2016 Emmy Winner Prediction: Best Writing for a Drama Series

This is the one category slated for Mr. Robot to grab one win on Emmy night. Mr. Robot‘s pilot had the arduous task of not only establishing the storyline for the show, but also introducing viewers to a socially complicated protagonist. Mr. Robot’s writing from Sam Esmail is sharp, witty, and extremely intellectual. Additionally, it isn’t easy to construct a captivating pilot that lures viewers into watching more, and Sam Esmail’s writing achieves that without flaw. It is possible Downton Abby or The Good Wife could walk away with a win in this category for their finales as a form of nostalgia for their series concluding. The Americans could win in this category as compensation for its former seasons having been snubbed by the Emmys. UnReal’s pilot episode perfectly set up the framework of its show and characters, but it’s unlikely this show will have the clout to win in this category. What could defeat Mr. Robot’s chances is Game of Thrones with its epic “Battle of the Bastards” episode. If Game of Thrones sweeps at the Emmys, like it did last year, it could easily take the win in this category too.

The Nominees:
The Americans –  ep. “Persona Non Grata”
Downton Abby – ep. “Episode 8”
Game of Thrones – ep. “Battle of the Bastards”
The Good Wife – ep. “End”
Mr. Robot – ep. “eps1.0_hellofriend.mov”
UnReal – ep. “Return”

Will Win: Mr. Robot – eps.1.0_hellofriend.mov
Could Win: Game of Thrones – The Battle of the Bastards
Should Win: Mr. Robot – eps.1.0_hellofriend.mov

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