Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Final Emmy Predictions


Tomorrow morning, the nominations for the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards will be announced. I've made detailed predictions in the top eighteen categories, and offered my best blind guesses for the Miniseries/TV Movie and variety categories below as well. I’m trying to limit my hopeful guesses in all categories, and I think selecting both Rachel Bloom and Gina Rodriguez to be recognized is pretty much the upper limit. Hopefully there will be some fun surprises and not some unfortunate snubs. Click on category headings below for full analysis in each race. I'm looking forward to the nominations, and you can expect analysis and reactions by category all day. Nominations will be announced starting at 11:30am eastern by Anthony Anderson and Lauren Graham, which is sure to be fun. Please offer your own predictions and thoughts in the comments below.

BEST DRAMA SERIES
Better Call Saul
Billions
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
House of Cards
Mr. Robot

BEST DRAMA LEAD ACTOR
Bobby Cannavale (Vinyl)
Paul Giamatti (Billions)
Damian Lewis (Billions)
Rami Malek (Mr. Robot)
Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul)
Kevin Spacey (House of Cards)

BEST DRAMA LEAD ACTRESS
Claire Danes (Homeland)
Viola Davis (How to Get Away with Murder)
Taraji P. Henson (Empire)
Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife)
Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black)
Robin Wright (House of Cards)

BEST DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTOR
Jonathan Banks (Better Call Saul)
Jim Carter (Downton Abbey)
Alan Cumming (The Good Wife)
Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones)
Michael Kelly (House of Cards)
Christian Slater (Mr. Robot)

BEST DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black)
Christine Baranski (The Good Wife)
Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones)
Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey)
Lena Headey (Game of Thrones)
Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey)

BEST COMEDY SERIES
The Big Bang Theory
Girls
Modern Family
Silicon Valley
Transparent
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Veep

BEST COMEDY LEAD ACTOR
Anthony Anderson (Black-ish)
Aziz Ansari (Master of None)
Don Cheadle (House of Lies)
Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth)
William H. Macy (Shameless)
Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent)

BEST COMEDY LEAD ACTRESS
Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep)
Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin)
Amy Schumer (Inside Amy Schumer)
Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie)

BEST COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTOR
Andre Braugher (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
Ty Burrell (Modern Family)
Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family)
Tony Hale (Veep)

BEST COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Anna Chlumsky (Veep)
Gaby Hoffman (Transparent)
Allison Janney (Mom)
Jane Krakowski (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
Judith Light (Transparent)
Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live)

BEST DRAMA GUEST ACTOR
Reg E. Cathey (House of Cards)
Josh Charles (Masters of Sex)
Michael J. Fox (The Good Wife)
John Cameron Mitchell (Vinyl)
Max von Sydow (Game of Thrones)
B.D. Wong (Mr. Robot)

BEST DRAMA GUEST ACTRESS
Kate Burton (Madam Secretary)
Ellen Burstyn (House of Cards))
Whoopi Goldberg (Law and Order: SVU)
Allison Janney (Masters of Sex)
Margo Martindale (The Americans)
Cicely Tyson (How to Get Away with Murder)

BEST COMEDY GUEST ACTOR
Fred Armisen (Saturday Night Live)
Louis C.K. (Portlandia)
Larry David (Saturday Night Live)
Peter Macnicol (Veep)
Tracy Morgan (Saturday Night Live)
Bradley Whitford (Transparent)

BEST COMEDY GUEST ACTRESS
Christine Baranski (The Big Bang Theory)
Tina Fey (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler (Saturday Night Live)
Anjelica Huston (Transparent)
Brie Larson (Saturday Night Live)
Amy Schumer (Saturday Night Live)

BEST DRAMA DIRECTING
Pilot (Billions)
Battle of the Bastards (Game of Thrones)
The Door (Game of Thrones)
eps1.0_hellofriend.mov (Mr. Robot)
Descenso (Narcos)
The Macon 7 (Underground)

BEST DRAMA WRITING
Amarillo (Better Call Saul)
Pilot (Billions)
Part Eight (Downton Abbey)
Battle of the Basterds (Game of Thrones)
eps1.0_hellofriend.mov (Mr. Robot)
Descenso (Narcos)

BEST COMEDY DIRECTING
Pilot (Casual)
Japan (Girls)
The Panic in Central Park (Girls)
Daily Active Users (Silicon Valley)
The Book of Life (Transparent)
Man on the Land (Transparent)

BEST COMEDY WRITING
Pilot (Casual)
Josh Just Happens to Live Here! (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
Parents (Master of None),The Uptick (Silicon Valley)
Man on the Land (Transparent)
Morning After (Veep)


BEST MINISERIES/TV MOVIE LEAD ACTOR
Bryan Cranston (All the Way)
Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock: His Last Vow)
Idris Elba (Luther)
Oscar Isaac (Show Me a Hero)
Ian McKellen (The Dresser)
Patrick Wilson (Fargo)

BEST MINISERIES/TV MOVIE LEAD ACTRESS
Kirsten Dunst (Fargo)
Lady Gaga (American Horror Story: Hotel)
Sarah Hay (Flesh and Bone)
Felicity Huffman (American Crime)
Sarah Paulson (The People v. O.J. Simpson)
Kerry Washington (Confirmation)

BEST MINISERIES/TV MOVIE SUPPORTING ACTOR
Ted Danson (Fargo)
Martin Freeman (Sherlock: His Last Vow)
Alfred Molina (Show Me a Hero)
Forest Whitaker (Roots)
Bradley Whitford (All the Way)
Jeffrey Wright (Confirmation)

BEST MINISERIES/TV MOVIE SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Kathy Bates (American Horror Story: Hotel)
Catherine Keener (Show Me a Hero)
Regina King (American Crime)
Melissa Leo (All the Way)
Anika Noni Rose (Roots)
Jean Smart (Fargo)

BEST MINISERIES/TV MOVIE DIRECTING
All the Way
Confirmation
Fargo (Before the Law)
The People v. O.J. Simpson (From the Ashes of Tragedy)
Roots (Night One)

BEST MINISERIES/TV MOVIE WRITING
All the Way
Confirmation
Fargo (Before the Law)
Sherlock: The Abominable Bride
Show Me a Hero

BEST MINISERIES
American Crime
American Horror Story: Hotel
Fargo
The People v. O.J. Simpson
Roots

BEST TV MOVIE
All the Way
Coat of Many Colors
Confirmation
The Dresser
Sherlock: The Abominable Bride

BEST REALITY COMPETITION SERIES
The Amazing Race
Dancing with the Stars
Project Runway
So You Think You Can Dance
Top Chef
The Voice

BEST REALITY HOST
Tom Bergeron (Dancing with the Stars)
Cat Deeley (So You Think You Can Dance)
Phil Keoghan (The Amazing Race)
Heidi Klum/Tim Gunn (Project Runway)
Jane Lynch (Hollywood Game Night)

BEST VARIETY TALK SERIES
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Late Late Show with James Corden
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Late Show with Stephen Colbert

BEST VARIETY SKETCH SERIES
Drunk History
Inside Amy Schumer
Key and Peele
Portlandia
Saturday Night Live