Best Directing in a Variety Series
Will Win - Don Roy King "Saturday Night Live - Donald Glover"
Could Win - Anyone else
Should Win - Don Roy King
Commentary - Don Roy King is the King, pun sort of intended, of this category, because pulling off an SNL episode is a lot more difficult, and takes a lot more skill than pretty much any of the regular talk shows. I would be surprised if he didn't add another trophy to his mantel.
Best Writing in a Variety Series
Will Win - Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Could Win - Full Frontal with Samantha Bee or Late Night with Stephen Colbert
Should Win - Full Frontal
Commentary - John Oliver has dominated this category lately, and I expect nothing else until someone surprises and knocks it off its throne.