{TB Talks TV} The Emmys: Our Predictions

Here at TB Talks TV, we thought we’d throw our hats into the ring (along with everyone else) and try to predict how the will turn out this year. Not only that, but we’re sharing who we think should win, just for fun…haven’t you always wondered our deepest, darkest secret Emmy picks? We thought so.

The problem with award shows is that there are those actors who always win and those shows that always take home the statue. And even though you know in your heart Actor A is going to win (again), you really want Actor B to be the one to take the stage. (But that’s why they made the People’s Choice Awards…yeah.) So here’s our very official list of what should happen and what we think will happen. See how your picks stack up!

The list of nominees:

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
“Breaking Bad”
“Downton Abbey”
“Game of Thrones”
“House of Cards”
“Mad Men”
“True Detective”

What We Think Will Win: Breaking Bad”

What We Want to Win: Breaking Bad”

It seems a given that “Breaking Bad” is going to fair well this year, considering the fan- and critic-favorite recently ended its run.

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
“The Big Bang Theory”
“Louie”
“Modern Family”
“Orange Is the New Black”
“Silicon Valley”
“Veep”

What We Think Will Win: Modern Family”

What We Want to Win: Orange Is the New Black”

We know “Modern Family” is the easy bet, but damn if we don’t want to see OITNB take it.

OUTSTANDING MINISERIES
“American Horror Story: Coven”
“Bonnie & Clyde”
“Fargo”
“Luther”
“Treme”
“The White Queen”

What We Think Will Win: “Fargo”

What We Want to Win: “Fargo”

What do you get when you take a Coen brothers’ property, add in the likes of Colin Hanks and Martin Freeman, and stir in a bit of FX? Emmy Gold, that’s what.

OUTSTANDING TV MOVIE
“Killing Kennedy”
“Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight”
“The Normal Heart”
“Sherlock: His Last Vow”
“The Trip to Bountiful”

What We Think Will Win: “The Normal Heart”

What We Want to Win: “The Normal Heart”

After all the attention paid to “The Normal Heart,” it’s hard to believe it could actually live up to the hype, but it did. If you haven’t seen it, you’re missing out.

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Bryan Cranston | “Breaking Bad”
Jeff Daniels | “Newsroom”
Jon Hamm | “Mad Men”
Woody Harrelson | “True Detective”
Matthew McConaughey | “True Detective”
Kevin Spacey | “House of Cards”

Who We Think Will Win: Bryan Cranston

Who We Want to Win: Bryan Cranston

Bryan Cranston is a hard man to beat in a normal Emmy year, but with the end of “Breaking Bad” still a fresh wound, this year we expect him to take home the well deserved statuette. Say his name.

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Lizzy Caplan | “Masters of Sex”
Claire Danes | “Homeland”
Michelle Dockery | “Downton Abbey”
Julianna Margulies | “The Good Wife”
Kerry Washington | “Scandal”
Robin Wright | “House of Cards”

Who We Think Will Win: Julianna Margulies

Who We Want to Win: Lizzy Caplan / Julianna Margulies / Robin Wright

There was a bit of dissension in the ranks on this one. Everyone believes that Julianna Margulies is the likely winner, but with Lizzy Caplan and Robin Wright both in contention, it’s hard to choose just one favorite.

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Jim Carter | “Downton Abbey”
Josh Charles | “The Good Wife”
Peter Dinklage | “Game of Thrones”
Mandy Patinkin | Homeland”
Aaron Paul | “Breaking Bad”
Jon Voight | “Ray Donovan”

Who We Think Will Win: Peter Dinklage

Who We Want to Win: Peter Dinklage

Dinklage has long been a fan favorite on “Game of Thrones,” and his performances have only gotten better. We think this year is his year. The statuette is coming…

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Christine Baranski | “The Good Wife”
Joanne Froggatt | “Downton Abbey”
Anna Gunn | “Breaking Bad”
Lena Headey | “Game of Thrones”
Christina Hendricks | “Mad Men”
Dame Maggie Smith | “Downton Abbey”

Who We Think Will Win: Anna Gunn

Who We Want to Win: Christine Baranski

This was another tough match-up, but we think “Breaking Bad” is poised to sweep nearly all the categories it’s up for. But while we’ll miss Skylar White, we think that Christine Baranski’s performance in “The Good Wife” was just a big stronger–and after four straight years of nominations, it’s time for Baranski to win one.

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Louis CK | “Louie”
Don Cheadle | “House of Lies”
Ricky Gervais | “Derek”
Matt LeBlanc | “Episodes”
William H. Macy | “Shameless”
Jim Parsons | “The Big Bang Theory”

Who We Think Will Win: Jim Parsons

Who We Want to Win: Louis CK

We’re betting on Jim Parsons here because, well, he’s Jim Parsons. When does he not win the Emmy? If it were up to us, though, Louis CK would break Parsons’ winning streak.

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Lena Dunham | “Girls”
Edie Falco | “Nurse Jackie”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus | “Veep”
Melissa McCarthy | “Mike & Molly”
Amy Poehler | “Parks and Recreation”
Taylor Schilling | “Orange Is the New Black”

Who We Think Will Win: Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Who We Want to Win: Amy Poehler

Honestly, we just want to hear Amy Poehler’s acceptance speech.

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Fred Armisen | “Portlandia”
Andre Braugher | “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
Ty Burrell | “Modern Family”
Adam Driver | “Girls”
Tony Hale | “Veep”
Jessie Tyler-Ferguson | “Modern Family”

Who We Think Will Win: Tony Hale

Who We Want to Win: Andre Braugher

Hale may win the statuette, but Andre Braugher has already won our hearts.

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Mayim Bialik | “The Big Bang Theory”
Julie Bowen | “Modern Family”
Anna Chlumsky | “Veep”
Allison Janney | “Mom”
Kate McKinnon | “Saturday Night Live”
Kate Mulgrew | “Orange is the New Black”

Who We Think Will Win: Kate Mulgrew

Who We Want to Win: Kate Mulgrew

Kate Mulgrew’s performance as Red on OITNB blew us away, and we think it blew the Academy away, too.

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Benedict Cumberbatch | “Sherlock: His Last Vow”
Chiwetel Ejiofor | “Dancing on the Edge”
Idris Elba | “Luther”
Martin Freeman | “Fargo”
Mark Ruffalo | “The Normal Heart” – Who we think will win & Who we want to win
Billy Bob Thornton | “Fargo”

Who We Think Will Win: Mark Ruffalo

Who We Want to Win: Mark Ruffalo

Again, we can’t say enough about “The Normal Heart,” so for us, the prize rightfully goes to Mark Ruffalo this year.

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Helena Bonham Carter | “Burton and Taylor”
Minnie Driver | “Return to Zero”
Jessica Lange | “American Horror Story: Coven”
Sarah Paulson | “American Horror Story: Coven”
Cicely Tyson | “The Trip to Bountiful”
Kristen Wiig | “The Spoils of Babylon”

Who We Think Will Win: Jessica Lange

Who We Want to Win: Jessica Lange

It’s Jessica Lange. How can we not choose Jessica Lange?

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR, 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”

Who We Think Will Win: Matt Bomer

Who We Want to Win: Matt Bomer

Matt Bomer’s got some stiff competition from his “Normal Heart” castmates, but we think he’s earned his first Emmy.

SUPPORTING ACTRESS, 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”

Who We Think Will Win: Allison Tolman

Who We Want to Win: Kathy Bates

We loved Allison Tolman in “Fargo,” but how can you pass up Kathy Bates? Who knows what she might do to you if you tried? Sorry, we’ve been watching a lot of “Misery” lately.

The will be broadcast August 25, 2014, at 8:00pm EST/5:00pm PST on NBC.

And in case you missed it, the winners of the 66th Annual Creative Arts were announced over the weekend. Check out the winners here.

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One Response to {TB Talks TV} The Emmys: Our Predictions

  1. …. What about the rest of the categories?

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