“Here’s where I am sitting in comedy series – I think it’s a two show race,” Rob Licuria declares about the Best Comedy Series category. “I think the others are out. I think there will be some sharing of wealth among the acting categories and the writing and directing categories, but this is ‘Atlanta’ versus ‘Maisel,’” he argues. Licuria recently teamed up with Riley Chow and Amanda Spears in a series of slugfests this week about the three series races at the Emmys in the wake of the Creative Arts Emmys last weekend. Watch their lively discussion above.
Chow believes Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” has the edge after its showing at the Creative Arts Emmys last weekend. “At the Creative Arts Emmys, ‘Atlanta’ won three and ‘Mrs. Maisel’ won three,” he argues, “but ‘Atlanta’ did not beat ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ in any of its three categories. ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ beat ‘Atlanta’ all three times and for music supervision, it even beat dramas.”
Spears agrees, adding that “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” will have a very big night at the Emmys next week. “I think the big difference between ‘Atlanta’ and ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ is that ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ is actually funny,” she explains. “They have never really gone for an auteur show before. I wouldn’t count ’30 Rock’ as one, and we have never seen ‘Louie’ win … I don’t think we will see a spreading of the wealth. I think we will see a good sweep from ‘Maisel,’ we’re probably going to see it pick up writing and directing, actress and supporting actress, and I think ‘Barry’ will be taken care of by Henry Winkler.”
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