Wednesday, July 15, 2015

2015 Emmy Nomination Predictions: Final List

So this is it! Tomorrow, the nominations will be announced at 11:30 here on the East Coast, and I am super excited to say the least. This has been a particularly brutal process picking the nominees this year, as there are simply too many good contenders to choose from. There are going to be so many surprises tomorrow morning, all of our predictions are either going to look great or be completely off. But that is why I love the Emmys. There is something exciting about their unpredictability. Here is my final, final, final list:

Best Drama Series
Better Call Saul
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
House of Cards
Mad Men
Orange is the New Black

Best Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory
Modern Family
Silicon Valley
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Best Actor in a Drama Series
Jeff Daniels "The Newsroom"
Jon Hamm "Mad Men"
Terrence Howard "Better Call Saul"
Bob Odenkirk "Better Call Saul"
Clive Owen "The Knick"
Kevin Spacey "House of Cards"

Best Actress in a Drama Series
Claire Danes "Homeland"
Viola Davis "How to Get Away With Murder"
Michelle Dockery "Downton Abbey"
Taraji P. Henson "Empire"
Julianna Margulies "The Good Wife"
Robin Wright "House of Cards"

Best Actor in a Comedy Series
Louis C.K. "Louie"
Billy Crystal "The Comedians"
Matt LeBlanc "Episodes"
William H. Macy "Shameless"
Jim Parsons "The Big Bang Theory"
Jeffrey Tambor "Transparent"

Best Actress in a Comedy Series
Edie Falco "Nurse Jackie"
Jane Fonda "Grace and Frankie"
Julia Louis-Dreyfus "Veep"
Amy Poehler "Parks & Recreation"
Amy Schumer "Inside Amy Schumer"
Lily Tomlin "Grace and Frankie"

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Jonathan Banks "Better Call Saul"
Jim Carter "Downton Abbey"
Peter Dinklage "Game of Thrones"
Joe Morton "Scandal"
Mandy Patinkin "Homeland"
Jon Voight "Ray Donovan"

Best Supporting Actress in Drama Series
Uzo Aduba "Orange is the New Black"
Christine Baranski "The Good Wife"
Joanne Froggatt "Downton Abbey"
Lena Heady "Game of Thrones"
Christina Hendricks "Mad Men"
Maggie Smith "Downton Abbey"

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Fred Armisen "Portlandia"
Andre Braugher "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"
Tituss Burgess "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"
Ty Burrell "Modern Family"
Jesse Tyler Ferguson "Modern Family"
Tony Hale "Veep"

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Mayim Bialik "The Big Bang Theory"
Julie Bowen "Modern Family"
Anna Chlumsky "Veep"
Allison Janney "Mom"
Judith Light "Transparent"
Kate McKinnon "Saturday Night Live"

Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series
Dylan Baker "The Good Wife"
Andre Braugher "Law & Order: SVU"
Beau Bridges "Masters of Sex"
Michael J. Fox "The Good Wife"
David Hyde Pierce "The Good Wife"
Courtney B. Vance "Scandal"

Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Kate Burton "Scandal"
Allison Janney "Masters of Sex"
Margo Martindale "The Americans"
Diana Rigg "Game of Thrones"
Lois Smith "The Americans"
Cicely Tyson "Masters of Sex"

Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Steve Buscemi "Portlandia"
Louis C.K. "Louie"
Bill Hader "Saturday Night Live"
Jon Hamm "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"
Nathan Lane "Modern Family"
Bradley Whitford "Transparent"

Best Made for Television Movie
Agatha Christie's Poirot: Curtain, Poirot's Last Case
Derek: The Final Chapter
Killing Jesus

Best Limited Series
American Crime
American Horror Story: Freak Show
The Honourable Woman
Olive Kitteridge
Wolf Hall

Best Actor in a TV Movie/Limited Series
Ricky Gervais "Derek: The Final Chapter"
Timothy Hutton "American Crime"
Richard Jenkins "Olive Kitteridge"
David Oyelowo "Nightingale"
Bill Paxton "Texas Rising"
Mark Rylance "Wolf Hall"

Best Actress in a TV Movie/Miniseries
Maggie Gyllenhaal "The Honourable Woman"
Felicity Huffman "American Crime"
Queen Latifah "Bessie"
Jessica Lange "American Horror Story: Freak Show"
Frances McDormand "Olive Kitteridge"
Frances O'Connor "The Missing"

Best Supporting Actor in a TV Movie/Miniseries
Michael Chiklis "American Horror Story: Freak Show"
Damien Lewis "Wolf Hall"
Bill Murray "Olive Kitteridge"
Jonathan Pryce "Wolf Hall"
Stephen Rea "The Honourable Woman"
Finn Wittrock "American Horror Story: Freak Show"

Best Supporting Actress in a TV Movie/Miniseries
Angela Bassett "American Horror Story: Freak Show"
Kathy Bates "American Horror Story: Freak Show"
Janet McTeer "The Honourable Woman"
MoNique "Bessie"
Sarah Paulson "American Horror Story: Freak Show"
Susan Sarandon "The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe"

Best Reality-Competition Series
The Amazing Race
Dancing With the Stars
Project Runway
So You Think You Can Dance
Top Chef
The Voice

Best Reality Host
Tom Bergeron "Dancing With the Stars"
Anthony Bourdain "The Taste"
Carson Daly "The Voice"
Cat Deeley "So You Think You Can Dance"
Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn "Project Runway"
Jane Lynch "Hollywood Game Night"

Best Variety Series - Talk
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Real Time with Bill Maher
The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

Best Variety Series - Sketch
Comedy Bang Bang
Inside Amy Schumer
Key and Peele
Saturday Night Live
The Soup

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