Amazon Prime’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” led the charge with 20 nominations on the comedy side of the house but the Cinderella story of Pop TV’s “Schitt’s Creek” is too much to ignore, scoring nominations in all four acting categories and could tie the record for the most acting wins in a night, which “Maisel” set last year with three. Hell, it could even surpass it, which has never been done. It really seems to be between these two and if an upset could come, perhaps Netflix’s “Dead to Me” or FX’s “What We Do in the Shadows” could be alternatives. HBO’s “Insecure” could have a fighting shot even.
AND THE PREDICTED NOMINEES ARE:
Six seasons later, "Schitt's Creek" has been fully realized and could be the first series since 1992 (ABC's "Barney Miller" - 8th season), to win the top prize only once, and in its final season. It would be the FIRST for a series to receive ONLY one time Best Comedy Series nomination during its run, and win for its final season. We're ready for this.
Do they want to go "prestige" or what is actually the right choice? "Maisel" is the challenger.
After four seasons, Emmys finally read the memo and nominated the show in the top category, along with five additional mentions including Issa Rae and Yvonne Orji. During this time where social injustice and calls for cultural diversity in all walks of life, this could be a passionate pick for many.
No directing or writing nods hurt. It'll be hard to move past "Schitt's Creek" and "Maisel."
Talk about a jaw-dropping nomination and it beat out some big shows in order to do it. FX should be proud and commended.
Going from just 2 tech nods in the first season to 5 is now easy feat but 3 of those are in writing categories and that could be its representation if there is one.
Another final season bow that's in contention and a network series hasn't won this category since 2014 ("Modern Family" - Season 5).
6 nominations are nothing to scoff at but no directing or casting nods don't bode well. In addition, "Schitt's Creek" is getting all the "final season love."
The show pulled 4 nominations including Casting. It has been a default staple for years and could be something of a building block for HBO to an eventual coronation.
The show ONLY pulled in 4 nominations and one of them was not Larry David. They may be moving towards the "moving on" phase of a television series.