Deadline’s Final Emmy Predictions In The Toughest Categories To Call
With all eyes on Sunday’s Primetime Emmys, Deadline’s TV critic Dominic Patten and awards columnist Pete Hammond offer the final analysis of the night’s three top races — all of them too close to call.
We forecast a photo finish in Outstanding Drama Series race, which has a historic and unprecedented five first-season series (The Crown, Stranger Things, The Handmaid’s Tale, Westworld and This Is Us) going up against two returning nominees that have never won before (Bette… Read
Emmys: Fierce Fight For Drama Series Acting Categories In Final Predictions Smackdown With Gold Derby, Indiewire & Deadline Experts
Gold Derby’s Tom O’Neil, IndieWire’s Anne Thompson and I do our final predictions smackdown in advance of Sunday’s main event, the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards on CBS. The three of us go head to head to head on the Drama Series acting races and come up with markedly different ideas.
For Lead Actress in a Drama Series, we pretty much think it could come down to a battle royal between The Crown’s Claire Foy and The Handmaid’s Tale’s Elizabeth Moss, and the ultimate winner… Read
Emmys: Deadline, Gold Derby And Indiewire Experts Battle Over Who Wins Most Competitive Drama Series Race In Years (Watch)
With five first season shows in the mix and only two returnees, neither a past winner, this year’s race in Emmy’s marquee Drama Series category is anybody’s ballgame and up for grabs especially since the champ for the past two years, Game Of Thrones is ineligible since it didn’t air a new season during the period. Stranger Things, Westworld, The Crown, This Is Us and The Handmaid’s Tale are not
only all new to the Emmys, they are all new to television itself. This is… Read
Emmys: Deadline, Gold Derby, And Indiewire Experts Prediction Smackdown On Comedy Acting Races – Who Is On Top?
Gold Derby’s Tom O’Neil, Indiewire’s Anne Thompson , and I continue our fearless predictions for this year’s Emmy race by focusing on the contenders and likely winners in the comedy acting categories where you can expect all eyes on Julia Louis-Dreyfus as she tries to make television history by winning for the same character in the same show six straight times, but there are plenty of spoilers in the pack
and there is likely a reason no one has ever been able to pull… Read
Emmy Predictions: Outstanding Television Movie
HBO tends to dominate this category, with numerous victories over the years, so there is no reason to believe that their two entries this year, The Wizard of Lies and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks aren't immediate frontrunners. But this could be a year for PBS as well in a critically uneven field of contenders that pale compared to their Limited Series counterparts.
The broadcast networks long ago virtually abandoned this format, which they once championed, so the… Read
Emmy Predictions: Outstanding Limited Series
For six years I served on the Television Academy's Board of Governors, representing the Writers' Branch. During that time there were attempts to downplay, eliminate, or move the category once known as Miniseries, and now more broadly referred to as Limited Series. There simply weren't enough contenders, or at least enough reasonably strong contenders, to even pass the Academy's so-called "Rule of 14" that determines if there are enough candidates to trigger a… Read
Emmy Predictions: Outstanding Comedy Series
For five consecutive years, ABC's Modern Family ruled the roost, and for the past two years it has been HBO's Veep. Emmy voters definitely like consistency in their comedy series and both these shows are back in the hunt again. In fact, other than FX's first season hit, Atlanta, the lineup is identical to last year with only Amazon's Transparent missing the cut, probably since it crossed the line a bit too often between dramatic and comedic moments.
Emmy likes their… Read
Emmy Predictions: Outstanding Drama Series
In a truly remarkable, record-breaking development, no fewer than five of the seven shows nominated for Outstanding Drama Series this year are not just first timers, but series in their very first season. Part of this can be attributed to the absence of the victor of the past two years, Game of Thrones, which started to air its latest season after the eligibility window closed.
But what it really points to is the extraordinary quality of this year's new output of dramas… Read
Emmy Predictions: Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series Or Movie
Perhaps the most fiercely contested acting Emmy category in a long time, no less than four Best Actress Oscar winners and a Best Actress Oscar nominee and Emmy winner go up against a relative novice in the awards game enjoying her first major nomination for anything. Who will come out on top in this tricky and almost impossible to call race?
In a key female role in the TV version of a film that won… Read
Emmy Predictions: Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series Or Movie
Two past winners in the category face off against a certified movie legend and a two-time Oscar winner on his first Emmy nomination. Plus two stars of the same acclaimed HBO limited series, and another screen star joining the run of Fargo make this a distinguished lineup that may not be as competitive as the ladies', but holds its own intrigue nonetheless.
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The new British star may be best known… Read
Emmys: Comedy Series Prediction Smackdown As Deadline Takes On Gold Derby And Indiewire Experts
I recently got together with PMC colleagues Anne Thompson from Indiewire and Tom O’Neil from Gold Derby for a series of Emmy prediction smackdowns starting
off with our battle over just which show will be named Best Comedy Series at the Emmys On September 17th. As a two time champ , Veep would seem to be the favorite over former five time champ Modern Family which doesn’t have nearly the buzz of the former veteran series, or of newcomer Atlanta which has scored… Read
Emmy Predictions: Actress In A Comedy Series
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
The biggest question in this category is whether history will actually be made with Julia Louis-Dreyfus taking to the Microsoft Theatre podium for a sixth straight year. The category is one of the more crowded with seven entries, meaning someone came within two per cent of the sixth place nominee and won an invite as well. With three other returnees looking to knock Louis-Dreyfus off her perch, a couple of newcomers including a… Read