2019 Nomination Predictions
Better Call Saul
Game of Thrones
This is Us
Other Contenders - Homecoming, Bodyguard, The Good Fight, Billions, House of Cards
Commentary - With Stranger Things, The Crown, The Handmaid's Tale, and Westworld all missing the deadline, and The Americans ending. There are a whopping five slots up for grabs. I fully believe that Game of Thrones and This is Us will return to the race, as will Better Call Saul, which missed out on last year's race. I also fully believe that next season's lineup will once again do a complete turnover. So the other four slots. Ozark had some big key nominations last year, and did very well in the winter guilds. It is peaking at just the right time and should make it in. Killing Eve was the hit of last season, but Emmy voters largely ignored it. This season was nowhere near as well-received, but still has enough heat to make it in the race. Pose was borderline, but the second season is currently on FX with rave reviews and tons of positive buzz. That has only helped its case. Finally, I think HBO has played its cards right with Succession, which got some key winter guild nods. But I think it is the weak link. Homecoming should be nominated, and we should not discount Amazon, but its buzz has muted since its premiere. The same thing for Bodyguard, and once again, don't discount Netflix. Finally, I think The Good Fight is the wildcard here. It deserves to be nominated, and The Good Wife was always an Emmy favorite. I think it could sneak in.