The 71st Emmy Awards air tonight at 8 PM EST on Fox. Who should win and who will win? Here are the top storylines as well as my predictions for the Emmys.
Will Game Of Thrones dominate the night?
One of the most decorated shows on television says goodbye at tonight’s Emmys. HBO’s Game of Thrones set a record when it was nominated for 32 Emmys. At the Creative Arts Emmys, the show already won 10 Emmys, which means if it wins three tonight (which it should), it would break the record for most Emmys won by a single season. Despite a roller-coaster season that was met with mixed reviews, you don’t get nominated for 32 Emmys out of luck. Expect a big night for Thrones.
Can Julia Louis-Dreyfus make it seven for seven?
If there was a Mt. Rushmore for sitcom actors, Julia Louis-Dreyfus would be on it. Louis-Dreyfus is a dominant force at the Emmys. Before Veep, Louis-Dreyfus was nominated for 12 Emmys for her time on Seinfeld and The New Adventures of Old Christine, winning twice. What’s even more impressive is for her role as Selina Meyer in Veep, Julia Louis-Dreyfus has never lost Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. Six seasons, six nominations, and six wins. Louis-Dreyfus will look to make it seven for seven.
Will Fleabag be rewarded for its brilliance?
Without a doubt, the best thing I saw on television this year was the second season of Fleabag. What Phoebe Waller-Bridge did with the Fleabag character is something that will never be replicated. It’s a true shame if Fleabag walks away empty-handed. If Veep or The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel didn’t have previous Emmy experience, Fleabag would sweep all of the major awards. However, Veep just had its final season and Maisel is trying to repeat. That being said, Waller-Bridge is a lock to win comedy writing and both Olivia Colman and Sian Clifford are in the running for supporting actress. I’ll take what I can get.
- If Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, or Rhea Seehorn never win an acting Emmy for Better Call Saul, we failed as a society.
- They say tying is like kissing your sister, but Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh should split Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. It’s so difficult to pick one over the other.
- I didn’t watch a lot of the Limited Series nominations so therefore, I don’t have any predictions. However, I did see Chernobyl so if I had to choose, that’s my pick.
- Bill Hader and Henry Winkler should repeat in their respective acting categories for Barry.
Now, let’s get into the predictions.
Outstanding Drama Series
- Who Should Win: Better Call Saul
- Who Will Win: Game of Thrones
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
- Who Should Win: Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
- Who Will Win: Billy Porter, Pose
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
- Who Should Win: Jodie Comer or Sandra Oh, Killing Eve
- Who Will Win: Jodie Comer or Sandra Oh, Killing Eve
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
- Who Should Win: Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul
- Who Will Win: Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
- Who Should Win: Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
- Who Will Win: Maisie Williams, Game of Thrones
Outstanding Comedy Series
- Who Should Win: Fleabag
- Who Will Win: Veep
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
- Who Should Win: Bill Hader, Barry
- Who Will Win: Bill Hader, Barry
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
- Who Should Win: Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag
- Who Will Win: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
- Who Should Win: Anthony Carrigan, Barry
- Who Will Win: Henry Winkler, Barry
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
- Who Should Win: Sian Clifford, Fleabag
- Who Will Win: Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
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