Predicting the nominees for a comedy series is so much harder than predicting them for a drama series or a limited series, simply because there are so many! I do not by any means state myself to be a serial binger or up to boot with all the newly released or renewed TV shows out there, but boy-oh-boy, just looking at the potential nominees sometime back for this list gave me pause over simply how many there could be.
One cannot deny that among the plethora of entertainment we have there, there is absolutely no dearth of comedy shows, and good ones among those too. This year is going to be particularly interesting with a favourite at the Golden Globes and the Emmy’s last year, ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ in the race, and I suspect Prime to be backing her up in full force. HBO has the especially remarkable ‘Barry’ and ‘Veep’, the latter also being a defending champion, while Netflix is also returning with a couple of favourites. If anything, the race for the outstanding comedy series category does not seem as one-sided as the one for the drama category, and that just states that things are going to be more than interesting.
What would have made the race even more interesting is if certain series could have made the list, but as of now find themselves out of contention owing to their ineligibility on temporal lines, including the stellar ‘Atlanta’, ‘Silicon Valley’ and ‘Master of None’. Read on to find what shows I think are the strongest contenders for getting nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series at Emmys 2019.
Should Have Been Nominated
While the numbers for ‘Black-ish’ present a rather steady inflow of loyal fans for the show, the quality of its recently wrapped up fifth season is wildly variable to say the least. The show landed 5 Emmy and 2 Golden Globe nominations for its last season, winning mostly in the acting categories, but its nominations have remained fairly consistent over the years, even if the wins haven’t. It is currently one of ABC’s most successfully running shows, and the show’s themes of racial diversity and inclusivity should also sit well with the viewers as they have previously. This year was anyway going to be a tough gig to land, but for fans, the good news is that the show will be returning again for its sixth season within this year.
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