Night 2 of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards kicked off with Outstanding Ensemble in an Ensemble for a Comedy Series, Drama Series, and Limited or Anthology Series, won by HBO Succession (casting directors Avy Kaufman and Francine Maisler), ABC’s Abbott Elementary (Wendy O’Brien) and HBO white lotus (Meredith Tucker, Katie Doyle), respectively.
Last year, the winners in all three casting categories triumphed in the marquee writing categories: Outstanding Drama, Comedy, and Anthology/Limited Series, a week later.
Weather Succession Y white lotus lead most Emmy Award-winning predictors in the drama and limited/anthology fields and came into the ceremonies with the most (25, Succession) and the second plus (20, white lotus) nominations this year, hot newcomer Abbott Elementary has been in a tight race with the giant sophomore awards, the winner of last year’s comedy series ted lasso (20 nominations) and tricks (17), as well as another notable freshman show, Hulu’s Only murders in the building (17), which complete the Top 5 series with the most nominations this year. Abbott Elementary she has 7 nominations, including three for creator/executive producer/star Quinta Brunson, a record for a black woman.
Casting for a Comedy Series category has been a reliable predictor for the Emmy winner for Outstanding Comedy Series. The last seven shows to take home the Casting For a Comedy Series statuette also won the Outstanding Comedy Series category a week later. That includes last year’s big Emmy winner. ted lasso and fellow 2020 dominant winner Schitt’s Cove.
Yes Abbott Elementary follows the pattern, the school sitcom would be the first half-hour broadcast to win the Outstanding Comedy Series category since another ABC single-camera sitcom using the documentary format, Modern Family, He achieved his fifth consecutive victory in the category in 2014.
One factor to consider is that the TV Academy sometimes shows inertia and sticks with the favorites for a while. While Veep’s three straight Best Ensemble wins were matched by three straight Best Comedy wins in the same years, the overlap of Modern Family It was only in the first year. The ABC hit won Best Comedy Series for the next four years, while the Casting For a Comedy Series category went to four other shows. ted lasso currently has the advantage in most forecasts but, as the Casting wins for Abbott Elementary proves that comedy series may be the most competitive top category this year.
Casting for drama series it is slightly less reliable in predicting the eventual winner of Outstanding Drama Series; he has done it successfully in five of the last seven years, including the last two years with The crown Y Succession. The latter is back in the Emmy contention in full force after sitting out the 2021 awards cycle.
The winners of Outstanding Limited Series or Anthology Series (and its predecessors, Outstanding Limited Series, Miniseries, Miseries, or Movie) have closely followed the winners in the corresponding casting category for the past two decades, with only a couple of deviations, which include only one in the last 10 years. The Queen’s Gambit Y vigilantes took the long-form casting category the last two years before also winning Outstanding Limited Series/Anthology during the main broadcast. white lotus is looking to do the same.