The last year really has been a year of outstanding writing in what we still stubbornly insist on calling “TV”. I have favourites from every category but, for a writer, all of the the below scripts are worth consideration and study.

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series

Show / Episode
Barry – S02E05
Fleabag – S02E01
PEN15 – S01E09 – Anna Ishi-Peters
Russian Doll – S01E01 – Nothing In This World is Easy
Russian Doll – S01E03 – A Warm Body
The Good Place – S03E09 – Janet(s)
Veep – S07E07 – Veep

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

Show / Episode
Better Call Saul – S04E10 – Winner
Bodyguard – S01E01
Game of Thrones – S08E06 – The Iron Throne
The Handmaid’s Tale – S02E11 – Holly
Killing Eve – S02E02 – Nice and Neat
Succession – S01E10 – Nobody Is Ever Missing

Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special

Show / Episode
A Very English Scandal – S01E01
A Very English Scandal – S01E02
A Very English Scandal – S01E03
Chernobyl – S01E01 – 1:23:45
Chernobyl – S01E02 – Please Remain Calm
Chernobyl – S01E03 – Open Wide, O Earth
Chernobyl – S01E04 – The Happiness of All Mankind
Chernobyl – S01E05 – Vichnaya Pamyat
Escape at Dannemora – S01E06 – Part 6
Escape at Dannemora – S01E07 – Part 7
Fosse/Verdon – S01E08 – Providence
When They See Us – S01E04 – Part 4