedy. I’m still in shock over Veep getting shut out of Episodic Comedy and “Hope” from Black-ish getting snubbed. If it wasn’t for Atlanta getting nominated, I’d almost be tempted to say… #WGATVSoWhite!

    I think “Fish out of Water” from Bojack Horseman WILL win Animation Writing, but that “Barthood” from The Simpsons (Talk about a diamond in the rough LOL) should win.

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    allowing “The Winds of Winter” to claim victory for its balanced and phenomenally layered script, just as it did at the Emmys.

    Battle of the Bastards won the writing Emmy – not Winds of Winter.

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