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How many Emmys will Michaela Coel win for ‘I May Destroy You’? Some Experts think it could be as many as four

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    Michaela Coel is one of this season’s most successful multi-hyphenate talents at the Emmys, earning nominations for writing, directing, producing, and starring in the HBO limited series “I May Destroy You.” So will she follow in the footsteps of Phoebe Waller-Bridge (“Fleabag“) and Dan Levy (“Schitt’s Creek“), taking everything that’s not nailed down? Or will she miss out in all categories, as always happened to Lena Dunham (“Girls”)?

    As of this writing Coel is the odds-on favorite to win Best Movie/Limited Writing for penning the entire series, and the compelling story behind “Destroy” makes her especially tough to deny. She was inspired to create the series by her own experience of sexual assault; turning her trauma into art may especially inspire the storytellers in the academy’s writers branch. And it’s always an advantage to have written every episode of the show — voters get to honor a collective writing achievement instead of having to pick one episode as “WandaVision” backers will have to do with that show’s three writing bids.

    But while Coel doesn’t rank first in any of her other categories, there are multiple Experts who think she’ll win each of those too. Scott Frank (“The Queen’s Gambit”) is favored to win Best Movie/Limited Directing, but Coel and co-director Sam Miller rank second for the “Destroy” finale episode “Ego Death” with three Experts betting on it to upset. Meanwhile, Kate Winslet (“Mare of Easttown”) is favored for Best Movie/Limited Actress, but Coel is a strong third there with four Experts saying she’ll win. And then there’s Best Limited Series, where “Queen’s Gambit” is on top of our odds, but six Experts say it’ll be “Destroy,” only two fewer Experts than are forecasting “Gambit.”

    Though “Destroy” aired an entire year ago, it has had impressive staying power in the minds of critics and industry professionals. It won BAFTAs for Best Actress and Best Miniseries. Coel was nominated for a SAG Award for her performance. Coel and the series were nominated for Critics Choice Awards. And the show received bids from the Producers Guild, Motion Picture Sound Editors, and Costume Designers Guild. Clearly it also struck a chord with Emmy voters, who nominated it nine times. But how will that translate to wins? Coel could come away with an armful of trophies.

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    Should Win: 4
    Will Win: 1
    Will I be upset if she loses actress, directing and series?: Absolutely
    But is winning writing better than getting shut out?: Yes!

    FYC: Better Call Saul and The Good Fight in all categories including Bob Odenkirk, Christine Baranski and Rhea Seehorn.

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    “I May Destroy You” is by far the most groundbreaking and creative show of the year, I say this without thinking twice. However I was a bit disappointed by its Emmys haul. Yes, it got in Directing twice which was a nice surprise, but it missed for Supporting Actress, Hairstyling, Sound Mixing and Sound Editing. But maybe these people just didn’t see the show and now after Emmy nominations are they finally tuning in? I hope so!

    If it sweeps TCA, as I am predicting right now, I believe the show can for sure win multiple above-the-line Emmys. I am taking a risk right now having Coel in 2nd above Taylor-Joy, but still behind Kate Winslet.

    Below-the-line it would be amazing to see it winning Music Supervision. The music on the show was essential and elevated the experience to even more higher levels.

    It's about the chaotic editing in Moulin Rouge!

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    Michaela should be winning Series, Actress and Writing.

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    Dear the so-called experts,

    Don’t give us hope!

    Thank you.

    "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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    Sadly I think she’ll be shut out everywhere, even in writing. She’s a phenomenon, but I don’t think she’ll get the critical mass of largely American television academy voters.

    Bill Hader and Barry in everything (2 babka)
    The Great - Elle Fanning, Nicholas Hoult and comedy writing and directing

    Severance in drama series, writing, Adam Scott for best actor, Ben Stiller for drama directing, and the whole cast in supporting.

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    I think visibility is a bigger issue than I thought it would be. A lot of people have watched it, but it’s still not nearly as watched as the three nomination leaders. I’m just hoping for the Writing win at this point because Ingelsby is creeping up behind her with his individual buzz and the support for Mare overall. It should be sweeping though.

    FYC: Station Eleven in all categories

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