Guild awards scorecard: ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,’ ‘Barry’ set comedy records

It was another blowout by “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” at the annual awards presented earlier this year by the industry guilds and societies that share voters with the Emmys. It was the runaway leader among comedies in nominations, then it won the majority of awards that went to comedies. (See the full list of nominations and awards received by comedies below.)

The field was divided last year: “GLOW” led in nominations (11 from six guilds), but “Veep” led in wins (a series-best four), with “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” winning the top prize of Best Comedy Series from the Producers Guild. That was actually the only win last year by “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” which scored only four nominations shortly after releasing its debut season. “Veep” did not air in 2018, so it was absent from this year’s guild awards, most of which use the calendar year for eligibility.

“GLOW” held steady from its debut last year, going from 11 nominations to 10, but increasing its wins from one to two. The most notable surge aside from “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” came from “The Good Place,” which was shut out two years ago by the guilds for its debut, then received a lone sound nomination last year and jumped to five nominations this year. These included above-the-line citations from the Producers and Writers Guilds in their Best Comedy Series categories, both times booting perennial nominee “Silicon Valley.” That comedy also failed to repeat its win for sound and saw its overall guild nomination haul halved.

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” received more guild nominations than any comedy ever has in a single year and “Barry” scored more nominations than any comedy ever has its first year, displacing the haul from “GLOW” last year and the ten nominations from seven guilds for the debut of “Glee” nine years ago. “Modern Family” set the overall comedy record with 18 nominations from 11 guilds seven years ago its third time in contention. “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” also won the most guild awards ever by a comedy in a single year (including the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Comedy Ensemble pictured above).

The guilds recognized 31 programs that the Emmys classify as comedies this year; all of these nominations are listed below. The eligibility period for awards was January 1 to December 31, 2018 unless otherwise noted:

PGA = Producers Guild of America
DGA = Directors Guild of America
WGA = Writers Guild of America (December 2017 to December 2018 eligible)
SAG = Screen Actors Guild
ACE = American Cinema Editors
ADG = Art Directors Guild
ASC = American Society of Cinematographers (November 2017 to October 2018 eligible)
CAS = Cinema Audio Society
CDG = Costume Designers Guild
CSA = Casting Society of America (June 2017 to May 2018 eligible)
GMS = Guild of Music Supervisors (September 2017 to September 2018 eligible)
ICG = International Cinematographers’ Guild Publicists
MPSE = Motion Picture Sound Editors
MUAHS = Makeup Artists & Hairstylists Guild
SOC = Society of Camera Operators (no comedies nominated)
VES = Visual Effects Society

14 WINS

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (19 nominations from 13 guilds)
PGA: Best Comedy Series
DGA: Best Comedy Directing (Daniel Palladino)
DGA: Best Comedy Directing (Amy Sherman-Palladino)
WGA: Best Comedy Series Writing
SAG: Best Comedy Ensemble
SAG: Best Comedy Actor (Tony Shalhoub)

SAG: Best Comedy Actress (Alex Borstein)
SAG: Best Comedy Actress (Rachel Brosnahan)
ACE: Best Non-Commercial Comedy Editing

ACE: Best Non-Commercial Comedy Editing (additional nomination)
ADG: Best Period/Fantasy Production Design
ASC: Best Movie/Limited/Pilot Cinematography
CAS: Best One-Hour Sound Mixing
CDG: Best Period Costumes
CSA: Best New Comedy Casting
GMS: Best Comedy Music Supervision
MPSE: Best Long Music Editing
MUAHS: Best Period Makeup
MUAHS: Best Period Hair

3 WINS

“Barry” (12 nominations from 8 guilds)
PGA: Best Comedy Series
DGA: Best Comedy Directing
WGA: Best Comedy Series Writing
WGA: Best New Series Writing
WGA: Best Comedy Episode Writing

SAG: Best Comedy Ensemble
SAG: Best Comedy Actor (Bill Hader)
SAG: Best Comedy Actor (Henry Winkler)
ACE: Best Non-Commercial Comedy Editing
CSA: Best New Comedy Casting
CAS: Best Half-Hour Sound Mixing
MPSE: Best Half-Hour Sound Editing

“Atlanta” (11 nominations from 8 guilds)
PGA: Best Comedy Series
DGA: Best Comedy Directing (Donald Glover)
DGA: Best Comedy Directing (Hiro Murai)
WGA: Best Comedy Series Writing
SAG: Best Comedy Ensemble
ACE: Best Commercial Comedy Editing
ACE: Best Commercial Comedy Editing (additional nomination)
ADG: Best Half-Hour Production Design
CSA: Best Returning Comedy Casting
MPSE: Best Short Sound Effects Editing

MPSE: Best Short Dialogue Editing

2 WINS

“GLOW” (10 nominations from 7 guilds)
PGA: Best Comedy Series
WGA: Best Comedy Series Writing
SAG: Best Comedy Ensemble
SAG: Best Comedy Actress (Alison Brie)
SAG: Best Stunt Ensemble
ADG: Best Half-Hour Production Design

CDG: Best Period Costumes
CSA: Best New Comedy Casting
MUAHS: Best Period Makeup
MUAHS: Best Period Hair

1 WIN

“black-ish” (1 nomination from 1 guild)
GMS: Best Song

“Mozart in the Jungle” (1 nomination from 1 guild)
CAS: Best Half-Hour Sound Mixing

0 WINS

“The Good Place” (5 nominations from 5 guilds)
PGA: Best Comedy Series
WGA: Best Comedy Series Writing
ACE: Best Commercial Comedy Editing
ADG: Best Half-Hour Production Design
MPSE: Best Half-Hour Sound Editing

“Grace and Frankie” (5 nominations from 4 guilds)
SAG: Best Comedy Actress (Jane Fonda)
SAG: Best Comedy Actress (Lily Tomlin)
CDG: Best Contemporary Costumes
CSA: Best Returning Comedy Casting
MUAHS: Best Contemporary Hair

“Insecure” (4 nominations from 3 guilds)
ACE: Best Non-Commercial Comedy Editing
CSA: Best Returning Comedy Casting
GMS: Best Comedy Music Supervision
GMS: Best Song

“Silicon Valley” (3 nominations from 3 guilds)
ADG: Best Half-Hour Production Design
CAS: Best Half-Hour Sound Mixing
VES: Best Compositing

“Ballers” (2 nominations from 2 guilds)
CAS: Best Half-Hour Sound Mixing
MPSE: Best Half-Hour Sound Editing

“Dear White People” (2 nominations from 2 guilds)
CSA: Best Returning Comedy Casting
GMS: Best Comedy Music Supervision

“Everything Sucks!” (2 nominations from 2 guilds)
GMS: Best Comedy Music Supervision
MPSE: Best Half-Hour Sound Editing

“Young Sheldon” (2 nominations from 2 guilds)
CSA: Best New Comedy Casting
MPSE: Best Half-Hour Sound Editing

“The Kominsky Method” (3 nominations from 1 guild)
SAG: Best Comedy Ensemble
SAG: Best Comedy Actor (Alan Arkin)
SAG: Best Comedy Actor (Michael Douglas)

“Atypical” (CSA: Best New Comedy Casting)
“Better Things” (CSA: Best Returning Comedy Casting)
“The Big Bang Theory” (ADG: Best Multi-Camera Production Design)
“The End of the F***ing World” (GMS: Best Comedy Music Supervision)
“Forever” (WGA: Best Comedy Episode Writing)
“Kidding” (MPSE: Best Half-Hour Sound Editing)
“The Kids Are Alright” (WGA: Best Comedy Episode Writing)
“Modern Family” (CAS: Best Half-Hour Sound Mixing)
“Murphy Brown” (ADG: Best Multi-Camera Production Design)
“One Day at a Time” (MPSE: Best Half-Hour Sound Editing)
“The Ranch” (ADG: Best Multi-Camera Production Design)
“Santa Clarita Diet” (WGA: Best Comedy Episode Writing)
“Single Parents” (ICG: Best Publicist)
“Sweetbitter” (MPSE: Best Half-Hour Sound Editing)
“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (WGA: Best Comedy Episode Writing)
“Will & Grace” (ADG: Best Multi-Camera Production Design)

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