Emmy predix: Why Jeff Probst will win best reality host again

Last month I made the bold prediction that “American Idol” would finally win the Emmy for best reality competition program, based on viewing the episodes submitted to judges.

At that point I thought Ryan Seacrest  had a good chance to win for best reality host too because I assumed that he also submitted the season finale, in which he got lots of quality face time. Nope. Below is the list of actual submissions.

At that point I thought Ryan Seacrest  had a good chance to win for best reality host too because I assumed that he also submitted the season finale, in which he got lots of quality face time. Nope. Below is the list of actual submissions.

At that point I thought Ryan Seacrest  had a good chance to win for best reality host too because I assumed that he also submitted the season finale, in which he got lots of quality face time. Nope. Below is the list of actual submissions.

The collective wisdom of our experts and editors correctly foresaw that “The Social Network” would do well with the Critics’ Choice Awards. As expected, it won Best Picture, Director (David Fincher) and Adapted Screenplay (Aaron Sorkin) though the Best Score race going to Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross was somewhat of a surprise.

“The Social Network” was shut out of the acting races as our forecast proved to be 100% accurate with wins for leads Colin Firth (“The King’s Speech”) and Natalie Portman (“Black Swan”), “The Fighter supporting players Christian Bale and Melissa Leo and “True Grit” newcomer Haillee Steinfeld.

The predicted Best Action Picture “Inception” did well as well winning five technical prizes: Art Direction (Guy Henrix Dyas, Larry Dias and Doug Mowat), Cinematography (Wally Pfister), Editing (Lee Smith), Sound and Visual Effects.

Our predictions panned out as David Seidler won Original Screenplay for “The King’s Speech” while “Alice in Wonderland” took Costume Design and Makeup. And, as expected, “Toy Story 3” won Best Animated Feature and “Easy A” was named Best Comedy.

Our panels were split over other categories with only a plurality picking “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” to win Foreign Language Picture, “Waiting for Superman” to take the Documentary prize and “The Pacific” to win TV Movie/Mini. However, none of the experts and just one of our editors – Chris Hine — predicted “If I Rise” from “127 Hours” to win the Song award.

Tim Appelo (Hollywood Reporter), 9/5
Lane Brown (New York Vulture), 9/4
Erik Davis
(Cinematical), 9/6
Scott Feinberg (ScottFeinberg.com) 10/4
Pete Hammond (Deadline Hollywood) 11/5,
Joseph Kapsch
(Zap2It) 8/7,
Dave Karger
(Entertainment Weekly) 11/5,
Tariq Khan
(Fox News) 10/6,
Peter Knegt
(Indie Wire) 10/NA,
Guy Lodge
(In Contention), 10/5
Michael Musto
(Village Voice) 10/NA
Tom O’Neil
(Gold Derby, The Envelope) 10/8,
Steve Pond
(The Odds, The Wrap) 11/NA ,
Nathaniel Rogers
(Film Experience) 10/NA,
Paul Sheehan
(Gold Derby) 11/6,
Keith Simanton (IMDB)11/5 ,
Kris Tapley (In Contention) 10/NA ,
Anne Thompson
(Indiewire) 8/NA,
Bob Tourtellotte
(Reuters) 7/6,
Chuck Walton
(Fandango) 9/5,
Jeff Wells
(Hollywood-Elsewhere) 10/5,
Susan Wloszczyna
(USA Today) 10/6.


 

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