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    With only 3 full months of Emmy eligibility left I thought why not start a thread discussing potential Writing and Directing nominees!

    Feel free to post your predictions below!

    Mine:

    Directing for a Comedy Series

    1. Declan Lowney, Ted Lasso (“Make Rebecca Great Again”)
    2. The Great
    3. Tom Marshall, Ted Lasso (“Pilot”)
    4. Zach Braff, Ted Lasso (“Biscuits”)
    5. Susanna Fogel, The Flight Attendant (“In Case of Emergency”)
    6. Fred Savage, The Conners (“Friends in High Places and Horse Surgery”)
    7. S.J. Clarkson, Made for Love (“You’re User One”)

    8. Sam Zvibleman, Pen15 (“Opening Night”)
    9. Channing Godfrey Peoples, Genera+ion
    10. Betty

    Directing for a Drama Series

    1. Benjamin Caron, The Crown (“Fairytale”)
    2. Jessica Hobbs, The Crown (“War”)
    3. Julian Jarrold, The Crown (“Terra Nullius”)
    4. Jon Favreau, The Mandalorian (“Chapter 9 : The Marshal”)
    5. Dave Filoni, The Mandalorian (“Chapter 13 : The Jedi”)
    6. Bryce Dallas Howard, The Mandalorian (“Chapter 11 : The Heiress”)
    7. Julie Anne Robinson, Bridgerton (“Diamond of the First Water”)
    8. Kate Herron, Loki (“Pilot”)

    9. Tim Van Patten, Perry Mason (“Chapter 1”)
    10. Paul Whittington, The Crown (“The Balmoral Test”)

    Directing for a Limited Series, Anthology, Dramatic Special or Movie Made for Television

    1. Steve McQueen, Small Axe
    2. Scott Frank, The Queen’s Gambit
    3. Barry Jenkins, The Underground Railroad
    4. Matt Shakman, Wandavision
    5. Michaela Coel and Sam Miller, I May Destroy You (“Ego Death”)
    6. Peter Hoar, It’s a Sin

    7. Gavin O’Connor, Mare of Easttown
    8. David Frankel, Inventing Anna
    9. Jonathan Levine, Nine Perfect Strangers
    10. Tom Shankland, The Serpent (“Episode 1”)

    Writing for a Comedy Series

    1. Tony McNamara, The Great
    2. Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso (“Make Rebecca Great Again”)
    3. Bill Lawrence and Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso (“Pilot”)
    4. Brett Goldstein, Ted Lasso (“Tan Lines”)
    5. Anna Konkle, Pen15 (“Vendy Wiccany”)
    6. Sam Zvibleman, Pen15 (“Opening Night”)
    7. Maya Erskine, Pen15 (“Play”)

    8. Lena Dunham, Genera+ion (“Pilot”)
    9. Dave Burd, Dave
    10. Laurie Nunn, Sex Education

    Writing for a Drama Series

    1. Peter Morgan, The Crown (“Fairytale”)
    2. Dave Filoni, The Mandalorian (“Chapter 13 : The Jedi”)
    3. Jon Favreau, The Mandalorian (“Chapter 16 : The Rescue”)
    4. Rick Famuyiwa, The Mandalorian (“Chapter 15 : The Believer”)
    5. Eric Kripke, The Boys (“The Big Ride”)
    6. Rebecca Sonnenshine, The Boys (“What I Know”)
    7. Lucy Prebble, I Hate Suzie (“Acceptance”)

    8. Michael Saltzman, The Boys (“Nothing Like it in the World”)
    9. Michael Waldron, Loki (“Pilot”)
    10. Misha Green, Lovecraft Country (“Sundown”)

    Writing for a Limited Series, Anthology, Dramatic Special or Movie Made for Television

    1. Michaela Coel, I May Destroy You
    2. Scott Frank, The Queen’s Gambit
    3. Russell T. Davies, It’s a Sin
    4. Steve McQueen and Alistair Siddons, Small Axe (“Mangrove”)
    5. Barry Jenkins, The Underground Railroad

    6. Jac Shaeffer, Wandavision (“Filmed Before a Live Studio Audience”)
    7. Bobak Esfarjani and Megan McDonnell, Wandavision (“We Interrupt This Program”)
    8. Brad Ingelsby, Mare of Easttown
    9. Shonda Rhimes, Inventing Anna
    10. Mark Richard and Ethan Hawke, The Good Lord Bird (“Last Words”)

    FYC:

    "The Good Fight", "The Other Two" and "Station Eleven" in all categories, Sarah Lancashire ("Julia"), William Jackson Harper ("Love Life") and Luke Kirby ("The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel")

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    Didn’t Riley mention somewhere that they were only focusing on Make Rebecca Great Again? Similar to them only doing the The Interview for TMS last year

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    Directing for a Comedy Series

    1. Declan Lowney, Ted Lasso (“Make Rebecca Great Again”)
    2. The Great
    3. Susanna Fogel, The Flight Attendant (“In Case of Emergency”) (+2)
    4. Fred Savage, The Conners (“Friends in High Places and Horse Surgery”) (+2)
    5. S.J. Clarkson, Made for Love (“You’re User One”) (+2)
    6. Sam Zvibleman, Pen15 (“Opening Night”) (+2)
    7. Only Murders in the Building

    8. Josh Heald, Cobra Kai (“December 19”)
    9. Channing Godfrey Peoples, Genera+ion
    10. Betty

    Directing for a Drama Series

    1. Benjamin Caron, The Crown (“Fairytale”)
    2. Jessica Hobbs, The Crown (“War”)
    3. Julian Jarrold, The Crown (“Terra Nullius”)
    4. Jon Favreau, The Mandalorian (“Chapter 9 : The Marshal”)
    5. Dave Filoni, The Mandalorian (“Chapter 13 : The Jedi”)
    6. Bryce Dallas Howard, The Mandalorian (“Chapter 11 : The Heiress”)
    7. Julie Anne Robinson, Bridgerton (“Diamond of the First Water”)
    8. Kate Herron, Loki (“Pilot”)

    9. Tim Van Patten, Perry Mason (“Chapter 1”)
    10. Paul Whittington, The Crown (“The Balmoral Test”)

    Directing for a Limited Series, Anthology, Dramatic Special or Movie Made for Television

    1. Steve McQueen, Small Axe
    2. Scott Frank, The Queen’s Gambit
    3. Barry Jenkins, The Underground Railroad
    4. Matt Shakman, Wandavision
    5. Michaela Coel and Sam Miller, I May Destroy You (“Ego Death”)
    6. Peter Hoar, It’s a Sin

    7. David Frankel, Inventing Anna (+1)
    8. Jonathan Levine, Nine Perfect Strangers (+1)
    9. Craig Zobel, Mare of Easttown (-2)
    10. Tom Shankland, The Serpent (“Episode 1”)

    Writing for a Comedy Series

    1. Tony McNamara, The Great
    2. Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso (“Make Rebecca Great Again”)
    3. Anna Konkle, Pen15 (“Vendy Wiccany”) (+2)
    4. Sam Zvibleman, Pen15 (“Opening Night”) (+2)
    5. Maya Erskine, Pen15 (“Play”) (+2)
    6. Alissa Nutting & Dean Bakopoulos and Patrick Somerville, Made for Love (“You’re User One”)
    7. Sarah-Violet Bliss & Charles Rogers, Search Party (“The Girl in the Basement”)

    8. Dave Burd, Dave
    9. Laurie Nunn, Sex Education
    10. Martin Short and Steve Martin, Only Murders in the Building

    Writing for a Drama Series

    1. Peter Morgan, The Crown (“Fairytale”)
    2. Dave Filoni, The Mandalorian (“Chapter 13 : The Jedi”)
    3. Jon Favreau, The Mandalorian (“Chapter 16 : The Rescue”)
    4. Rick Famuyiwa, The Mandalorian (“Chapter 15 : The Believer”)
    5. Eric Kripke, The Boys (“The Big Ride”)
    6. Rebecca Sonnenshine, The Boys (“What I Know”)
    7. Lucy Prebble, I Hate Suzie (“Acceptance”)

    8. Michael Saltzman, The Boys (“Nothing Like it in the World”)
    9. Michael Waldron, Loki (“Pilot”)
    10. Jennifer Schurr, In Treatment

    Writing for a Limited Series, Anthology, Dramatic Special or Movie Made for Television

    1. Michaela Coel, I May Destroy You
    2. Scott Frank, The Queen’s Gambit
    3. Russell T. Davies, It’s a Sin
    4. Steve McQueen and Alistair Siddons, Small Axe (“Mangrove”)
    5. Barry Jenkins, The Underground Railroad

    6. Jac Shaeffer, Wandavision (“Filmed Before a Live Studio Audience”)
    7. Bobak Esfarjani and Megan McDonnell, Wandavision (“We Interrupt This Program”)
    8. Shonda Rhimes, Inventing Anna
    9. David E. Kelley, Nine Perfect Strangers
    10. Mark Richard and Ethan Hawke, The Good Lord Bird (“Last Words”)

    FYC:

    "The Good Fight", "The Other Two" and "Station Eleven" in all categories, Sarah Lancashire ("Julia"), William Jackson Harper ("Love Life") and Luke Kirby ("The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel")

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    First post winter awards nominations and predictions centre opening predictions:

    Directing for a Comedy Series

    1. MJ Delaney, Ted Lasso (“Make Rebecca Great Again”)
    2. Susanna Fogel, The Flight Attendant (“In Case of Emergency”)
    3. Zach Braff, Ted Lasso (“Biscuits”)
    4. Fred Savage, The Conners (“Friends in High Places and Horse Surgery”)
    5. S.J. Clarkson, Made for Love (“You’re User One”) (+2)
    5. Dave
    6. Hacks
    7. Josh Heald, Cobra Kai (“December 19”)

    8. Sex Education
    9. Sarah-Violet Bliss & Charles Rogers, Search Party (“The Girl in the Basement”)
    10. Sam Zvibleman, Pen15 (“Opening Night”)

    Directing for a Drama Series

    1. Benjamin Caron, The Crown (“Fairytale”)
    2. Jessica Hobbs, The Crown (“War”)
    3. Julian Jarrold, The Crown (“Terra Nullius”)
    4. Jon Favreau, The Mandalorian (“Chapter 9 : The Marshal”)
    5. Dave Filoni, The Mandalorian (“Chapter 13 : The Jedi”)
    6. Bryce Dallas Howard, The Mandalorian (“Chapter 11 : The Heiress”)
    7. Julie Anne Robinson, Bridgerton (“Diamond of the First Water”)
    8. Paul Whittington, The Crown (“The Balmoral Test”)

    9. Rick Famuyiwa, The Mandalorian (“Chapter 13 : The Believer”)
    10. Peyton Reed, The Mandalorian (“Chapter 14 : The Rescue”)

    Directing for a Limited Series, Anthology, Dramatic Special or Movie Made for Television

    1. Scott Frank, The Queen’s Gambit
    2. Matt Shakman, Wandavision
    3. Steve McQueen, Small Axe
    4. Barry Jenkins, The Underground Railroad
    5. Michaela Coel and Sam Miller, I May Destroy You (“Ego Death”)
    6. David Frankel, Inventing Anna

    7. Peter Hoar, It’s a Sin
    8. Craig Zobel, Mare of Easttown
    9. Susanne Bier, The Undoing
    10. Tom Shankland, The Serpent (“Episode 1”)

    Writing for a Comedy Series

    1. Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso (“Make Rebecca Great Again”)
    2. Bill Lawrence and Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso (“Pilot”)
    3. Brendan Hunt, Ted Lasso (“The Hope That Kills You”)
    4. Anna Konkle, Pen15 (“Vendy Wiccany”)
    5. Sam Zvibleman, Pen15 (“Opening Night”)
    6. Maya Erskine, Pen15 (“Play”)
    7. Alissa Nutting & Dean Bakopoulos and Patrick Somerville, Made for Love (“You’re User One”)

    8. Sarah-Violet Bliss & Charles Rogers, Search Party (“The Girl in the Basement”)
    9. Dave Burd, Dave
    10. Laurie Nunn, Sex Education

    Writing for a Drama Series

    1. Peter Morgan, The Crown (“Fairytale”)
    2. Dave Filoni, The Mandalorian (“Chapter 13 : The Jedi”)
    3. Jon Favreau, The Mandalorian (“Chapter 16 : The Rescue”)
    4. Rick Famuyiwa, The Mandalorian (“Chapter 15 : The Believer”)
    5. Eric Kripke, The Boys (“The Big Ride”)
    6. Rebecca Sonnenshine, The Boys (“What I Know”)
    7. Lucy Prebble, I Hate Suzie (“Acceptance”)

    8. Michael Saltzman, The Boys (“Nothing Like it in the World”)
    9. Jennifer Schurr, In Treatment
    10. Ryan Murphy, Steven Canals and Brad Falchuk, Pose (“Finale”)

    Writing for a Limited Series, Anthology, Dramatic Special or Movie Made for Television

    1. Michaela Coel, I May Destroy You
    2. Scott Frank, The Queen’s Gambit
    3. Barry Jenkins, The Underground Railroad
    4. Russell T. Davies, It’s a Sin
    5. Steve McQueen and Alistair Siddons, Small Axe (“Mangrove”)

    6. Laura Donney, Wandavision (“Previously On”)
    7. Jac Shaeffer, Wandavision (“Filmed Before a Live Studio Audience”)
    8. Bobak Esfarjani and Megan McDonnell, Wandavision (“We Interrupt This Program”)
    9. Shonda Rhimes, Inventing Anna
    10. Mark Richard and Ethan Hawke, The Good Lord Bird (“Last Words”)

    FYC:

    "The Good Fight", "The Other Two" and "Station Eleven" in all categories, Sarah Lancashire ("Julia"), William Jackson Harper ("Love Life") and Luke Kirby ("The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel")

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    First post winter awards nominations and predictions centre opening predictions:

    Our top five for limited series writing and directing are exactly the same. That being said, is The Mandalorian really the kind of show that gets three writing nominations and for me Made for Love is impossible to predict without seeing it first, see Run last year.

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    That being said, is The Mandalorian really the kind of show that gets three writing nominations

    What else is there? Handmaid’s could be another Maisel and just never come back; This Is Us, In Treatment & Pose has never been a writers favourites; Mosquito Coast would be easy 1st season miss like Ozark and Lovecraft missed an easy WGA slot.

    The Mandalorian is seen, liked by writers (see the WGA nom) and right now, is runner up to Series.

    The branch is good as finding the weird/critically fav as a sole nominee, wouldn’t be shocked if this the only place where something like P Valley or I Hate Suzie pop up.

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    What else is there? Handmaid’s could be another Maisel and just never come back; This Is Us, In Treatment & Pose has never been a writers favourites; Mosquito Coast would be easy 1st season miss like Ozark and Lovecraft missed an easy WGA slot. The Mandalorian is seen, liked by writers (see the WGA nom) and right now, is runner up to Series.

    I think it will get nominated but not for three episodes.

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    Our top five for limited series writing and directing are exactly the same. That being said, is The Mandalorian really the kind of show that gets three writing nominations and for me Made for Love is impossible to predict without seeing it first, see Run last year.

    Haha I felt like my Writing predictions for limited series were a bit over the top but I’m feeling very confident in that 5 (less so in Small Axe as whilst there is certainly acclaim for there writing, the buzz seems to be more centred around the direction and acting of the anthology and I fear it might miss Series).

    With regards to The Mandalorian I have it in for three episodes for similar reasons as to why I have I Hate Suzie for Drama Writing. That category is simply too weak and they fit the mould of nominees in this category. We have seen lots of quirky choices made by the writers branch in the past that happen only with the writers (<i>Buffy the Vampire Slayer</i>, Pen15, the early seasons of The Americans etc) and we know some academy members are watching so I am predicting it in Writing.

    Likewise we’ve also seen writers go hard for top drama series contenders and check them off with multiple nominations. We know writers have supported the show as evidenced by its WGA haul and I am going by the assumption Disney submit three writers again.

    May I ask what you have in Drama Writing just out of interest? Same with Limited/Movie Directing in the last slot (because I’m going up and down in that category haha).

    FYC:

    "The Good Fight", "The Other Two" and "Station Eleven" in all categories, Sarah Lancashire ("Julia"), William Jackson Harper ("Love Life") and Luke Kirby ("The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel")

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    If This Is Us would still be remembered by the time voting begins, I can see it pulling off a writing nom in a slightly less competitive year as this for its Birth Mother episode.

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    Steve McQueen is without a doubt incredibly deserving of the Emmy for Small Axe but has a win for someone who has not directed a series frontrunner and is competing against one director in the Series frontrunner ever happened in this category before? I feel like we get more quirky out of the box wins in Writing (which is why I have Michaela Coel winning).

    I feel like this is Scott Frank’s to lose unless <i>The Queen’s Gambit </i>gets into a race with I May Destroy You, <i>The Underground Railroad </i>or Wandavision.

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    "The Good Fight", "The Other Two" and "Station Eleven" in all categories, Sarah Lancashire ("Julia"), William Jackson Harper ("Love Life") and Luke Kirby ("The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel")

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    Stats can be broken all the time, and this season will be a big battle in directing category, especially for two big names of film director: Steve McQueen and Barry Jenkins. I lean more to Barry because Nomadland‘s (hopeful) win may open more opportunity to that type of filmmaking to be seen. Those teasers are just stunning!

    "The Lost Daughter" in every eligible category - Film
    "Succession" Season 3 in every eligible category - TV
    "Heaux Tales" by Jasmine Sullivan in every eligible category - Music

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    I lean more to Barry because Nomadland‘s (hopeful) win may open more opportunity to that type of filmmaking to be seen.

    The Underground Railroad is a big budget period drama.

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