Monday, July 15, 2019

Final Emmy Predictions


Tomorrow morning, the nominations for the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards will be announced. This is probably the most unpredictable race in a long time. Two years ago, we got five freshman nominees for Best Drama Series, and now four of them aren’t in the running because their seasons are premiering too late for eligibility. There are a few shows looking to pick up major bids that I don’t watch, like “Pose,” “Succession,” and “Ozark,” while I’m rooting for the likes of “Bodyguard,” “Homecoming,” and, of course, “Counterpart,” to score across the board. On the comedy side, I’d love to see many supporting players from “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and “Barry” recognized, with the right ones from “Veep” honored, and I’d be overjoyed if “The Good Place” did really well too. I’m less invested in the limited series and TV movie races, even though I’ve seen the first episode of most of the projects eligible. I’m most invested in “A Very English Scandal” and “When They See Us” doing well.

What I want most is for great surprises to come along, and you can check back here all day Tuesday as of about noon for reactions in each category. Click on category headings for full analysis and predictions. Leave your predictions in the comments!

BEST DRAMA SERIES
Better Call Saul
Bodyguard
Game of Thrones
Killing Eve
Ozark
Pose
This Is Us

BEST DRAMA LEAD ACTOR
Jason Bateman (Ozark)
Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us)
Kit Harington (Game of Thrones)
Richard Madden (Bodyguard)
Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul)
Milo Ventimiglia (This Is Us)

BEST DRAMA LEAD ACTRESS
Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones)
Jodie Comer (Killing Eve)
Laura Linney (Ozark)
Sandra Oh (Killing Eve)
Julia Roberts (Homecoming)
Robin Wright (House of Cards)

BEST DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTOR
Jonathan Banks (Better Call Saul)
Bobby Cannavale (Homecoming)
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones)
Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones)
Giancarlo Esposito (Better Call Saul)
Justin Hartley (This Is Us)

BEST DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Julia Garner (Ozark)
Lena Headey (Game of Thrones)
Rhea Seehorn (Better Call Saul)
Fiona Shaw (Killing Eve)
Susan Kelechi Watson (This Is Us)
Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones)

BEST COMEDY SERIES
Barry
GLOW
The Good Place
The Kominsky Method
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Veep

BEST COMEDY LEAD ACTOR
Anthony Anderson (Black-ish)
Jim Carrey (Kidding)
Don Cheadle (Black Monday)
Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method)
Bill Hader (Barry)
William H. Macy (Shameless)

BEST COMEDY LEAD ACTRESS
Christina Applegate (Dead to Me)
Pamela Adlon (Better Things)
Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep)
Natasha Lyonne (Russian Doll)
Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag)

BEST COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTOR
Alan Arkin (The Kominsky Method)
Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
Tony Hale (Veep)
Tony Shalhoub (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Matt Walsh (Veep)
Henry Winkler (Barry)

BEST COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Alex Borstein (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Anna Chlumsky (Veep)
Betty Gilpin (GLOW)
Marin Hinkle (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live)
Megan Mullally (Will and Grace)

BEST DRAMA GUEST ACTOR
Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us)
James Cromwell (Succession)
Griffin Dunne (This Is Us)
Michael McKean (Better Call Saul)
Kumail Nanjiani (The Twilight Zone)
Bradley Whitford (The Handmaid’s Tale)

BEST DRAMA GUEST ACTRESS
Connie Britton (American Horror Story: Apocalypse)
Cherry Jones (The Handmaid’s Tale)
Jessica Lange (American Horror Story: Apocalypse)
Phylicia Rashad (This Is Us)
Carice van Houten (Game of Thrones)
Cicely Tyson (How to Get Away with Murder)

BEST COMEDY GUEST ACTOR
Matt Bomer (Will and Grace)
Peter MacNicol (Veep)
Lin-Manuel Miranda (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
Bob Newhart (The Big Bang Theory)
Adam Sandler (Saturday Night Live)
David Schwimmer (Will and Grace)

BEST COMEDY GUEST ACTRESS
Christine Baranski (The Big Bang Theory)
Jane Lynch (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Sandra Oh (Saturday Night Live)
Sally Phillips (Veep)
Maya Rudolph (The Good Place)
Wanda Sykes (Black-ish)

BEST DRAMA DIRECTING
Episode 1 (Bodyguard)
The Iron Throne (Game of Thrones)
The Last of the Starks (Game of Thrones)
The Long Night (Game of Thrones)
Holly (The Handmaid’s Tale)
Pilot (Pose)

BEST DRAMA WRITING
The Iron Throne (Game of Thrones)
Holly (The Handmaid’s Tale)
Stop (Homecoming)
Nice and Neat (Killing Eve)
Pilot (Pose)
Nobody Is Ever Missing (Succession)

BEST COMEDY DIRECTING
The Audition (Barry)
The Stockholm Syndrome (The Big Bang Theory)
Chapter 1: An Actor Avoids (The Kominsky Method)
All Alone (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Discovery Weekend (Veep)
Veep (Veep)

BEST COMEDY WRITING
ronny/lily (Barry)
Chapter 2: An Agent Grieves (The Kominsky Method)
Midnight at the Concord (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Vote for Kennedy
Vote for Kennedy! (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)

BEST MINISERIES/TV MOVIE LEAD ACTOR
Mahershala Ali (True Detective)
Hugh Grant (A Very English Scandal)
Jared Harris (Chernobyl)
Ian McShane (Deadwood: The Movie)
Sam Rockwell (Fosse/Verdon)
Benicio Del Toro (Escape at Dannemora)

BEST MINISERIES/TV MOVIE LEAD ACTRESS
Amy Adams (Sharp Objects)
Patricia Arquette (Escape at Dannemora)
Joey King (The Act)
Emma Stone (Maniac)
Michelle Williams (Fosse/Verdon)
Ruth Wilson (Mrs. Wilson)

BEST MINISERIES/TV MOVIE SUPPORTING ACTOR
Kyle Chandler (Catch-22)
George Clooney (Catch-22)
Paul Dano (Escape at Dannemora)
Michael Kenneth Williams (When They See Us)
John Leguizamo (When They See Us)
Ben Whishaw (A Very English Scandal)

BEST MINISERIES/TV MOVIE SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Patricia Arquette (The Act)
Patricia Clarkson (Sharp Objects)
Carmen Ejogo (True Detective)
Vera Farmiga (When They See Us)
Emma Thompson (King Lear)
Emily Watson (Chernobyl)

BEST MINISERIES/TV MOVIE DIRECTING
Black Mirror (Bandersnatch)
Chernobyl
Deadwood: The Movie
Escape at Dannemora
When They See Us

BEST MINISERIES/TV MOVIE WRITING
The Act (Free)
Catch-22
Chernobyl
A Very English Scandal
When They See Us

BEST MINISERIES
Chernobyl
Escape at Dannemora
Sharp Objects
A Very English Scandal
When They See Us

BEST TV MOVIE
Black Mirror: Bandersnatch
Brexit
Deadwood: The Movie
King Lear
My Dinner with Herve

BEST REALITY COMPETITION SERIES
The Amazing Race
American Ninja Warrior
The Masked Singer
RuPaul’s Drag Race
Top Chef
The Voice

BEST REALITY HOST
Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman (Making It)
Ellen DeGeneres (Ellen’s Game of Games)
Jane Lynch (Hollywood Game Night)
Queer Eye (Queer Eye)
RuPaul Charles (RuPaul’s Drag Race)

BEST VARIETY TALK SERIES
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Late Late Show with James Corden
Late Show with Stephen Colbert

BEST VARIETY SKETCH SERIES
At Home with Amy Sedaris
Documentary Now
Drunk History
Saturday Night Live
Who Is America

1 comment:

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