Emmy Predictions 2016: The Rest of Them, part 3

We’re just going to hurry down the home stretch here!

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

Who I Want to Win: UnREAL. I’ve never watched the show but it’s on Lifetime and have they ever been nominated for any Emmys before? It’s TIME!

Who Will Win: The Good Wife. Hopefully we can see Julianna Margulies and Archie Panjabi in person together. Fingers crossed!

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special

Who I Want to Win: John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid. My brother and I used to see him perform in the back room of a bar every Thursday ten years ago and he has been one of the funniest guys around for at least that long.

Who Will Win: Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo

Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special

Who I Want to Win: One of the three The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story episodes nominated. Who ever came up with “If it doesn’t fit, you must acquit!” is the most brilliant writer alive!

Who Will Win: I could see Fargo taking this Emmy.

Outstanding Limited Series

Who I Want to Win: The Night Manager

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I can see why Taylor Swift made Tom Hiddleston her fake boyfriend!

Who Will Win: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. While I really enjoyed this series, part of its draw was the nostalgia factor. I could see it taking the Emmy for sentimental reasons.

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Who I Want to Win: This is perhaps the most solid group of nominees in the entire Emmys. I loved Hugh Laurie as Richard Roper in The Night Manager and David Schwimmer was terrific as Robert Kardashian in the The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. But I’m going to go with Sterling K. Brown for his empathetic turn as Christopher Darden in The People.

Who Will Win: David Schwimmer. If they give to John Travolta as Robert Shapiro I will be disappointed!

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series

Who I Want to Win: Another solid category but I’m going with Portlandia. Would also be happy with a Key & Peele victory.

Who Will Win: Inside Amy Schumer

That’s all folks! Till next year!

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Emmy Predictions 2016: The Rest of Them, Part 2

With just a few hours to the Emmys, I’ve decided to bless you with my brilliant insight!

Let’s proceed, shall we?

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Some day you will be mine, bitch!

Outstanding Drama Series

Who I Want to Win: Better Call Saul. It’s not a perfect show but it’s offbeat and different from the typical drama.

Who Will Win: Game of Thrones though I could also see The Americans or Mr. Robot taking the prize. The latter two shows are tres trendy right now!

Outstanding Television Movie

This is still a thing? Why isn’t the category all Lifetime movies then? Anyway . . .

Who I Want to Win: All the Way on HBO because Walter White Bryan Cranston is in it.

Walter White mean

Still scares me.

Who Will Win: Confirmation on HBO because you know Hollywood likes to take a political stand!

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Who I Want to Win: Keegan-Michael Key as various characters, Key & Peele. One of the funniest all time shows on television. And no offense to Keegs, but why isn’t Jordan Peele nominated? They both deserve it!

Who Will Win: Tony Hale as Gary Walsh, Veep. He and Phil Dunphy always seem to trade this Emmy off. It’s Hale’s year to win again.

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Who I Want to Win: Jonathan Banks as Mike Ehrmantraut, Better Call Saul. He never got the award for his amazing performance in Breaking Bad and it’s time already to give him the goddamn award!

Who Will Win: Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister OR Kit “don’t call me pretty” Harrington as Jon Snow, Game of Thrones. Dinklage usually wins this category but I could see them giving it to the bastard this year.

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Honestly even shirtless Kit doesn’t do it for me. But I know he does it for some of you so I posted this pic anyway. I’m thoughtful like that!

 

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Who I Want to Win: Niecy Nash as Didi Ortley, Getting On. One of the most underrated, subtle, empathetic and amazing performances of the year. There is pretty much no way she will get it but she deserves it!

Who Will Win: Allison Janney as BonnieMom. I’ve never met anyone who actually watches this show but Janney has taken the award the past two years so why should tonight be any different.

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Who I Want to Win: Dame Maggie Smith as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham, Downton Abbey. Duh.

Who Will Win: I’m worried about this category. The Dame has won it before and I could see them giving it to her again as a final adieu. But I am scared that Emilia Clarke could get it for her performance as Daenerys in Game of Thrones and I know this is a VERY controversial opinion but I find her extremely one note and amateur to watch. Please don’t sic on any dragons on me.

 

I’ve still got more coming but this is what you get for now!

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Emmy Predictions 2016: The Rest of Them, Part 1

Hey kidz!

The Emmys are tonight and I have about a zillion posts left to write and I know you are EAGERLY awaiting them so I’ll give them to you quick.

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We’re doing this Road Runner style! Beep beep!

 

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series

Who I Want to Win: “Founder Friendly” on Silicon Valley

Who Will Win: One of the two Veep episodes that was nominated. I still haven’t watched this season but Veep is an Emily favorite. Yawn.

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series

Who I Want to Win: “Founder Friendly” on Silicon Valley

Who Will Win: One of the THREE Veep episodes that was nominated. For reasons why, see above.

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series

Who I Want to Win: “Battle of the Bastards” on Game of Thrones

Who Will Win: “Battle of the Bastards” on Game of Thrones. As much as I am a Downton Abbey slut – they were also nominated – “Battle” is an epic episode that deserves to win this category.

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Go Jon Snow go!

 

Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special

Who I Want to Win: The Night Manager

Who Will Win: One of the three The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story episodes nominated. Don’t get me wrong – I LOVED this show. But one, no one really cares about this category and two, The Night Manager seemed a more complex in its directing. But what do I know? I’m just a brilliant blogger.

Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special

Why is this category even televised? Oh that’s right TV is a self-fellating industry! (Which I still LOVE and ADORE!)

Who I Want to Win: Lemonade

Who Will Win: Lemonade

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I’m scared of the Illuminati so I’m going with Queen B.

I’ll be back for more later!

 

 

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Emmy Predictions 2016: Outstanding Comedy Series

Picture it.  Hollywood. 2010.

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Where’s the cheesecake?

The DVR Files was not yet born. 30 Rock was the stahhhhh of the Emmys, winning the award for best comedy series three years in a row. Could anything – anyone – knock them off their throne?

The answer is yes. Modern F—ing Family could. And they would make 30 Rock‘s domination at the Emmys look like child’s play when they themselves would proceed to take the Emmy in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 201—

Wait? What happened in 2015?

Veep finally said enough is enough and pushed Modern Family off the cliff.

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Die Dunphys die!!!

 

So now we’re back for the 2016 Emmys! Who will win???

The nominees:

  • black-ish
  • Master of None
  • Modern Family
  • Silicon Valley
  • Transparent
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Veep and Modern Family will go head to ahead again. There are five other nominees but do any of them really have a chance? My favorite is Silicon Valley, which has the amazing ability to tell a dramatic and exciting story while making me (nearly) piss my pants laughing. I’d like them to be the surprise winner.

Who I Want to Win: Silicon Valley

Who Will Win: Modern Family. I think they’re ready to return the crown.

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Emmy Predictions 2016: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Women are ALWAYS so dramatic so it’s a miracle that we weren’t all nominated for the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series! Only these women were!

The noms:

  • Taraji P. Henson as Cookie Lyon, Empire
  • Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison, Homeland
  • Robin Wright as Claire Underwood, House of Cards
  • Viola Davis as Annalise Keating, How to Get Away With Murder
  • Tatiana Maslany as the chick with too many names, Orphan Black
  • Keri Russell as Elizabeth Jennings, The Americans

Let’s begin, shall we?

Empire is one of the trashiest most fun shows on TV and our girl Cookie brings her A game every week to the fashion world.

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But the Emmy world? Eh. People’s Choice world I’ll give her

Claire Danes won in 2012 and 2013 and she should never win again because of this famous speech she gave in 2012.

Unless she is talking about challah bread I never need her to accept an award again, thankyouverymuch.

My mom loves House of Cards so I’m sure Robin is terrific. Viola Davis won last year and we know how the Emmys likes to repeat. All my friends who used to brag they never watched TV now always rave about Orphan Black so I bet Tatiana is great! And Keri will always be Felicity to me.

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Just don’t cut your hair!!!

 

Who I Want to Win: Not Claire Danes. Taraji then? Why not.

Who Will Win: Viola Davis

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Emmy Predictions 2016: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

The Emmys are just three days away and I am busy looking into the crystal ball to see who will win.

crystal ball Em

Wait a minute. Aunt Em wasn’t nominated for any Emmys!

Luckily one of my fave categories is next . . . Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. I love wacky women!

The noms:

  • Tracee Ellis Ross as Rainbow Johnson, black-ish
  • Laurie Metcalf as Dr. Jenna James, Getting On
  • Lily Tomlin as Frankie, Grace and Frankie
  • Amy Schumer as Amy, Inside Amy Schumer
  • Ellie Kemper as Kimmy Schmidt, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer, Veep

Part of me is why bother. The notorious JLD will win, as she has every year since 2012. She’s like the opposite of Susan Lucci!

Truth be told I love Veep but I STILL haven’t watched this latest season. I will believe that Julia was probably terrific. I did watch Inside Amy Schumer and enjoyed it, but I wouldn’t say her performance was anything out of the ball park – the writing is what makes that show strong. And while I’ve heard great things about Grace and Frankie and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, I’ve never watched them so they totally don’t deserve it.

The show I DID watch and consider one of the best on television is Getting On. The show is finito after three seasons on HBO so I hope it gets the accolades it deserves this year. It is truly one of the best written, most honest, hilarious shows on TV. The cast is superb and felt like people you actually could know in real life. Metcalf deserves the Emmy. She is an underrated gem and I love her.

Who I Want to Win: Laurie Metcalf

Who Will Win: Julia Louis-Dreyfus

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Emmy Predictions 2016: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

It’s time for the heavy stuff people. The DRAMA. I’m going to expound on who should win the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.

The noms:

  • Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill, Better Call Saul
  • Kyle Chandler as John Rayburn, Bloodline
  • Kevin Spacey as Francis Underwood, House of Cards
  • Rami Malek as Elliot, Mr. Robot
  • Liev Schrieber as Ray Donovan, Ray Donovan
  • Matthew Rhys as Philip Jennings, The Americans

Four of the six nominees are repeats from last year which is awesome because I could cut and paste from last year’s predictions. How convenient!

Only Rami and Matthew are new to the list and they both star on shows which I have actually tried and, wait for this, I couldn’t get into. I know, I’m a real big weirdo because all the cool kids like Mr. Robot and The Americans. To me those shows are (pretentious literary reference alert) the Ian McEwan books of television – I respect them as well done but they’re not for me. I do recognize Rami as a talented actor – he was my favorite thespian in the 2010 HBO miniseries The Pacific which also featured the kid from Jurassic Park.

 

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Steal an HBO Go password and watch The Pacific.

I do watch Better Call Saul and as much as I love Bob Odenkirk, his performance is often one note. I don’t think he has the depth of some of these other actors. This pains me to say because it’s the only show I watch on the list!

Who I Want to Win: Rami Malek because why not.

Who Will Win: Kevin Spacey

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Emmy Predictions 2016: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Hey all!

You know what I just realized? This year’s Emmys are the 68th Emmy Awards which means that next year will be . . .

Party on!

But now it’s time for business. In this post we will examine the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series category.

The noms:

  • Anthony Anderson as Andre Johnson, black-ish
  • Aziz Ansari as Dev, Master of None
  • William H. Macy as Frank Gallagher, Shameless
  • Thomas Middleditch as Richard, Silicon Valley
  • Will Forte as Phil Miller, The Last Man on Earth
  • Jeffrey Tambor as Maura Pfefferman, Transparent

You would think a really funny person like me would watch ALL the comedies because, well, I’m hilarious! But home girl has other stuff to do besides watch TV. Like check Facebook. Life gets REAL busy when you have to like a bunch of baby photos.

Of the actors nominated, I watch one of their shows. Silicon Valley. And it just happens to be one of my favorite shows on TV.

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If only these guys could get on The Bachelor!

The entire ensemble is terrific – T.J. Miller as Erlich Bachman is my fave and I am still furious he was not nominated for supporting actor – but Middleditch gives an understated, nuanced performance as sometimes Pied Piper CEO Richard Hendricks. He’s just like the nerds I knew in college!

As for the other nominees, my mom loves black-ish so I hope Anthony comes in second.

In conclusion:

Who I Want to Win: Thomas Middleditch

Who Will Win: Jeffrey Tambor. They gave it to him last year and the Emmys LOVE to repeat (I’m talking to YOU Jim Parsons).

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Emmy Predictions 2016: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie

What a lucky day it is for you. This gorgeous girl is back for the second day in a row!

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If only people still got perms.

Right now we are going to visit the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie.

The noms:

  • Felicity Huffman as Leslie Graham, American Crime
  • Lili Taylor as Anne Blaine, American Crime
  • Kerry Washington as Anita Hill, Confirmation
  • Kirsten Dunst as Peggy Blumquist, Fargo
  • Audra McDonald as Billie Holiday, Last Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill
  • Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Soooooo . . . I’ll be truthful. I saw one and a half of these shows. Half of Fargo, all of O.J. I couldn’t get into Fargo this season and trust me I realize how terrible that sounds considering a f—ing DESIGNING WOMAN was it!

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Oh and BTdubs – happy birthday Jean Smart!!!

Sarah Paulson killed it as famed O.J. prosecutor Marcia Clark. She lended real nuance to the role and created a full-bodied, sympathetic and at times tragic figure.

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And let’s be honest. She got the motherf—ing perm right.

The other shows may have been good. Meh. It’s not liking I’m actually VOTING or anything.

In conclusion:

Who I Want to Win: Sarah Paulson

Who Will Win:Sarah Paulson. This is hers to lose.

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Emmy Predictions 2016: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie

Well, well, well. Look who’s back!

Penny

Ta Da!

Ugh, didn’t mean to get you get excited. No, Penny is NOT back. Way worse. I AM BACK! Please, don’t clap all at once.

It’s been a busy few months. I had to sleep and eat and you know how that can be. But I’ve returned right in time for the Emmys which are this coming Sunday, September 18 so get ready for a bunch of predictions. Let’s start with Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie.

The noms:

  • Bryan Cranston as Lyndon B. Johnston, All the Way
  • Idris Elba as DCI John Luther, Luther
  • Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (Masterpiece)
  • Tom Hiddleston as Jonathan Pine, The Night Manager
  • Courtney B. Vance as Johnnie Cochran, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
  • Cuba Gooding, Jr. as O.J. Simpson, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Wow, I thought the Revolutionary War was 200+ years ago but apparently Paul Revere better hop on his horse because the British are coming and they are taking over our television shows this time! Of the six nominees for this category, three are from across the pond: Idris, Benedict, and Tom Swift Hiddleston.

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Maybe he really likes The Waste Land?

My opinion is this category is very informed because I’ve seen half(ish) of the shows and I loved both of them: The Night Manager and the O.J. one that I’m too lazy to write out. Tom and the brief appearance of his bare ass were EXCELLENT and Courtney B. rocked it as Johnnie. Cuba was all right but didn’t have the right bulk to pull off Simpson. The other guys, I’m sure did great.

I’d be happy honestly with anyone BUT Cuba winning. The ensemble was strong in the O.J. cast but Gooding and John Travolta as Robert Shapiro were the weakest links.

In conclusion:

Who I Want to Win: Courtney B. Vance

Who Will Win: Tom Hiddleston

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