Emmy Predictions Pt. 2 — Drama and Limited Series


The Emmys are Sunday night on ABC. In Part One I predicted the Comedy and Variety winners. Today it's Drama and Limited Series. Tune in Sunday night to see how badly I did.

Drama series
“The Americans”
“Better Call Saul”
“Downton Abbey”
“Game of Thrones”
“Homeland”
“House of Cards”
“Mr. Robot”

Will and Should Win: Game of Thrones — This is a loaded category. I could make a case for a number of these shows, but "Game of Thrones" was on another level last season. It should win, and I think it will.

Lead Actor in a Drama
Kyle Chandler, “Bloodline”
Rami Malek, “Mr. Robot”
Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”
Matthew Rhys, “The Americans”
Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan”
Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards”

Will Win: Rami Malek — I think the voters want to recognize "Mr. Robot."
Should Win: Matthew Rhys — He is incredible on "The Americans."

Lead actress in a drama
Claire Danes, “Homeland”
Viola Davis, “How to Get Away With Murder”
Taraji P. Henson, “Empire”
Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black”
Keri Russell, “The Americans”
Robin Wright, “House of Cards”

Will Win: Robin Wright — I can't explain the pick, just a gut call here.
Should Win: Keri Russell — "The Americans" is incredibly under rated.

Supporting actor in a drama series
Jonathan Banks, “Better Call Saul”
Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones”
Ben Mendelsohn, “Bloodline”
Kit Harington, “Game of Thrones”
Michael Kelly, “House of Cards”
Jon Voight, “Ray Donovan”

Will and Should Win: Kit Harrington — It's a "Game of Thrones" year. Harrington gets the nod for me for his great feature arc.

Supporting actress in a drama series
Maura Tierney, “The Affair”
Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey”
Lena Headey, “Game of Thrones”
Emilia Clarke, “Game of Thrones”
Maisie Williams, “Game of Thrones”
Constance Zimmer, “UnREAL”

Will and Should Win: Lena Headey — She should have won last year.

Limited series
“American Crime”
“Fargo”
“The Night Manager”
“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”
“Roots”

Will and Should Win: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story – Time is the big factor here. I loved "Fargo" season two, but it aired last fall. I think "O.J." gets the nod.

Lead actor in a limited series
Bryan Cranston, “All the Way”
Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock: The Abominable Bride”
Idris Elba, “Luther”
Cuba Gooding Jr., “The People vs. O.J. Simpson”
Tom Hiddleston, “The Night Manager”
Courtney B. Vance, “The People vs. O.J. Simpson”

Will Win: Bryan Cranston — He is an Emmy favorite.
Should Win: Courtney B. Vance — He was great as Johnny Cochran

Lead actress in a limited series
Kirsten Dunst, “Fargo”
Felicity Huffman, “American Crime”
Audra McDonald, “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grille”
Sarah Paulson, “The People v. O.J. Simpson”
Lili Taylor, “American Crime” 
Kerry Washington, “Confirmation” 

Will and Should Win: Sarah Paulson — She was the star in the "O.J." series and deserves some Emmy love.

Supporting actor in a limited series or movie
Jesse Plemons, “Fargo”
Bokeem Woodbine, “Fargo”
Hugh Laurie, “The Night Manager”
Sterling K. Brown, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”
David Schwimmer, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”
John Travolta, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”

Will Win: John Travolta — A big name and a strong performance.
Should Win: Bokeem Woodbine —He was outstanding in "Fargo" season two. Had it aired more recently, I think he could win.

Supporting actress in a limited series or movie
Melissa Leo, “All The Way”
Regina King, “American Crime”
Sarah Paulson, “American Horror Story: Hotel”
Kathy Bates, “American Horror Story: Hotel”
Jean Smart, “Fargo”
Olivia Colman, “The Night Manager”

Will Win: Regina King — I don't have a strong feel for this category, but I think King gets the nod for "American Crime."

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