Sunday, September 22, 2013

65th PRIMETIME EMMYS – PREDICTIONS

Tonight, we will find out who will win at the 65th Primetime Emmys. Will BREAKING BAD finally win the big prize, and will MODERN FAMILY continue to dominate in comedy? Here’s a list of the nominees and what my predictions are for tonight’s results...


Outstanding Drama
BREAKING BAD
DOWNTON ABBEY
GAME OF THRONES
HOMELAND (2012 winner)
HOUSE OF CARDS
MAD MEN

I personally think that HOUSE OF CARDS deserves to win, but with all the love and attention that BREAKING BAD has been getting, with the show’s series finale just a week away, it will probably be BREAKING BAD.

Outstanding Actress In A Drama
Connie Britton, NASHVILLE
Claire Danes, HOMELAND (2012 winner)
Michelle Dockery, DOWNTON ABBEY
Vera Farmiga, BATES MOTEL
Elisabeth Moss, MAD MEN
Kerry Washington, SCANDAL
Robin Wright, HOUSE OF CARDS

This is a tough category to predict. Claire Danes could take away the prize again, and Elisabeth Moss is a very strong contender this year, but I’m putting my money on Vera Farmiga for BATES MOTEL.

Outstanding Actor In A Drama
Hugh Bonneville, DOWNTON ABBEY
Bryan Cranston, BREAKING BAD
Jeff Daniels, THE NEWSROOM
Jon Hamm, MAD MEN
Damian Lewis, HOMELAND (2012 winner)
Kevin Spacey, HOUSE OF CARDS

Again, with BREAKING BAD as a strong favorite this year, I think that Bryan Cranston will win his fourth Emmy for the show. Another strong contender is Kevin Spacey. Many would like to see Jon Hamm finally win for MAD MEN, but I don’t think that’s going to happen this year.

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama
Anna Gunn, BREAKING BAD
Maggie Smith, DOWNTON ABBEY (2012 winner)
Emilia Clarke, GAME OF THRONES
Christine Baranski, THE GOOD WIFE
Morena Baccarin, HOMELAND
Christina Hendricks, MAD MEN

Anna Gunn is probably the strongest contender here, but the Academy might just stick with last year’s winner Maggie Smith. First time nominee Morena Baccarin could just walk away with the prize, but I’m going to say that it’ll be Anna Gunn.

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama
Bobby Cannavale, BOARDWALK EMPIRE
Jonathan Banks, BREAKING BAD
Aaron Paul, BREAKING BAD (2012 winner)
Jim Carter, DOWNTON ABBEY
Peter Dinklage, GAME OF THRONES
Mandy Patinkin, HOMELAND

Mandy Patinkin seems to be a hot favorite in this category, but I still think that Aaron Paul is the most deserving contender. So I think he will win his third Emmy for BREAKING BAD.

Outstanding Comedy
30 ROCK
THE BIG BANG THEORY
GIRLS
LOUIE
MODERN FAMILY (2012 winner)
VEEP

This win will have been long overdue for THE BIG BANG THEORY, and even though I think the Academy might stick with MODERN FAMILY this year again, I’m going to take a chance and  say that it’ll be THE BIG BANG THEORY. 

Outstanding Actress In A Comedy
Laura Dern, ENLIGHTENED
Lena Dunham, GIRLS
Edie Falco, NURSE JACKIE
Tina Fey, 30 ROCK
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, VEEP (2012 winner)
Amy Poehler, PARKS AND RECREATION

It could be Lena Dunham, or maybe Amy Poehler might finally get some recognition for PARKS AND REC, but I think that the Academy will stick with Julia Louis-Dreyfus for VEEP.

Outstanding Actor In A Comedy
Alec Baldwin, 30 ROCK
Jason Bateman, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT
Louis CK, LOUIE
Don Cheadle, HOUSE OF LIES
Matt LeBlanc, EPISODES
Jim Parsons, THE BIG BANG THEORY

My favorite in this category would be Matt LeBlanc, but I doubt the Academy will give it to him. It could be Louis CK, but I think that Jim Parsons will win a second Emmy for THE BIG BANG THEORY this year.

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy
Mayim Bialik, THE BIG BANG THEORY
Jane Lynch, GLEE
Julie Bowen, MODERN FAMILY (2012 winner)
Merritt Wever, NURSE JACKIE
Jane Krakowski, 30 ROCK
Sofia Vergara, MODERN FAMILY
Anna Chlumsky, VEEP

Julie Bowen could win her third Emmy, or the Academy could recognize first-time nominee Anna Chlumsky, but I think that this year’s hot favorite Mayim Bialik will walk away with the prize.

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy
Adam Driver, GIRLS
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, MODERN FAMILY
Ed O’Neill, MODERN FAMILY
Ty Burrell, MODERN FAMILY
Bill Hader, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
Tony Hale, VEEP

It could be one of the first-time nominees, Adam Driver or Tony Hale, but I think the Academy will go with a MODERN FAMILY actor and I think it’ll be Ty Burrell this year.

Outstanding TV Miniseries Or Movie
AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM
BEHIND THE CANDELABRA
THE BIBLE
PHIL SPECTOR
POLITICAL ANIMALS
TOP OF THE LAKE

BEHIND THE CANELABRA will win this year.

Lead Actress In A TV Miniseries Or Movie
Jessica Lange, AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM
Laura Linney, THE BIG C: HEREAFTER
Helen Mirren, PHIL SPECTOR
Sigourney Weaver, POLITICAL ANIMALS
Elisabeth Moss, TOP OF THE LAKE

It could be Jessica Lange, who’s won before, but I think the Academy will go with Elisabeth Moss.

Lead Actor In A TV Miniseries Or Movie
Michael Douglas, BEHIND THE CANDELABRA
Matt Damon, BEHIND THE CANDELABRA
Toby Jones, THE GIRL
Benedict Cumberbatch, PARADE’S END
Al Pacino, PHIL SPECTOR

I would like to see both Michael Douglas and Matt Damon win, but I think it’ll be Michael Douglas.



So there it is! Who are your favorites this year? Who would you be disappointed to see winning big tonight? Share your thoughts on the Primetime Emmys 2013. Watch this space for the post-awards write up, with comments on Neil Patrick Harris as host (although I know he’ll do a great job!)

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