Tuesday, August 26, 2014

66th Primetime Emmy Awards 2014

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In a few hours, the Primetime Emmy Awards will begin and I'm very excited to root for my bets. The Primetime Emmy Awards will be hosted by comedian Seth Meyers on August 25, 2014 (Monday, August 25, 8 p.m. ET). His pre-show ad which has an airport scene is super funny. Looking forward to seeing my fave stars go onstage to receive their Emmys.

For Best Drama Series, it's either Downton Abbey or Game of Thrones. For Best Supporting Actor, I am going to bank on Peter Dinklage to win. I have a feeling that Matthew McConaughey  will win for best actor in a miniseries for True Detective. I also will bet on my dollar that Kerry Washington will win for best actress in a drama series for the show Scandal.


Here are my predictions (for the major awards) for this year's Emmy's:

Drama Series:
"Breaking Bad" (AMC) ---- MY VOTE (WINNER)
"Downton Abbey" (PBS)
"Game of Thrones" (HBO)
"House of Cards" (Netflix)
"Mad Men" (AMC)
"True Detective" (HBO)

Comedy Series:
"The Big Bang Theory" (CBS) -----2nd choice
"Louie" (FX)
"Modern Family" (ABC) ---- MY VOTE (WINNER)
"Orange Is the New Black" (Netflix)
"Silicon Valley" (HBO)
"Veep" (HBO)

Miniseries:
"American Horror Story: Coven" (FX)
"Bonnie and Clyde" (A&E)
"Fargo" (FX) ---- MY VOTE (WINNER)
"Luther" (BBC America)
"Treme" (HBO)
"The White Queen" (Starz)

TV Movie:
"Killing Kennedy" (National Geographic) ---- MY VOTE
"Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight" (HBO)
"The Normal Heart" (HBO) (WINNER)
"Sherlock: His Last Vow" (PBS)
"The Trip to Bountiful" (Lifetime)

Actor In a Drama:
Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad") ---- MY VOTE (WINNER)
Jeff Daniels ("The Newsroom")
Jon Hamm ("Mad Men")
Woody Harrelson ("True Detective")
Matthew McConaughey ("True Detective") --- my 2nd choice
Kevin Spacey ("House of Cards")

Actress In a Drama:
Lizzy Caplan ("Masters of Sex")
Claire Danes ("Homeland") ---- my 2nd choice
Michelle Dockery ("Downton Abbey")
Julianna Margulies ("The Good Wife") (WINNER)
Kerry Washington ("Scandal") ---- MY VOTE
Robin Wright ("House of Cards")

Actor In a Comedy:
Louis C.K ("Louie")
Don Cheadle ("House of Lies")
Ricky Gervais ("Derek")
Matt LeBlanc ("Episodes")
William H. Macy ("Shameless")
Jim Parsons ("The Big Bang Theory") ---- MY VOTE (WINNER)

Actress In a Comedy:
Lena Dunham ("Girls")
Edie Falco ("Nurse Jackie")
Julia Louis-Dreyfus ("Veep") ---- MY VOTE (WINNER)
Melissa McCarthy ("Mike & Molly")
Amy Poehler ("Parks and Recreation")
Taylor Schilling ("Orange Is the New Black")

Actor In a Miniseries or a Movie:
Chiwetel Ejiofor ("Dancing on the Edge")
Martin Freeman ("Fargo")
Billy Bob Thornton ("Fargo") ---- MY VOTE
Idris Elba ("Luther")
Mark Ruffalo ("The Normal Heart")
Benedict Cumberbatch ("Sherlock: His Last Vow")

Actress In a Miniseries or a Movie:
Jessica Lange ("American Horror Story: Coven") ---- MY VOTE (WINNER)
Sarah Paulson ("American Horror Story: Coven")
Helena Bonham Carter ("Burton and Taylor")
Minnie Driver ("Return to Zero")
Kristen Wiig ("The Spoils of Babylon")
Cicely Tyson ("The Trip to Bountiful")

Reality-competition Program:
"The Amazing Race" (CBS) (WINNER)
"Dancing With the Stars" (ABC)
"Project Runway" (Lifetime)
"So You Think You Can Dance" (FOX)
"Top Chef" (Bravo)
"The Voice" (NBC) ---- MY VOTE

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series:
Aaron Paul ("Breaking Bad") ---- my 2nd choice (WINNER)
Jim Carter ("Downton Abbey")
Peter Dinklage ("Game of Thrones") ---- MY VOTE
Josh Charles ("The Good Wife")
Mandy Patinkin ("Homeland")
Jon Voight ("Ray Donovan")

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series:
Anna Gunn ("Breaking Bad") (WINNER)
Maggie Smith ("Downton Abbey") ---- my 2nd choice
Joanne Froggatt ("Downton Abbey")
Lena Headey ("Game of Thrones") ---- MY VOTE
Christine Baranski ("The Good Wife")
Christina Hendricks ("Mad Men")

Writing for a Drama Series:
Moira Walley-Beckett ("Breaking Bad") ---- MY VOTE (WINNER)
Vince Gilligan ("Breaking Bad")
David Benioff and D.B. Weiss ("Game of Thrones")
Beau Willimon ("House of Cards")
Nic Pizzolatto ("True Detective")

Directing for a Drama Series:
Tim Van Patten ("Boardwalk Empire")
Vince Gilligan ("Breaking Bad")
David Evans ("Downton Abbey")
Neil Marshall ("Game of Thrones")
Carl Franklin ("House of Cards")
Cary Joji Fukunaga ("True Detective") ---- MY VOTE (WINNER)

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series:
Andre Braugher ("Brooklyn Nine-Nine") ---- MY VOTE
Adam Driver ("Girls")
Jesse Tyler Ferguson ("Modern Family")
Ty Burrell ("Modern Family") (WINNER)
Fred Armisen ("Portlandia")
Tony Hale ("Veep")

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series:
Mayim Bialik ("The Big Bang Theory")
Julie Bowen ("Modern Family")
Allison Janney ("Mom") (WINNER)
Kate Mulgrew ("Orange Is the New Black") ---- MY VOTE
Kate McKinnon ("Saturday Night Live")
Anna Chlumsky ("Veep")


I hope my favorites will bag the trophy. Nonetheless, I am still happy that Game of thrones and Breaking Bad (among the few of my favoritie TV series) are being recognized.

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