What do you think an animated show would have to do/accomplish to score a writing nomination?
Well, what does a live-action show have to do to get one? Remember that quite a few live-action writers were animatoin writers at some point, so they have some idea what they go through.
Then again, animation writers do have a strike against them; I am under the impression that a significant number aren’t WGA members, since an attempt to get WGA jurisdiction over animation was dropped as part of the settlement of the WGA strike.
Another problem: a series’ “best episode” is usually the one submitted in Animated Program, so it can’t be submitted separately in Comedy Series Writing.
It would also take another show like The Simpsons or The Flintstones that dominated TV in their heyday to really make an impact. These Carton Network/Adult Swim shows will never get the time of day nor do I see Simpsons or Family Guy ever doing it again unless it is their finale seasons and have a great episode. Shows like Bojack and Archer are just too odd for voters it seems.
Matt Weiner just has to write the pilot.
I honestly don’t see how this could happen, take “Rick & Morty”, the script is the smartest thing on tv today, there is nothing else like it, but it relies too much on the absurd and weird, how could it ever make a competition with a russian spy talking to an old lady for 40 minutes , c’mon.
It will happen whenever The Simpsons have their finale.
It’s a shame it doesn’t ever happen. BoJack Horseman, for example is currently one of the best comedies (live action or animated) and would be thoroughly deserving of any awards attention in the comedy writing category.
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