Saturday, July 13, 2019

2019 Emmy Nomination Predictions: Best Comedy Series

2019 Nomination Predictions
The Good Place
The Kominski Method
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Other Contenders - black-ish, Russian Doll, Will & Grace, Schitt's Creek, Better Things, Insecure, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, The Big Bang Theory, Ramy, Dead to Me, Modern Family

Commentary - This is such a tough race. I feel like the battle for the prize is between Veep, Barry, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and until nominations come out and we see the totality of the race, I'm really not sure who is the front runner. After doing so well with the winter guilds, I think The Kominsky Method, which features acting legends Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin, and is from the legendary Chuck Lorre will easily take a slot. But beyond those four, I think it is a wide open race. I think that the extraordinary buzz that Fleabag is getting right now is the stuff Emmys are made of. The press has been overwhelmingly positive, and it is the last time to reward the show. I think it makes it in. GLOW did not do as well last year as people were predicting, and I was close to leaving it out. But it did well at WGA, SAG, and PGA this winter, and clearly there is still a lot of industry love for the show. Finally, The Good Place's awards prospects have been rising for years, and it seems on the cusp of finally making the cut. But it has to deal with black-ish, which has gotten in several years in a row, and with Russian Doll, which is the hot new item at Netflix. I also think there is competition from Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, which has never missed a nomination, The Big Bang Theory's final season, and outside contenders like Schitt's Creek, Insecure, Better Things, Ramy, Dead to Me, and Will & Grace.

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