Will Emmy voters reelect Veep as TV’s best comedy?
If leading lady Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ four-year winning streak in the lead actress category is any indication, her foul-mouthed political satire should have no trouble garnering a second statue for Outstanding Comedy Series.
Two first time contenders are also drawing plenty of buzz: Aziz Ansari’s Netflix vehicle Master of None and Modern Family lead-out black-ish. Both half-hours have been heralded for addressing contemporary race issues (see Master‘s “Indians on TV” and black-ish‘s “Hope”) without veering into “very special episode” territory. The similarly progressive Transparent is also in the running with its second nod, while Silicon Valley (in the race for a third consecutive year) and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (now on its second nomination) are fellow repeat hopefuls.
And then there’s Modern Family. Though its half-decade dominance in the field ended when Veep won in 2015, a sixth trophy would give it the most wins of any comedy series — ever. If the Emmys are looking to make headlines, that might be the way to go.
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