Wednesday, July 31, 2013

2013 Television Critics Association Award Predictions: Individual Achievement in Drama and Comedy

Individual Achievement in Drama
Will Win - Bryan Cranston "Breaking Bad"
Could Win/Should Win - Monica Potter "Parenthood"
Commentary - This year there are a lot of new contenders, and if I were voting, it would be for the incredible Monica Potter who had a jaw-dropping season on Parenthood. But I think that Breaking Bad is really hitting its stride this season. It did well at the BTJA, and is gaining a lot of supporters at this year's Emmy awards. There hasn't been a repeat winner since Hugh Laurie for House, but if anyone can do it, it is Bryan Cranston.
Individual Achievement in Comedy
Will Win - Louis C.K. "Louie"
Could Win - Julia Louis-Drefuss "Veep"
Should Win - Amy Poehler or Jake Johnson
Commentary - This is a tough one to predict. Louis C.K. was last year's winner, but there hasn't been a repeat winner since Jane Kaczmarek over a decade ago. But Louie is a critical favorite, and I think he will be a popular choice again. The one to watch out for is Julia Louis-Dreyfuss. Despite three Emmy awards, she has never won a TCA Award. But Veep is so funny, well-liked by critics, and really her show, I think she could pull off her first victory.

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