December 1, 2012 at 12:37 pm #266317
The nominations will be announced on December 6.
The eligiblity period is December 1, 2011 – November 30, 2012.
It’s very difficult to predict the episodic categories because we don’t know the submissions, so we could focus on the awards for overall writing.
In Drama Series, “Mad Men” and “Breaking Bad” are locks. There has been criticism about the writing on “Homeland” but the show has so much buzz and acclaim. I think it’s definitely getting nominated. “Game of Thrones” and “Boardwalk Empire” will fill the remaining slots. What else is there? “Downton Abbey” is probably ineligible, so that leaves “The Good Wife” and maybe “The Newsroom”.
In Comedy Series, “Modern Family”, “30 Rock” and “Louie” are locks. I think the Writers Guild will respond very well to “Girls”, so the final slot seems to be between “Parks and Recreation” and “Veep”. I honestly can’t think of anything else that has a legitimate shot. Maybe “New Girl” or “Happy Endings”?
In New Series, “Girls” and “Veep” are locks. “The Newroom” is close to a lock and then the picture gets less clear. Cable didn’t have a lot of new shows this year that could contend here. Maybe “Luck”? So some shows from the broadcast networks could make it in like “Go On”, “The Mindy Project”, “”Don’t Trust the B– in Apartment 23” or “The New Normal”.Marcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1)ParticipantDecember 1, 2012 at 1:13 pm #266319
What about TBBT?? It’s having a pretty good season right now, better than MF’s.December 1, 2012 at 1:18 pm #266320
I think “The Big Bang Theory” is funny (though many here would disagree), but it’s not perceived as a “smart comedy” the way cable series and NBC’s shows are. It lacks that snob factor.December 1, 2012 at 1:26 pm #266321
I think “Veep” gets in over “Parks”.December 1, 2012 at 4:34 pm #266322
In drama, I’d like to see:
Game of Thrones
and Sherlock, if it’s eligible.
The Newsroom was littered with cringe-worthy, juvenile dialog half the
time… almost always involving the female characters, who, in nearly
every episode, lost their shit like teenage girls. Embarrassing.
Homeland does have its eye-rolling moments, but the writing is much better
than The Newsroom. I think Luck is definitely worthy.
The only comedies I can root for are:
and maybe WilfredDecember 3, 2012 at 2:44 am #266324
I can’t wait to see who will be nominated in the Episodic categories. Over the years WGA made much better choices than the Emmys, I must say.December 3, 2012 at 10:08 am #266325
My picks in drama, in order of preference:
Game of Thrones
Honorable mention: JustifiedDecember 3, 2012 at 12:28 pm #266326
Luck was an utter disgrace of a series. It had a great cast, but the mumbo jumbo dialogue killed it for me.December 3, 2012 at 3:12 pm #266327
Well, I enjoyed the dialog. Guess I was the only one.December 4, 2012 at 4:23 pm #266328
Well, I enjoyed the dialog. Guess I was the only one.
Not at all – I enjoyed it too. Well, hold on, let me back up. Luck was not, to me, the kind of show that you enjoy. It was a story whose story drew you in and transported you, but I don’t think I ever enjoyed watching it.
That being said, if a second season were airing, I’d be watching it.December 4, 2012 at 6:59 pm #266329
I truly appreciated the dialog, let’s put it that way… and loved the acting… but I really, really ENJOYED the cinematography. Those races were beautifully filmed. I wish it hadn’t been cancelled. I liked the show more and more, with each episode. Totally drawn in to that world.December 5, 2012 at 5:19 am #266330
I second everything good people say about Luck, I really enjoyed it, I didn’t like Hoffman on it, but the rest was great.December 5, 2012 at 6:17 am #266331
Luck will be my number one show of the year, so obviously I took appreciation to every aspect.December 5, 2012 at 7:29 am #266332
What about TBBT?? It’s having a pretty good season right now, better than MF’s.
Do people still consider MF to be funny? There have been several episodes this season and last where I did not laugh once. It will be nominated due to its reputation, not because the show is a well-written comedy that actually succeeds in making people laugh.