Will Win - Jodie Foster "Orange is the New Black - Lesbian Request Denied"
Should Win - Jodie Foster "Orange is the New Black - Lesbian Request Denied"
Could Win - Gail Mancuso "Modern Family - Las Vegas"
Commentary - This is a tough one to predict. Gail Mancuso has won this category before for Modern Family, and Las Vegas may be one of her best episodes. It is hilarious, and in terms of the directing, it easily juggles its fast-moving parts with ease. This is the kind of episode that wins Emmys. But Modern Family clearly is slipping with Emmy voters, even in this rejuvenated season. Plus, there is a hot new toy on the block, that is incredibly well-structured, and that of course is Orange is the New Black. But one of the biggest reasons I am putting it ahead in a close race is because of the name involved. Jodie Foster is a two-time Academy Award winner, hell at this point she is a legend. And while Gail Mancuso might be a favorite among television directors, I think that the popularity and buzz of Orange is the New Black, combined with the respect and awe for Jodie Foster will lead to an Emmy victory.