70th Primetime Emmy Awards: Drama (Writing, Directing, Guest Actors)

[Disclaimer! I wrote all of these posts before the Creative Emmy awards on Saturday 08th and I made some errors in the publishing order. I have inserted the winners at the bottom of the page.]

And now it’s all about the drama!

Check out my previous Emmy 2018 posts:

Now let’s get into it!



Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series

  • Game of Thrones, “The Dragon And the Wolf” written by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss
  • Killing Eve, “Nice Face” written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge
  • Stranger Things, “Chapter Nine: The Gate” written by The Duffer Brothers
  • The Americans, “Start” written by Joe Fields & Joe Weisberg
  • The Crown, “Myster Man” written by Peter Morgan
  • The Handmaid’s Tale, “June” written by Bruce Miller

Aside from “The Americans”, I’ve seen every single episode and it’s tough. They are all brilliantly written.

Plot wise, I was not impressed with the Game Of Thrones episode. I’m tired of it.

I can’t decide. I was so impressed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s writing in Killing Eve, but also The Handmaid’s Tale’s “June”…. It’s so hard!

2017 Winner: The Handmaid’s Tale “Offred (pilot)” Teleplay by Bruce Miller

My Winner: Killing Eve, “Nice Face” written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge



Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series

  • Game Of Thrones, “The Dragon And the Wolf” directed by Jeremy Podeswa
  • Game Of Thrones, “Beyond The Wall” directed by Alan Taylor
  • Ozark, “The Toll” directed by Jason Bateman
  • Ozark, “Tonight We Improvise” directed by Daniel Sackheim
  • Stranger Things, “Chapter Nine: The Gate” directed by The Duffer Brothers
  • The Crown, “Paterfamilias” directed by Stephen Daldry

I have not seen Ozark but I am very familiar with the rest of the shows.

To be fair, I think Game of Thrones was the most impressive and the shock factor was fundamental. It was incredibly well-crafted and the magnitude of the set blew my mind.

I’m sorry to the other nominations.

(Also, there were no women in this category? Or non-white people?

2017 Winner: The Handmaid’s Tale, “Offred (pilot)” directed by Reed Morano

My Winner: Game Of Thrones, “Beyond The Wall” directed by Alan Taylor



Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series

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I’m not familiar with Viola Davis and Cicely Tyson’s performances. I stopped watching Scandal and never went past the pilot of “How To Get Away With Murder”.

But to me, the performance that captivated me was Samira Wiley in The Handmaid’s Tale. She was incredible and I think she deserves the Emmy.

2017 Winner: Alexis Bledel as Emily, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

My Winner: Samira Wiley as Moira, “The Handmaid’s Tale”



Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series

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Ohohohohohoh…. This is hard. Like, really really hard.

I loved every single one of these performances. They were all so good.

I can’t decide. For me, the most memorable performance was Cameron Britton’s on Mindhunter. He was terrifying. I was so scared.

Ron Cephas Jones made me cry so much, though. So. Much. I bawled like a maniac every time he popped up on my screen.

And Matthew Goode! He was brilliant as Tony! And the Doctor on This is Us! Uuuuuugh!

I’ll be happy for whoever wins.

2017 Winner: Gerald McRaney as Dr. K, “This is Us”

My Winner: Everyone



Here we are!

Check out my Twitter! Vote in the polls and let me know who YOU think should win!

UPDATE!

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series: Ron Cephas Jones, This Is Us.

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series: Samira Weily, The Handmaid’s Tale

xxx

Georgia

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