The nominations have been announced, so now it’s time for the Bingeworthy hosts to start making their Emmys picks. This week, Jessica Shaw and Touré, name their choices for who they think is most deserving and should win — rather than will win — the biggest prizes of the night: the awards for Best Comedy and Best Drama Series.
Things got dramatic when Shaw and Touré discussed comedy picks (though they both decidedly agree it shouldn’t be Modern Family). Shaw’s pick was Veep for managing to deliver a stellar season in the midst of great upheaval. “This is the season the show should’ve failed – they lose Armando Iannucci, they get a new showrunner in David Mandel,” she reasoned. “Selina Meyer — she’s not the Vice President, she’s not even the President, she’s out of office, this is the time for the show to fail. Instead they turn in one of their best seasons.”
Touré countered with his pick, FX’s Atlanta. “I would love to see them honor and love and respect and raise up a new creator in Donald Glover, rather than give yet another award to Julia Louis-Dreyfus,” he said.
The two reached a consensus on the drama side of things, both selecting Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, agreeing it is the best show of the year. “It is must-watch television, it is powerful, it is searing, it is heartbreaking, it is great storytelling,” said Touré. ” This should win, absolutely, especially in the age of Trump.”
For more on their picks, watch the video above and tune into CBS on Sunday, Sept. 17 to see who takes home those Emmys.