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

74th Golden Globe Awards Predictions

This weekend, the awards season will begin with first televised ceremony, the 74th Golden Globe Awards, presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. This unpredictable show that mixes the Oscars and the Emmys, booze and Hollywood stars. So if one this is for sure, something crazy is probably going to happen when a drunk nominee ascends the stage to accept their Golden Globe. So as I do, these are what I think are going to win and who should win.Enjoy and comment!

 

Best Picture – Drama:  

Will Win: Manchester by the Sea

Should Win: Fences

 

This is an interesting category this year. What usually can be considered the best predictor of  the Best Picture Oscar of any of category at this ceremony, some of the biggest contenders of the year were left off this list of nominees. Fences, Hidden FIgures and Jackie were all snubbed of a nomination in favor of other films such as Hell or High Water and Hacksaw Ridge. The most shocking of these nominees is Lion, which seemed (to me at least) to fade too quickly to gain a nomination for Best Picture. Of the films nominated, Manchester by the Sea, which has spent much of the year as a critical darling, is more than likely going to come away the winner, though Moonlight has almost just as good a chance at winning.

 

Best Picture – Musical/Comedy:

Who Will Win: La La Land

Who Should Win: La La Land

 

If any film has captivated audiences and critics alike, it’s La La Land. A revival of the original movie musical and beckons back to the era of the of the early 1950’s and films such as Singin’ in the Rain and An American in Paris, the latter of which winning best 1951 Best Picture Oscar. There is virtually no possible way that La La Land won’t win Best Picture Musical/Comedy. But then again, the Golden Globes can be quite unpredictable.

 

Best Lead Actor – Drama:

Will Win: Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea

Should Win: Denzel Washington – Fences

 

Possibly the best performance Washington has ever given, which even won him a Tony Award back in 2010. But just like the movie itself, Casey Affleck has been one of the biggest critic darlings of the year.  

 

Best Lead Actor – Comedy/Musical:

Will Win: Ryan Gosling – La La Land

Should Win: Ryan Reynolds – Deadpool

 

Just as with Lead Actor Drama, the predicted Best Picture winner will more than likely spill over into Best Actor, with Ryan Gosling likely to take the Best Actor globe. But of the names on the list, Ryan Reynolds has caused the most buzz, among critics and fans alike. I am not the biggest fan of superhero movies, but for a movie like this, that changed the landscape of the subgenre, it deserves to go home with a little bit of gold during this awards season.

 

Best Lead Actress – Drama:

Will Win: Natalie Portman – Jackie

Should Win: Natalie Portman – Jackie

 

Natalie Portman has become one of the front runners to win the Best Actress Oscar, so it will be no surprise when she wins the Globe.

 

Best Lead Actress – Comedy/Musical:

Will Win: Emma Stone – La La Land

Should Win: Annette Bening – 20th Century Women

 

Emma Stone is the current frontrunner to with the Best Actress Oscar, though she could be overtaken. But in my opinion, Annette Bening has been far overdue for some gold since American Beauty. I am not a big fan of the “Overdue” Oscar Win, but in this case, Bening deserves some gold.

 

Best Supporting Actor:

Will Win: Mahershala Ali – Moonlight

Should Win: Mahershala Ali – Moonlight

 

Much of the love for Moonlight during this awards season has been heaped upon Mahershala Ali and his performance (though I do wish Janelle Monae could share in the love). Though I can see Dev Patel or Jeff Bridges possibly taking the globe in an upset, Ali has everything but pick up the trophy at this point.

 

Best Supporting Actress:

Will Win: Viola Davis – Fences

Should Win: As I said earlier about Annette Bening, Viola Davis is overdue for her glorious work over the past decade. Davis’ performances are usually nothing short of magic, and Fences is just the same. Just as with Denzel Washington, Davis won a Tony Award for her role in the 2010 Broadway production, and serves as the foil to Washington’s Troy Maxon. Davis narrowly lost of the Best Lead Actress Oscar 5 years ago, and her Oscar potential has been growing ever since.

 

Best Director:

Will Win: Damien Chazelle – La La Land

Should Win: Damien Chazelle – La La Land

 

The biggest critical success of the year will undoubtedly win the biggest award for both Drama and Musical/Comedy. Ever since Chazelle’s directorial debut, 2014’s Whiplash, he has been gaining praise for his fresh look on film, and it’s only been a matter of time before he won all the awards.

 

Best Screenplay:

Will Win: Manchester by the Sea

Should Win: Moonlight

 

Manchester by the Sea is the classic example of the a Screenplay Award winner. It’s got snappy dialogue and an overabundance of emotion. Moonlight on the other hand is a more reserved film, but has no less emotion. What it does give a unique look inside the life of someone we wouldn’t other think of as interesting or important.

 

Best Original Score:

Will Win: La La Land

Should Win: La La Land

 

This is not your typical film score. It plays more like a Broadway musical than an film, and because this is an original movie musical, instead an adaptation of a Broadway musical, this score becomes eligible for the original score award, the first of its kind in some time, if ever.

 

Best Original Song:

Will Win: “City of Stars” – La La Land

Should Win: “City of Stars” – La La Land

 

When the critical darling of the year has a load of original songs, it because a matter of picking which song to submit rather than all of the songs splitting the vote. Though many who look at this list of nominees might say “How Far I’ll Go” from Moana, and written by Hamilton’s Lin Manuel Miranda, the song didn’t seem to take off with the critics as much as the song it is always compared to, “Let it Go” from 2013’s Frozen.

 

Best Animated Film:

Will Win: Zootopia

Should Win: Zootopia

 

In a year that is so for the animation category, a year that even saw Pixar knocked out of the nominees, the result is a strong set of nominees. While my pick in the category would be Kubo and the Two Strings, it is impossible to say that there could be any other winner than Zootopia. The unexpected hit of the year, speaking so seamlessly to the current political and cultural climate, while leading Disney further into the new renaissance.

 

Best Foreign Language Film:

Will Win: Toni Erdmann – Germany

Should Win: Elle – France

 

Germany’s Toni Erdmann is being touted as the best foreign movie of the year, having already won the top prize at the European Film Awards. Elle was on the same track, until the French film was left off the short list of Foreign Language Film contenders of the Oscars. Though at the same time, France has 2 and half (The Salesman is considered half French, half Iranian), those voting for a French language film could be easily divided, leading to the Germans winning.

 

74th Golden Globe Awards Predictions

74th Golden Globe Awards First Rection

The Golden Globe Awards nominees were announced earlier today, and as usually, they’ve nominated some of the hottest movies and shows of the year. On the film side, the winners here could be a big stepping stone toward winning at the Oscars. If anything, it is fun to watch what the Oscars might be like if they allowed alcohol.

FILM

Best Picture – Drama: Manchester by the Sea

Best Picture – Musical/Comedy: La La Land

Best Lead Actor – Drama: Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea

Best Lead Actor – Comedy/Musical: Ryan Gosling – La La Land

Best Lead Actress – Drama: Natalie Portman – Jackie

Best Lead Actress – Comedy/Musical: Emma Stone – La La Land

Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali – Moonlight

Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis – Fences

Best Director: Damien Chazelle – La La Land

Best Screenplay: Manchester by the Sea

Best Original Score: La La Land

Best Original Song: “City of Stars” – La La Land

Best Animated Film: Zootopia

Best Foreign Language Film: Elle – France

TELEVISION

Best Drama Series: Game of Thrones

Best Musical/Comedy Series: Veep

Best Movie/Miniseries: The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story

Best Lead Actor – Drama: Rami Malek – Mr. Robot

Best Lead Actor – Comedy/Musical: Donald Glover – Atlanta

Best Lead Actor – Miniseries/Movie: Courtney B Vance – The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story

Best Lead Actress – Drama: Rachel Evan Wood – Westworld

Best Lead Actress – Comedy/Musical: Julia Louis Dreyfus – Veep

Best Lead Actress – Miniseries/Movie: Sarah Paulson – The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story

Best Supporting Actor: John Lithgow – The Crown

Best Supporting Actress: Olivia Colman – The Night Manager

 

74th Golden Globe Awards First Rection

68th Primetime Emmy Awards Nominees Predictions

This Thursday, July 14th, The Television Academy will announce the nominees to the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards. The Emmys are one of the most fun award shows, specially to predict, because there is such a wide variety of shows to be nominated for only a handful of nominees. While it is true that the same shows are often nominated year after year (Game of Thrones, Veep), when a show ends its run, it leaves a void that needs to be filled by new shows. Sometimes new shows breakthrough and find themselves the front runners. What’s unique about the Emmys is judging how well a show that was nominated last year held up during the season and compare to the new shows. So, here’s what I’m predicting to get nominated this Thursday:

Outstanding Drama Series:

  1. Game of Thrones
  2. Downton Abbey
  3. Mr. Robot
  4. House of Cards
  5. Homeland
  6. Better Call Saul

 

Outstanding Comedy Series:

  1. Veep
  2. Mozart in the Jungle
  3. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  4. Transparent
  5. Modern Family
  6. Master of None
  7. Catastrophy

 

Outstanding TV Movie

  1. All the Way
  2. Sherlock: The Abominable Bride
  3. Confirmation
  4. 7 Days in Hell
  5. The Dresser

 

Outstanding Limited Series

  1. Fargo
  2. American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson
  3. The Night Manager
  4. Show Me a Hero
  5. American Horror Story: Hotel

 

Outstanding Reality Competition Program

  1. The Voice
  2. The Amazing Race
  3. Top Chef
  4. Dancing with the Stars
  5. So You Think You Can Dance
  6. Project Runway

 

Outstanding Variety Talk Series

  1. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
  2. Late Show with Stephen Colbert
  3. Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon
  4. Late Night with Seth Meyers
  5. Conan
  6. Jimmy Kimmel Live

 

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series

  1. Inside Amy Schumer
  2. Saturday Night Live
  3. Portlandia
  4. Drunk History
  5. Documentary Now

 

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

  1. Kevin Spacey – House of Cards
  2. Rami Malek – Mr Robot
  3. Clive Owen – The Knick
  4. Bob Odenkirk – Better Call Saul
  5. Terrence Howard – Empire
  6. Paul Giamatti – Billions  

 

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

  1. Jeffrey Tambor – Transparent
  2. Gael Garcia Bernal – Mozart in the Jungle
  3. Aziz Ansari – Master of None
  4. Jim Parsons – The Big Bang Theory
  5. Dwayne Johnson – Ballers
  6. Will Forte – Last Man on Earth

 

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Tv Movie/Miniseries

  1. Bryan Cranston – All the Way
  2. Patrick Wilson – Fargo
  3. Oscar Isaac – Show Me a Hero
  4. Courtney B. Vance – American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson
  5. Tom Hiddleston – The Night Manager
  6. Benedict Cumberbatch – Sherlock: The Abominable Bride

 

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

  1. Viola Davis – How to Get Away with Murder
  2. Julianna Margulies – The Good Wife
  3. Robin Wright – House of Cards
  4. Taraji P Henson – Empire
  5. Claire Danes – Homeland
  6. Carrie Coon – The Leftovers

 

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

  1. Julia Louis Dreyfus – Veep
  2. Amy Schumer – Inside Amy Schumer
  3. Rachel Bloom – Crazy Ex Girlfriend
  4. Ellie Kemper – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  5. Melissa McCarthy – Mike and Molly
  6. Jamie Lee Curtis – Scream Queens

 

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Tv Movie/Miniseries

  1. Kirsten Dunst – Fargo
  2. Sarah Paulson – American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson
  3. Audra McDonald – Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill
  4. Lady Gaga – American Horror Story: Hotel
  5. Kerry Washington – Comfirmation
  6. Felicity Huffman – American Crime

 

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

  1. Christian Slatter – Mr Robot
  2. Peter Dinklage – Game of Thrones
  3. Michael Kelly – House of Cards
  4. Jim Carter – Downton Abbey
  5. Jonathan Banks – Better Call Saul
  6. Alan Cumming – The Good Wife

 

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

  1. Tony Hale – Veep
  2. Tituss Burgess – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  3. Andre Braugher – Brooklyn Nine Nine
  4. Eric Stonestreet – Modern Family
  5. Ty Burrell  – Modern Family
  6. Adam Driver – Girls

 

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Tv/Miniseries

  1. Hugh Laurie – The Night Manager
  2. Denis O’Hare – American Horror Story: Hotel
  3. Alfred Molina – Show Me a Hero
  4. Anthony Mackie – All the Way
  5. Bokeem Woodbine – Fargo
  6. Bradley Whitford – All the Way

 

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

  1. Christine Baranski – The Good Wife
  2. Uzo Aduba – Orange is the New Black
  3. Emilia Clarke – Game of Thrones
  4. Lena Headey – Game of Thrones
  5. Joanne Froggatt – Downton Abbey
  6. Maggie Smith – Downton Abbey

 

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

  1. Allison Janney – Mom
  2. Anna Chlumsky – Veep
  3. Gaby Hoffmann – Transparent
  4. Jane Krakowski – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  5. Kate McKinnon – Saturday Night Live
  6. Bernadette Peters – Mozart in the Jungle

 

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Tv Movie/Miniseries

  1. Jean Smart – Fargo
  2. Elizabeth Debicki – The Night Manager
  3. Connie Britton – American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson
  4. Kathy Bates – American Horror Story: Hotel
  5. Catherine Keener – Show Me a Hero
  6. Charlotte Rampling – London Spy

 

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

  1. Max von Sydow – Game of Thrones
  2. Red. E Cathey – House of Cards
  3. BD Wong – Mr Robot
  4. Elliott Gould – Ray Donovan
  5. Brian Stokes Mitchell – Mr Robot
  6. Sebastian Arcelus – House of Cards

 

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

  1. David Cross – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  2. Peter MacNicol – Veep
  3. Wallace Shawn – Mozart in the Jungle
  4. Bradley Whitford – Transparent
  5. Larry David – Saturday Night Live
  6. Judd Hirsch – The Big Bang Theory

 

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series

  1. Ellen Burstyn – House of Cards
  2. Margo Martindale – The Americans
  3. Mary Steenburgen – Orange is the New Black
  4. Debbie Allen – Grey’s Anatomy
  5. Stockard Channing – The Good Wife
  6. Constance Zimmer – House of Cards

 

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

  1. Ellen Burstyn – Mom
  2. Claire Danes – Master of None
  3. Tina Fey – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  4. Lisa Kudrow – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  5. Anjelica Huston – Transparent
  6. Andrea Martin – Modern Family

 

Outstanding Reality Program Host

  1. Jane Lynch – Hollywood Game Night
  2. Jeff Probst – Survivor
  3. Cat Deeley – So You Think You Can Dance
  4. Tom Bergeron – Dancing with the Stars
  5. Heidi Klum & Tim Gunn – Project Runway
68th Primetime Emmy Awards Nominees Predictions