Shows That Should Win Emmys, According to Critics

Danny Woods
September 12, 2017

The show won three of its categories - Best Comedy Casting, Best Cinematography (Single-Camera, Half-Hour), and Best Production Design (Narrative, Half-Hour) - so it wasn't the biggest victor of the weekend.

The "Creative Arts Emmy Awards" is over and a lot of big shows won this year. Hulu also won two awards for The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years.

Meanwhile, the standard-bearer for Netflix was 1980s horror yarn Stranger Things, which earned five Emmys - single-camera picture editing for a drama, sound editing, main title design, main title theme music, and casting. Veteran arranger-conductor Rickey Minor won his first Emmy (on his sixth nomination) for Music Direction for the ABC special Taking the Stage: African-American Music and Stories That Changed America. The latter won out over his co-stars Brian Tyree Henry and Denis O'Hare.

Veteran TV shows and newcomers alike will vie for top awards at the 69 annual Primetime Emmy Awards on September 17 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, Calif.

More importantly, there are a couple of things we can infer from the awards Stranger Things took home that make us feel like hope for greater wins in the future is pretty well justified. Melissa McCarthy and Dave Chappelle took Guest Actress/Actor in a Comedy, respectively, for their hosting stints on Saturday Night Live.

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Jonathan Nolan's futuristic western series won in award categories covering hair styling, make-up, visual effects and sound mixing, while HBO's miniseries The Night Of received technical praise in the limited series or movie categories.

Four of the seven nominated drama series are new on the scene, and consequently, at least half of the nominees in the Best Drama Actress, Actor and Supporting Actor categories come from new shows.

Alexis Bledel wins the guest drama actress for her work in Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale".

Stranger Things (Netflix): Also on Netflix, in its first season. "We believe and know that we can bring the love to the people that's locked up".

Colbert is an Emmy victor himself - he has three awards for "The Daily Show" and six for "The Colbert Report".

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