In the run up to the Oscars last month, 16 industry guilds and societies presented annual awards for film, as well as television. “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” won 14 awards from 11 guilds and societies, making it the most successful run in a single year ever by a comedy series. It won:
- American Cinema Editors: Best Noncommercial Comedy Editing
- Art Directors Guild: Best One-Hour Period/Fantasy Production Design
- Casting Society of America: Best New Comedy Casting
- Cinema Audio Society: Best One-Hour Sound Mixing
- Costume Designers Guild: Best Period Costumes
- Guild of Music Supervisors: Best Comedy/Musical Music Supervision
- Makeup Artists & Hairstylists Guild (2): Best Series Period/Character Makeup, Best Series Period/Character Hairstyling
- Motion Picture Sound Editors: Best One-Hour Music Editing
- Producers Guild of America: Best Comedy Series
- Screen Actors Guild (3): Best Comedy Ensemble, Best Comedy Actor (Tony Shalhoub), Best Comedy Actress (Rachel Brosnahan)
- Writers Guild of America: Best Comedy Series Writing
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” lost all of its races at the American Society of Cinematographers and Directors Guild of America; it was not nominated by the ICG Publicists, Society of Camera Operators or Visual Effects Society. The only prize that “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” won last year was the Producers Guild Award for Best Comedy Series.
The previous guild record for a comedy was “Modern Family” in 2011 with eight wins from seven guilds. “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” previously broke the record for most Emmys ever won by a comedy series for a single season, with eight wins last September from 14 nominations. The Casting Society of America and Guild of Music Supervisors follow the Emmys’ lead by using the traditional television season for their eligibility periods, so “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” won awards from them for its first season after being ineligible last year; the rest of its recent guild wins were for its second season, which Amazon released in December 2018.
“Game of Thrones” was the most-awarded television program at the guilds last year, with 14 wins from 8 guilds. The most-awarded comedy at the guilds last year was “Veep” with four wins from three guilds. “Game of Thrones” also holds the record for most guild wins ever by a television program in a single year, with 16 wins from 11 guilds in 2016, although “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” has now matched “Game of Thrones” in number of guilds that awarded it in a single year.
“The Assassination of Gianni Versace” was the most-awarded program at the guilds this year after “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” with five wins from five guilds. “Westworld” was the most-awarded drama this year, with only four wins from four guilds, all for below-the-line achievements. “Atlanta” was the most-awarded comedy at the guilds this year after “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” with three wins from three guilds, all for below-the-line achievements.
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