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Emmy Awards 2016: Nominees & Predictions

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The Emmy awards are this Sunday, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. The Emmys honor the best of the year in television (and streaming).

Because there is so much quality television on these days, it can be hard to keep up with everything and know which shows to watch. The Emmys are one useful tool to find out which current shows are worth watching , though like any awards shows they’re highly subjective.

Here is the full list of nominees, with my predictions for who will win. Enjoy and I look forward to you mercilessly mocking me when my picks inevitably are a complete disaster.


Outstanding Comedy Series Outstanding Drama Series
  • Black-ish (ABC)
  • Master of None (Netflix)
  • Modern Family (ABC)
  • Silicon Valley (HBO)
  • Transparent (Amazon)
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
  • Veep (HBO)

Prediction: Silicon Valley (HBO)

  • The Americans (FX)
  • Better Call Saul (AMC)
  • Downton Abbey (PBS)
  • Game of Thrones (HBO)
  • Homeland (Showtime)
  • House of Cards (Netflix)
  • Mr. Robot (USA)

Prediction: Game of Thrones (HBO)

Outstanding Variety Talk Series Outstanding Variety Sketch Series
  • Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (Crackle)
  • The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS)
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)
  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
  • Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)
  • The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

Prediction: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

  • Documentary Now! (IFC)
  • Drunk History (Comedy Central)
  • Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central)
  • Key & Peele (Comedy Central)
  • Portlandia (IFC)
  • Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Prediction: Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central)

Outstanding Limited Series Outstanding Television Movie
  • American Crime (ABC)
  • Fargo (FX)
  • The Night Manager (AMC)
  • The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  • Roots (History)

Prediction: The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)

  • All the Way (HBO)
  • Confirmation (HBO)
  • Luther (BBC America)
  • Sherlock: “The Abominable Bride” (PBS)
  • A Very Murray Christmas (Netflix)

Prediction: Confirmation (HBO)

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
  • The Amazing Race (CBS)
  • American Ninja Warrior (NBC)
  • Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
  • Project Runway (Lifetime)
  • Top Chef (Bravo)
  • The Voice (NBC)

Prediction: The Voice (NBC)

 

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
  • Anthony Anderson, Black-ish (ABC)
  • Aziz Ansari, Master of None (Netflix)
  • Will Forte, The Last Man on Earth (Fox)
  • William H. Macy, Shameless (Showtime)
  • Thomas Middleditch, Silicon Valley (HBO)
  • Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent (Amazon)

Prediction: Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent (Amazon)

  • Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep (HBO)
  • Laurie Metcalf, Getting On (HBO)
  • Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish (ABC)
  • Amy Schumer, Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central)
  • Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie (Netflix)

Prediction: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
  • Kyle Chandler, Bloodline (Netflix)
  • Rami Malek,  Mr. Robot (USA)
  • Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul (AMC)
  • Matthew Rhys, The Americans (FX)
  • Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan (Showtime)
  • Kevin Spacey, House of Cards (Netflix)

Prediction: Kevin Spacey, House of Cards (Netflix)

  • Claire Danes, Homeland (Showtime)
  • Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder (ABC)
  • Taraji P. Henson, Empire (Fox)
  • Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black (BBC America)
  • Keri Russell, The Americans (FX)
  • Robin Wright,  House of Cards (Netflix)

Prediction: Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder (ABC)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
  • Bryan Cranston, All the Way (HBO)
  • Benedict Cumberbatch,  Sherlock: “The Abominable Bride” (PBS)
  • Idris Elba as DCI John Luther on Luther (BBC America)
  • Cuba Gooding Jr.,  The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  • Tom Hiddleston,  The Night Manager (AMC)
  • Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)

Prediction: Bryan Cranston, All the Way (HBO)

  • Kirsten Dunst, Fargo (FX)
  • Felicity Huffman, American Crime (ABC)
  • Audra McDonald, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill (HBO)
  • Sarah Paulson, The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  • Lili Taylor, American Crime (ABC)
  • Kerry Washington, Confirmation (HBO)

Prediction: Sarah Paulson, The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)

 

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
  • Louie Anderson as Christine Baskets on Baskets (FX)
  • Andre Braugher as Captain Ray Holt on Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox)
  • Tituss Burgess as Titus Andromedon on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
  • Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy on Modern Family (ABC)
  • Tony Hale as Gary Walsh on Veep (HBO)
  • Keegan-Michael Key as Various Characters on Key & Peele (Comedy Central)
  • Matt Walsh as Mike McLintock on Veep (HBO)

Prediction: Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy on Modern Family (ABC)

  • Anna Chlumsky as Amy Brookheimer on Veep (HBO)
  • Gaby Hoffmann as Alexandria “Ali” Pfefferman on Transparent (Amazon)
  • Allison Janney as Bonnie Plunkett on Mom (CBS)
  • Judith Light as Shelly Pfefferman on Transparent (Amazon)
  • Kate McKinnon as Various Characters on Saturday Night Live (NBC)
  • Niecy Nash as Denise “DiDi” Ortley on Getting On (HBO)

 

Prediction: Anna Chlumsky as Amy Brookheimer on Veep (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
  • Jonathan Banks as Mike Ehrmantraut on Better Call Saul (AMC)
  • Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister on Game of Thrones (HBO)
  • Kit Harington as Jon Snow on Game of Thrones (HBO)
  • Michael Kelly as Doug Stamper on House of Cards (Netflix)
  • Ben Mendelsohn as Danny Rayburn on Bloodline (Netflix)
  • Jon Voight as Mickey Donovan on Ray Donovan (Showtime)

Prediction: Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister on Game of Thrones (HBO)

  • Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen on Game of Thrones (HBO)
  • Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister on Game of Thrones (HBO)
  • Dame Maggie Smith as Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham on Downton Abbey (PBS)
  • Maura Tierney as Helen Solloway on The Affair (Showtime)
  • Maisie Williams as Arya Stark on Game of Thrones (HBO)
  • Constance Zimmer as Quinn King on UnREAL (Lifetime)

Prediction: Maura Tierney as Helen Solloway on The Affair (Showtime)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
  • Sterling K. Brown as Christopher Darden on The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  • Hugh Laurie as Richard Onslow Roper on The Night Manager (AMC)
  • Jesse Plemons as Ed Blumquist on Fargo (FX)
  • David Schwimmer as Robert Kardashian on The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
  • John Travolta as Robert Shapiro on The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story(FX)
  • Bokeem Woodbine as Mike Milligan on Fargo (FX)

 

Prediction: Sterling K. Brown as Christopher Darden on The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)

  • Kathy Bates as Iris on American Horror Story: Hotel (FX)
  • Olivia Colman as Angela Burr on The Night Manager (AMC)
  • Regina King as Terri LaCroix on American Crime (ABC)
  • Melissa Leo as First Lady Lady Bird Johnson on All the Way (HBO)
  • Sarah Paulson as Sally McKenna on American Horror Story: Hotel (FX)
  • Jean Smart as Floyd Gerhardt on Fargo (FX)

Prediction:Jean Smart as Floyd Gerhardt on Fargo (FX)

 

 

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