Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Emmy Predictions (April 2014)

Outstanding Drama Series
Breaking Bad (AMC)
Downton Abbey (PBS/BBC)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
House of Cards (Netflix)
Mad Men (AMC)
True Detective (HBO)
Update, as of now I am switching Homeland for Mad Men, the reviews for the show's season are only slightly lower than last season, and Homeland's are much lower.  What do reviews matter, not much, but AMC is a power player. I think a weak season is still leaving a bad taste in people's mouths.  While Mad Men is back and in front of everyone's screens.  I do think Downton Abbey could suffer as well, but the actors love this show.  I am ranking Mad Men above it, and may dump it for Homeland soon.

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Bryan Cranston-Breaking Bad
John Hamm-Mad Men 
Woody Harrelson-True Detective
Matthew McConaughey-True Detective
Kevin Spacey-House of Cards
James Spader-The Blacklist

Will Aaron Sorkin's comments hurt past winner, Jeff Daniels, something tells me they might.  I think Daniels may get the boot, it happens after winning, see Eric Stonestreet.  I am now torn at who will replace him James Spader or Michael Sheen.  At the moment past Emmy favorite Spader.

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Clare Danes-Homeland
Julianna Margulies-The Good Wife
Tatiana Maslany-Orphan BlackElisabeth Moss-Mad Men 
Robin Wright-House of Cards
Kerry Washington-Scandal

I am going to go for it, and replace Farmiga with Maslany, the Emmy outcry was fierce last year, and her show premiered strong with great social media buzz.

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Jim Carter-Downton Abbey
Josh Charles-The Good Wife
Peter Dinklage-Game of Thrones
Dean Norris-Breaking Bad
Aaron Paul-Breaking Bad
Jeffrey Wright-Boardwalk Empire

Keeping this the same, but considering replacing Wright with Jon Voight for Ray Donovan, but is name enough?

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Christine Baranski-The Good Wife
Emilia Clarke-Game of Thrones
Anna Gunn-Breaking Bad
Christina Hendricks-Mad Men 
Michelle Monaghan-True Detective 
Maggie Smith-Downton Abbey

Keeping this list, pretty stable at the moment, but Bellamy Young from Scandal should be here.

Outstanding Comedy Series 
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX)
Louie (F/X)
Modern Family (ABC)Orange is the New Black (Netflix)
Veep (HBO)

Had Silicon Valley, but just do not think it has the oomph to stick the landing in season one, but then again not many predicted Veep.  I still think Girls is out, and Black is in!

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series 
Don Cheadle-House of Lies 
Johnny Galecki-The Big Bang Theory 
Louis C.K.-Louie 
Jim Parsons-The Big Bang Theory
Andy Samberg-Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Robin Williams-The Crazy Ones 

Keeping this the same!

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series 
Julia Louis-Dreyfus-Veep
Lena Dunham-Girls 
Edie Falco-Nurse Jackie
Melissa McCarthy-Mike and Molly
Amy Poehler-Parks and Recreation
Taylor Schilling-Orange is the New Black

Keeping this the same!

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Andre Braugher-Brooklyn Nine-Nine 
Ty Burrell-Modern Family
Adam Driver-Girls 
Jesse Tyler Ferguson-Modern Family
Tony Hale-Veep 
Ed O'Neil-Modern Family

I want to replace a MF guy with someone from Brooklyn 99, but I am not sure the show is that strong, so this will stay the same for the moment.

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series 
Julie Bowen-Modern Family
Mayim Bialik-The Big Bang Theory
Allison Janney-Mom
Margo Martindale-We're the Millers 
Sofia Vergara-Modern Family  
Merritt Wever-Nurse Jackie

Keeping it for now, but I am not sure how popular Mom will be,.

No comments: