The Emmy Awards will be handed out tonight, Sunday, September 18th, and it will be another good year for HBO, Modern Family and Julianna Marguilies. Jane Lynch will be your host beginning at 8:00 PM ET, 7 PM CT on Fox.
Check out our predictions below.
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a mini-series or Movie
Evan Rachel Wood Mildred Pierce
Melissa Leo Mildred Pierce
Mare Winningham Mildred Pierce
Maggie Smith Downton Abbey
Eileen Atkins Upstairs Downstairs
Take Maggie Smith as the Mildred Pierce nominees split the vote.
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Mini-series or Movie
Guy Pearce Mildred Pierce
Bryan F. O’Byrne Mildred Pierce
Tom Wilkinson The Kennedys
Paul Giamatti Too Big to Fail
James Woods Too Big to Fail
Take Paul Giamatti and the star power vote.
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Mini-series or Movie
Greg Kinnear The Kennedys
Barry Pepper The Kennedys
Edgar Ramirez Carlos
Idris Elba Luther
William Hurt Too Big to Fail
Laurence Fishburne Thurgood
Take the upset, Edgar Ramirez was stunning in Carlos.
Outstanding Leading Actress in a Mini-series or Movie
Kate Winslet Mildred Pierce
Elizabeth McGovern Downton Abbey
Diane Lane Cinema Verite
Taraji P. Henson Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story
Jean Marsh Upstairs, Downstairs
Kate Winslet is the favorite and will win.
Outstanding TV Mini-series or Movie
The Pillars of the Earth
Too Big to Fail
Never bet against HBO in this category, the problem is which HBO movie to vote for? Go with Mildred Pierce.
Outstanding Reality Show
The Amazing Race
Dancing with the Stars
So You Think You Can Dance
The buzz is that this could be the year for American Idol. I will bet with the buzz and take Idol.
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy
Chris Colfer Glee
Jesse Tyler Ferguson Modern Family
Ed O’Neill Modern Family
Eric Stonestreet Modern Family
Ty Burrell Modern Family
Jon Cryer Two and a Half Men
Four nominees from the same show in the same category is a bizarre occurrence. Having all four in the category indicates to me that anything could happen here and since neither Colfer or Cryer have nearly as much buzz as the Modern Family gang, bet on one of the MF’ers to win. I will go with Ed O’Neill to get the old TV veteran vote.
Outstanding Actor in a Comedy
Alec Baldwin 30 Rock
Louis C.K Louie
Steve Carell The Office
Johnny Galecki The Big Bang Theory
Matt Leblanc Episodes
Jim Parsons The Big Bang Theory
Go with Steve Carell with the sympathy vote.
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy
Jane Lynch Glee
Betty White Hot in Cleveland
Julie Bowen Modern Family
Sofia Vergara Modern Family
Kristen Wiig Saturday Night Live
Jane Krakowski 30 Rock
Bet on the Modern Family tidal wave and Julie Bowen.
Outstanding Actress in a Comedy
Edie Falco Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey 30 Rock
Laura Linney The Big C
Melissa McCarthy Mike & Molly
Martha Plimpton Raising Hope
Amy Poehler Parks and Recreation
It’s time to recognize the fact that Amy Poehler may be the funniest woman on television.
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama
I would love to see Andre Braugher get the win for his wonderfully understated work on Men of a Certain Age but my money is on Peter Dinklage for the buzz heavy Game of Thrones.
Outstanding Actor in a Drama
Steve Buscemi Boardwalk Empire
Kyle Chandler Friday Night Lights
Michael C. Hall Dexter
John Hamm Mad Men
Hugh Laurie House
Timothy Olyphant Justified
Steve Buscemi, no contest.
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama
Kelly McDonald Boardwalk Empire
Archie Panjabi The Good Wife
Christine Baranski The Good Wife
Margo Martindale Justified
Michelle Forbes The Killing
Christina Hendricks Mad Men
Boardwalk Empire will be on a roll tonight. I’ll pick Kelly McDonald.
Outstanding Actress in a Drama
Julianna Margulies is a no-brainer.
Outstanding Comedy Series
Big Bang Theory
Parks and Recreation
Another no-brainer, Modern Family for the win.
Outstanding Drama Series
Tough call between Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire. Go with Boardwalk to appeal more to the older Emmy voters.
What do you think? Who do you predict to win?