Friday, June 30, 2017

Emmy Predictions 2017: Which Programs Will Likely Get Nominated for Comedy Series?

From June 12 to June 26, voting is taking place for The 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. To add to the excitement of the past year in television, I'm providing analysis on which shows and performers are likely to get nominated this year. Next up is Comedy Series.

2016 Nominees:
        ABC's black-ish
        Netflix's Master of None
        ABC's Modern Family
        HBO's Silicon Valley
        Amazon's Transparent
        Netflix's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
        HBO's Veep (WINNER)

Comedy has become such an engaging and inventive genre over the past few years. There are so many different types of shows that now fit under this classification. Seven nomination slots is barely enough to recognize all of the innovation. And yet, that's all the Emmys will choose to recognize. All of last year's nominees are once again eligible. However, one of them is destined to fall off to make room for critical darling Atlanta. I truly believe that this will be the year that Modern Family falls off the Emmy ballot. It's a five time winner in this category. But the buzz is just no longer there. It's no longer getting the nominations elsewhere on the ballot. It seems vulnerable. But then again, I could also make the argument for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt being vulnerable as well. I think only one past nominee will fall off. But there are also more new shows than just Atlanta that would deserve a nomination too. So, a big shakeup could happen as well.

So now, here's my thoughts on the programs most likely to be nominated for Comedy Series:
  1. HBO's Veep
  2. ABC's black-ish
  3. Amazon's Transparent
  4. FX's Atlanta
  5. Netflix's Master of None
  6. HBO's Silicon Valley
  7. Netflix's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
And now, for some serious threats that could break into the list:
  1. ABC's Modern Family
  2. HBO's Insecure
  3. FX's Better Things
  4. Amazon's Fleabag
  5. HBO's Girls
  6. Amazon's Catastrophe
  7. ABC's Speechless
  8. NBC's The Good Place
  9. Netflix's One Day at a Time
  10. Amazon's I Love Dick
  11. Netflix's Dear White People
  12. CBS' The Big Bang Theory
  13. IFC's Brockmire
  14. Netflix's Grace and Frankie
  15. Amazon's One Mississippi
Some considerable long-shots:
  1. FX's Baskets
  2. Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events
  3. The CW's Jane the Virgin
  4. The CW's Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
  5. ABC's Fresh Off the Boat
  6. FOX's Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  7. FOX's The Last Man on Earth
  8. FXX's You're the Worst
  9. Hulu's Casual
  10. Netflix's Love
  11. CBS' Mom
  12. Amazon's Mozart in the Jungle
  13. Netflix's Santa Clarita Diet
  14. NBC's Superstore
  15. Showtime's Shameless
And now, just some colorful oddities who still have an outside chance:
  1. Comedy Central's Review
  2. TBS' Angie Tribeca
  3. Starz's Survivor's Remorse
  4. Audience's You Me Her
  5. Hulu's Difficult People
  6. Starz's Ash vs. Evil Dead
  7. IFC's Stan Against Evil
  8. NBC's Trial & Error
  9. NBC's Great News
  10. Netflix's The Ranch
  11. HBO's Crashing

What do you think? Do you agree or disagree with my choices? Let me know in the comments below!