Tonight, the 66th Annual Primetime Emmys will air on NBC, and many of television’s most beloved performers will converge on the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles to find out who will be awarded this year’s top prizes.
The nominees for Outstanding Comedy Series cover a wide range of topics: the tech industry, a group of brainy friends, a dysfunctional but loving family, the day-to-day struggles of a stand-up comic living in New York, and life inside a women’s prison. Which show will be named the best of the year? Here are the nominees.
Nobody styles his comedy with a dark dose of reality better than Louis CK. His FX series about a New York City-based stand-up comedian and single dad showcases his unique style perfectly. Louie has featured a number of memorable guest performances from A-list actors — including the recently deceased Robin Williams — and tackles issues like suicide, women’s rights, dating, and insecurity with a truthful and poignant hilarity.
Why it could win: Its stellar writing and gritty aesthetic set it apart from the other nominees.
Will it win? Probably not. It’s a critical favorite, but not always a crowd pleaser.