“Veep” is on hiatus, opening the Emmy comedy race this season — and plenty of new and returning shows are in the hunt. Most of the focus is on FX’s “Atlanta,” a critical favorite, and Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” which won the Golden Globe for best comedy/musical series. “Veep” has won the Outstanding Comedy Emmy since 2015, and star Julia Louis-Dreyfus has won the comedy actress Emmy every year since 2012 — which means their absence this year will open the door for new shows, as well as for a new comedy actress winner.
Meanwhile, this episode of IndieWire’s “Screen Talk Emmy Edition” also looks at whether “Modern Family” will end its nomination streak, and if returning series (or series stars from) “Will & Grace,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “Roseanne” (well, um…) will regain their seats at the Emmy table.
Just like last year, IndieWire’s Screen Talk podcast will launch a weekly Emmy edition over the next few months to highlight the most interesting storylines and races. IndieWire editor-at-large Anne Thompson and executive editor Michael Schneider will banter each week, and also bring on the occasional guest. Here’s Episode 5 for 2018.
Below, check out IndieWire TV critic Ben Travers’ predictions for this year’s long-form categories:
- Outstanding Limited Series
- Outstanding TV Movie
- Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie
- Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie
- Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie
- Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie
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- Very Good TV tackles the hot TV topics of the week.
- Turn It On features interviews with top TV stars and showrunners.
- Filmmaker Toolkit focuses on the craftspeople behind your favorite series and films.
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