Since the Critics’ Choice Awards starting recognizing achievements in television seven years ago, it has previewed just one Emmy winner for Best Comedy Series. Likewise, the Golden Globes has also aligned with the Emmys for top laffer just once in the last seven years. But the Producers Guild of America has done so a staggering five times.
The PGA nominees are of particular interest this year because that guild is in the process of switching its eligibility period from that of the Emmys (June to May) to the calendar year. This will bring it in line both with its own calendar for the film nominees as well as most of the other guilds. To make this change, the PGA is using a special 18-month eligibility period this year only (June 2015 to Dec. 2016)
Producers Guild of America (PGA)
28th PGA Awards | June 2015 to December 2016 Eligibility
Nominations January 5 | Winners January 28