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Thursday, July 10, 2014

And the Emmy Award goes to . . .



Mindy Kaling and Carson Daly announced the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Award nominations this morning. Below is a list of the major nominees with my hopeful predictions in pink - and I will be posting my review of the Emmy telecast (with host Seth Meyers) after it airs on Monday, August 25, on NBC:



Outstanding Drama Series
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
House of Cards
Mad Men
True Detective

Outstanding Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory
Louie
Modern Family
Orange Is the New Black (Modern Family - which I still enjoy - has won this award for the last four years, so I think it's time to give it to someone else)
Silicon Valley
Veep

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
Woody Harrelson, True Detective
Matthew McConaughey, True Detective

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife (since they didn't nominate The Good Wife for Outstanding Drama Series, I hope they will reward its fabulous season with some acting accolades)
Claire Danes, Homeland
Robin Wright, House of Cards
Lizzy Caplan, Masters of Sex
Kerry Washington, Scandal

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
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

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Ricky Gervais, Derek
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Louis C.K., Louie
William H. Macy, Shameless

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Lena Dunham, Girls
Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Taylor Schilling, Orange Is the New Black
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation (she deserves to finally win, but Mindy Kaling also deserved to be nominated)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Adam Driver, Girls
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Fred Armisen, Portlandia
Tony Hale, Veep

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
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

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
Paul Giamatti, Downton Abbey
Dylan Baker, The Good Wife
Reg E. Cathey, House of Cards
Robert Morse, Mad Men
Beau Bridges, Masters of Sex
Joe Morton, Scandal

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Margo Martindale, The Americans
Diana Rigg, Game of Thrones
Kate Mara, House of Cards
Allison Janney, Masters of Sex
Jane Fonda, The Newsroom
Kate Burton, Scandal

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Bob Newhart, The Big Bang Theory
Nathan Lane, Modern Family
Steve Buscemi, Portlandia
Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live
Louis C.K., Saturday Night Live
Gary Cole, Veep

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Natasha Lyonne, Orange Is the New Black
Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black
Laverne Cox, Orange Is the New Black (she is the first transgender person to be nominated for an Emmy)
Tina Fey, Saturday Night Live
Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live
Joan Cusack, Shameless

Outstanding Miniseries
American Horror Story: Coven
Bonnie & Clyde
Fargo
Luther
Treme
The White Queen

Outstanding Television Movie
Killing Kennedy
Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight
The Normal Heart (hopefully this deserving film will win every category that it's nominated in)
Sherlock: His Last Vow
The Trip to Bountiful

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Chiwetel Ejiofer, Dancing on the Edge
Martin Freeman, Fargo
Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo
Idris Elba, Luther
Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: His Last Vow

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Coven
Helena Bonham Carter, Burton and Taylor
Minnie Driver, Return to Zero
Kristen Wiig, The Spoils of Babylon
Cicely Tyson, The Trip to Bountiful

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
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

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Frances Conroy, American Horror Story: Coven
Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Coven
Angela Bassett, American Horror Story: Coven
Allison Tolman, Fargo
Ellen Burstyn, Flowers in the Attic
Julia Roberts, The Normal Heart

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

Outstanding Variety Special
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute To Mel Brooks
The Beatles: The Night That Changed America
Best Of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Primetime Special
Billy Crystal: 700 Sundays
The Kennedy Center Honors
Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Breaking Bad (two nominations)
Game of Thrones
House of Cards
True Detective

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
Episodes
Louie ("So Did The Fat Lady" was a great episode)
Orange Is the New Black
Silicon Valley
Veep

Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special
American Horror Story: Coven
Fargo
Luther
The Normal Heart
Sherlock: His Last Vow
Treme

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Inside Amy Schumer
Key & Peele
Portlandia
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special
The Beatles: The Night That Changed America
700 Sundays
The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards
Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles
67th Annual Tony Awards

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
House of Cards
True Detective

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
Episodes
Glee
Louie
Modern Family
Orange Is the New Black
Silicon Valley

Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special
American Horror Story: Coven
Fargo (two episodes)
Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight
The Normal Heart
Sherlock: His Last Vow

Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Portlandia
Saturday Night Live
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special
The Beatles: The Night That Changed America
The Kennedy Center Honors
The Oscars
Six by Sondheim
The Sound of Music Live!
67th Annual Tony Awards

Outstanding Special Class Program
The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards
The Oscars
Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony
The Sound of Music Live!
67th Annual Tony Awards

Outstanding Animated Program
Archer
Bob's Burgers
Futurama
South Park
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
The Amazing Race
Dancing With the Stars
Project Runway
So You Think You Can Dance
Top Chef
The Voice

Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program
Betty White, Betty White's Off Their Rockers
Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars
Jane Lynch, Hollywood Game Night
Heidi Klum & Tim Gunn, Project Runway
Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance
Anthony Bourdain, The Taste

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