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Best Comedy Directing predictions for Emmys 2020: Will newbies or old favorites fill the five open slots?

Best Comedy Directing predictions for Emmys 2020: Will newbies or old favorites fill the five open slots?

The Emmy Awards ballot for Best Comedy Directing lists 185 episodes (from 104 series), so there will seven nominees under the new rules. The six nominees last year were:

Barry” season 2: “The Audition” (Alec Berg) “Barry” season 2: “ronny/lily” (Bill Hader) “The Big Bang Theory” season 12: “The Stockholm Syndrome” (Mark Cendrowski) Winner — “Fleabag” season 1: “Episode 1” (Harry Bradbeer) “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” season 2: “All Alone” (Amy Sherman-Palladino) “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” season 2: “We’re Going to the Catskills!” (Daniel Palladino)

Only “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” is back in contention. It won two years ago over “Silicon Valley,” which was nominated for its fifth (consecutive) season. After an extended hiatus that made it ineligible last year, “Silicon Valley” contends now for its sixth and final season. Nominated for “Barry” last year and for directing “Silicon Valley” in 2016, Alec Berg contends for the “Silicon Valley” series finale. Six series

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