It’s Emmy® time! Team Awards Daily TV gives their final Comedy Series Emmy Predictions in advance of Tuesday’s nominations.
Veep has returned, and if Team ADTV is right, it’s going to have a huge haul when the nominations for the 71st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards are announced next Tuesday morning. The team forecasts nominations for series, actress, supporting actress, and potentially another multiple nominee year for supporting actor. Tony Hale is guaranteed to make it in, but what about past nominee Matt Walsh? Or high profile co-star Timothy Simons?
Veep isn’t without its competition though. Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel was the darling of the 70th Emmy Awards, but it didn’t have to face the political comedy juggernaut of Veep. Past winners Rachel Brosnahan and Alex Borstein seem certain to repeat nominations this year as well as past nominee (and Emmy darling) Tony Shalhoub. But will Season 2’s increased focus on Marin Hinkle (that fantastic trip to Paris) result in her first nomination?
Also nipping at Veep‘s heel is HBO’s other acclaimed comedy Barry, which only grew in acclaim and buzz in its second season. I mean, let’s put aside that the show is really a 30-minute drama with comic undertones. In fact, the only truly comic performance in the series falls to Anthony Carrigan’s Hank, whose brilliant second season performance could warrant his first nomination. Star Bill Hader is undoubtedly set for multiple nominations in the actor, directing, writing, and producing races. So, if the series is as broadly embraced as we expect it to be, then could co-stars Sarah Goldberg or Stephen Root factor into the conversation? Both have stand-out episodes from Season 2, but it’s the hugely buzzed “ronny/lily” episode that may give Root (who is tremendous in the episode) a leg up over Carrigan. Goldberg’s finest moment comes in the season finale “berkman > block,” which may also factor heavily in writing and directing categories.
Speaking of which, most of Team ADTV are predicting three series to factor heavily in the directing and writing categories. These are notoriously difficult to predict because individual episodes are submitted for contention. We could legitimately see a scenario in which only three shows are nominated for direction: Veep, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and Barry. On the writing side, smaller comedies tend to get recognized here, and we’re fairly confident that the much beloved final season of Fleabag will go home with writing nominations. Veep, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and Barry should also factor in here too, leaving The Kominsky Method, Black-ish, The Good Place or The Other Two fighting for the last few slots.
Take a look at Team ADTV’s final Comedy Emmy predictions below. Who do you think will receive nominations? Who will be left out? Be sure to leave your comments below!
Check back tomorrow for our official Drama Series predictions!