2014 Emmys: Who will win, who should win.

It's Emmy weekend! Here are my predictions. Normally, I find the Emmys to be fairly easy to predict, but last year they had so many surprises that I don't even know what to expect this year. I'm probably going to be wrong. I didn't include all of the categories in this post. Just acting ones.

Outstanding Drama Series
"Breaking Bad"
"Downton Abbey"
"Game of Thrones"
"House of Cards"
"Mad Men"
"True Detective"
Who will and should win: Breaking Bad. This game changing series deserves to go out on top, and I think it will do just that.

Outstanding Comedy Series
"The Big Bang Theory"
"Modern Family"
"Orange is the New Black"
"Silicon Valley"
Who will win: Modern Family. Unless Emmy voters decide to change and give it to OTTNB.
Who should win: Veep. It's the funniest show on TV right now, IMO.

Outstanding Miniseries
"American Horror Story Coven"
"Bonnie & Clyde"
"The White Queen"
Who will and should win: Fargo

Outstanding TV Movie
"Killing Kennedy"
"Muhammed Ali's Greatest Fight"
"The Normal Heart"
"Sherlock: His Last Vow"
"The Trip to Bountiful"
Who will and should win: The Normal Heart

Best Actor - Drama
Bryan Cranston - "Breaking Bad"
Jeff Daniels - "The Newsroom"
Jon Hamm - "Mad Men"
Woody Harrelson - "True Detective"
Matthew McConaughey - "True Detective"
Kevin Spacey - "House of Cards"
Who will win: Matthew McConaughey. It really is his year.
Who should win: Bryan Cranston, because Walter White deserves another Emmy, damn it!

Best Actress - Drama
Lizzy Caplan - "Masters of Sex"
Claire Danes - "Homeland"
Michelle Dockery - "Downton Abbey"
Julianna Marguilles - "The Good Wife"
Kerry Washington - "Scandal"
Robin Wright - "House of Cards"
Who will win: Robin Wright
I don't watch any of these shows so I have no idea who actually should win. Lizzy Caplan because she's Janis Ian?

Best Supporting Actor - Drama
Aaron Paul - "Breaking Bad"
Jim Carter - "Downton Abbey"
Peter Dinklage - "Game of Thrones"
Josh Charles - "The Good Wife"
Mandy Patinkin - "Homeland"
Jon Voight - "Ray Donovan"
Who will and should win: Aaron Paul, bitch!

Best Supporting Actress - Drama
Anna Gunn - "Breaking Bad"
Maggie Smith - "Downton Abbey"
Joanne Forggatt - "Downton Abbey"
Lena Headey - "Game of Thrones"
Christine Baranksi - "The Good Wife"
Christina Hendricks - "Mad Men"
Who will and should win: Anyone who watched Ozymandias knows that Anna Gunn is already walking away with this.

Best Actor - Comedy
Louis CK - "Louie" 
Don Cheadle - "House of Lies"
Ricky Gervais - "Derek"
Matt LeBlanc - "Episodes"
William H. Macy - "Shameless"
Jim Parsons - "The Big Bang Theory"
Who will win: Jim Parsons
Who should win: Louis C.K

Best Actress - Comedy
Lena Dunham - "Girls"
Edie Falco - "Nurse Jackie"
Julie Louis-Dreyfus - "Veep"
Melissa McCarthy - "Mike and Molly"
Amy Poehler - "Parks and Recreation"
Taylor Schilling - "Orange is the New Black"
Who will and should win: Julie Louis-Dreyfus. Taylor Schilling is a dark horse though. I'm not sure if the Emmys love OITNB as much as the general public does.

Best Supporting Actor - Comedy
Andre Braugher - "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"
Adam Driver - "Girls"
Jesse Tyler Ferguson - "Modern Family"
Ty Burrell - "Modern Family"
Fred Armisen - "Portlandia"
Tony Hale - "Veep"
Who will and should win: Tony Hale. I don't see another Modern Family win in this category, I think he'll nab it.

Best Supporting Actress - Comedy
Mayim Bialik - "The Big Bang Theory"
Julie Bowen - "Modern Family"
Allison Janney - "Mom"
Kate Mulgrew - "Orange is the New Black"
Kate McKinnon - "Saturday Night Live"
Anna Chlumsky - "Veep"
Who will win: Kate Mulgrew, this category feels like a OITNB win.
Who should win: Anna Chlumsky, or Kate McKinnon, really.

Best Actor - TV Movie/Miniseries
Benedict Cumberbatch - "Sherlock: His Last Vow"
Chiwetel Ejiofior - "Dancing on the Edge"
Idris Elba - "Luther"
Martin Freeman - "Fargo"
Mark Ruffalo - "The Normal Heart"
Billy Bob Thornton - "Fargo"
Who will win: Mark Ruffalo
Who should win. I think ALL of these men are deserving. I wish they could all tie.

Best Actress - TV Movie/Miniseries
Minnie Driver - "Return to Zero"
Jessica Lange - "American Horror Story: Coven"
Sarah Paulson - "American Horror Story: Coven"
Cicely Tyson - "The Trip to Bountiful"
Kristen Wiig - "The Spoils of Babylon"
Helena Bonham Carter - "Burton and Taylor"
Who will win: Jessica Lange
Who should win: Sarah Paulson. Give her some love for once.

Best Supporting Actor - TV Movie/Miniseries
Colin Hanks - "Fargo"
Jim Parsons - "The Normal Heart"
Joe Mantello - "The Normal Heart"
Alfred Molina - "The Normal Heart"
Matt Bomer - "The Normal Heart"
Martin Freeman - "Sherlock: His Last Vow"
Who will win: Jim Parsons
Who should win: Either Hanks or Freeman.

Best Supporting Actress - TV Movie/Miniseries
Frances Conroy - "American Horror Story: Coven"
Kathy Bates - "American Horror Story: Coven"
Angela Basset - "American Horror Story: Coven"
Allison Tolman - "Fargo"
Ellen Burstyn - "Flowers in the Attic"
Julia Roberts - "The Normal Heart"
Who will and should win: Allison Tolman. Please!

Outstanding Variety Series
"The Colbert Report"
"The Daily Show with Jon Stewart"
"Jimmy Kimmel Live"
"Real Time with Bill Maher"
"Saturday Night Live"
"The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon"
Who will win: The Colbert Report
Who should win: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart


  1. Oh I'm really rooting for Angela Basset, I really didn't like the main girl in Fargo, what is she even doing in supporting category? I'm probably gonna watch the ceremony the next day for Matthew but I'm still pissed off after their ridiculous GoT noms last year. I think True Detective and Orange is...may actually win the big ones, everyone is talking about these two shows while BrBa feels like it ended a long time ago.

    1. I'm not too sure on how Emmys will receive OITNB since this is their first year being eligible. (I do think it's a little weird that it's in the comedy category) BrBa does feel like awhile ago, but I refuse to let go, damn it!

  2. I'm with Sati -- feels like BrBa ended a lifetime ago! I don't watch most of these shows, so I can't really say much more. Really rooting for Shameless, though, even if it's only Bill Macy who's nominated.

    1. I had to laugh at Shameless switching to the comedy category this year. Apparently that move worked! They have a nomination now.

  3. I've only seen House of Cards, True Detective and Sherlock, so I'm rooting for them. Eventually, I'm going to binge watch Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones, though. :)

    1. You will LOVE those shows when you do watch them.

  4. The Comedy categories are so unpredictable! It should be a lot of fun to watch. My bet is that Louis C.K. takes home best actor, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus wins best actress. The other three comedy categories could truly go to anyone!

    Great post!

  5. Great work. I would love if Wright won, and if True Detective took home some wins. Looking forward to the show!


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