Best Directing in a Drama Series
Will Win - Miguel Sapochchnik "Game of Thrones - Battle of the Bastards"
Could Win - Michael Engler "Downton Abbey - Episode 9"
Should Win - Miguel Sapochchnik "Game of Thrones - Battle of the Bastards"
Commentary- After a few middling episodes, Game of Thrones struck with what is quite possibly one of its best episodes in its illustrious history. Battle of Bastards was epic, emotional, and beautifully constructed. Can anything upset it? The answer is yes. If nostalgia and older voters have a say, then watch out for the series finale of the beloved Downton Abbey. It could be a major upset.
Best Writing in a Drama Series
Will Win - David Benioff and D.B. Weiss "Game of Thrones - Battle of the Bastards"
Could Win - Sam Esmail "Mr. Robot - eps1.0_ hellofriend.mov", Robert and Michelle King "The Good Wife - End", Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg "The Americans - Persona Non Grata"
Should Win - Robert and Michelle King "The Good Wife - End"
Commentary - Unlike directing, this one was is a bit of a mystery. I think that a Game of Thrones sweep could easily happen, but I also think there are more contenders that could topple it in writing. Mr. Robot's pilot, the final episode of The Good Wife, and the new Emmy favorite The Americans look to crash the party.