69th Primetime Emmy Awards Prediction

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On Thursday, the Oscars of the Fall, the Academy Awards of Television, the Primetime Emmy Awards will announce their fill list of nominees. Compared to the Oscars, the Emmys can be a bit overwhelming when compared to the Oscars, with well over 100 categories. To compare, there are 4 acting categories at the Oscars, at the Emmys, there are 16, if you don’t count voice over and narration categories. At the same time, the Emmys can be a bit more simple, since the same nominees can be nominated year after year, unlike the Oscars where the nominees change every year, since a movie is only eligible once for the Oscar. (And yes, I do recognize the fact that the Miniseries/Made for TV Movie categories are similar to the Oscar, but they are outweighed 2 to 1 in this case.) All this is to say, that these are what I have predicted to be the announced nominees for the Emmys on Thursday morning.

Outstanding Comedy Series:

  1. Veep
  2. Atlanta
  3. Transparent
  4. Silicon Valley
  5. Master of None
  6. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  7. Black-ish

Outstanding Drama Series

  1. The Crown
  2. This is Us
  3. Stranger Things
  4. The Americans
  5. The Handmaid’s Tale
  6. House of Cards
  7. Westworld

Outstanding Limited Series (Otherwise known as a Miniseries)

  1. Big Little Lies
  2. The Night of
  3. Fargo
  4. Feud: Bette and Joan
  5. The Young Pope

Outstanding Made for TV Movie

  1. The Immoral Life of Henrietta Lacks
  2. The Wizard of Lies
  3. Sherlock: The Lying Detective
  4. Churchill’s Secret
  5. Custody

Outstanding Variety Talk Series

  1. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
  2. Late Late Show with James Cordon
  3. Late Show with Stephen Colbert
  4. Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
  5. Jimmy Kimmel Live
  6. Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series

  1. Saturday Night Live
  2. Portlandia
  3. Documentary Now
  4. Tracey Ullman’s Show
  5. Drunk History

Outstanding Reality/Competition Program

  1. The Voice
  2. RuPaul’s Drag Race
  3. American Ninja Warrior
  4. Top Chef
  5. The Amazing Race
  6. Project Runway

Outstanding Reality Host

  1. RuPaul Charles – RuPaul’s Drag Race
  2. Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn – Project Runway
  3. Tom Bergeron – Dancing with the Stars
  4. Steve Harvey – Little Big Shots
  5. Alec Baldwin – Match Game
  6. Chris Hardwick – The Wall

Sidebar: Does anybody else find it a little strange that there is a category for hosting of a Reality Program, but no similar category for a host of a Variety Series?

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

  1. Jeffrey Tambor – Transparent
  2. Donald Glover – Atlanta
  3. Anthony Anderson – Black-ish
  4. William H Macy – Shameless
  5. Aziz Ansari – Master of None
  6. Thomas Middleditch – Silicon Valley

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

  1. Sterling K Brown – This is Us
  2. Rami Malek – Mr. Robot
  3. Bob Okenkirk – Better Call Saul
  4. Kevin Spacey – House of Cards
  5. Matthew Rhys – Th Americans
  6. Anthony Hopkins – Westworld

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series/Movie

  1. Ewan McGregor – Fargo
  2. Riz Ahmed – The Night Of
  3. Robert De Niro – The Wizard of Lies
  4. John Turturro – The Night Of
  5. Benedict Cumberbatch – Sherlock: The Lying Detective
  6. Geoffrey Rush – Genius

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

  1. Julia Louis Dreyfus – Veep
  2. Tracee Ellis Ross – Black-ish
  3. Ellie Kemper – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  4. Sarah Jessica Parker – Divorce
  5. Allison Janney – Mom
  6. Lily Tomlin – Grace and Frankie

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

  1. Claire Foy – The Crown
  2. Elisabeth Moss – The Handmaid’s Tale
  3. Keri Russell – The Americans
  4. Viola Davis – How to Get Away with Murder
  5. Rachel Evan Wood – Westworld
  6. Robin Wright – House of Cards

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series/Movie

  1. Jessica Lange – Feud: Bette and Joan
  2. Nicole Kidman – Big Little Lies
  3. Oprah Winfrey – The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  4. Reese Witherspoon – Big Little Lies
  5. Susan Sarandon – Feud: Bette and Joan
  6. Carrie Cook – Fargo

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series:

  1. Alec Baldwin – Saturday Night Live
  2. Louie Anderson – Baskets
  3. Tony Hale – Veep
  4. Brian Tyree Henry – Atlanta
  5. Tituss Burgess – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  6. Ty Burrell – Modern Family

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

  1. John Lithgow – The Crown
  2. Jonathan Banks – Better Call Sau
  3. Jon Voight – Ray Donivan
  4. Ed Harris – Westworld
  5. Jeffrey Rush – Westworld
  6. Ron Ciphas Jones – This is Us

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series/Movie

  1. Stanley Tucci – Feud: Bette and Joan
  2. Alfred Molina – Feud: Bette and Joan
  3. Hank Azaria – The Wizard of Lies
  4. Martin Freeman – Sherlock: The Lying Detective
  5. Michael Sthulbarg – Fargo
  6. David Thewlis – Fargo

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

  1. Kate McKinnon – Saturday Night Live
  2. Anna Chlumsky – Veep
  3. Judith Light – Transparent
  4. Jane Krakowski – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  5. Gabby Hoffman – Transparent
  6. Andrea Martin – Great News

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

  1. Chrissy Metz – This is Us
  2. Winona Ryder – Stranger Things
  3. Millie Bobby Brown – Stranger Things
  4. Margo Martindale – The Americans
  5. Constance Zimmer – UnReal
  6. Uzo Aduba – Orange is the New Black

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series/Movie

  1. Judy Davis – Feud: Bette and Joan
  2. Michelle Pfeiffer – The Wizard of Lies
  3. Shailene Woodley – Big Little Lies
  4. Regina King – American Crime
  5. Laura Dern – Big Little Lies
  6. Kathy Bates: American Horror Story: Roanoke

Outstanding Guest Actor on a Comedy Series

  1. Hugh Laurie – Veep
  2. Peter MacNicol – Veep
  3. Dave Chappelle – Saturday Night Live
  4. Tom Hanks – Saturday Night Live
  5. Aziz Ansari  – Saturday Night Live
  6. Jimmy Fallon – Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Guest Actor on a Drama Series

  1. Ben Mendelsohn – Bloodline
  2. Gerald McRaney – This is Us
  3. Hank Azaria – Ray Donovan
  4. Brian Tyree Henry – This is Us
  5. Dylan Baker – The Good Fight
  6. Orlando Jones – American Gods

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series:

  1. Melissa McCarthy – Saturday Night Live
  2. Carrie Fisher – Catastrophe
  3. Laurie Metcalf – The Big Bang Theory
  4. Christine Baranski – The Big Bang Theory
  5. Kristin Wiig – Saturday Night Live
  6. Angela Bassett – Master of None

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series

  1. Alexis Blidel – The Handmaid’s Tale
  2. Gillian Anderson – American Gods
  3. Carrie Preston – The Good Fight
  4. Cecily Tyson – How to Get Away with Murder
  5. Ann Dowd – The Leftovers
  6. Cloris Leachman – American Gods

 

This would be the part in the predictions where I would list off the predicted episodes that would be nominated for Writing and Director. But those categories are kind of hit or miss, not the easiest thing to predict. While I do watch a lot of the shows that have been listed above, predicting the categories of writing and directing is tough. So for now, I’ll leave those predictions out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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69th Primetime Emmy Awards Prediction

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