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  • Anonymous
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    Let’s be honest. The writing category is the best category by far. The writers branch is the group that nominates the show that are actually deserving instead of the Emmy bait shows. Back in the day, they recognized Buffy, Battlestar and The Wire. Before the academy finally embraced it, they nominated the Americans. And last year they shocked us with nominations for The Good Wife, Unreal, and Catastrophe. So, my challenge to you is to not only predict the front runners, but to try and predict the crazy writing nomination. Which show will be this years Catastrophe or Unreal or the wire or Buffy or Battlestar?

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    leothescorpio
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    Still about two episodes behind on This Is Us, but I hope “Last Christmas” gets recognition.

    “Go for Broke” (Atlanta) is also a well written episode.

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    Anonymous
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    Drama

    Stranger Things
    The Americans
    This is Us
    The handmaiden’s Tale
    Orange is the New Black

    Spoiler: The Crown, Westworld, Legion, Better Call Saul

    Stranger Things and The Americans are no brain era. This is Us won episodic at WGA so I’m assuming it’ll make the cut at the Emmys. The handmaidens tale seems like it’ll be a big deal I predicted it. And I am hoping that the shocker writing nomination will be for OITNB. I know it’s dumb not to predict The Crown, but it’s not necessarily a writers show and it got snubbed at WGA. I know it was probably because WGA voters didn’t watch it yet but I’m sticking with it. I don’t buy Westworld getting a writing nomination. I could see Legion being the Battlestar Galactica type of nomination since it won’t get into Drama series. BCS did so good at WGA this year that I’m thinking it could get back into writing

    Veep
    Veep
    Atlanta
    Silicon Valley
    Fleabag
    Spoiler: Catastrophe, Master of None

    Veep will get two oubviously. Atlantas getting in of course, as is Silicon Valley, I could see Fleabag being the catastrophe this year. I think Catasteophe could get in, I’m actually predicting it to surprise in drama series. And Master of Nine could come back if it’s eligible but I doubt it

    Mini Series

    The Night of
    Sherlock
    Feud
    Wizard of Lies
    Black Mirror
    Spoiler: AHS, American Crime, Genius

    The night Of will get In because it’s a juggernaut. Feud will probably get in. Wizard of Lies seems like a big deal and Sherlock is an obvious choice. Black Mirror is probably getting in because it’s such a writers show. San Junipero has the most buzz but I’m rooting for nosedive. I’m hoping that AHS could get in due to its buzz but I’m. It predicting it. Genius has Ron Howard attached so it could be a big deal but I’m not predicting it yet. And I really want American Crime to get in but it probobly won’t.

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    eastwest
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    While I agree that the writing category is one of the best since they recognize quality work, the drawback for the category has been the expansion of nominees. While that should be a good thing, it not really. Multiple episodes of one show getting in can be tiring. I’m fully expecting that on the comedy side again with Silicon Valley and Veep.

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    Riley
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    OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES:
    The Americans: Joe Weisberg & Joe Fields
    The Crown: Peter Morgan
    The Leftovers: Damon Lindelof & Tom Perrotta
    Stranger Things: Matt & Ross Duffer
    This is Us: Dan Fogelman
    Westworld: Jonathan Nolan & Lisa Joy & Michael Crichton

    OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES:
    The Americans: Chris Long
    The Crown: Stephen Daldry
    Homeland: Lesli Linka Glatter
    Mr. Robot: Sam Esmail
    Stranger Things: Matt & Ross Duffer
    Westworld: Jonathan Nolan

    OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES:
    Atlanta: Donald Glover
    Atlanta: Stephen Glover
    Silicon Valley: Alec Berg
    Silicon Valley: Clay Tarver
    Veep: Lew Morton
    Veep: Sean Gray & Georgia Pritchett & Will Smith

    OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES:
    Atlanta: Donald Glover
    A Series of Unfortunate Events: Barry Sonnenfeld
    Silicon Valley: Alec Berg
    Silicon Valley: Mike Judge
    Veep: David Mandel
    Veep: Becky Martin

    OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE:
    Black Mirror: Charlie Brooker
    Fargo: Bob DeLaurentis
    Fargo: Noah Hawley
    Fargo: Matt Wolpert & Ben Nedivi
    Feud: Jaffe Cohen & Michael Zam & Ryan Murphy
    The Night Of: Richard Price & Steven Zaillian

    OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE:
    Big Little Lies: Jean-Marc Vallée
    Black Mirror: Joe Wright
    Fargo: Noah Hawley
    Feud: Ryan Murphy
    The Night Of: Steven Zaillian
    The Wizard of Lies: Barry Levinson

    OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A VARIETY SERIES:
    Documentary Now!: Seth Meyers & Bill Hader
    Full Frontal: Jo Miller
    Last Week Tonight: Tim Carvell
    Late Night: Alex Baze
    Saturday Night Live: Bryan Tucker & Sarah Schneider & Chris Kelly & Kent Sublette

    OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY SERIES:
    Last Week Tonight: Paul Pennolino
    The Late Show: Jim Hoskinson
    The Late Late Show: Tim Mancinelli
    Saturday Night Live: Don Roy King
    The Tonight Show: Dave Diomedi

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    pulp50
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    I’ll just be so mad if Westworld somehow gets a writing nom.

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    Riley
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    Drama writing and directing almost always have shows double-nominated, but I am somehow predicting six different shows in each. The thing is that The Americans, The Crown and The Leftovers are only going to be submitting one episode each, so they are not going to be double-nominated. And if neither Stranger Things nor Westworld was strong enough even to win Best New Series at WGA, I doubt their strength.

    With the sole exception of Boardwalk Empire, new dramas never get double-nominated in directing (House of Cards, Homeland, Game of Thrones, Mad Men, Lost, The West Wing, The Sopranos). None of our new dramas either won DGA or was double-nominated there. Both Boardwalk Empire and The Sopranos did both.

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    Anonymous
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    I’m hoping at least one of the following can suprise here: Legion, Luke Cage, Underground, Rectify, the Leftovers, OITNB

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    mafro987
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    I’ll just be so mad if Westworld somehow gets a writing nom.

    In a world where Game of Thrones has won awards for writing, it wouldn’t be an injustice for Westworld to do the same (even if it was the show’s big flaw).

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    Macca
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    OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE:
    Big Little Lies: Jean-Marc Vallée
    Black Mirror: Joe Wright
    Fargo: Noah Hawley
    Feud: Ryan Murphy
    The Night Of: Steven Zaillian
    The Wizard of Lies: Barry Levinson

    If these are going to be the actual nominees, which I think they will be, it may be the hardest category to predict. Vallee has directed the entirety of Big Little lies and deserves to win for it, but then you have big names like Levinson, Zaillian and Wright that could just get name checked. And then you have two showrunners in Murphy and Hawley, competing AGAIN for the directing nod that they both lost last year.

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    Anonymous
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    I really want Angela Basset to get a directing nomination.

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    jacob121
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    OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES:
    Atlanta: Donald Glover
    Atlanta: Stephen Glover
    Silicon Valley: Alec Berg
    Silicon Valley: Clay Tarver
    Veep: Lew Morton
    Veep: Sean Gray & Georgia Pritchett & Will Smith

    Blah this feels right but is SO BORING.

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    Riley
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    Everything was in order for Noah Hawley to win last year (only Fargo nominee against three American Crime Story nominees) and he lost to The Night Manager. I am going to count him out of the running this time. Likewise, if Jay Roach could not win, I think that HBO movies are kind of done.

    Hard to tell if the directing winners last year indicated a preference in the new voting system for the flashiest like at the Oscars lately (“Battle of the Bastards”, Transparent, The Night Manager, Inside Amy Schumer) or if we only got those wins because of vote-splitting for the preferred show (triple Veep, triple American Crime Story, Game of Thrones still won). So it comes down to DGA winner Steven Zaillian (possible preferred show) versus “Nosedive” (flashy) for me. It might be an easy decision if either show gets multiple nominations here.

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    GusCruz
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    If Atlanta’s B.A.N. doesn’t get recognized either for its writing or directing with a nomination, something’s really wrong with these voters.

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    Anonymous
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    Does anybody think Mathew Wiener can get a name-check vote for OITNB?

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