“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” will have another marvelous night at Saturday’s Producers Guild of America Awards: The Amazon series is the odds-on favorite to defend its Best Comedy Series crown and become one of five shows to win multiple trophies in the category.
“Maisel” has a leading 16/5 odds in our predictions, well ahead of former winner “Atlanta” (4/1), “Barry” (4/1), “The Good Place” (9/2) and “GLOW” (9/2). The latter three are all on their first nominations, and “Barry” is the only new show of the bunch. In fact, “Maisel” is the only returning nominee from last year’s field.
“Maisel” would be the first consecutive winner since “Modern Family” won a record four in a row from 2011-14. Other shows with multiple victories are three-time champs “30 Rock (2008-10) and “Sex and the City” (2001-02, ’04), and two-time winner “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (2003, ’05).
The PGA was one of numerous awards “Maisel” scooped up last year en route to eight Emmy wins, including Best Comedy Series, Best Comedy Actress for Rachel Brosnahan and Best Comedy Supporting Actress for Alex Borstein. And it hasn’t lost much awards steam in 2019 so far. The show, Brosnahan and Borstein all garnered Critics’ Choice Awards on Sunday as well, with the series and Brosnahan earning their second straight wins. While “Maisel” lost the series prize to “The Kominsky Method” at the Golden Globes, Brosnahan became the first person to repeat in Best Comedy/Musical Actress at the Globes in 10 years.
A second win for “Maisel” would also give Amazon its third statuette in this category; “Transparent” was Amazon’s first PGA Best Comedy Series champ in 2016. Only HBO (six), ABC (five) and NBC (five) have more victories.
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