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    I’m curious what that “December-November” rule means for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. I don’t think either season was really in that window so is their WGA nomination today for the first or second season?

    It’s for the first season. As a voter, we didn’t get the second season until after voting ended. I was really upset Game of Thrones wasn’t on the submitted list until I realized it wasn’t eligible because of the time-frame. The first season of Roseanne wasn’t submitted even though I would’ve voted for it. I had a hard time picking nominees so I left a lot of categories blank.

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    “The Car” for This Is Us? Really? That episode is just one speech after the other.

    YES to Homeland getting in for that amazing season finale!

    Handmaid’s should not have been nominated for “First Blood,” there were better episodes in the second season!

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    leothescorpio
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    These are kinda …bizzare.

    That episode for The Affair was arguably its weakest of the season.

    Pose, Succession and Homecoming rise a bit after the Globe love yesterday as well.

    I mean I expected more love for Homecoming, but then again the episodes are structured the same and are equally as great, but no standout episode, except maybe the finale which should have gotten in. But alas.

    When was the voting period for this btw? I remember Amazon was quick with screeners already sent on November 1. hm.

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    Ivo Stoyanov
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    Drama Series

    The Americans
    Better Call Saul
    The Crown
    The Handmaid’s Tale
    Succession

    I have not seen Succession, but the other four are my favorite dramas, so I am very happy with this nominations.

    I think that in Episodic Drama they wanted to spread the will and to to nominate the same dramas, The Handmaid´s Tale is the only one that is part of both categories and I cannot be happier. Very happy about the nomination of Homeland as well. People loved this episode of This is us, it is not surprising, I liked some parts of it.

    I love Pose, I have to finish the seasons of The Haunting of Hill House and Homecoming, but in my opinion all of them are far better than Killing Eve, I know that many of you love it, but for me it was lacking, the writing was unbelievable at some point, especially the big death scene that affected Eve in the first half. And I cannot see any thing extraordinary in the performance of Sandra Oh, she is good, but her character behavior is not well developed or explained, also, to ignore the really incredible performance of Jodie Comer that has the better written part and the more demanding role in every single award is inexplicable, so I can see why the writers chose to ignore the show.

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    Riley
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    Just came here because I remembered that I had set out to look for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel before nominations and then I forgot about it. The WGA website says that they have shifted eligibility to the calendar year, but then how is The Crown eligible? I suppose that the WGA took pity on anything that aired in the month that was not eligible last year or this year, but they really should put that in their rules. What Djoko says is quite concerning though because it means that voters truly voted on the second season without having seen it.

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    Djoko
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    Just came here because I remembered that I had set out to look for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel before nominations and then I forgot about it. The WGA website says that they have shifted eligibility to the calendar year, but then how is The Crown eligible? I suppose that the WGA took pity on anything that aired in the month that was not eligible last year or this year, but they really should put that in their rules. What Djoko says is quite concerning though because it means that voters truly voted on the second season without having seen it.

    It was definitely for the first season because as you can see it wasn’t eligible last year: https://awards.wga.org/awards/nominees-winners/2018-2013.

    I got scared for a second because I wanted to make sure I voted for the first season since I had not seen the second season yet. I’ll probably post what I’ll vote for closer to the awards.

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    Riley
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    Just because it was not nominated does not mean that it was not eligible. It came out after voting closed, on the second-last day of eligibility, so there was obviously not much awareness about it. Had its first season been eligible this year, do you really think that it would have missed Best New Series? We saw this happen a few years ago with the November release of the first season of Master of None. You and a great number of WGA members inadvertently just voted for a season that you had not seen.

    Last year’s rules: “Awards in the Drama, Comedy and New Series categories are for series that were produced by a WGA signatory company and aired or were exhibited between December 1, 2016 and November 30, 2017 (regardless of how many episodes aired during this period). Projects eligible for the New Series award must have been broadcast or exhibited for the first time during the eligibility period.”

    This year’s rules: “Awards in the Drama, Comedy and New Series categories are for series that were produced by a WGA signatory company and aired or were exhibited between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018 (regardless of how many episodes aired during this period). Projects eligible for the New Series award must have been broadcast or exhibited for the first time during the eligibility period.”

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    Flávio
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    Hey Riley, why the hell do you think START was not nominated?

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    Riley
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    The episodic nominations are always super weird. They use a panel system. Only Best Drama Series, Best Comedy Series and Best New Series are decided by broad popular vote.

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    Writers Guild of America Sunday night, 8PM ET start, Beverly Hilton:

    DRAMA: The Americans, Better Call Saul, The Crown, Handmaid’s Tale, Succession
    Can The Americans continue its sensational post-show run? I foresee The Crown as the only challenger.

    COMEDY: Atlanta, Barry, GLOW, The Good Place, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
    There is no better writers room than the best broadcast network show on the air today, THE GOOD PLACE. But that doesn’t seem to matter to any guild because they are besotted and smitten, still, with the most overrated TV show of the 20th century. And sadly, that circlejerking will continue Sunday as Maisel’s reign of terror continues.

    NEW SERIES: Barry, The Haunting of Hill House, Homecoming, Pose, Succession
    Would be nice if HoHH gets tossed a bone here, but I suspect the not-a-comedy Barry will win.

    EPISODIC DRAMA: Camelot (Narcos: Mexico), The Car (This Is Us), Episode 407 (The Affair), First Blood (The Handmaid’s Tale), Paean To The People (Homeland), The Precious Blood of Jesus (Ozark)
    I’d like to see Paean to the People or First Blood take this, but there’s a stubborn Ozark contingent that still thinks it’s the best thing since sliced bread. And it will win.

    EPISODIC COMEDY: Another Place (Forever), Make Your Mark (Barry), Halibut! (Santa Clarita Diet), Kimmy and the Beest! (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Pilot (The Kids Are Alright), Who Knows Better Than I (Orange Is the New Black).
    Is there a ‘none of the above’ choice I can use? No Teddy Perkins? And 3 episodes of Good Place were overlooked (Jeremy Bearimy, Janet(s) and Pandemonium). The only saving grace is that Maisel didn’t pollute this category as well.

    The other TV categories:
    ORIGINAL LONG FORM
    Castle Rock, My Dinner with Hervé, Paterno

    ADAPTED LONG FORM:
    ACS: Versace, The Looming Tower, Maniac, Sharp Objects

    ANIMATION:
    Bart’s Not Dead (The Simpsons); Boywatch (Bob’s Burgers); Just One of the Boyz 4 Now for Now (Bob’s Burgers); Krusty the Clown (The Simpsons); Mo Mommy Mo Problems (Bob’s Burgers); Send in Stewie, Please (Family Guy)

    COMEDY/VARIETY TALK:
    Full Frontal w/Samantha Bee, Last Week Tonight, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Late Show with Stephen Colbert

    COMEDY/VARIETY SKETCH:
    At Home with Amy Sedaris, I Love You, America, Nathan For You, Portlandia, SNL

    COMEDY/VARIETY SPECIALS
    2018 Rose Parade, Drew Michael, The Fake News with Ted Nelms, 2018 Oscars

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    Happy that Homeland picked up its first award in years, for a resurgent season. I thought that This is Us would win again. Good to see Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt also failing to repeat, even if that Barry pilot was horrendous. I will just pretend that it was for the finale. Also happy that Lemony Snicket himself picked up an award for his own adaptation, even if the other nominated episode was better. Had no idea that Ed Helms even had a variety special, but I am happy to see him win because who does not like him? Terrific to see a crack in support for Saturday Night Live because that is the kind of populist show that is more likely to fall first at the Emmys than the guilds. I need Who is America? to upset it somewhere. The Castle Rock win surprises me because the panels favour self-contained movies to series (like Confirmation over American Crime season 2), so I wonder now if Castle Rock has a strong self-contained first episode. My last-minute change in my predictions was from Atlanta to The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. The WGA defaults to auteur comedies unless something is just too big, like Modern Family at its peak, which I finally realized that The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel was after it toppled all of those dramas at CAS.

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    Nathan For You is my favorite win of the night. I had a feeling about it, but I regret moving it only from fifth to third. Mrs. Maisel was obviously too big, but I went with Barry anyways.

    The Homeland win is the real surprise, but the season was actually good compared to the previous couple of seasons, so I don’t mind.

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