Variety senior editors Michael Schneider and Danielle Turchiano are breaking down the Emmys’ best drama category and its most eligible contenders for this edition of Variety’s “Awards Heat” presented by Apple TV Plus.
Last week, the TV Academy announced that the comedy and drama categories will be expanded to eight nominees this year, leaving more room for potential contenders. “Game of Thrones” may have won the prestigious award last year, but now that the popular show has finally wrapped, Schneider and Turchiano predict other possible nominees. Some of their choices include “The Crown,” which was not eligible in 2019, “Better Call Saul,” “Killing Eve,” “Westworld,” “Ozark” and “The Morning Show.”
The editors also gave their personal picks for potential nominees they believe should be recognized by the Academy this year, including FX’s “Pose” and HBO’s “Succession.”
Variety’s “Awards Heat” presented by Apple TV Plus takes a look at this year’s Emmy competition, as Schneider and Turchiano break down eligible contenders in each category leading up to the awards show. Other episodes available to view include drama lead actress and comedy lead actor.
The Primetime Emmy telecast, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will air on Sunday, Sept. 20 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. More details about how the program will air due to the coronavirus pandemic are coming soon.