Emmys 2020 predictions slugfest: Best Comedy Series

“Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “The Good Place,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and “Schitt’s Creek” are widely predicted to return as Best Comedy Series nominees, opposite a breakthrough by “Dead to Me,” but what about the other three slots? The Emmys could return to old wells like “black-ish,” “GLOW,” “Modern Family,” “Silicon Valley” and “Will & Grace” or they could embrace additional breakthroughs. Fellow Gold Derby contributors Luca Gilierti and Kevin Jacobsen joined me to discuss the possibilities in a predictions slugfest (watch the video above):

“Better Things” (FX): “There is still a level of consistent industry support.”

“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (NBC): ” ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ has gotten to that point where it’s like ‘The Office’ and ‘Friends’ where it’s being widely streamed; it has become this mainstream show that is weird that the Emmys have never taken care of, given how you can go to a ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ trivia night at your local bar.”

“Dave” (FXX): “On the tenth anniversary of the ‘Lost’ finale, Damon Lindelof did not post a single thing about ‘Lost’ on his Instagram; instead what he was doing — he was posting about the ‘Dave’ finale yet again.”

“The Great” (Hulu): “That’s a show that is in the academy’s wheelhouse; it’s in the vein of ‘The Favourite’.”

“Insecure” (HBO): “It is trending more than it usually has and it aired in the exact right time slot that is friendly to Emmy voters and it is an auteur-driven show.”

“The Kominsky Method” (Netflix): “The amount of competition there was last year made it in that eighth or ninth position probably and so, it will naturally rise to the top.”

“The Politician” (Netflix): “It did get the Golden Globe nomination and it is Ryan Murphy.”

“Ramy” (Hulu): “It has still such a huge support from the critics (not universal praise), but still one of those shows that people are always defending as one of the best under-the-radar shows that you need to be watching.”

“What We Do in the Shadows” (FX): ” ‘What We Do in the Shadows’ has been very well received and it’s also another one of those shows that’s very well connected.”

“Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” (NBC): “It’s a big push from NBC; it’s something that would fit into that feel-good type of show that people might gravitate toward at the moment; even though it doesn’t have the highest ratings, the critics really went for this one.”

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