Twice yearly, we’re reminded of two things: 1. flossing regularly really is important, and 2. award shows suck, particularly for women and POC behind the camera. In anticipated disappointment over this Thursday’s Emmy noms, we’ve compiled our own, with one caveat: ladies only. And not because they can’t stack up against the men in their field, but because the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences probably won’t let them try.
Read on for Sara, Lenny, and Hannah's picks for Outstanding Writing - Drama and Comedy.
I like this idea, but any list leaving off “The Decision Tree” or “Hitting the Fan” or “The Last Call” (all written by Robert & Michelle King) is incomplete.
"Yesterday, in my mind’s eye, I saw four women standing on a veranda in white, gauzy dresses and straw-colored hats. They were having a conversation. And it was hot. Their hankies tucked in cleavages where eternal trickles of perspiration run from the female breastbone to exotic vacation spots that southern men often dream about. They were sweet-smelling, coy, cunning, voluptuous, voracious, delicious, pernicious, vexing and sexing… these earth sister/rebel mothers… these arousers and carousers. And I was filled with a longing to join them. But like a whim of Scarlett’s, they turned suddenly and went inside, shutting me out with a bolt of a latch. And I was left only to pick up an abandoned handkerchief and savor the perfumed shadows of these women… these southern women. This Suzanne. This Julia. This Mary Jo and Charlene.
Thanks for the comfort, Dash Goff… the writer”
Season 4 is waiting for me at the library right now!