Our 2015 Emmy Predictions!

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TONIGHT are the 2015 Emmy awards, recognizing excellence in primetime television (and streaming, of course).

Here are predictions/hopes/thoughts from three of our contributors…

MARK J. PARKER:

Best Drama-
Should win: Homeland
Will win: Game of Thrones or Orange is the New Black
Best Actor, Drama-
Should win: Kyle Chandler
Will win: Kevin Spacey or Jon Hamm
Best Actress, Drama-
Should win: Tatiana Maslany
Will win: Viola Davis
Best Supporting Actor, Drama-
Should win: Michael Kelly or Alan Cumming
Will win: Peter Dinklage
Best Supporting Actress, Drama-
Should win: Lena Headey or Christina Hendricks
Will win: Uzo Aduba
Best Comedy-
Should win: Transparent or Veep
Will win: Transparent or Veep
Best Actor, Comedy-
Should win: Will Forte or Jeffrey Tambor
Will win: Jeffrey Tambor
Best Actress, Comedy-
Should win: Lisa Kudrow, Amy Schumer, or Amy Poehler
Will win: Amy Schumer or Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Best Supporting Actor, Comedy-
Should win: Tony Hale or Tituss Burgess
Will win: Tony Hale or Tituss Burgess
Best Supporting Actress, Comedy-
Should win: Neicy Nash, Anna Chlumsky, or Jane Krakowski
Will win: Allison Janney
Best Limited Series-
Should win: AHS: Freakshow or Olive Kitteridge
Will win: Olive Kitteridge
Best Actor, Limited-
Should win: Richard Jenkins
Will win: Richard Jenkins
Best Actress, Limited-
Should win: Frances McDormand
Will win: Frances McDormand
Best Supporting Actor, Limited-
Should win: Finn Wittrock or Denis O’Hare
Will win: Finn Wittrock or Michael Kenneth Williams
Best Supporting Actress, Limited-
Should win: Sarah Paulson or Kathy Bates
Will win: Sarah Paulson or Kathy Bates

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LAUREN EVANGELISTA:

Outstanding Drama Series

Who Should Win: Game of Thrones. Oh my GOT what a season. There were slow points BUT we always returned to incredible, revelatory, well-crafted scenes and moments that have only heightened the drama.

Who Will Win: Mad Men. Last season. Can’t deny the politics here.

Outstanding Comedy Series

Who Should Win: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Tina Fey is back again, and this show is incredibly fun, funny, and has a totally unique storyline.

Who Will Win: This is a real toss-up for me. I can easily see Veep take it again, but Transparent and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt have a real fighting chance to win, and to be real game-changers for programming on streaming services.

Lead Actor – Drama

Who Should Win: Bob Odenkirk. The success of Better Call Saul (I have yet to watch but can only imagine) is a testament to the strength of Bob Odenkirk as a performer. I’d love to see him receive a high honor for his work.

Who Will Win: Jon Hamm. Again, last season. He did wonderfully in those final episodes going through the ups and downs of Don Draper’s self-doubt.

Lead Actress – Drama

Who Should Win: Elisabeth Moss. The best performance / character development in the final season of Mad Men goes to Peggy.

Who Will Win: Taraji P. Henson. Everyone’s so ga-ga- over Empire, so I can imagine her taking the win. If not, Elisabeth Moss.

Lead Actor – Comedy

Who Should Win: Will Forte. For a really tough premise of a show, Will Forte just kinda makes this work with his own brand of humor. I give him mad props for this.

Who Will Win: Either Louis CK or Jeffrey Tambor.

Lead Actress – Comedy

Who Should Win: Amy Schumer. Let’s face it, everyone. 2015 has been the year of Amy Schumer. She’s smart and funny and talented. let’s give it up.

Who Will Win: Probably, again, Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

Supporting Actor – Drama

Who Should Win: Peter Dinklage. Tyrion’s character never fails to be dazzling to watch.

Who Will Win: Peter Dinklage.

Supporting Actress – Drama

Who Should Win: Lena Headey. Cersei is a wicked character, but her ability to allow us to sympathize for her in that climactic moment of Cersei’s downfall is truly remarkable.

Who Will Win: Uzo Aduba. It’s also been a banner year for Uzo Aduba, and everyone loves Crazy Eyes. She definitely layers Crazy Eyes in this remarkable way that should be recognized.

Supporting Actor – Comedy

Who Should Win: Tituss Burgess. Two words, you guys: PINOOOOOT NOOOIR.

Who Will Win: Tituss Burgess or Tony Hale.

Supporting Actress – Comedy

Who Should Win: Kate McKinnon. She is hands down the best on SNL. Hillary Clinton is the best thing to have happened to her, and Justine Bieber. Nuff said.

Who Will Win: A tough category. Either Gaby Hoffman for Transparent or Anna Chlumsky because everyone loves Veep.

NICOLE WALKER:

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
Will Win: Mad Men
Should Win: Game of Thrones
 
OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
Will Win: Modern Family
Should Win: Parks and Recreation or Veep
 
LEAD ACTOR, DRAMA
Will Win: Jeff Daniels
Should Win: Jon Hamm “Mad Men”
 
LEAD ACTRESS, DRAMA
Will Win: Robin Wright, “House of Cards”
Should Win: Taraji P. Henson, “Empire” or Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black”
LEAD ACTOR, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
Will Win: Timothy Hutton, “American Crime”
Should Win: Mark Rylance, “Wolf Hall”
 
LEAD ACTRESS, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
Will Win: Frances McDormand, “Olive Kitteridge”
Should Win: Maggie Gyllenhaal, “The Honorable Woman”
LEAD ACTOR, COMEDY
Will Win: Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent”
Should Win: Will Forte, “The Last Man On Earth”LEAD ACTRESS, COMEDY
Will Win: Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”
Should Win: Amy Poehler, “Parks And Recreation” or Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”
REALITY-COMPETITION SERIES
Will Win: “The Amazing Race”
Should Win: “The Amazing Race”
 
VARIETY TALK SERIES
Will Win: “Late Show With David Letterman”
Should Win: “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”
 
LIMITED SERIES
Will Win: “Olive Kitteridge”
Should Win: “Wolf Hall”
VARIETY SKETCH SERIES
Will Win: “Inside Amy Schumer”
Should Win: “Key & Peele”
TELEVISION MOVIE
Will Win: “Bessie”
Should Win: “Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Curtain, Poirot’s Last Case”
SUPPORTING ACTOR, DRAMA
Will Win: Jonathan Banks, “Better Call Saul” or Ben Mendelsohn, “Bloodline”
Should Win: Peter Dinklage, “Game Of Thrones”
 
SUPPORTING ACTRESS, DRAMA
Will Win: Christine Baranski, “The Good Wife”
Should Win: Lena Headey, “Game Of Thrones”
GUEST ACTOR, DRAMA
Will Win: Beau Bridges, “Masters Of Sex”
Should Win: Beau Bridges, “Masters Of Sex”
GUEST ACTRESS, DRAMA
Will Win: Cicely Tyson, “How To Get Away With Murder”
Should Win: Cicely Tyson, “How To Get Away With Murder”
SUPPORTING ACTOR, COMEDY
Will Win: Tony Hale, “Veep”
Should Win: Tituss Burgess, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
 
SUPPORTING ACTRESS, COMEDY
Will Win: Allison Janney, “Mom”
Should Win: Jane Krakowski, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” or Anna Chlumsky, “Veep”
 
GUEST ACTOR, COMEDY
Will Win: Jon Hamm, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
Should Win: Bill Hader, “Saturday Night Live
GUEST ACTRESS, COMEDY
Will Win: Gaby Hoffmann, “Girls”
Should Win: Christine Baranski, “The Big Bang Theory”
SUPPORTING ACTOR, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
Will Win: Bill Murray, “Olive Kitteridge”
Should Win: Finn Wittrock, “American Horror Story: Freak Show”
SUPPORTING ACTRESS, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
Will Win: Zoe Kazan, “Olive Kitteridge”
Should Win: Regina King, “American Crime”
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Let’s see if we’re right on any of these!  Enjoy the show!
PS… Entertainment Weekly has Emmy bingo cards on their site, if any of you are interested in spicing up your awards parties!

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