Writing for a Drama Series
- Matthew Weiner, “Mad Men”
- Maria Jacquemetton and Andre Jacquemetton, “Mad Men”
- Jason Katims, “Friday Night Lights”
- David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, “Game of Thrones”
- Veena Sud, “The Killing”
My Vote: Matthew Weiner for Mad Men. A close contender would be Game of Thrones.
Writing for a Comedy Series
- David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik, “Episodes”
- Greg Daniels, “The Office”
- Steven Levitan and Jeffrey Richman, “Modern Family”
- Louis C.K., “Louie”
- Matt Hubbard, “30 Rock”
My Vote: I’m torn between The Office or Louie. I thought the “Goodbye, Michael” episode had the right mix of humor and emotion and was a good sendoff for the World’s Greatest Boss. But I also like the caustic humor and observation of ridiculous social situations on Louie. Ok, Louie it is.
Writing for a Miniseries, Movie, or Dramatic Special
- Todd Haynes and Jon Raymond, “Mildred Pierce”
- Julian Fellowes, “Downton Abbey”
- Steven Moffat, “Sherlock: A Study in Pink”
- Peter Gould, “Too Big to Fail”
- Heidi Thomas, “Upstairs Downstairs”
My Vote: I really hope Steven Moffat wins this. I loved this episode and I thought it was a wonderful retelling of the World’s Second Greatest Detective (Batman is the first, of course).
Writing for a Variety, Music, or Comedy Series
- Various writers, “The Colbert Report”
- Various writers, “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”
- Various writers, “Saturday Night Live”
- Various writers, “Conan”
- Various writers, “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”
My Vote: The Colbert Report and The Daily Show are always strong contenders for this award. Though it seems like brothers vying for the same girl. Is that a bad analogy? Oh, well. I give it to The Daily Show.