Thursday, July 19, 2012

First 2012 Emmy Winner Predictions

Best Drama Series - Downton Abbey
Best Comedy Series - Modern Family
Best Actor in a Drama Series - Bryan Cranston "Breaking Bad"
Best Actress in a Drama Series - Claire Danes "Homeland"
Best Actor in a Comedy Series - Jim Parsons "The Big Bang Theory"
Best Actress in a Comedy Series - Julia-Louis Dreyfuss "Veep"
Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series - Giancarlo Esposito "Breaking Bad"
Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series - Maggie Smith "Downton Abbey"
Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Jesse Tyler Ferguson "Modern Family"
Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series - Kathryn Joosten "Desperate Housewives"
Best Television Movie/Miniseries - Game Change
Best Actor in a TV Movie/Miniseries - Clive Owen "Hemingway and Gelhorn"
Best Actress in a TV Movie/Miniseries - Julianne Moore "Game Change"
Best Supporting Actor in a Movie/Mini - Ed Harris "Game Change"
Best Supporting Actress in a Movie/Mini - Jessica Lange "American Horror Story"
Best Variety Series - The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Best Reality-Competition Program - The Amazing Race
Best Directing for a Drama Series - Michael Cuesta "Homeland - Pilot"
Best Writing for a Drama Series - Julian Fellowes "Downton Abbey - Episode 7"
Best Directing for a Comedy Series - Robert B. Weide "Curb Your Enthusiasm - Palestinian Chicken"
Best Writing for a Comedy Series - Amy Poehler "Parks and Recreation - The Debate"
Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series - Michael J. Fox "The Good Wife"
Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series - Michael J. Fox "Curb Your Enthusiasm"
Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series - Loretta Devine "Grey's Anatomy"
Best Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - Melissa McCarthy "SNL"


  1. I don't think Downton will win. It's still a long shot. I think Mad Men is still the frontrunner, and then Homeland. I really wish Breaking Bad would win though.

    I agree with your acting predictions except on supporting actor drama, which I think will and should go again to Aaron Paul, and also on the supporting actor comedy. I think Jesse has the weakest chance out of all the MF guys, I think Ty or Ed are getting it. I'm interested to read why you think Jesse is winning. Joosten, may she RIP, is probably going to win, but I really hope Vergara gets an Emmy for Gloria someday. I feel Modern Family is losing momentum and it's now or never. :(

    Love your blog, congrats.

  2. First of all Thanks! I am going with Downton as a knee-jerk first reaction simply because it had so many surprising nominations, and Mad Men did as well as it usually does. I just have a feeling that they are not ready to annoint it the greatest drama series of all time, and this year with Downton, Breaking Bad returning with 13 nods, and Homeland this may be the year there is enough competition to beat it. Although itwill not be an easy task. In terms of Paul, that category has had like 16 different winners in a row and if that trend contineus then Paul and Dinklage are on the outside looking in. Esposito also had one of those explosive roles that will most likely have the best episode submission, despite lack of name recognition like Margo Martindale last year.

    In terms of the Supporting Actor Comedy, Burrell and O'Neill are definitely the bigger names, but on this season of Modern Family, I actually think Ferguson was more of a standout. I also think that when we look at all the episode submissions, that his might end up being the best, like his co-stars were the last two years. He probably won't end up winning, or being my final prediction, but I think he has a better shot than most people give him credit for.