Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Emmy Predictions: Best Drama Series

The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards nominations will be announced on Thursday, July 13th. As always, chime in below in the comments with any thoughts of your own.

Last year’s nominees: The Americans, Better Call Saul, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, Homeland, House of Cards, Mr. Robot

The competition: There are two spots open this year thanks to the end of “Downton Abbey” and a year off for “Game of Thrones.” Given that the enthusiasm just started last year, newbie The Americans is actually likeliest to return. I’m hopeful that Homeland will finally be dismissed, and I’m nervous about the chances for both Better Call Saul and Mr. Robot since, despite continued excellence, buzz seems to be waning. House of Cards could go either way. There are a handful of new contenders that are likely to crack the list, led by The Crown, The Handmaid’s Tale, Stranger Things, This Is Us, and Westworld. It’s bold to predict an almost entirely all-new lineup, but I think these shows are all hot right now and may just make up a pretty neat new list.

The predicted nominees: The Americans, The Crown, The Handmaid’s Tale, House of Cards, Stranger Things, This Is Us, Westworld

The predicted winner: Westworld

Next up: Best Comedy Series

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