Monday, July 13, 2015

2015 Emmy Nomination Predictions: Best Comedy Series

2015 Nomination Predictions
The Big Bang Theory
Modern Family
Silicon Valley
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Other Contenders - Parks & Recreation, Grace and Frankie, black-ish, The Comedians, Mom, The Last Man on Earth, Jane the Virgin, Girls, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, You're the Worst, Togetherness, The Comeback, New Girl, The Mindy Project, Nurse Jackie, House of Lies, Episodes, Broad City, Alpha House, Shameless, Fresh Off the Boat, Glee, The Goldbergs, The Middle, Two and a Half Men, 2 Broke Girls, Mike & Molly, Galavant, The Odd Couple, The McCarthys, Getting On, Younger, Looking, Mozart in the Jungle, HAPPYish, Married, Community, Cristela, Devious Maids, Last Man Standing, The League, Marry Me, Baby Daddy, Melissa & Joey, Real Husbands of Hollywood

Commentary - So this year, the Emmys have decided to expand their top two categories to seven total nominees (with more potentially with that percentage rule). I see six nominees clearly, and would be surprised if they didn't make the cut. Modern Family is a on a roll, and honestly, can anything beat it? I'm not sure. Veep's fourth season wasn't its best, but it has continued to improve its Emmy fortunes each year. Louie's season was abrupt to say the least, but I expect it to return, as will The Big Bang Theory, honestly, it is too popular for voters to ignore. That leaves the Orange is the New Black sixth slot, and we all know that it is going to Transparent, the new hit of the season, which won the Golden Globe. But then there is the seventh slot. It is not that there are not plenty of worthy contenders to fill in there, I just don't know which one voters will rally behind. There are plenty of veteran projects like Parks & Recreation, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Girls, Mom, House of Lies, Nurse Jackie, Episodes, Shameless, Glee, Mike & Molly, and the list goes on. There are the smaller, but potent contenders like Broad City, You're the Worst, Togetherness, The Comeback, Getting On, Community, Younger, etc. Then there are the new hits, some of which are probably the most likely to break up the predictions: black-ish, The Comedians, Grace and Frankie, The Last Man on Earth, Jane the Virgin, maybe even Fresh Off the Boat. Of the bunch it is black-ish (Modern Family vibe, great performances), Jane the Virgin (critical favorite), Grace and Frankie (legendary cast despite middling reviews), and The Comedians (FX, Billy Crystal, got better as the season went on), that seem like the most likely, along with maybe Parks & Recreation's final season that can beat out my sixth slot. I am going with Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. It is a popular Netflix program, well-liked among fans and critics, and has a secret weapon in their corner: Tina Fey. She is a writer/producer/guest star on the show, and an Emmy magnet. It is not a solid pick, I don't have it in a lot of other categories, but then again, none of the shows I have as the potential seventh slot seem to appear in a lot of other categories as well. It will be interesting to see who manages to break through.

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