Friday, September 21, 2012

2012 Emmy Awards: Predictions


In just two short days, the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will finally arrive. And while there isn't enough time to get into the nitty gritty of these nominations, I had to at least get my predictions for the 26 awards up. And just to spice it up, I'll say who will win, who should win, who could win, and who should have been nominated. Except, you know, in the miniseries or movie categories that I wish would just go away already.

Ready? Set? Go!

DRAMA:
Outstanding Drama Series
Will & Should Win: Mad Men
Could Win: Homeland, Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey (really any of the nominees)
Should Have Been Nominated: The Good Wife

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Will Win: Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Could Win: Damian Lewis, Homeland
Should Win: Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Should Have Been Nominated: Timothy Olyphant, Justified

Outstanding Lead Actress Drama in a Drama Series
Will & Should Win: Claire Danes, Homeland
Could Win: Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Should Have Been Nominated: Madeleine Stowe, Revenge

Outstanding Supporting Actor Drama in a Drama Series
Will Win: Giancarlo Esposito, Breaking Bad
Could Win: Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Should Win: Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Should Have Been Nominated: John Slattery, Mad Men

Outstanding Supporting Actress Drama in a Drama Series
Will Win: Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Should & Could Win: Christina Hendricks, Mad Men
Should Have Been Nominated: Lena Headey, Game of Thrones

Outstanding Directing for Drama Series
Will Win: Michael Cuesta, Homeland (Pilot)
Should & Could Win: Phil Abraham, Mad Men (The Other Woman)
Should Have Been Nominated: Neil Marshall, Game of Thrones (Blackwater)

Outstanding Writing for Drama Series
Will & Should Win: Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon and Gideon Raff, Homeland (Pilot)
Could Win: André Jacquemetton and Maria Jacquemetton, Mad Men (Commissions and Fees)
Should Have Been Nominated: George R. R. Martin, Game of Thrones (Blackwater)


COMEDY:
Outstanding Comedy Series
Will Win: Modern Family
Could Win: Girls
Should Win: Veep
Should Have Been Nominated: Parks and Recreation

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Will & Should Win: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Could Win: Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Should Have Been Nominated: Adam Scott, Parks and Recreation

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Will Win: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Should & Could Win: Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Should Have Been Nominated: Courteney Cox, Cougar Town

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Will & Should Win: Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Could Win: Ed O'Neill, Modern Family
Should Have Been Nominated: Nick Offerman, Parks and Recreation

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Will Win: Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Could Win: Kathryn Joosten, Desperate Housewives
Should Win: Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live
Should Have Been Nominated: Diane Ladd, Enlightened

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
Will & Should Win: Steven Levitan, Modern Family (Baby On Board)
Could Win: Louis C.K., Louie (Duckling)
Should Have Been Nominated: Tristram Shapeero, Community (Pillows and Blankets)

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
Will Win: Lena Dunham, Girls (Pilot)
Could Win: Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation (The Debate)
Should Win: Chris McKenna, Community (Remedial Chaos Theory)
Should Have Been Nominated: Daniel Libman & Matthew Libman, Happy Endings (The St. Valentine's Day Maxssacre)

REALITY-COMPETION:
Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
Will Win: The Amazing Race
Could Win: The Voice
Should Win: So You Think You Can Dance
Should Have Been Nominated: RuPaul's Drag Race

Oustanding Host for a Reality-Competition Program
Will & Should Win: Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance
Could Win: Betty White, Betty White's Off Their Rockers
Should Have Been Nominated: RuPaul, RuPaul's Drag Race

MINISERIES OR MOVIE:
Outstanding Miniseries or Movie
Will Win: Hatfields & McCoys
Could Win: American Horror Story

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
Will Win: Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys
Could Win: Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia (Masterpiece)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Will Win: Julianne Moore, Game Change

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
Will Win: Tom Berenger, Hatfields & McCoys

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Will Win: Jessica Lange, American Horror Story

Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries or Movie
Will Win: Kevin Reynolds, Hatfields & McCoys

Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries or Movie
Will Win: Steven Moffat, Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia (Masterpiece)

VARIETY, MUSIC, OR COMEDY:
Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Series
Will & Should Win: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Could Win: The Colbert Report

Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music, or Comedy Series
Will & Should Win: Don Roy King, Saturday Night Live
Could Win: Chuck O'Neil, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music, or Comedy Series
Will Win: The Writers for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Could Win: The Writers for The Colbert Report
Should Win: The Writers for Portlandia

Who do you think will bring home the bacon this year? Will Mad Men and Modern Family continue their dominance? Will American Horror Story's odd inclusion as a miniseries pay off? Will Downton Abbey get any awards as a full-fledged drama series?

The 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards air this Sunday, September 23rd, at 8pm/ET. To print out your own ballot, click here.
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