Best Talk Show (Entertainment)
Will Win - The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Should Win - The Wendy Williams Show or The Talk
Could Win - The Talk
Commentary - Ellen is a legend, and her talk show is definitely one of the best on TV. But they have dominated this category for so long that it is starting to feel like The Daily Show. I love it, but I want to see something else win. Maybe Wendy Williams will win on her first nomination, a breakthrough after seven seasons on the air? Or maybe the girls of The Talk, who have not easily surpassed their View counterparts will win a well-deserved Emmy? Probably not. I will not predict against Ellen until history tells me to do so.
Best Talk Show (Informative)
Will Win - The Steve Harvey Show
Should Win - The Steve Harvey Show
Could Win - The Dr. Oz Show
Commentary - Dr. Oz is right now facing a lot of controversy. He has done well in this category in the past, but his treatments have been proven dubious and now Columbia wants to disassociate their partnership. Plus, Steve Harvey is the defending champ here. He is funny, good with the audience, and does not have the issues that plague is competition. I think he wins two in a row.
Best Talk Show Host (Entertainment)
Will Win - Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler, and Sheryl Underwood "The Talk"
Could Win - Wendy Williams "The Wendy Williams Show" or Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan "Live with Kelly and Michael!"
Should Win - The Talk
Commentary - This is really a toss up. Williams is outrageous, Kelly and Michael are extremely popular and the dark horse here. But I think that the hosts of The Talk will prevail here. There are a lot of big names there to vote for, which will attract a large range of voters, and to be honest, they have a great dynamic and are worthy.
Best Talk Show Host (Informative)
Will Win - Steve Harvey "The Steve Harvey Show"
Could Win - Dr. Mehmet Oz "The Dr. Oz. Show"
Should Win - Steve Harvey
Commentary - Once again, I think that all of the controversy surrounding Oz will play into Steve Harvey's hands, who is practically the king of daytime television at this point, and give him yet another Emmy. It is probably going to be a good night for Harvey and his team.