March 5, 2014

66th Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations Predictions: March Update



I haven't done a set of Emmy predictions since the week after the last Emmy ceremony so here is my latest attempt at predicting this year's Emmy nominations:

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
1. Breaking Bad
2. House of Cards (+1)
3. Game of Thrones (+2)
4. Orange is the New Black (NEW)
5. Downton Abbey (-1)
6. Mad Men
7. Homeland (-5)

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
1. Modern Family
2. The Big Bang Theory
3. Veep
4. Girls (NEW)
5. Louie
6. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (NEW)
7. Nurse Jackie (NEW)

OUTSTANDING TV MINISERIES
1. True Detective
2. 24: Live Another Day
3. Fargo
4. American Horror Story: Coven
5. Sherlock
6. The Hollow Crown

OUTSTANDING TV MOVIE
1. The Normal Heart
2. The Trip to Bountiful
3. Killing Kennedy
4. Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight
5. Burton and Taylor
6. The Sound Of Music

OUTSTANDING VARIETY SERIES
1. The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
2. The Colbert Report
3. The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon
4. Jimmy Kimmel Live!
5. Saturday Night Live
6. Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (NEW)

BEST REALITY-COMPETITION SERIES
1. The Voice
2. The Amazing Race
3. Project Runway
4. Top Chef
5. So You Think You Can Dance
6. Dancing With the Stars

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
1. Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
2. Louis C.K., Louie (+1)
3. Don Cheadle, House of Lies (+1)
4. Matt LeBlanc, Episodes (+1)
5. Robin Williams, The Crazy Ones (NEW)
6. Danny McBride, Eastbound and Down (NEW)

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
1. Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
2. Kevin Spacey, House of Cards (+1)
3. Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom (+1)
4. Jon Hamm, Mad Men (+2)
5. Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey
6. Michal Sheen, Masters of Sex (NEW)

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A MINISERIES/MOVIE
1. Matthew McConaughey, True Detective
2. Woody Harrelson, True Detective (+1)
3. Christopher Plummer, Barrymore (NEW)
4. Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock
5. Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart
6. Idris Elba, Luther (-4)

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
1. Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
2. Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation (+1)
3. Lena Dunham, Girls (+1)
4. Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie (-2)
5. Zooey Deschanel, New Girl (NEW)
6. Melissa McCartthy, Mike & Molly (NEW)

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
1. Robin Wright, House of Cards (+1)
2. Kerry Washington, Scandal (+1)
3. Claire Danes, Homeland (-2)
4. Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife (+2)
5. Taylor Schilling, Orange is the New Black (NEW)
6. Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey (-2)

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES/MOVIE
1. Cicely Tyson, The Trip to Bountiful (NEW)
2. Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven
3. Helena Bonham Carter, Burton and Taylor (+1)
4. Carrie Underwood, The Sound of Music (NEW)
5. Holliday Grainger, Bonnie and Clyde (NEW)
6. Rebecca Ferguson, The White Queen (NEW)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
1. Ty Burrell, Modern Family
2. Tony Hale, Veep
3. Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family (+1)
4. Adam Driver, Girls (NEW)
5. Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine (NEW)
6. Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family (-1)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
1. Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
2. Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
3. Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
4. Josh Charles, The Good Wife (NEW)
5. Dean Norris, Breaking Bad
6. Jim Carter, Downton Abbey (NEW)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MINISERIES/MOVIE
1. Matt Bomer, The Normal Heart (NEW)
2. Martin Freeman, Sherlock
3. Will Ferrell, The Spoils of Babylon (NEW)
4. Sam Shepard, Klondike (NEW)
5. Jonathan Groff, The Normal Heart (NEW)
6. Frank Langella, Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight (NEW)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
1. Julie Bowen, Modern Family
2. Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory (+1)
3. Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie (+1)
4. Sofia Vergara, Modern Family (-2)
5. Anna Chlumsky, Veep
6. Kaley Cuoco, The Big Bang Theory (NEW)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
1. Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
2. Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
3. Kate Mulgrew, Orange is the New Black (NEW)
4. Christina Hendricks, Mad Men (+1)
5. Betsy Brandt, Breaking Bad (-1)
6. Laura Prepon, Orange is the New Black (NEW)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES/MOVIE
1. Julia Roberts, The Normal Heart (NEW)
2. Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Coven (-1)
3. Angela Bassett, American Horror Story: Coven (+1)
4. Audra McDonald, The Sound of Music (NEW)
5. Michelle Monaghan, True Detective (NEW)
6. Vanessa Williams, The Trip to Bountiful (NEW)

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
1. Louie
2. Modern Family (+2)
3. Girls
4. How I Met Your Mother (NEW)
5. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (NEW)

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
1. Breaking Bad
2. Breaking Bad
3. House of Cards
4. Orange is the New Black (NEW)
5. Homeland

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A MINISERIES/MOVIE
1. True Detective
2. The Normal Heart (+1)
3. 24: Live Another Day (NEW)
4. Luther (NEW)
5. The Hollow Crown (NEW)
6. The Trip to Bountiful (NEW)

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY SPECIAL
1. The Kennedy Center Honors
2. The Oscars
3. The Tonys (+1)
4. The Grammys (-1)
5. The Golden Globes

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
1. Louie
2. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (NEW)
3. Parks and Recreation (NEW)
4. Girls (NEW)
5. Mom (NEW)

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
1. Breaking Bad
2. Breaking Bad
3. Downton Abbey
4. Orange is the New Black (NEW)
5. The Good Wife (NEW)

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A MINISERIES/MOVIE
1. True Detective (+2)
2. Sherlock (-1)
3. The Normal Heart (-1)
4. Fargo (NEW)
5. Luther
6. The Spoils of Babylon (NEW)

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A VARIETY SPECIAL
1. The Tonys
2. The Kennedy Center Honors
3. The Golden Globes
4. The Oscars
5. The Grammys

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
1. Dancing With the Stars
2. So You Think You Can Dance
3. So You Think You Can Dance
4. Glee
5. Dancing With the Stars

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