It’s bad enough the Emmys only offer five slots in the Best Writing category when Series, Director, and all Acting categories have six – what’s up with the musical chairs approach, Television Academy? And what gives with Breaking Bad getting two Emmy nominations for Best Writing in a Drama Series? I don’t care if both episodes are the greatest in television history, it just doesn’t seem fair.
Nominees for Best Writing in a Drama Series
|Breaking Bad||S5E14 Ozymandias||Moira Walley-Beckett|
|Breaking Bad||S5E16 Felina (series finale)||Vince Gilligan|
|Game of Thrones||S4E10 The Children (season finale)||David Benioff & D.B. Weiss|
|House of Cards||S2E1 Chapter 14||Beau Willimon|
|True Detective||S1E5 The Secret Fate Of All Life||Nic Pizzolatto|
On the creative (as opposed to performing) side of things, each series should get to submit their strongest episode for Emmy consideration. You’re telling me there’s not one other episode of a dramatic series that deserves Emmy love? I highly doubt that.
I thought Walking Dead had some powerful episodes this season, in particular “The Grove”, with Carol, Tyrese, and the little girls. Scandal can be a bit overwrought but I was enthralled by “A Door Marked Exit”, which featured Emmy winner Joe Morton at his teeth-gnashing best and Emmy nominee Kate Burton in a spellbinding performance. I haven’t seen Downton Abbey or Boardwalk Empire this season but I’m pretty sure if they’re good enough to be nominated for Best Series and Director, they’ve probably got a well written episode in there, too.
Who do you think should have gotten the fifth Emmy nomination for Best Writing in a Drama? Or is Breaking Bad so nice, it deserves to be nominated twice?
Best Writing in a Drama Series
- Breaking Bad (71%, 41 Votes)
- Downton Abbey (7%, 4 Votes)
- Other - Tell us who in the comments! (5%, 3 Votes)
- Boardwalk Empire (3%, 2 Votes)
- The Newsroom (3%, 2 Votes)
- The Good Wife (2%, 1 Votes)
- The Americans (2%, 1 Votes)
- Masters of Sex (2%, 1 Votes)
- Ray Donovan (2%, 1 Votes)
- Scandal (2%, 1 Votes)
- Mad Men (2%, 1 Votes)
- Homeland (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 58
IN THE COMMENTS - Which episode would you nominate?
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