Final 66th Primetime Emmy Awards Predictions   Leave a comment

66th Emmy

Before the envelopes are opened tomorrow, here’s a recap of the month long Emmy analysis predictions I did here in this blog. Here are my complete predictions (with alternates) in 29 different categories:

*Clicking the category name will lead you to the comprehensive analysis of such

Drama SeriesBreaking Bad (AMC)
Alternate: True Detective (HBO)

Lead Actor, Drama Series: Matthew McConaughey, “True Detective
Alternate: Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad

Lead Actress, Drama Series: Lizzy Caplan, “Masters of Sex
Alternate: Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife

Supporting Actor, Drama Series: Josh Charles, “The Good Wife
Alternate: Aaron Paul, “Breaking Bad

Supporting Actress, Drama Series: Anna Gunn, “Breaking Bad
Alternate: Christine Baranski, “The Good Wife

Guest Actor, Drama Series: Reg E. Cathey, “House of Cards”
Alternate: Joe Morton, “Scandal“ (ACTUAL WINNER)

Guest Actress, Drama Series: Allison Janney, “Masters of Sex“ (ACTUAL WINNER)
Alternate: Kate Burton, “Scandal

Writing, Drama Series: Breaking Bad, “Felina
Alternate: Breaking Bad, “Ozymandias

Directing, Drama Series: True Detective, “Who Goes There
Alternate: Breaking Bad, “Felina

Comedy Series: “Orange is the New Black“ (Netflix)
Alternate: “Modern Family“ (ABC)

Lead Actor, Comedy Series: Ricky Gervais, “Derek
Alternate: Matt LeBlanc, “Episodes

Lead Actress, Comedy Series: Julia Louis Dreyfus, “Veep
Alternate: 
Melissa McCarthy, “Mike and Molly

Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: Tony Hale, “Veep
Alternate: Jesse Tyler Ferguson, “Modern Family

Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Allison Janney, “Mom
Alternate: Kate Mulgrew, “Orange is the New Black

Guest Actor, Comedy Series: Bob Newhart, “The Big Bang Theory
Alternate: Jimmy Fallon, “Saturday Night Live“ (ACTUAL WINNER)

Guest Actress, Comedy Series: Laverne Cox, “Orange is the New Black
Alternate: Uzo Aduba, “Orange is the New Black (ACTUAL WINNER)

Writing, Comedy Series: Veep, “Special Relationship
Alternate: Orange is the New Black, “I Wasn’t Ready

Directing, Comedy Series: Orange is the New Black, “Lesbian Request Denied
Alternate: 
Modern Family, “Las Vegas

TV Movie: The Normal Heart (HBO)
Alternate: Sherlock: His Last Vow (PBS)

Miniseries: “Fargo“ (FX)
Alternate: American Horror Story: Coven“ (FX)

Lead Actor, Movie or Miniseries: Mark Ruffalo, “The Normal Heart
Alternate: 
Billy Bob Thornton, “Fargo

Lead Actress, Movie or Miniseries: Cicely Tyson, “The Trip to Bountiful
Alternate: Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Coven

Supporting Actor, Movie or Miniseries: Matt Bomer, “The Normal Heart
Alternate: Martin Freeman, “Sherlock: His Last Vow

Supporting Actress, Movie or Miniseries: Allison Tolman, “Fargo
Alternate: Kathy Bates, “American Horror Story: Coven

Writing, Movie or Miniseries: Steven Moffat, “Sherlock: His Last Vow”
Alternate: Noah HawleyFargo (The Crocodile’s Dilemma)”

Directing, Movie or Miniseries: Colin Bucksey, “Fargo (The Crocodile’s Dilemma)”
Alternate: Nick Hurran, “Sherlock: His Last Vow

Reality/Competition Series: The Amazing Race
Alternate: The Voice

The Voice” really has the upperhand here, and it’s likely to win since it’s the current it show among reality competition programs. However, no show has won this twice aside from The Amazing Race, and its tape is really a classic TAR episode. That said, if there’s a show that will likely join Amazing Race here as a multiple winner, it would be the NBC singing show. I guess I’m going with personal preference on this one more than actual predicting skills since I LOVE that episode of The Amazing Race.

Variety Series: The Colbert Report
Alternate: Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

Now that Colbert has finally managed to penetrate this category with a win after 10 years, I don’t think it’s a one time victory for them though. And while it has no bearing in this category, the show winning Writing gives me a bit of confidence. But then, Fallon has basically two episodes here since SNL submitted the Christmas episode hosted by Fallon. It’s gonna be a nailbiter even if I’m sticking with the current champ.

Reality/Competition Host: Jane Lynch, “Hollywood Game Night (ACTUAL WINNER)
Alternate: Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum, “Project Runway

There you have. Since it’s the Emmys we’re talking about, if there’s one thing they are consistent about, it’s the surprising winners. So when you feel complacent about one thing, expect the opposite to happen. I’m quite conflicted the most with Movie/Mini Lead Actor wanting to shift to Billy Bob Thornton from Mark Ruffalo and going back and forth between The Amazing Race and The Voice. Seems like all signs point to The Voice, but I badly want The Amazing Race to win. Ugh. Good luck to all predictors out there!

Also, I’ll be live tweeting the Emmys, so if you’d like to be updated, you can follow me on Twitter: @nikowl

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