The Emmy Awards are approaching within hours and there’s a big show missing from the ballot: “Veep.” This is the first time in years that Julia Louis-Dreyfus and co. are out of contention– they’ll be back next year for the last time.
So which comedy will take the place of “Veep”? In recent years, “Atlanta” has shown a lot of strength at other awards shows. Donald Glover is very hot these days, so “Atlanta” could be the successor tonight.
But there’s a lot of money riding on the other nominees, all of which are very good. They include “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Barry,” “Blackish,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Glow,” “Silicon Valley,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.”
Three of the choices come from HBO– “Curb,” “Barry,” and “Silicon Valley.” Larry David’s show always has a big following, so I’d think it would be the surprise– also, there’s the “Seinfeld” connection to “Veep.”
“Mrs. Maisel” was put in the comedy category. I don’t know why–it’s a drama. I’d love it to win a lot of awards. I just don’t know if the voters are thrown by the category.
If “Blackish” pulls off a win, that would be earth shaking. It’s only the show with African Americans, and the only nominee from a broadcast network.
So keep watching for this category. It’s a nailbiter!