Best Directing in a Comedy Series
Will Win - Jill Soloway "Transparent - Man of the Land"
Could Win - Dale Stern "Veep - Mother", Aziz Ansari "Master of None - Parents"
Should Win - Dale Stern "Veep - Mother"
Commentary - Mother is close, it should be it's the best of bunch. But Parents is clearly a well-liked episode, and Jill Soloway won this last year. Transparent doesn't quite have the buzz it had last season, but it managed to, once again, rack up a lot of Emmy nominations. This a close race, but I think Transparent takes this one again.
Best Writing in a Comedy Series
Will Win - Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck "Veep - Mother"
Could Win - Aziz Ansari "Master of None - Parents" or Dan O'Keefe "Silicon Valley - Founder Friendly"
Should Win - Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck "Veep - Mother"
Commentary - A lot of folks think Catastrophe can pull off an upset, and it is not outside the realm of possibility. But I think that the three ahead of it, are the shows actually nominated for Best Comedy Series. Founder Friendly and Parents are great episodes, and either could win over the voters. But the best written, directed and acted comedy episode of the six is easily Veep's Mother. I think it wins.