Sat. Aug 15th, 2020

Emmy Podcast #34: Will Comedy Series be a ‘Schitt’ Fest?

In this era of quarantine it’s time for some levity. Or at least some Levy.

Kevin Jacobsen and Amanda Spears return for this podcast, covering the Comedy categories and it’s a bit of a Schitt fest. With so many contenders not in the race this year, like Veep, Barry and Russian Doll, everything is much more open than usual. Plus, how will the extended Emmy voting period and inability to host FYC events impact this year’s awards?

We cover Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Lead Actor, Lead Actress and Comedy Series where, in many races, looks like Schitt’s Creek vs The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel in nearly all but Lead Actor. Dan Levy vs Tony Shalhoub, Alex Borstein vs Annie Murphy and Catherine O’Hara vs Rachel Brosnahan. But what about Merritt Wever in Run? Is the final season of Modern Family rearing its ugly head?

We close with an interesting conversation on the theory of ‘vote-splitting,’ which I generally don’t believe is a real thing, or at least used correctly as a descriptor. But between Kevin, Amanda and myself – and using last year’s Drama Directing race as an example – I think we land on a mutual understanding. 

This podcast runs 1h 29 with music.

Opening: Theme from The Good Place by Geek Music/Symphonic Distributor

Closing: End theme from Schitt’s Creek by Maribeth Solomon

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