2019 Emmy Award Winning Writers

And now, because it’s the right thing to do for so many reasons, here they are, the really big writer-Emmy winners for this year!


Writing for a Drama Series

“Nobody Is Ever Missing,” Succession (WINNER)
Written by Jesse Armstrong

“Winner,” Better Call Saul
Written by Peter Gould and Thomas Schnauz

“Episode 1,” Bodyguard
Written by Jed Mercurio

“The Iron Throne,” Game of Thrones
Written by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss

“Holly,” The Handmaid’s Tale
Teleplay by Bruce Miller and Kira Snyder

“Nice And Neat,” Killing Eve
Written by Emerald Fennell

Writing for a Comedy Series

“Episode 1,” Fleabag (WINNER)
Written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge

“ronny/lilly,” Barry
Written by Alec Berg and Bill Hader

“Janet,” The Good Place
Written by Josh Siegal and Dylan Morgan

“Anna Ishii-Peters,” PEN15
Written by Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle

“Nothing In This World Is Easy,” Russian Doll
Written by Leslye Headland, Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler

“A Warm Body,” Russian Doll
Written by Allison Silverman

“Veep,” Veep
Written by David Mandel

Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special

Chernobyl (WINNER)
Written by Craig Mazin

“Episode 6,” Escape At Dannemora 
Written by Brett Johnson, Michael Tolkin, Jerry Stahl

“Episode 7,” Escape At Dannemora 
Written by Brett Johnson, Michael Tolkin

“Providence,” Fosse/Verdon
Written by Steven Levenson and Joel Fields

A Very English Scandal
Written by Russel T Davies

“Part Four,” When They See Us
Teleplay by Ava DuVernay and Michael Starrbury

Writing For A Variety Series

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (WINNER)
Senior Writer Dan Gurewitch, Jeff Maurer, Jill Twiss, Juli Weiner
Written by Tim Carvell, Raquel D’Apice, Josh Gondelman, Daniel O’Brien, John Oliver, Owen Parsons, Charlie Redd, Joanna Rothkopf, Ben Silva, Seena Vali

Documentary Now! 
Written by John Mulaney and Seth Meyers

Full Frontal With Samantha Bee 
Head Writer Melinda Taub
Written by Samantha Bee, Miles Kahn, Kristen Bartlett, Mike Drucker, Pat Cassels, Eric Drysdale, Mathan Erhardt, Nicole Silverberg
Writing Supervised by Ashley Nicole Black and Joe Grossman
Special Material by Allison Silverman

Late Night With Seth Meyers 
Written by Jermaine Affonso, Alex Baze, Karen Chee, Bryan Donaldson, Sal Gentile, Matt Goldich, Dina Gusovsky, Jennifer Hagel, Allison Hord, Michael Karnell, John Lutz, Seth Meyers, Ian Morgan, Seth Reiss, Amber Ruffin, Mike Scollins, Mike Shoemaker, Ben Warheit

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
Head Writer Opus Moreschi, Jay Katsir
Written by Aaron Cohen, Stephen Colbert, Tom Purcell, Barry Julien, Paul Dinello, Matt Lappin, Michael Brumm, Emmy Blotnick, Cullen Crawford, Ariel Dumas, Glenn Eichler, Django Gold, Gabe Gronli, Greg Iwinski, Daniel Kibblesmith, Kate Sidley, Jen Spyra, Brian Stack, John Thibodeaux, Michael Pielocik, Asher Perlman, Eliana Kwartler

Saturday Night Live 
Head Writer Michael Che, Colin Jost, Kent Sublette
Senior Writer Bryan Tucker
Written by James Anderson, Steven Castillo, Andrew Dismukes, Anna Drezen, Alison Gates, Steve Higgins, Sam Jay, Erik Kenward, Michael Koman, Alan Linic, Eli Coyote Mandel, Lorne Michaels, John Mulaney, Josh Patten, Simon Rich, Gary Richardson, Pete Schultz, Marika Sawyer, Will Stephen, Julio Torres, Bowen Yang
Weekend Update written by Megan Callahan, Dennis McNicholas, Katie Rich
Writing Supervised by Fran Gillespie, Sudi Green, Streeter Seidell


Sorry this post is so late. It’s just that last night’s Emmy Awards show was so damn forgettable. And that’s the best thing we’ve heard anybody say about it so far.

Other winners – you know, actors and directors and individual shows and such – are HERE
Ken Levine’s West Coast take on “Last night’s abomination” is HERE
Roger Friedman’s East Coast opinion that “Emmy Awards Tank in Ratings for Many Reasons” is HERE