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2024 Emmy Predictions:
Outstanding Comedy Series

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Commentary (Updated April 11, 2024): Prime Video’s “Gen V” is simply awesome, and is just as cool (if not cooler?) than its cousin drama series “The Boys.” Crossing our fingers the Television Academy members at large can get on board with the superhero show. It faces a battle against other freshman shows such as Netflix’s “The Gentlemen,” which is more up the prestige awards alley.

FX’s “The Bear” has emerged from a historic inaugural season, after claiming 10 Emmys, including the coveted outstanding comedy series award. After shattering the record of most wins for a first season, surpassing Prime Video’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” which secured eight, people at the network are very optimistic for its next awards run.

Yet, amidst the dominance of recent Emmy sweepers like “Schitt’s Creek,” “The Crown,” “Succession,” and “Ted Lasso,” no show has returned to replicate such a remarkable feat. This leaves the upcoming TV awards season notably open, especially with the return of last year’s nominees: ABC’s mockumentary “Abbott Elementary” and Hulu’s mystery series “Only Murders in the Building,” both of which have yet to be properly awarded.

FX is also strategically positioning itself to reintroduce the former nominated “What We Do in the Shadows” into the conversation and aims for a long-deserved series mention for the final season of the critically acclaimed “Reservation Dogs.”

Adding to the mix is the sentimental appeal of Max’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” set to conclude its series run on April 7. The show, spearheaded by Larry David, has garnered nominations for 10 out of its 11 seasons in the comedy eeries category, in addition to accumulating a total of 47 nominations. But with only two wins: one for directing in 2003 and another for editing in 2012, will the TV Academy fully embrace it this time around?

Let’s also not forget the return of the twice-nominated “Hacks” from Max, which has been said to be “better than ever” by those who’ve watched parts of this third season. We fully expect Jean Smart and Hannah Einbinder to be back in the mix once again.

Lots of more shows worth considering as voters catch up on their favorite shows.

Read: All Primetime Emmy predictions in every category on Variety’s Awards Circuit.


And the Predicted Nominees Are

Rank

Series

1

The Bear” (FX)

2

Hacks” (Max)

3

Abbott Elementary” (ABC)

4

Only Murders in the Building” (Hulu)

5

Curb Your Enthusiasm” (Max)

6

The Gentlemen” (Netflix)

7

What We Do in the Shadows” (FX)

8

Gen V” (Prime Video)


Next in Line

Rank

Series

9

Palm Royale” (Apple TV+)

10

Reservation Dogs” (FX)

11

Frasier” (Paramount+)

12

Ghosts” (CBS)

13

I’m a Virgo” (Prime Video)

14

The Righteous Gemstones” (Max)

15

Colin From Accounts” (Paramount+)


Also In Contention

Rank

Series

16

Girls5eva” (Netflix)

17

Our Flag Means Death” (Max)

18

The Big Door Prize” (Apple TV+)

19

So Help Me Todd” (CBS)

20

Upload” (Prime Video)

21

Based on a True Story” (Peacock)

22

The Brothers Sun” (Netflix)

23

Extended Family” (NBC)

24

Animal Control” (Fox)

25

Platonic” (Apple TV+)

Eligible Titles (Comedy Series)

Eligible Titles (Comedy Series)
Eligible Titles (Comedy Series)


**The list below is not complete and have been confirmed as officially submitted. All information is subject to change. Grouped by network that airs each series.

  • Abbott Elementary” (ABC)

  • The Conners” (ABC)

  • Home Economics” (ABC)

  • “Not Dead Yet” (ABC)

  • The Wonder Years” (ABC)

  • “The Afterparty” (Apple TV+)

  • The Big Door Prize” (Apple TV+)

  • Loot” (Apple TV+)

  • “Palm Royale” (Apple TV+)

  • Physical” (Apple TV+)

  • “Platonic” (Apple TV+)

  • “Diarra from Detroit” (BET+)

  • The Ms. Pat Show” (BET+)

  • “Act Your Age” (Bounce TV)

  • “Johnson” (Bounce TV)

  • Bob Hearts Abishola” (CBS)

  • Ghosts” (CBS)

  • “The Neighborhood” (CBS)

  • “So Help Me Todd” (CBS)

  • “Big Mood” (Channel 4)

  • “Awkwafina is Nora From Queens” (Comedy Central)

  • “Animal Control” (Fox)

  • Grown-ish” (Freeform)

  • The Bear” (FX)

  • “Breeders” (FX)

  • Reservation Dogs” (FX)

  • What We Do in the Shadows” (FX)

  • “Life and Beth” (Hulu)

  • Only Murders in the Building” (Hulu)

  • “This Fool” (Hulu)

  • “And Just Like That” (Max)

  • “Bookie” (Max)

  • “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (Max)

  • “Hacks” (Max)

  • Julia” (Max)

  • “The Other Two” (Max)

  • “Our Flag Means Death” (Max)

  • “Rap Shit” (Max)

  • The Righteous Gemstones” (Max)

  • “Extended Family” (NBC)

  • Lopez vs. Lopez” (NBC)

  • Night Court” (NBC)

  • “The Gentlemen” (Netflix)

  • “Girls5eva” (Netflix)

  • Never Have I Ever” (Netflix)

  • “Colin From Accounts” (Paramount+)

  • “Dreaming Whilst Black” (Paramount+)

  • “Frasier” (Paramount+)

  • “Based on a True Story” (Peacock)

  • “Killing It” (Peacock)

  • “Ted” (Peacock)

  • “Twisted Metal” (Peacock)

  • “Gen V” (Prime Video)

  • “Good Omens” (Prime Video)

  • “I’m a Virgo” (Prime Video)

  • “Upload” (Prime Video)

  • “Minx” (Starz)

  • “Shining Vale” (Starz)

  • Resident Alien” (Syfy)

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2023 category winner: “The Bear” (FX) — Season 1 — Joanna Calo, Josh Senior, Christopher Storer and Hiro Murai, executive producers; Rene Gube, co-executive producer; Tyson Bidner, produced by

2024 Emmy Awards Calendar and Timeline (all dates are subject to change)

  • Eligibility period: June 1, 2023 – May 31, 2024

  • Feb. 29: Submissions open

  • May 9: Deadline for programs that identify as Primetime programming to upload all entry materials.

  • June 13: Nominations-round voting begins

  • June 24: Nominations-round voting ends at 10:00 p.m. PT

  • June 28 – July 8: Voting for peer group-specific top ten rounds panels (if applicable)

  • July 17: Primetime Emmy nominations are announced.

  • July 24: Deadline for errors and omissions to the nominations.

  • August 5: Find-round videos available for viewing.

  • August 15: Final-round voting begins.

  • August 26: Final-round voting ends at 10:00 p.m. PST.

  • Sept. 7-8: Creative Arts Emmy Awards and Governors Gala

  • Sunday, Sept. 15: 76th Primetime Emmy Awards to air on ABC.

Emmy Awards Predictions

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Comedy

Limited/Movie

Drama Series

Comedy Series

Limited or Anthology Series

Lead Actor (Drama)

Lead Actor (Comedy)

Lead Actor (Limited, Movie)

Lead Actress (Drama)

Lead Actress (Comedy)

Lead Actress (Limited, Movie)

Supporting Actor (Drama)

Supporting Actor (Comedy)

Supporting Actor (Limited, Movie)

Supporting Actress (Drama)

Supporting Actress (Comedy)

Supporting Actress (Limited, Movie)

Directing (Drama)

Directing (Comedy)

Directing (Limited, Movie)

Writing (Drama)

Writing (Comedy)

Writing (Limited, Movie)

Guest Actor (Drama)

Guest Actor (Comedy)

Television Movie

Guest Actress (Drama)

Guest Actress (Comedy)

Casting (Limited, Movie)

Casting (Drama)

Casting (Comedy)

Other Awards Predictions

Talk Series

Reality Competition Program

Animated Program

Scripted Variety

Game Show

Character Voice-Over Performance

Variety Special (Live)

Host for a Reality or Competition Program

Narrator

Variety Special (Pre-Recorded)

Structured Reality

Documentary (Series)

Directing (Series, Special)

Unstructured Reality

Documentary (Special)

Writing (Series, Special)

Directing (Reality Program)

Hosted Nonfiction (Series or Special)

Music (Limited, Movie, Special, Series, Documentary, Direction, Theme Music, Lyrics, Supervision)

Main Title Design

Writing (Nonfiction)

Short Form Series

Short Form (Actor/Actress)

Exceptional Merit

About the Primetime Emmy Awards

The Primetime Emmy Awards, commonly known as the Emmys, are awarded by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS). Established in 1949, these celebrate outstanding achievements in American primetime television. The Emmys are categorized into three divisions: the Primetime Emmy Awards for performance and production excellence, the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards recognizing achievements in artistry and craftsmanship, and the Primetime Engineering Emmy Awards, which honor significant engineering and technological advancements. The eligibility period typically extends from June 1 to May 31 each year. The Television Academy, which hosts the Emmys, consists of over 20,000 members across 30 professional peer groups, including performers, directors, producers, art directors, artisans and executives.

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