2022 Emmys Writing Predictions (Drama Series)

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UPDATED: August 4, 2022



Undefeated in this category for “Succession”, Jesse Armstrong has already won this category twice in the first two seasons. He would be the first solo writer to win three times, for the same series. History could be on the horizon.

The season finale of the Apple TV drama series “Severance” was as tense and thrilling as it was tense and satisfying. A great achievement in storytelling that budding authors can study. It would be one of the strongest winners of recent years.

“Better Call Saul” has been a favorite among fans and cable consumers alike over its six seasons. However, he has yet to win a single Emmy statuette. For the first half of his last season, can he finally land on the front of the stage?

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The latest installment of the detective series “Ozark” was as well constructed narratively as it was executed from a directing and acting standpoint. Netflix deals, they might have a winner in this category anyway and this English series may be easier for voters to digest.

Netflix’s stylized “Squid Game” may be all about hip bloodshed, but it’s built on an interesting premise that greatly succeeds.

The writing double name for “Yellowjackets” – for “F Sharp” and “Pilot” – was surprising but it just shows respect and adoration for the mystery series. If the Showtime show were to win for writing, “Pilot” seems like the most likely selection.

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The 74th Primetime Emmy Awards will take place on Monday, September 12 and will air on NBC.

2021 Category Winner: Peter Morgan for the episode “War” of “The Crown” (Netflix)


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And the nominees are:
Rank Spectacle Network Writers)
1 “Succession” HBO Jesse Armstrong
Episode: “All the Bells Say”
2 “Break” AppleTV+ Dan Erickson
Episode: “The Us That We Are
3 “Squid Game” netflix Hwang Dong-hyuk
Episode: “A Lucky Day”
4 “Yellow Jackets” Show time Ashley Lyle, Bart Nickerson
Episode: Pilot »
5 “Ozarks” netflix Chris Mundy
Episode: “A Hard Road to Walk”
6 “Yellow Jackets” Show time Jonathan Lisco, Ashley Lyle, Bart Nickerson
Episode: “F Sharp”
seven “You Better Call Saul” CMA Thomas Schnauz
Episode: “Plan and Execution”

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About the Primetime Emmy Awards (Emmys)

The Primetime Emmy Awards, better known as Emmys, are awarded by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS). Since 1949, the awards have recognized excellence in American prime-time television programming. They are divided into three classes – Primetime Emmy Awards, Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards (recognizes achievement in craftsmanship), and Primetime Engineering Emmy Awards (recognizes significant contributions in engineering and technology). The typical eligibility period is between June 1 and May 31 of any given year. The Television Academy has over 25,000 members, representing 30 professional peer groups, including performers, directors, producers, art directors, and various craftsmen and executives.

  • The 74th Emmy Awards will take place on Monday, September 12 and will air on NBC.