Friday, September 15, 2017

Final Emmy Predictions: Who Will and Should Win in Each Category?

Over the past few weeks, I've been providing detailed predictions for The 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. The ceremony will be held this Sunday on CBS hosted by Stephen Colbert. After everything I've said, here are my final predictions for the ceremony.





Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie
        Should Win: Riz Ahmed for HBO's The Night Of
        Will Win: Riz Ahmed for HBO's The Night Of
        Full Analysis

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series of TV Movie
        Should Win: Jessica Lange for FX's Feud: Bette and Joan
        Will Win: Nicole Kidman for HBO's Big Little Lies
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Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie
        Should Win: David Thewlis for FX's Fargo
        Will Win: Alexander Skarsgård for HBO's Big Little Lies
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Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie
        Should Win: Judy Davis for FX's Feud: Bette and Joan
        Will Win: Regina King for ABC's American Crime
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Outstanding Directing in a Limited Series or TV Movie
        Should Win: Steve Zaillian for HBO's The Night Of
        Will Win: Ryan Murphy for FX's Feud: Bette and Joan
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Outstanding Writing in a Limited Series or TV Movie
        Should Win: Charlie Brooker for Netflix's Black Mirror: San Junipero
        Will Win: David E. Kelley for HBO's Big Little Lies
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Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
        Should Win: Anthony Anderson for ABC's Black-ish
        Will Win: Jeffrey Tambor for Amazon's Transparent
        Full Analysis

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
        Should Win: Pamela Adlon for FX's Better Things
        Will Win: Julia Louis-Dreyfus for HBO's Veep
        Full Analysis

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
        Should Win: Louie Anderson for FX's Baskets
        Will Win: Alec Baldwin for NBC's Saturday Night Live
        Full Analysis

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
        Should Win: Judith Light for Amazon's Transparent
        Will Win: Kate McKinnon for NBC's Saturday Night Live
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Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series
        Should Win: Aziz Ansari and Lena Waithe for Netflix's Master of None
        Will Win: Aziz Ansari and Lena Waithe for Netflix's Master of None
        Full Analysis

Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series
        Should Win: Donald Glover for FX's Atlanta
        Will Win: Donald Glover for FX's Atlanta
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Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
        Should Win: Matthew Rhys for FX's The Americans
        Will Win: Sterling K. Brown for NBC's This Is Us
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Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
        Should Win: Keri Russell for FX's The Americans
        Will Win: Elisabeth Moss for Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale
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Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
        Should Win: Ron Cephas Jones for NBC's This Is Us
        Will Win: John Lithgow for Netflix's The Crown
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Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
        Should Win: Thandie Newton for HBO's Westworld
        Will Win: Thandie Newton for HBO's Westworld
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Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series
        Should Win: Reed Morano for Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale
        Will Win: Reed Morano for Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale
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Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series
        Should Win: Gordon Smith for AMC's Better Call Saul
        Will Win: Bruce Miller for Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale
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Outstanding Variety Sketch Series
        Should Win: NBC's Saturday Night Live
        Will Win: NBC's Saturday Night Live
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Outstanding Variety Talk Series
        Should Win: TBS' Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
        Will Win: HBO's Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
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Outstanding Limited Series
        Should Win: FX's Fargo
        Will Win: HBO's Big Little Lies
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Outstanding Comedy Series
        Should Win: FX's Atlanta
        Will Win: HBO's Veep
        Full Analysis

Outstanding Drama Series
        Should Win: AMC's Better Call Saul
        Will Win: Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale
        Full Analysis