My 2019 Emmy Predictions

I have made it a thing since last year to share my predictions before the Emmys take place in three categories as follows: ShouldWin (biased choice), MightWin (might spring a surprise) and WouldWin (most likely to win). Los geht’s!

Outstanding lead actor in a limited series or TV movie

  • Mahershala Ali, “True Detective”
  • Benicio del Toro, “Escape at Dannemora”
  • Hugh Grant, “A Very English Scandal”
  • Jared Harris, “Chernobyl”- WouldWin
  • Jharrel Jerome, “When They See Us”- MightWin/ShouldWin
  • Sam Rockwell, “Fosse/Verdon”

Outstanding lead actress in a limited series or TV movie

  • Amy Adams, “Sharp Objects”- WouldWin
  • Patricia Arquette, “Escape at Dannemora”- ShouldWin
  • Aunjanue Ellis, “When They See Us”
  • Joey King, “The Act”- MightWin
  • Niecy Nash, “When They See Us”
  • Michelle Williams, “Fosse/Verdon”

Outstanding lead actor in a comedy series

  • Anthony Anderson, “Black-ish”
  • Don Cheadle, “Black Monday”- ShouldWin
  • Ted Danson, “The Good Place”
  • Michael Douglas, “The Kominksy Method- MightWin
  • “Bill Hader, “Barry”- WouldWin
  • Eugene Levy, “Schitt’s Creek”

Outstanding lead actress in a comedy series

  • Christina Applegate, “Dead to Me”
  • Rachel Brosnahan, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”- WouldWin
  • Julia-Louis Dreyfus, “Veep”
  • Natasha Lyonne, “Russian Doll”- ShouldWin, MightWin
  • Catherine O’Hara, “Schitt’s Creek”
  • Phoebe Waller-Bridge, “Fleabag”

Outstanding lead actor in a drama series

  • Jason Bateman, “Ozark”- ShouldWin
  • Sterling K. Brown, “This is Us”
  • Kit Harrington, “Game of Thrones”- WouldWin
  • Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”
  • Billy Porter, “Pose”
  • Milo Ventimiglia, “This Is Us”- MightWin

Outstanding lead actress in a drama series

  • Emilia Clarke, “Game of Thrones”- WouldWin
  • Jodie Comer, “Killing Eve”
  • Viola Davis, “How to Get Away With Murder”
  • Laura Linney, “Ozark”- ShouldWin
  • Mandy Moore, “This Is Us”
  • Sandra Oh, “Killing Eve”- MightWin
  • Robin Wright, “House of Cards”

Outstanding reality/competition series

  • “The Amazing Race”
  • “American Ninja Warrior”- MightWin
  • “Nailed It”- ShouldWin
  • “RuPaul’s Drag Race”- WouldWin
  • “Top Chef”
  • “The Voice

Outstanding variety talk series

  • “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah”
  • “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee”
  • “Jimmy Kimmel Live”
  • “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”- WouldWin
  • “The Late Late Show with James Corden”
  • “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”- ShouldWin

Outstanding limited Series

  • “Chernobyl”- WouldWin
  • “Escape at Dannemora”
  • “Fosse/Verdon”
  • ”Sharp Objects”- MightWin
  • “When They See Us”- ShouldWin

Outstanding comedy series

  • “Veep”
  • “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”- MightWin
  • “Barry”- WouldWin
  • “The Good Place”
  • “Fleabag”
  • “Russian Doll”- ShouldWin
  • “Schitt’s Creek”

Outstanding drama series

  • “Better Call Saul”
  • “Bodyguard”- MightWin
  • “Game of Thrones”- WouldWin (and it kills me)
  • “Killing Eve”
  • “Ozark”- ShouldWin
  • “Pose”
  • “Succession”
  • “This Is Us”

This year’s Emmys takes place on September 22, 2019. Keep an eye out for the winners and highlights of the night here on the blog.

Bis Bald!

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