It’s Emmy nominations week, which means it’s time for we TV obsessed people of the world to hunker down and make some predictions. While IndieWire already has a lengthy list of predictions and a few idealistic lists of dream nominees, this week’s Very Good TV podcast focuses on the deserving but rather unlikely long shots.
From Aya Cash (“You’re The Worst”) to Anna Camp (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”), Ben and Liz have some very convincing arguments for the crowning of a few new comedy queens. Is this the year that the Television Academy will finally tire of Julia Louis-Dreyfus? (Not that she’s undeserving of another win.)
As for the below-the-line categories, Liz makes a convincing argument for the costume and set design on “Outlander.” Period shows do tend to dominate the craft categories, however, and Ben argues that modern-set shows like “Gotham” and “Jessica Jones” should get their due. Speaking of everyone’s favorite superhero show, “Jessica Jones” deserves nods in a variety of categories, including acting nominations for Krysten Ritter and David Tennant.
It wouldn’t be a Very Good TV podcast if Ben didn’t make a case for “The Leftovers,” and their best shot on Thursday seems to be in the writing category. Despite another strong year of writing from juggernaut “Game of Thrones,” HBO might be able to sneak in a nod for “International Assassin,” the ninth episode of “The Leftovers” Season 2.
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