It looks like The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel will be staying in comedic character at this year’s Emmy Awards. It has been confirmed that the series will officially be competing as a comedy this awards season. Even though the dramedy has already won Best Comedy at the Golden Globes, PGAs, and Critics’ Choice awards, the Television Academy had recently introduced some new rules as to what would be considered a comedy this year, including running time, but Mrs. Maisel seems to have made the cut.
Not only does the decision to run as a comedy relieve Mrs. Maisel from competing against huge drama contenders like Game of Thrones and The Handmaid’s Tale, but the long-running winner in comedy category Veep will not be in the running this year, giving the critically acclaimed Maisel an extremely high chance of walking away as the big winner.
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel follows a 1950s housewife named Midge (Rachel Brosnahan) who decides to become a stand-up comedian after her husband leaves her. Created by Amy Sherman Palladino (aka the brains behind Gilmore Girls) Mrs. Maisel’s first season featured 10 charming episodes of sharp writing, quick wit, brilliant banter, and some amazing performances, which will hopefully get the recognition it deserves at the Emmys.
Season 1 is currently streaming on Amazon.