Tuesday, June 27, 2017

2017 Emmy Nomination Predictions: Best Limited Series

2017 Nomination Predictions
American Crime
Big Little Lies
Fargo
Feud: Bette and Joan
The Night Of

Other Contenders - Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, The Young Pope, American Horror Story: Roanoke, Genius, When We Rise, Madiba, Guerilla, The Missing

Commentary - This race feels like the five are set. We know its probably Big Little Lies vs. Feud. The Night Of has HBO behind it, so expect it to do well. The last two slots belong to perennial favorites Fargo and American Crime. Done! Right? Well I think that both Fargo and American Crime are on the bubble. One for having a just okay season and one for being cancelled. Genius and The Young Pope have great central performances, and could make the cut, and after years of ignoring Gilmore Girls, the nostalgia might be enough to get in in. Beyond that, the only other one to watch for his American Horror Story. It missed last year, and it feels like its time has passed. But it has been a favorite for so long, so it cannot be discounted.

The Oscar Narrative: First 2018 Oscar Predictions - Best Director

First 2018 Predictions
Denis Villeneuve "Blade Runner 2049"
Kathryn Bigelow "Detroit"
Alexander Payne "Downsizing"
Christopher Nolan "Dunkirk"
Paul Thomas Anderson "Phantom Thread"

Other Contenders - Dee Rees "Mudbound", Steven Spielberg "The Papers", Joe Wright "The Darkest Hour", George Clooney "Suburbicon",  Michael Haneke "Happy End", Sofia Coppola "The Beguiled", Reginald Hudlin "Marshall", Darren Aronofsky "Mother!", Luca Guadagnino "Call Me By Your Name", Garth Davis "Mary Magdelene", Stephen Frears "Victoria and Abdul", Woody Allen "Wonder Wheel", Aaron Sorkin "Molly's Game", Guillermo Del Toro "The Shape of Water", Michael Gracey "The Greatest Showman", Jordan Peele "Get Out", Rian Johnson "Star Wars: The Last Jedi", Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Feris "The Battle of the Sexes", Todd Haynes "Wonderstruck", Jason Reitman "Tully", Taylor Sheridan "Wind River", Patty Jenkins "Wonder Woman", Steven Soderbergh "Logan Lucky", Michael Showalter "The Big Six", Alfonso Gomez-Rejon "The Current War", Martin McDonagh "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri", Tomas Alfredson "The Snowman", Simon Curtis "Goodbye Christopher Robin", Yorgos Lanthimos "The Killing of the Sacred Deer", Destin Daniel Cretton "The Glass Castle", Kenneth Branagh "Murder on the Orient Express", Greta Gerwig "Lady Bird", Jason Dean Hall "Thank You For Your Service", James Mangold "Logan", Jon Watts "Spider-Man: Homecoming", Bill Condon "Beauty and the Beast", Jordan Vogt-Roberts "Kong: Skull Island", Ridley Scott "Alien: Covenant", Trey Edward Shults "It Comes At Night", Edgar Wright "Baby Driver", Luc Besson "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets", Geremy Jasper "Patti Cake$", Doug Liman "American Made", Sean Baker "The Florida Project", Rob Reiner "LBJ"

Commentary - This category is so damn stacked with folks, honestly, trying to make the list has taken forever. Every time I think I am done, I find another name I think could be in the conversation. Let's start with the top five. Kathryn Bigelow returns with Detroit. Zero Dark Thirty only got derailed because of petty politics that some other studio pushed against it. The allegations into any improper conduct, which was being investigated by Congress, was dropped the day after the 2012 Academy Awards. I think some studio boss was getting weary of Zero Dark Thirty's late climb and pulled some political strings to make this happen. This is the closest I will ever get to a real conspiracy theory, so let me have this one. All of that being said, Detroit looks riveting and they owe her a nod. Paul Thomas Anderson returns to this race with Phantom Thread. If he is going to make the cut, it is going to have to be a lot more accessible than The Master. Alexander Payne is always underestimated, so I am predicting him till I have reason not to. It has been three in a row. Christopher Nolan didn't have luck with his comic book and sci-fi films, but maybe Academy voters will recognize his brilliance with an historical drama right up their alley. Finally, Denis Villeneuve proved that smart science fiction can win over Academy voters. That combined with nostalgia might be enough for him to breakthrough again with the Blade Runner sequel 2049. Beyond that there are some floating at the surface. Never discount Steven Spielberg, and this time with not just Tom Hanks in tow, but Meryl Streep as well. Joe Wright is tackling Winston Churchill, Dee Rees has already won over Sundance, George Clooney is popular, and previous nominees like Michael Haneke, Sofia Coppola, Darren Aronofsky, and Stephen Frears should not be discounted. Woody Allen's newest is getting a prime awards date, which makes me think the studio thinks this one is a contender. Todd Haynes got decent reception at Cannes, Jason Reitman might make a comeback, Guillermo Del Toro is brilliant, Taylor Sheridan is on the rice, Aaron Sorkin could be a first-time director breakthrough, the Little Miss Sunshine duo returns, Garth Davis got so close last year, and Luca Duadagnino is a Sundance smash. There are so many other names, so I'm going to skip to some of the big guys like Jordan Peele, Patty Jenkins, Rian Johnson, and James Mangold. Don't forget the big guys Academy. They make great films, and make them accessible. That's hard to do and a showcase of real talent.

Monday, June 26, 2017

2017 Emmy Nomination Predictions: Best TV Movie

2017 Nomination Predictions
Agatha Christie's Witness for the Prosecution
Churchill's Secret
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Sherlock: The Lying Detective
The Wizard of Lies

Other Contenders -  Black Mirror: San Junipero, To Walk Invisible: The Bronte Sisters, Custody, Looking: The Movie, Killing Reagan, Sister Cities, Wild Oats, Suite Francaise, King Charles III.

Commentary - Sherlock will come back to the race, using the same sneaky strategy it used last year to avoid that packed Limited Series race. And it could win again. Black Mirror is trying this too. I'm not predicting it, because this is not the type of series they usually embrace. But it could get in, and it would be lost in the shuffle over in the Limited Series category. HBO was supposed to dominate this category but both The Wizard of Lies and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks were disappointing. With HBO behind them they are in, and they could win, but their stock has fallen tremendously. The last two slots, I am saving for the Brits. Churchill's Secret was lesser than say Into the Storm and The Gathering Storm, but it was still well-liked enough to garner a lot of Emmy support. Finally, After Poirot got in a few years ago, I am going to stick with Agatha Christie and the new adaptation of Witness for the Prosecution. But watch out for the new Bronte Sisters film that premiered recently, It is fresh on voters' minds.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

2017 Emmy Nomination Predictions - Best Actor in a TV Movie/Limited Series

2017 Nomination Predictions
Riz Ahmed "The Night Of"
Benedict Cumberbatch "Sherlock: The Lying Detective"
Robert DeNiro "The Wizard of Lies"
Ewan McGregor "Fargo"
Geoffrey Rush "Genius"
John Turturro "The Night Of"

Other Contenders - Jude Law "The Young Pope", Harvey Fierstein "Hairspray Live!", Laurence Fishburne "Madiba", Jonathan Groff "Looking: The Movie", Tim Matheson "Killing Reagan", Tim Pigott-Smith "King Charles III"

Commentary - In a thin race, there are still a lot of big names. watch out for three guys who are not in, but easily could be. Jude Law is excellent as The Young Pope, Harvey Fierstein is magnificent in the role that won him a Tony, and Laurence Fishburne plays Nelson Mandela. Don't sleep on these folks, they could easily crack the top six. So I think that previous winner Benedict Cumberbatch is coming back, because they clearly love themselves some Sherlock. The Night Of has HBO and the critics behind it, so I expect SAG nominees Riz Ahmed and John Turturro to both make it in. The Wizard of Lies may have been a bit of a dud, but Robert DeNiro on a ballot screams Emmy nomination. Even though Fargo stumbled a bit in its third season, Ewan McGregor will probably make the cut. Finally, Geoffrey Rush is a favorite here, and has won this category before. Expect him to get in for playing Albert Einstein.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

2017 Emmy Nomination Predictions - Best Actress in a TV Movie/Limited Series

2017 Nomination Predictions
Carrie Coon "Fargo"
Felicity Huffman "American Crime"
Nicole Kidman "Big Little Lies"
Jessica Lange "Feud: Bette and Joan"
Susan Sarandon "Feud: Bette and Joan"
Reese Witherspoon "Big Little Lies"

Other Contenders - Oprah Winfrey "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" , Lauren Graham "Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life", Bryce Dallas Howard "Black Mirror", Andrea Riseborough "Agatha Christie's The Witness for the Prosecution", Alexis Bledel "Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life", Maddie Baillio "Hairspray Live!", Joanne Froggatt "Dark Angel", Michelle Williams "Suite Francaise"

Commentary - This race, in my mind, comes down to about nine women for six slots. On the outside, I have Oprah Winfrey, because the film had mixed reactions, Lauren Graham, because they have passed her over so many times, and Bryce Dallas Howard. Despite the SAG nod, I don't if voters are ready to go there, with so many bigger names in the race. So for my six, first you have Felicity Huffman returning because she is a perennial favorite, and Carrie Coon for Fargo, who is just having the year of her career. The other four though, are probably the four that will vie for the prize. Four Oscar winners in the top two Limited Series of the year, Witherspoon, Sarandon, Lange, and Kidman. Voters will have to choose between these four, and good luck to them, but I think in terms of nominations, they are going to be hard to beat.

Friday, June 23, 2017

2017 Emmy Nomination Predictions: Best Supporting Actor in a TV Movie/Limited Series

2017 Nomination Predictions
Hank Azaria "The Wizard of Lies"
Martin Freeman "Sherlock: The Lying Detective"
Alfred Molina "Feud: Bette and Joan"
Alexander Skarsgard "Big Little Lies"
David Thewlis "Fargo"
Stanley Tucci "Feud: Bette and Joan"

Other Contenders - Reg E. Cathey "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks", Toby Jones "Sherlock: The Lying Detective", James Cromwell "The Young Pope", Michael Stuhlbarg "Fargo", Michael Kenneth Williams "The Night Of", Idris Elba "Guerrilla", Connor Jessup "American Crime", Benito Martinez "American Crime", Richard Cabral "American Crime", David Hyde Pierce "When We Rise", Cuba Gooding Jr. "American Horror Story: Roanoke", Denis O'Hare "American Horror Story: Roanoke"

Commentary - So this race is a toss up for me. I feel like Stanley Tucci will win another Emmy for his entertaining role in Feud, and I feel like his co-star Alfred Molina is a lock for a nomination. Beyond that, I honestly don't know. Martin Freeman is a perennial nominee, David Thewlis is the strongest from a weaker season of Fargo and she has a huge role in Wonder Woman. Hank Azaria is a favorite among these voters, even though The Wizard of Lies was kind of a dud. Finally, Alexander Skarsgard started off on the outside. But Big Little Lies is on the rise, and I think he joins his female cast members with an Emmy nod. Watch our for Reg E. Cathey who is a recent winner, James Cromwell is a classic, Michael Kenneth Williams is a recent nominee, and Idris Elba is, well, Idris Elba. Also never doubt the American Crime and American Horror Story boys, although it feels like those shows have peaked a bit.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

2017 Emmy Nomination Predictions: Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series/TV Movie

Nomination Predictions
Kathy Bates "American Horror Story: Roanoke"
Judy Davis "Feud: Bette and Joan"
Laura Dern "Big Little Lies"
Regina King "American Crime"
Sarah Paulson "American Horror Story: Roanoke"
Shailene Woodley "Big Little Lies"

Other Contenders - Angela Bassett "American Horror Story: Roanoke", Mary Elizabeth Winstead "Fargo", Michelle Pfeiffer "Wizard of Lies", Renee Elise Goldsberry "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks", Ellen Burstyn "Custody", Rose Byrne "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks", Diane Keaton "The Young Pope", Jackie Hoffman "Feud: Bette and Joan", Catherine Zeta-Jones "Feud: Bette and Joan", Kathy Bates "Feud: Bette and Joan", Sandra Oh "American Crime", Helen Hunt "Shots Fired", Jennifer Hudson "Hairspray Live!", Kristin Chenoweth "Hairspray Live!", Whoopi Goldberg "When We Rise", Phylicia Rashad "When We Rise", Gugu Mbatha-Raw "Black Mirror"

Commentary - This race is stacked with so many big names, that I am expecting some surprises. That being said, I am probably playing it safe in terms of my actual picks. I'm just prepared for the surprise. I assume that both Kathy Bates and Sarah Paulson will get back in for AHS, but as that anthology series ages, I keep wondering if there is a point when voters move on. Until that happens, I am keeping them in. I also assume that two Emmy wins in a row guarantees Regina King a third and final nomination for American Crime. Beyond that though, I think that some of the hot new series, two in particular will fill out the last three slots. Laura Dern is an Emmy favorite, and Shailene Woodley is practically a lead. I think that the overall love for Big Little Lies will push them both in. Finally, Judy Davis is fantastic in Feud, and she has won three Emmys from eleven nominations. I can't see Emmy voters passing her up here for a role that is so good, it could win her a fourth. But before we end here, let me remind you of some of the folks that are not in this race, but could be: Ellen Burstyn, Angela Bassett, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Michelle Pfeiffer, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Sandra Oh, Diane Keaton, Helen Hunt, Whoopi Goldberg, and Phylicia Rashad. I also want to personally plug Kristin Chenoweth and Jennifer Hudson, who were scene-stealers in Hairspray Live! Now you do see why I am looking for a surprise?

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

2017 Emmy Nomination Predictions: Best Reality-Competition Series and Best Reality Host

Best Reality-Competition Series
The Amazing Race
American Ninja Warrior
Dancing With the Stars
Project Runway
Top Chef
The Voice

Other Contenders - RuPaul's Drag Race, Match Game, Survivor, So You Think You Can Dance, America's Got Talent, Chopped, MasterChef Junior, Beat Bobby Flay

Commentary - I would love to see RuPaul's Drag Race make the cut, and his win in the Reality Host category gives me hope that it is at least on voters mind. But we have seen this before. Jane Lynch, Jeff Probst. They really do separate the host and program categories, so RuPaul winning doesn't necessarily translate to the show getting in. I will stick with the same six from last year, because, honestly, this is category where turnover rarely occurs.

Best Reality Host
Anthony Anderson "To Tell the Truth"
Alec Baldwin "Match Game"
Tom Bergeron "Dancing with the Stars"
RuPaul Charles "RuPaul's Drag Race"
Steve Harvey "Little Big Shots"
Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn "Project Runway"

Other Contenders - Carson Daly "The Voice", Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg "Martha and Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party", Cat Deeley "So You Think You Can Dance?", Phil Keoghan "The Amazing Race", Jeff Probst "Survivor", Guy Fieri "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives"

Commentary - Ryan Seacrest and Jane Lynch are out, so that leaves two slots available. Carson Daly has yet to make it in despite The Voice winning the competition category several years in a row (another proof that host and program are viewed separately), and the others have either not proven themselves, or are simply been there done that. I think that two Emmy favorites, Alec Baldwin and Anthony Anderson, will ride into those slots based on their personal popularity alone, and the huge year they both have had.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

2017 Emmy Nomination Predictions: Best Variety Series - Talk and Sketch

Best Variety Series - Talk
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Late Late Show with James Corden
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Other Contenders - Real Time with Bill Maher, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Chelsea, Conan, Talking wih Chris Hardwick, Watch What Happens Live

Commentary - This race is bound to be shaken up by the new political landscape. For example, I think the ballsy liberal coverage by the great Samantha Bee, and the revival of Stephen Colbert this season will pull them into this race. Fluff like Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee will probably be knocked out. The question is how far does this political thing go? Does Bill Maher overcome his recent n-word controversy and rejoin the race? Does The Daily Show, which has started to find its footing under Trevor Noah. But that means one of the "fun" shows gets knocked off. Jimmy Kimmel and James Corden seem safe, but Jimmy Fallon has had a rough year. Not only has his show been lost in the political fray for being apolitical, but that disastrous Trump interview during the campaign might be his death knell. I still think he gets in, because the voters here are usually afraid of anything new. But don't be surprised if the shakeup is bigger than we all thought.

Best Variety Series - Sketch
Documenary Now
Drunk History
Portlandia
Saturday Night Live
Tracey Ullman's Show

Other Contenders - Billy on the Street, Mystery Science Theatre 3000, Maya and Marty, The President Show, Comedy Bang Bang

Commentary - Only a few years after its inception, this category might be on its way out the door. It is stunningly weak without Inside Amy Schumer and Key and Peele. This finally means that probably Saturday Night Live will win this category. With most likely only five nominees, this leaves one slot (Amy Schumer or Key and Peele slot), and I think that Emmy vet Tracey Ullman will join last year's list.

2017 Television Critics Association Nominations

NDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA
Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us,” NBC
Carrie Coon, “The Leftovers” & “Fargo,” HBO & FX
Claire Foy, “The Crown,” Netflix
Nicole Kidman, “Big Little Lies,” HBO
Jessica Lange, “Feud: Bette And Joan,” FX
Elisabeth Moss, “The Handmaid’s Tale,” Hulu
Susan Sarandon, “Feud: Bette And Joan,” FX

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY
Pamela Adlon, “Better Things,” FX
Aziz Ansari, “Master of None,” Netflix
Kristen Bell, “The Good Place,” NBC
Donald Glover, “Atlanta,” FX
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep,” HBO
Issa Rae, “Insecure,” HBO
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, “Fleabag,” Amazon

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN NEWS AND INFORMATION
“Full Frontal With Samantha Bee,” TBS
“Last Week Tonight With John Oliver,” HBO
“The Lead With Jake Tapper,” CNN
“O.J.: Made in America,” ESPN
“Planet Earth II,” BBC America
“Weiner,” Showtime

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN REALITY PROGRAMMING
“The Circus,” Showtime
“The Great British Baking Show,” PBS
“The Keepers,” Netflix
“Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath,” A&E
“Shark Tank,” ABC
“Survivor: Game Changers,” CBS

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN YOUTH PROGRAMMING
“Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” PBS
“Doc McStuffins,” Disney Junior
“Elena of Avalor,” Disney Channel
“Odd Squad,” PBS
“Sesame Street,” HBO
“Speechless,” ABC

OUTSTANDING NEW PROGRAM
“Atlanta,” FX
“The Crown,” Netflix
“The Good Place,” NBC
“The Handmaid’s Tale,” Hulu
“Stranger Things,” Netflix
“This Is Us,” NBC

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN MOVIES, MINISERIES AND SPECIALS
“Big Little Lies,” HBO
“Fargo,” FX
“Feud: Bette and Joan,” FX
“Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life,” Netflix
“The Night Of,” HBO
“Wizard of Lies,” HBO

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA
“Better Call Saul,” AMC
“Stranger Things,” Netflix
“The Americans,” FX
“The Crown,” Netflix
“The Handmaid’s Tale,” Hulu
“This Is Us,” NBC

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY
“Atlanta,” FX
“black-ish,” ABC
“Fleabag,” Amazon
“Master of None,” Netflix
“The Good Place,” NBC
“Veep,” HBO

PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
“Atlanta,” FX
“Big Little Lies,” HBO
“Stranger Things,” Netflix
“The Handmaid’s Tale,” Hulu
“The Leftovers,” HBO
“This Is Us,” NBC

Friday, June 16, 2017

The Oscar Narrative: First 2018 Oscar Predictions - Best Actor

First 2018 Predictions
Matt Damon "Downsizing"
Daniel Day-Lewis "Phantom Thread"
Armie Hammer "Call Me By Your Name"
Hugh Jackman "The Greatest Showman"
Gary Oldman "Darkest Hour"

Other Contenders - Chadwick Boseman "Marshall", Tom Hanks "Untitled Steven Spielberg Project", Timothee Chalamet "Call Me By Your Name", Benedict Cumberbatch "The Current War", Joaquin Phoenix "You Were Never Really There", Javier Bardem "Mother!", Woody Harrelson "LBJ", Colin Farrell "The Killing of the Sacred Deer", Cillian Murphy "Dunkirk", Tom Hardy "Dunkirk", Jeremy Renner "Wind River", Denzel Washington "Inner City", Domnhall Gleeson "Goodbye Christopher Robin", Kumail Nanjiani "The Big Sick, Idris Elba "The Mountain Between", Robert Redford "Our Souls at Night", John Boyega "Detroit", Andrew Garfield "Breathe", Andrew Garfield "Under the Silver Lake", Christian Bale "Hostiles", Oakes Fegley "Wonderstruck", Liam Neeson "The Silent Man", Michael Fassbender "The Snowman", Ali Fazal "Victoria and Abdul", Miles Teller "Thank You For Your Service", Jake Gyllenhaal "Stronger", James McAvoy "Split", Hugh Jackman "Logan", Robert Pattinson "Good Time", Bryan Cranston "Last Flag Flying", Adam Sandler "The Meyerowitz Stories", Daniel Kaluuya "Get Out", James Franco "The Disaster Artist", Tracey Letts "The Lovers", Ryan Gosling "Blade Runner 2049", Jaeden Lieberher "The Book of Henry", Chris Pratt "Guardians of the Galaxy 2", Johnny Depp "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales", Ansel Elgort "Baby Driver", Tom Holland "Spider-Man: Homecoming", Channing Tatum "Logan Lucky"

Commentary - Another crowded year with so many possibilities. This early in the game it is best to stick with safe bets. We already know Call Me By Your Name is going to be a hit, and it might finally be the role that gets Armie Hammer an Oscar nod. The great Daniel Day-Lewis returns to the race, and it is always a bad idea to bet against him, especially when he teams up with Paul Thomas Anderson. Hugh Jackman as P.T. Barnum feels right up his alley. Matt Damon broke through again for The Martian, and teaming up with Alexander Payne feels like awards gold. Finally, Gary Oldman might finally have hit the role of a lifetime playing Winston Churchill. These five are out front, but you have Tom Hanks teaming up with Spielberg and Meryl Streep, Chadwick Boseman playing Thurgood Marshall, Benedict Cumberbatch as Thomas Edison, and previous nominees and winners Joaquin Phoenix, Woody Harrelson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hardy, Denzel Washington, Robert Redford, Andrew Garfield (in two roles), Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Michael Fassbender, Liam Neeson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Bryan Cranston, and Javier Barden. There is young talent like Sundance breakthrough Timothee Chalamet, Miles Teller, Oakes Fegley, Tom Holland, and Ansel Elgort. Finally, early contenders like Hugh Jackman and Daniel Kaluuya, and outside the box choices like James Franco, Tracye Letts, and yes, even Adam Sandler, could be in the mix.

The 7th Annual Awards Psychic Television Awards: Nominations

It is that time of year again! Here are my nominations for the 7th Annual Awards Psychic Television Awards!

Best Drama Series
American Gods
The Americans
Better Call Saul
The Crown
The Good Fight
Grey's Anatomy
The Handmaid's Tale
The Leftovers
Legion
Stranger Things
This is Us
Westworld

Best Comedy Series
Atlanta
Better Things
black-ish
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Girls
Grace and Frankie
Insecure
Mom
One Day at a Time
Please Like Me
Silicon Valley
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Veep
You're the Worst
Younger

Best Actor in a Drama Series
Sterling K. Brown "This is Us"
Joseph Fiennes "The Handmaid's Tale"
Rupert Friend "Homeland"
Freddie Highmore "Bates Motel"
Anthony Hopkins "Westworld"
Rami Malek "Mr. Robot"
Ian McShane "American Gods"
Bob Odenkirk "Better Call Saul"
Matthew Rhys "The Americans"
Kevin Spacey "House of Cards"
Dan Stevens "Legion"
Justin Theroux "The Leftovers"
Milo Ventimiglia "This is Us"

Best Actress in a Drama Series
Christine Baranski "The Good Fight"
Carrie Coon "The Leftovers"
Viola Davis "How to Get Away With Murder"
Claire Foy "The Crown"
Taraji P. Henson "Empire"
Mandy Moore "This is Us"
Elisabeth Moss "The Handmaid's Tale"
Ellen Pompeo "Grey's Anatomy"
Keri Russell "The Americans"
Evan Rachel Wood "Westworld"
Robin Wright "House of Cards"

Best Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson "black-ish"
Aziz Ansari "Master of None"
Tommy Dewey "Casual"
Chris Geere "You're the Worst"
Donald Glover "Atlanta"
Thomas Middleditch "Silicon Valley"
Andy Samberg "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"
Jeffrey Tambor "Transparent"
Josh Thomas "Please Like Me"

Best Actress in a Comedy Series
Pamela Adlon "Better Things"
Aya Cash "You're the Worst"
Lena Dunham "Girls"
Jane Fonda "Grace and Frankie"
Sutton Foster "Younger"
Allison Janney "Mom"
Ellie Kemper "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"
Julia Louis-Dreyfus "Veep"
Justina Machado "One Day At a Time"
Kaitlin Olson "The Mick"
Issa Rae "Insecure"
Tracee Ellis Ross "black-ish"
Lily Tomlin "Grace and Frankie"

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Jonathan Banks "Better Call Saul"
Christopher Eccleston "The Leftovers"
David Harbour "Stranger Things"
Ed Harris "Westworld"
Jared Harris "The Crown"
Ron Cephas Jones "This is Us"
Michael Kelly "House of Cards"
Justin Hartley "This is Us"
John Lithgow "The Crown"
Michael McKean "Better Call Saul"
Mandy Patinkin "Homeland"
Jeffrey Wright "Westworld"

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Annaleigh Ashford "Masters of Sex"
Millie Bobby Brown "Stranger Things"
Caitlin FitzGerald "Masters of Sex"
Cush Jumbo "The Good Fight"
Rose Leslie "The Good Fight"
Chrissy Metz "This is Us"
Mandy Moore "This is Us"
Thandie Newton "Westworld"
Winona Ryder "Stranger Things"
Holly Taylor "The Americans"
Maura Tierney "The Affair"
Constance Zimmer "UnReal"
Samira Wiley "The Handmaid's Tale"

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin "Saturday Night Live"
Desmin Borges "You're the Worst"
Andre Braugher "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"
Tituss Burgess "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"
Terry Crews "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"
Adam Driver "Girls"
Laurence Fishburne "black-ish"
Tony Hale "Veep"
Brian Tyree Henry "Atlanta"
Joe Lo Truglio "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"
Andrew Rannells "Girls"
Martin Sheen "Grace and Frankie"
Timothy Simons "Veep"
Matt Walsh "Veep"

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Anna Chlumsky "Veep"
Kether Donohue "You're the Worst"
Fortune Feimster "The Mindy Project"
Carla Jimenez "The Mick"
Leslie Jones "Saturday Night Live"
Carol Kane "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"
Jane Krakowski "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"
Jenifer Lewis "black-ish"
Kate McKinnon "Saturday Night Live"
Rita Moreno "One Day at a Time"
Yvonne Orji "Insecure"
Chelsea Peretti "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"
June Diane Raphael "Grace and Frankie"

Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series
Dylan Baker "The Good Fight"
Reed Birney "House of Cards"
Beau Bridges "Masters of Sex"
Hal Holbrook "Grey's Anatomy"
Orlando Jones "American Gods"
Mark Margolis "Better Call Saul"
Gerald McRaney "This is Us"
John Cameron Mitchell "The Good Fight"
Denis O'Hare "This is Us"
Matthew Perry "The Good Fight"
B.D. Wong "Mr. Robot"

Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Gillian Anderson "American Gods"
Alexis Bledel "The Handmaid's Tale"
Kristin Chenoweth "American Gods"
Ann Dowd "The Leftovers"
LaTanya Richardson Jackson "Grey's Anatomy"
Cloris Leachman "American Gods"
Jane Lynch "The Good Fight"
Niecy Nash "Masters of Sex"
Carrie Preston "The Good Fight"
Shannon Purser "Stranger Things"
Sarah Silverman "Masters of Sex"
Alison Wright "The Americans"

Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Riz Ahmed "Girls"
Aziz Ansari "Saturday Night Live"
Dave Chappelle "Saturday Night Live"
Jimmy Fallon "Saturday Night Live"
Tom Hanks "Saturday Night Live"
Hugh Laurie "Veep"
Peter MacNicol "Veep"
Lin-Manuel Miranda "Saturday Night Live"
Chris Pine "Saturday Night Live"
Matthew Rhys "Girls"
Peter Scolari "Girls"
Bradley Whitford "Mom"

Best Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Becky Ann Baker "Girls"
Sarah Baker "Better Things"
Laura Dern "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"
Rachel Dratch "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"
Carrie Fisher "Catastrophe"
Rashida Jones "black-ish"
Millicent Martin "Grace and Frankie"
Melissa McCarthy "Saturday Night Live"
Maya Rudolph "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"
Nicole Sullivan "Mom"
Lorraine Toussaint "black-ish"
Kristen Wiig "Saturday Night Live"

Best Limited Series
American Crime
American Horror Story: Roanoke
Big Little Lies
Fargo
Feud: Bette and Joan
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life
The Night Of

Best Made for Television Movie
Black Mirror: San Junipero
Churchill's Secret
Dark Angel
Hairspray Live!
Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Looking: The Movie
Sherlock: The Lying Detective
The Wizard of Lies

Best Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie
Riz Ahmed "The Night Of"
Benedict Cumberbatch "Sherlock"
Robert DeNiro "The Wizard of Lies"
Harvey Fierstein "Hairspray Live!"
Laurence Fishburne "Madiba"
Michael Gambon "Churchill's Secret"
Jonathan Groff "Looking: The Movie"
Timothy Hutton "American Crime"
Ewan McGregor "Fargo"
John Turutrro "The Night Of"

Best Actress in a TV Movie/Limited Series
Alexis Bledel "Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life"
Carrie Coon "Fargo"
Lauren Graham "Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life"
Bryce Dallas Howard "Black Mirror"
Felicity Huffman "American Crime"
Nicole Kidman "Big Little Lies"
Jessica Lange "Feud: Bette and Joan"
Susan Sarandon "Feud: Bette and Joan"
Oprah Winfrey "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks"
Reese Witherspoon "Big Little Lies"

Best Supporting Actor in a TV Movie/Limited Series
Hank Azaria "The Wizard of Lies"
Richard Cabral "American Crime"
Reg E. Cathey "Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks"
Martin Freeman "Sherlock"
Connor Jessup "American Crime"
Benito Martinez "American Crime"
Alfred Molina "Feud: Bette and Joan"
Alexander Skarsgard "Big Little Lies"
Michael Sthulberg "Fargo"
David Thewlis "Fargo"
Stanley Tucci "Feud: Bette and Joan"
Michael Kenneth Williams "The Night Of"

Best Supporting Actress in a TV Movie/Limited Series
Angela Bassett "American Horror Story: Roanoke"
Kathy Bates "American Horror Story: Roanoke"
Kelly Bishop "Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life"
Kristen Chenoweth "Hairspray Live!"
Judy Davis "Feud: Bette and Joan"
Laura Dern "Big Little Lies"
Jennifer Hudson "Hairspray Live!"
Regina King "American Crime"
Sarah Paulson "American Horror Story: Roanoke"
Michelle Pfeiffer "The Wizard of Lies"
Mary Elizabeth Winstead "Fargo"
Shailene Woodley "Big Little Lies"

Best Animated Program
Archer
Bob's Burgers
BoJack Horseman
Family Guy
Samurai Jack
South Park

Best Variety Series
Billy on the Street
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Drunk History
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
The Late Late Show with James Corden
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Saturday Night Live

Sunday, June 11, 2017

The 71st Annual Tony Awards

I will update the winners live!:

Best Musical - Dear Evan Hansen
Best Play - Oslo
Best Revival of a Musical - Hello, Dolly!
Best Revival of a Play - August Wilson's Jitney
Best Actor in a Musical - Ben Platt "Dear Evan Hansen"
Best Actress in a Musical - Bette Midler "Hello, Dolly!"
Best Actor in a Play - Kevin Kline "Present Laughter"
Best Actress in a Play - Laurie Metcalf "A Doll's House Part 2"
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Gavin Creel "Hello, Dolly
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Rachel Bay Jones "Dear Evan Hansen"
Best Featured Actor in a Play - Michael Aronov "Oslo"
Best Featured Actress in a Play - Cynthia Nixon "The Little Foxes"
Best Direction of a Musical - Christopher Ashley "Come From Away"
Best Direction of a Play - Rebecca Taichman "Indecent"
Best Book of a Musical - Steven Levenson "Dear Evan Hansen"
Best Choreography - Alan Blankenbuehler "Bandstand"
Best Score - Benj Pasek and Justin Paul "Dear Evan Hansen"
Best Orchestrations - Alex Lacamoire "Dear Evan Hansen"
Best Costume Design of a Musical - Santo Loquasto "Hello, Dolly!"
Best Costume Design of a Play - Jane Greenwood "Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes"
Best Lighting Design of a Play - Christopher Akerlind "Indecent"
Best Lighting Design of a Musical - Bradley King "Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812"
Best Scenic Design of a Play - Nigel Hook "The Play That Goes Wrong"
Best Scenic Design of a Musical - Mimi Lien "Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812"
Lifetime Achievement in the Theater - James Earl Jones

Saturday, June 10, 2017

2017 Tony Predictions: Final List

Best Musical - Dear Evan Hansen
Best Play - Oslo
Best Revival of A Musical - Hello, Dolly!
Best Revival of a Play - August Wilson's Jitney
Best Actor in a Musical - Ben Platt "Dear Evan Hansen"
Best Actress in a Musical - Bette Midler "Hello, Dolly!"
Best Actor in a Play - Kevin Kline "Present Laughter"
Best Actress in a Play - Laurie Metcalf "A Doll's House Part 2"
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Gavin Creel "Hello, Dolly!"
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Rachel Bay Jones "Dear Evan Hansen"
Best Featured Actor in a Play - Danny DeVito "The Price"
Best Featured Actress in a Play - Cynthia Nixon "The Little Foxes"
Best Direction of a Musical - Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812
Best Direction of a Play - August Wilson's Jitney
Best Book of a Musical - Dear Evan Hansen
Best Musical Score - Dear Evan Hansen
Best Orchestrations - Hello, Dolly!
Best Choreography - Bandstand
Best Costume Design of a Musical - Hello, Dolly!
Best Costume Design of a Play - The Little Foxes
Best Lighting Design of a Musical - Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812
Best Lighting Design of a Play - Oslo
Best Scenic Design of a Musical - Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812
Best Scenic Design of a Play - The Play that Goes Wrong

Friday, June 9, 2017

2017 Tony Predictions: Musical, Play, Revivals, and Lead Acting Categories

Best Musical
Will Win - Dear Evan Hansen
Could Win - Come From Away

Best Play
Will Win - Oslo
Could Win - A Doll's House Part Two or Sweat

Best Revival of a Musical
Will Win - Hello, Dolly!
Could Win - Falsettos

Best Revival of a Play
Will Win - August Wilson's Jitney
Could Win - The Little Foxes

Best Actor in a Musical
Will Win - Ben Platt "Dear Evan Hansen"
Could Win - Andy Karl "Groundhog Day: The Musical"

Best Actress in a Musical
Will Win - Bette Midler "Hello, Dolly!"
Could Win - Patti LuPone "War Paint" or Christine Ebersole "War Paint"

Best Actor in a Play
Will Win - Kevin Kline "Present Laughter"
Could Win - Jefferson Mays "Oslo"

Best Actress in a Play
Will Win - Laurie Metcalf  "A Doll's House Part 2"
Could Win - Laura Linney "The Little Foxes"

Thursday, June 8, 2017

2017 Tony Predictions: Directing and Featured Acting Categories

Best Featured Actor in a Musical
Will Win - Gavin Creel "Hello, Dolly!"
Could Win - Really any of the other four, no clear number two.

Best Featured Actress in a Musical
Will Win - Rachel Bay Jones "Dear Evan Hansen"
Could Win -  Jenn Colella "Come From Away"

Best Featured Actor in a Play
Will Win - Danny DeVito "The Price"
Could Win - Richard Thomas "The Little Foxes" or Michael Aronov "Oslo"

Best Featured Actress in a Play
Will Win - Cynthia Nixon "The Little Foxes"
Could Win - Johanna Day "Sweat"

Best Direction of a Musical
Will Win - Rachel Chavkin "Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812"
Could Win - Japhy Weideman "Dear Evan Hansen"

Best Direction of Play
Will Win - Bartlett Sher "Oslo"
Could Win - Rebecca Taichman "Indecent" or Ruben Santiago-Hudson "Jitney"

Monday, June 5, 2017

The 62nd Annual Drama Desk Awards

Outstanding Musical
Come From Away

Outstanding Revival of a Musical
Hello, Dolly!

Outstanding Play
Oslo

Outstanding Revival of a Play
Jitney

Outstanding Actor in a Play
Kevin Kline, Present Laughter

Outstanding Actress in a Play
Laura Linney, The Little Foxes

Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Andy Karl, Groundhog Day

Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Bette Midler, Hello, Dolly!

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
Danny DeVito, The Price

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Cynthia Nixon, The Little Foxes

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Gavin Creel, Hello, Dolly!

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Jenn Colella, Come From Away

Outstanding Director of a Play
Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Jitney

Outstanding Director of a Musical '
(TIE) Rachel Chavkin, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 AND David Cromer, The Band's Visit

Outstanding Music
David Yazbek, The Band's Visit

Outstanding Lyrics
David Yazbek, The Band's Visit

Outstanding Book of a Musical
Irene Sankoff and David Hein, Come From Away

Outstanding Orchestrations
Bill Elliott and Greg Anthony Rassen, Bandstand

Outstanding Choreography
Andy Blankenbuehler, Bandstand

Outstanding Fight Choreography
U. Jonathan Toppo, Sweat

Outstanding Solo Performance
Ed Dixon, Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose

Unique Theatrical Experience
The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart

Outstanding Adaptation
David Ives, The Liar

Outstanding Revue
Life is for Living: Conversations with Coward

Outstanding Costume Design for a Play
Jane Greenwood, The Little Foxes

Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical
Catherine Zuber, War Paint

Outstanding Lighting Design for a Play
Christopher Akerlind, Indecent

Outstanding Lighting Design for a Musical
Bradley King, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812

Outstanding Set Design for a Play
Nigel Hook, The Play That Goes Wrong

Outstanding Set Design for a Musical
Mimi Lien, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812

Outstanding Sound Design for a Play
Gareth Fry and Pete Malkin, The Encounter

Outstanding Sound Design for a Musical
Nicholas Pope, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812

Outstanding Projection Design
Aaron Rhyne, Anastasia

Outstanding Wig and Hair
David Brian Brown, War Paint

Outstanding Puppet Design
Basil Twist, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Outstanding Music in a Play
Bill Sims Jr., Jitney