Say what you will about awards shows, not only do they get everyone talking about great television, they also mean that a lot of great resources get released. Scripts, or even if we’re lucky series bibles, start getting released from around now to help build the case for the nominees. And this has been also true of the Emmy’s this year; a year where in our opinion The Handmaids Tale and Big Little Lies deservedly did well. We’re just sad that the excellent Westworld didn’t get more recognition.
So, here are some scripts from some of this year’s winners and nominees:
Ilene Chaiken’s script for the The Handmaids Tale pilot – Winner of Outstanding drama series and Outstanding directing for a drama series and Outstanding writing for a drama series
Simon Blackwell and Armando Iannucci’s script for the Veep pilot – Winner of Outstanding comedy series
David E. Kelly’s complete script for Big Little Lies – Winner of Outstanding limited series
Donald Glover’s script for Atlanta pilot – Winner of Outstanding directing for a comedy series
Charlie Brooker’s script for Black Mirror episode San Junipero – Winner of Outstanding Writing In A Miniseries Or A Special