As it turns out, awards season is not over yet for TV shows, even if we are done with the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Tonight was the Writers Guild of America Awards, a chance to really recognize the people responsible for giving us so many great stories to discuss over the course of the year.
Take a look at some of the TV-related winners from the show below, to go along with what is our snappy analysis.
Drama Series – “Mad Men.” We’re not going to go against a legacy vote when it is for a show that was this good time and time again.
Comedy Series – “Veep.” What’s been interesting is how little the show has won over the course of the year so far. Is this a testament to shows just losing some steam with critics over time? Maybe.
New Series – “Mr. Robot.” Given how it has cleaned up so many other awards over the course of the year, it’s not shock that we saw it take home a trophy here, as well.
Long-Form Original – “Saints & Strangers.” This category itself was a little odd, mostly because we’re not sure why “American Horror Story: Hotel” was even nominated.
Long-Form Adapted – “Fargo.” Anyone else find it interesting that “Horror Story” can be original and “Fargo” adapted? Something is just a little bit off with this picture…
Episodic Drama – “Better Call Saul” episode “Uno” by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould. An excellent way to get people hooked on the new show right away.
Episodic Comedy – “Silicon Valley” episode “Sand Hill Shuffle” by Clay Tarver. Amazing episode. No fault here.
Comedy / Variety – “Real Time with Bill Maher.” Our big shock here was that “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” was not nominated.
Comedy / Sketch Show – “Inside Amy Schumer.” We would’ve given this to “Saturday Night Live.”