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2014 Emmys: My Predictions And Choices For Tonight’s Show

Source: NBC

Source: NBC

When the nominees for the 2014 Emmy Awards were first announced back in July, I posted about who was nominated and who should have been nominated. Since tonight is the actual Emmys ceremony (at the same time as Bachelor In Paradise, WTF?) I thought I’d go through the awards and make some predictions. More than one of these categories will be a very tight race, so I’m not as confident in my predictions as usual. I reserve the right to be completely off base, is what I’m saying.

The nominees:
Bold = predicted winner
Italic = my choice

Outstanding Drama Series
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game Of Thrones
House Of Cards
Mad Men
True Detective

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Jeff Daniels, Newsroom
Woody Harrelson, True Detective
Matthew McConaughey, True Detective
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Kevin Spacey, House Of Cards

Source: ABC

Source: ABC

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Claire Danes, Homeland
Robin Wright, House Of Cards
Kerry Washington, Scandal
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Lizzy Caplan, Masters Of Sex

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan
Peter Dinklage, Game Of Thrones
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
Josh Charles, The Good Wife
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Jim Carter, Downton Abbey

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Lena Headey, Game Of Thrones
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey

Source: Netflix

Source: Netflix

Outstanding Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory
Louie
Modern Family
Orange Is The New Black
Silicon Valley
Veep

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series
Louis C.K., Louie
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
William H. Macy, Shameless
Ricky Gervais, Derek

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series
Lena Dunham, Girls
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly
Taylor Schilling, Orange Is The New Black

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series
Adam Driver, Girls
Jessie Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Fred Armisen, Portlandia
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Tony Hale, Veep
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Source: Fox

Source: Fox

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Anna Chlumsky, Veep
Allison Janney, Mom
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Kate Mulgrew, Orange Is The New Black

Outstanding Miniseries
American Horror Story: Coven
Bonnie & Clyde
Treme
Fargo
The White Queen
Luther

Outstanding Television Movie
The Normal Heart
The Trip to Bountiful
Killing Kennedy
Sherlock: His Last Vow
Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dancing on the Edge
Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart
Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: His Last Vow
Idris Elba, Luther
Martin Freeman, Fargo

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie
Cicely Tyson, The Trip to Bountiful
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Coven
Kristen Wiig, Spoils of Babylon
Helena Bonham Carter, Burton and Taylor
Minnie Driver, Return to Zero

Source: FX

Source: FX

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie
Colin Hanks, Fargo
Jim Parsons, The Normal Heart
Joe Mantello, The Normal Heart
Alfred Molina, The Normal Heart
Matt Bomer, The Normal Heart
Martin Freeman, Sherlock

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie
Frances Conroy, American Horror Story
Kathy Bates, American Horror Story
Angela Bassett, American Horror Story
Alison Tolman, Fargo
Ellen Burstyn, Flowers in the Attic
Julia Roberts, The Normal Heart

Outstanding Variety Series
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Jimmy Kimmel
Live Real Time with Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Outstanding Reality – Competition
The Amazing Race
Dancing With the Stars
Project Runway
So You Think You Can Dance?
Top Chef
The Voice

Who are your picks for tonight’s winners?

Source: Vulture

Source: Vulture

Bonus! Because the list of nominees is so damn long, the Emmys is actually divided into two ceremonies. The Creative Arts Emmys are mostly given for behind the scenes work, like costuming or art direction, though there are some acting and hosting awards as well. The 2014 Creative Arts Emmys were held last week. You can see some of the more notable award winners below:

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series
Laverne Cox, Orange Is The New Black
Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live
Natasha Lyonne, Orange Is The New Black
Joan Cusack, Shameless
Tina Fey, Saturday Night Live
Uzo Aduba, Orange Is The New Black *winner

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series
Bob Newhart, The Big Bang Theory
Gary Cole, Veep
Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live *winner
Louis C.K., Saturday Night Live
Nathan Lane, Modern Family
Steve Buscemi, Portlandia

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series
Allison Janney, Masters of Sex *winner
Diana Rigg, Game of Thrones
Jane Fonda, The Newsroom
Kate Burton, Scandal
Kate Mara, House of Cards
Margo Martindale, The Americans

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series
Beau Bridges, Masters of Sex
Dylan Baker, The Good Wife
Joe Morton, Scandal *winner
Paul Giamatti, Downton Abbey
Reg E. Cathey, House of Cards
Robert Morse, Mad Men

Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program
Anthony Bourdain, The Taste
Betty White, Betty White’s Off Their Rockers
Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance
Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, Project Runway
Jane Lynch, Hollywood Game Night *winner
Tom Bergeron, Dancing With The Stars

Outstanding Choreography
Derek Hough, Dancing With The Stars
Christopher Scott, So You Think You Can Dance
Mandy Moore, So You Think You Can Dance
Tabitha & Napoleon Dumo, So You Think You Can Dance *winner
Travis Wall, So You Think You Can Dance

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