Monday, September 17, 2012

Emmy Predictions 2012

I know it's been almost a year since we've posted here, but I'm resurrecting this blog in honor of the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards this Sunday! As always, I make my predictions with absolutely no modicum of expertise or even common sense...


Outstanding Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Modern Family
30 Rock

Winner: Modern Family. Next.

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series
Lena Dunham, Girls
Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Winner: If Amy Poehler doesn't win her first Emmy award this year for yet another incredible season of Park and Rec, then... award shows will be just as unfair as they always have been. But if she does win, the moment will be very, very well-deserved. Other possibilities include Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Lena Dunham -- I haven't seen Veep or Girls, but they've certainly made an impact in pop culture this past year. Still, I'm Team Poehler all the way.

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Louis C.K., Louie
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men

Winner: This is tricky -- I thought Steve Carell was a shoo-in last year for his final season of The Office, but Jim Parsons ended up winning for the second consecutive year. It could very well be Parsons again this year, but I think the always hilarious Louis C.K. -- who alone got 3 or 4 nominations this year -- has a good chance as well.

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
Kathryn Joosten, Desperate Housewives
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie
Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live

Winner: Umm... my head tells me to always pick someone from Modern Family, but my gut says to go with Kristen Wiig for her final season of SNL. I'm going to say Wiig, with Sofia Vergara as a second choice.

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series
Ed O'Neill, Modern Family
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
Max Greenfield, New Girl
Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live

Winner: Probably not Max Greenfield and definitely not Bill Hader. Between the Modern Family guys, I say Ed O'Neill will win it just because he's never won before, and he seems more likely than Jesse Tyler Ferguson. Although Ty Burrell is definitely my favorite :]


Outstanding Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game Of Thrones
Mad Men

Winner: Funny enough, I mentioned that I didn't watch a single nominated drama when I did these predictions last year. I have since become a major Game of Thrones and Downton Abbey fangirl, so this year is much more interesting. Personally, I believe that Game of Thrones is the best show on television; however, this will probably go to Mad Men, Breaking Bad, or Downton. For sh*ts and giggles, let's say Breaking Bad.

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series
Glenn Close, Damages
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Kathy Bates, Harry's Law
Claire Danes, Homeland
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

Winner: Claire Danes. Not much to say here.

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series

Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey
Damian Lewis, Homeland
Jon Hamm, Mad Men

Winner: Looks like Bryan Cranston again.

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men

Winner: Seriously, I have no idea. I'd say Maggie Smith and Christina Hendricks probably have the best chance, and because I can't remember the Dowager Countess having any real storylines in Series 2 of Downton, I'll go with Christina Hendricks.

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Giancarlo Esposito, Breaking Bad
Brendan Coyle, Downton Abbey
Jim Carter, Downton Abbey
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Jared Harris, Mad Men

Winner: The experts say Giancarlo Esposito or Jared Harris, and they're probably right, but I say Peter Dinklage for being the standout in GoT's massive outstanding cast.


Hopefully Sherlock just wins everything.