My 2018 Emmy Awards Predictions

As promised, this is a post of my predictions for the 2018 Emmy awards which holds in about a week. As there are so many good shows out there these days, it would be really hard to pull them apart. These shows are too good and so much, in which case it would be hard for each losers to take in the defeat come September 17th.

This year sees Netflix pip HBO to the top of the nominations list for the first time ever. As a big Netflix fan, this has got me excited for the future.

My picks will be divided into three parts: MIGHT WIN– might be a surprise snatch, SHOULD WIN– I would personally want it to win cos it’s my favourite and FOR THE WIN– most likely going to win based on history and all, which wraps up my top prediction. And sometimes all three could go to the same TV show. Tada!


Here we go:


Drama Series

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“The Handmaid’s Tale”- MIGHT WIN
“Game of Thrones”- FOR THE WIN
“This Is Us”
“The Crown”
“The Americans” – SHOULD WIN
“Stranger Things”

Comedy Series

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“Curb Your Enthusiasm”
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”- MIGHT WIN
“Silicon Valley”
“The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”

Limited Series

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“The Alienist”
“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”- FOR THE WIN
“Genius: Picasso”
“Godless”-MIGHT WIN
“Patrick Melrose”

Lead Actor in a Drama Series:

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Jason Bateman (“Ozark”)
Sterling K. Brown (“This Is Us”)
Ed Harris (“Westworld”)
Matthew Rhys (“The Americans”)-SHOULD WIN, FOR THE WIN
Milo Ventimiglia (“This Is Us”)-MIGHT WIN
Jeffrey Wright (“Westworld”)

Lead Actress in a Drama Series:

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Claire Foy (“The Crown”)
Tatiana Maslany (“Orphan Black”)-SHOULD WIN
Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)-MIGHT WIN
Sandra Oh (“Killing Eve”)
Keri Russell (“The Americans”)-FOR THE WIN
Evan Rachel Wood (“Westworld”)

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series:

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Donald Glover (“Atlanta”)-FOR THE WIN
Bill Hader (“Barry”)-MIGHT WIN
Anthony Anderson (“Black-ish”)
William H. Macy (“Shameless”)
Larry David (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”)
Ted Danson (“The Good Place”)

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series:

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Pamela Adlon (“Better Things”)
Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)- FOR THE WIN
Tracee Ellis Ross (“Black-ish”)
Allison Janney (“Mom”)
Lily Tomlin (“Grace and Frankie”)
Issa Rae (“Insecure”)-MIGHT WIN

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie:

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Antonio Banderas (“Genius: Picasso”)
Darren Criss (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)-SHOULD WIN
Benedict Cumberbatch (“Patrick Melrose”)
Jeff Daniels (“The Looming Tower”)
John Legend (“Jesus Christ Superstar”)
Jesse Plemons (“USS Callister”)-MIGHT WIN

 Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie:

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Laura Dern (“The Tale”)
Jessica Biel (“The Sinner”)-SHOULD WIN
Michelle Dockery (“Godless”)
Edie Falco (“The Menendez Murders”)
Regina King (“Seven Seconds”)
Sarah Paulson (“American Horror Story: Cult”)-MIGHT WIN

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

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Alexis Bledel (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
Millie Bobby Brown (“Stranger Things”)- MIGHT WIN
Ann Dowd (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
Lena Headey (“Game of Thrones”)
Vanessa Kirby (“The Crown”)
Thandie Newton (“Westworld”)-SHOULD WIN
Yvonne Strahovski (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

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Louie Anderson (“Baskets”)
Alec Baldwin (“Saturday Night Live”)-FOR THE WIN
Tituss Burgess (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”)
Brian Tyree Henry (“Atlanta”)
Tony Shalhoub (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)
Kenan Thompson (“Saturday Night Live”)
Henry Winkler (“Barry”)-MIGHT WIN

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Zazie Beetz (“Atlanta”)-SHOULD WIN
Alex Borstein (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)
Aidy Bryant (“Saturday Night Live”)
Betty Gilpin (“GLOW”)-MIGHT WIN
Leslie Jones (“Saturday Night Live”)
Kate McKinnon (“Saturday Night Live”)-FOR THE WIN
Laurie Metcalf (“Roseanne”)
Megan Mullally (“Will & Grace”)


Guest Actor in a Drama Series

F. Murray Abraham (“Homeland”)
Cameron Britton (“Mindhunter”)-MIGHT WIN
Matthew Goode (“The Crown”)
Ron Cephas Jones (“This Is Us”)-SHOULD WIN
Gerald McRaney (“This Is Us”)
Jimmi Simpson (“Westworld”)-FOR THE WIN


Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

Sterling K. Brown (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”)
Bryan Cranston (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”)
Donald Glover (“Saturday Night Live”)- FOR THE WIN
Bill Hader (“Saturday Night Live”)
Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”)
Katt Williams (“Atlanta”)-MIGHT WIN, SHOULD WIN


Writing for a Drama Series

 “Start,” The Americans

Written by Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg- SHOULD WIN

“Mystery Man,” The Crown
Written by Peter Morgan

“The Dragon and the Wolf,” Game of Thrones
Written by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss

“June,” The Handmaid’s Tale
Teleplay by Bruce Miller

“Nice Face,” Killing Eve
Written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge

“Chapter Nine: The Gate,” Stranger Things
Written by The Duffer Brothers

Writing for a Comedy Series

 “Alligator Man,” Atlanta

Written by Donald Glover

“Barbershop,” Atlanta
Written by Stefani Robinson- SHOULD WIN

“Chapter One: Make Your Mark,” Barry
Written by Alec Berg and Bill Hader

“Chapter Seven: Loud, Fast and Keep Going,” Barry
Written by Liz Sarnoff

“Pilot,” The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Written by Amy Sherman-Palladino

“Fifty-One Percent,” Silicon Valley
Written by Alec Berg


Directing for a Drama Series

 “Paterfamilias,” The Crown

Directed by Stephen Daldry

“Beyond the Wall,” Game of Thrones
Directed by Alan Taylor-FOR THE WIN

“The Dragon and the Wolf,” Game of Thrones
Directed by Jeremy Podeswa

“After,” The Handmaid’s Tale
Directed by Kari Skogland

“The Toll,” Ozark
Directed by Jason Bateman

“Tonight We Improvise,” Ozark
Directed by Daniel Sackheim

“Chapter Nine: The Gate,” Stranger Things
Directed by The Duffer Brothers-SHOULD WIN

Directing for a Comedy Series

Atlanta, “FUBU”

Directed by Donald Glover

Atlanta, “Teddy Perkins”
Directed by Hiro Murai- SHOULD WIN, FOR THE WIN

Barry, “Chapter One: Make Your Mark”
Directed by Bill Hader- MIGHT WIN

The Big Bang Theory, “The Bow Tie Symmetry”
Directed by Mark Cendrowski

GLOW, “Pilot”
Directed by Jesse Peretz

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, “Pilot”
Directed by Amy Sherman-Palladino,

Silicon Valley, “Initial Coin Offering”
Directed by Mike Judge

Colin Jost and Michael Che of ‘Saturday Night Live are hosting the 70th annual Primetime Emmys which holds on September 17. Stay tuned to this blog for the eventual winners. Got predictions or wish of your own? Let me know in the comments section below.

As my pinned tweet on twitter says, posts might slow down in the coming months due to other commitments. One of them being a project I am currently busy with at school (Netflix-wise). Nevertheless, I’d try my best to stay updated as often as I can.

Bis Bald!

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