Will Win - Game of Thrones
Could Win - Mad Men
Should Win - Mad Men or Game of Thrones
Commentary - A battle is waging for Best Drama Series, and it will be an interesting one to wait for, and either would be worthy winners. Mad Men has the sentimentality in its favor, it has been a beloved show for so long, and will easily go down as one of the greatest dramas in television history. And up until Emmy nomination morning, I thought it was going to walk away with it. Then Game of Thrones got a stunning 24 Emmy nominations, five more than the next program, and thirteen more than any of its drama contenders (Mad Men and House of Cards). Last week, it took home a stunning eight Creative Arts Emmys, and it only needs one on Sunday to tie The West Wing's record of nine. Considering that The West Wing is my personal favorite drama series of all time, I was hoping that its Emmy glory would stand a little longer, but if any show is going to beat it, I am glad it is something that is as good as Game of Thrones. Mad Men is the past, and while final seasons have done well in the last ten years or so, there is no overdue factor. Game of Thrones is overdue for some big recognition, it is beloved and dominant across all major categories, and it is clearly its time.