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    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/lists/hollywood-top-50-showrunners-2021/

    THR selected its 2021 power showrunners from all writer-producers with live-action scripted series that aired original episodes between September 2020 and October 2021 (see: noteworthy scribes on the bench). With acknowledgement that roles and duties can vary significantly, each entrant is judged relative to slates, deal size, ratings, value to platform and studio, cultural impact and awards.

    – Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs and Jen Statsky, Hacks
    – Jesse Armstrong, Succession
    – Kenya Barris, #BlackAF and Black-ish
    – Greg Berlanti, The Flight Attendant
    – Steven Canals, Pose
    – Robert Carlock and Tina Fey, Mr. Mayor
    – Lee Daniels, The Wonder Years
    – Ava DuVernay, Colin in Black and White and Queen Sugar
    – Kerry Ehrin, The Morning Show
    – Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle, Pen15
    – Jon Favreau, The Mandalorian
    – Isaac Aptaker, Elizabeth Berger, Dan Fogelman – This is Us
    – Scott Frank, The Queen’s Gambit
    – Scott M. Gimple and Angela Kang, The Walking Dead
    – Dee Harris-Lawrence, David Makes Man
    – Noah Hawley, Fargo
    – Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg – Cobra Kai
    – Brad Ingelsby, Mare of Easttown
    – Barry Jenkins, The Underground Railroad
    – Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher, Never Have I Ever
    – David E. Kelley, Nine Perfect Strangers and The Undoing
    – Nahnatchka Khan, Young Rock
    – Courtney A. Kemp, Power
    – Bill Lawrence and Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso
    – Robert an Michelle King, The Good Fight and Evil
    – Eric Kripke, The Boys
    – Alex Kurtzman, The Comey Rule
    – Chuck Lorre, The Kominsky Method
    – Rob McElhenney, Mythic Quest
    – Bruce Miller, The Handmaid’s Tale
    – Ronald D. Moore, For All Mankind
    – Peter Morgan, The Crown
    – Ryan Murphy
    – Prentice Penny, Insecure
    – Tyler Perry
    – Issa Rae, Insecure
    – Shonda Rhimes
    – Stephanie Savage, Josh Schwartz, Joshua Safran
    – Jac Schaeffer, Malcolm Spellman, Michael Waldron
    – Mike Schur
    – Taylor Sheridan
    – Darren Starr
    – Chris Van Dusen
    – Krista Vernoff
    – Lena Waithe, Master of None
    – John Wells, Maid and Shameless
    – Mike White, The White Lotus
    – Dick Wolf
    – Alan Yang
    – Steve Yockey, The Flight Attendant

    Thoughts?

    FYC:
    Picture: Passing/The Power of the Dog/Shiva Baby/Spencer
    Director: Jane Campion/Rebecca Hall/Pablo Larrain
    Actor: Benedict Cumberbatch/Andrew Garfield/Winston Duke
    Actress: Olivia Colman/Kristen Stewart/Tessa Thompson
    S. Actor: Richard E. Grant/Troy Kotsur/Kodi Smit-McPhee
    S. Actress : Kirsten Dunst/Claire Foy/Jayne Houdyshell/Martha Plimpton/Ruth Negga/Diana Rigg/Anya Taylor-Joy
    O. Screenplay: Bergman Island/Mass/Nine Days
    A. Screenplay: The Lost Daughter/Passing/The Power of the Dog/Shiva B

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    The list makes a lot of sense. Almost every name I expected is there in the list.

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    I think that was hilarious was that nothing like “Your Showrunner Crush” etc was asked from Scott Frank (maybe fearing another long speech).

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    Likewise each show runner was asked who their “show runner crush” is at the moment:

    – Jesse Armstrong, Succession – 3 responses
    – Michaela Coel, I May Destroy You – 3 responses

    – Mike White, The White Lotus – 2 responses
    – Anna Konkle and Maya Erskine, Pen15 – 2 responses

    – Lucia Aniello, Hacks – 1 response
    – Aisling Bea, This Way Up – 1 response
    – Steven Canals, Pose – 1 response
    – Jeff Chiang, Young Rock – 1 response
    – Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm – 1 response
    – Hwang Dong-hyuk, Squid Game – 1 response
    – Jon Favreau, The Mandalorian – 1 response
    – Bryan Fuller, Hannibal – 1 response
    – Misha Green, Lovecraft Country – 1 response
    – Daisy Haggard, Back to Life – 1 response
    – Sharon Horgan, Motherland – 1 response
    – Courtney Kemp, Power – 1 response
    – Brian Koppelman and David Levien, Billions – 1 response
    – Norman Lear – 1 response
    – Hagai Levi, Scenes From a Marriage – 1 response
    – Craig Mazin, Chernobyl – 1 response
    – Steve McQueen, Small Axe – 1 response
    – Peter Morgan, The Crown – 1 response
    – Laurie Nunn, Sex Education – 1 response
    – Mike O’Malley, Heels – 1 response
    – Lucy Prebble, I Hate Suzie – 1 response
    – Shonda Rhimes, Bridgerton – 1 response
    – Paul Simms, What We Do in the Shadows – 1 response
    – Syreeta Singleton, Rap Shit – 1 response
    – Nichelle Tramble Spellman, Truth Be Told – 1 response
    – Malcom Spellman, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier – 1 response
    Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag – 1 response
    Tracy Wigfield, Saved by the Bell – 1 response

    FYC:
    Picture: Passing/The Power of the Dog/Shiva Baby/Spencer
    Director: Jane Campion/Rebecca Hall/Pablo Larrain
    Actor: Benedict Cumberbatch/Andrew Garfield/Winston Duke
    Actress: Olivia Colman/Kristen Stewart/Tessa Thompson
    S. Actor: Richard E. Grant/Troy Kotsur/Kodi Smit-McPhee
    S. Actress : Kirsten Dunst/Claire Foy/Jayne Houdyshell/Martha Plimpton/Ruth Negga/Diana Rigg/Anya Taylor-Joy
    O. Screenplay: Bergman Island/Mass/Nine Days
    A. Screenplay: The Lost Daughter/Passing/The Power of the Dog/Shiva B

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    The Mike Flanagan erasure is unacceptable.

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    The Mike Flanagan erasure is unacceptable.

    I’ve said this before but I always get this feeling that whilst critics adore Mike Flanagan, the industry is more apathetic when it comes to his work and hence why none of his shows are able to breakthrough awards wise in spite of our hopes on here year after year.

    It’s a shame because he’s incredibly underrated.

    FYC:
    Picture: Passing/The Power of the Dog/Shiva Baby/Spencer
    Director: Jane Campion/Rebecca Hall/Pablo Larrain
    Actor: Benedict Cumberbatch/Andrew Garfield/Winston Duke
    Actress: Olivia Colman/Kristen Stewart/Tessa Thompson
    S. Actor: Richard E. Grant/Troy Kotsur/Kodi Smit-McPhee
    S. Actress : Kirsten Dunst/Claire Foy/Jayne Houdyshell/Martha Plimpton/Ruth Negga/Diana Rigg/Anya Taylor-Joy
    O. Screenplay: Bergman Island/Mass/Nine Days
    A. Screenplay: The Lost Daughter/Passing/The Power of the Dog/Shiva B

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    David E. Kelley, Nine Perfect Strangers and The Undoing

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