Emmy Predictions

The official Emmy nominations come out on July 13th but predictions from tv critics are already filling Twitter feeds and of course the Hollywood Reporter round tables with actors, actresses, writers and show runners have been released as well. I thought I might as well go ahead and join the fray with some of my predictions and hopes for Television’s Biggest Night. Disclaimer of sorts, these are not based on extensive research on marketing campaigns and what efforts networks and streaming sites have done to promote their shows and actors. Also, based on past nominations up to 8 actors or shows could be nominated, but I am keeping my hopes on just the top five. These are simply nominees for the shows and actors that I believe show promise and who I hope are recognized for their tremendous work.  I have not included the animated or variety Emmy predictions.

These are just simply my predictions, if you are intrigued about the choices, please go check out these shows, movies and mini-series to see the fabulous talent line-up and competition this year.

DRAMA SERIES

Outstanding Drama Series – “The Americans”, “The Handmaid’s Tale”. “Stranger Things”, “Legion”, “The Leftovers”.

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series – Matthew Rhys (“The Americans”), Dan Stevens (“Legion”), Kevin Spacey (“House of Cards”), Aden Young (“Rectify”), and hopefully(!!) Justin Theroux ( “The Leftovers”).

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series – Keri Russell (“The Americans”), Carrie Coon (“The Leftovers”), Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”), Claire Foy (“The Crown”), Taraji P. Henson (“Empire”) .

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series – Ed Harris (“Westworld”), Noah Emmerich (“The Americans”), John Lithgow (“The Crown”), Ron Cephus Jones (“This Is US”), Christian Slater (“Mr. Robot”).

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series – Millie Bobbi Brown (“Stranger Things”), Aubrey Plaza (“Legion”)* that silent movie episode though*, Abigail Spencer (“Rectify”), Holly Taylor (“The Americans”), Alexis Bledel (“The Handmaid’s Tale”).

COMEDY SERIES

Outstanding Comedy Series – “The Good Place”, “Atlanta”, “Master of None”, “A Series of Unfortanate Events”, “Insecure”.

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series – Donald Glover (“Atlanta”), Neil Patrick Harris (“A Series of Unfortunate Events”), Aziz Anzari (“Master of None”), Chris Geere (“You’re the Worst”), Hank Azaria (“Brockmire”).

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series – Issa Rae (“Insecure”), Kristin Bell (“The Good Place”), Aya Cash (“You’re the Worst”), Sarah Jessica Parker (“Divorce”), Emmy Rossum (“Shameless”).

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series – Tony Hale (“Veep”), Brian Tyree Henry (“Atlanta”), Matt Walsh (“Veep”), Kumail Nanjiani (“Silicon Valley”), Louie Anderson (“Baskets”).

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series – Anna Chlumsky (“Veep”), Jane Krakowski (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”), Tara Lynne Barr (“Casual”), Rita Moreno (“One Day at a Time”), Zazie Beetz (“Atlanta”).

LIMITED SERIES AND TV MOVIES

Outstanding Limited Series – “The Night Of”, “Big Little Lies”, “Fargo”, “The Young Pope”, “Feud: Bette & Joan”.

Outstanding TV Movie – “Black Mirror”, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”, “The Wizard of Lies”, “Sherlock: The Lying Detective”, “Churchill’s Secret”

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie- Ewan McGregor (“Fargo”), Jonathan Groff (“Looking: The Movie”), Riz Ahmed (“The Night Of”), John Turturro (“The Night Of”), Benedict Cumberbatch (“Sherlock”).

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie – Carrie Coon (“Fargo”), Nicole Kidman (“Big Little Lies”), Reese Witherspoon (“Big Little Lies”), Bryce Dallas Howard (“Black Mirror”), Jessica Lange (“Feud: Bette & Joan”).

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie – Alexander Skarsgard (“Big Little Lies”), Stanley Tucci (“Feud: Bette & Joan”), Micheal Kenneth Williams (“The Night Of”), David Thewlis (“Fargo”), Martin Freeman (“Sherlock”).

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie – Laura Dern (“Big Little Lies”), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (“Fargo”), Shailene Woodley (“Big Little Lies”), Regina King (“American Crime”), Judy Davis (“Feud: Bette & Joan”).

So let me know what you think! The voting for Emmy nominations officially closed on June 26th. The nominations will be announced on July 13th and all the way on September 17th we will finally see the winner!

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