The clear favorite to win the Emmy for Most Outstanding Comedy Series, Veep would be a deserving victor. The show centers around Selina Meyer, the fictional vice president of the United States, and her team’s attempt to try and navigate the cat and mouse games of Washington D.C. and be remembered more for just an everyday scandal or for doing nothing at all.
Meyer is played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Dreyfus’ acting is one of the reasons that Veep is so funny and so successful – in addition to the brilliant writing, of course.
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The only true challenger to Veep, at least in my opinion, will be Donald Glover’s Atlanta. Don’t call it a guaranteed upset, but I honestly believe that Veep could end up being knocked off by FX series.
The other nominees for the 2017 Emmy for Most Outstanding Comedy Series are as follows:
Atlanta, a series on FX which follows two cousins and their attempt to break into the Atlanta rap scene.
Black-ish, a sitcom on ABC about the everyday lives of an upper-middle-class African-American family.
Master of None, a Netflix Original series starring Aziz Ansari as Dev Shah and about his life as an actor.
Modern Family, the consistently funny ABC sitcom about the Dunphy family.
Silicon Valley, a series that follows the lives of five people who started a start-up company in Silicon Valley.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, a series co-created by Tina Fey about the life of Kimmy Schmidt after she is rescued from a cult.