July 3, 2014 at 4:07 am #321191
For the past 2 years, a week in advance of emmy nominations being announced, I’ve asked the question: What are the biggest potential shockers (which can be upsets) that could actually happen in 7 days time with this years nominees?
Boomer made a good comment last year about the validity of shock nominees (ranked 8th or lower) and upsets (ranked 1-6) gets snubbed, so lets focus on potential shock/upset nominees with said odds.
My thoughts on the biggest:
– Liev Schrieber gets nominated in Drama Lead Actor
– Pablo Schrieber gets nominated for OITNB and Law & Order: SVU
– Claire Danes gets snubbed
– Molly Parker gets nominated for House Of Cards
– Woody Harrelson gets snubbed for True Detective
– True Detective, OITNB and Shameless face backlash over category choices, contrasting the approval of DA’s and AHS category change in 2012
– Archie Panjabi rides The Good Wife wave
– Thomas Middleditch, Christopher Evan Welch and Writing/Directing nominations for Silicon Valley
– 2 – 3 men from Veep in Supporting Actor
– Ty Burell snubbed of Supporting Actor nom
– Modern Family makes it back into writing
– Starz starts to show its legitamcy as a network and gets nominations for The White Queen and Dancing on the Edge
– 7 nominees in Comedy and Drama series, Drama lead actor and Comedy supporting actor.
Please share your thoughts!July 3, 2014 at 4:48 am #321193
Sandra Oh and Mariska Hargitay gets nominated.
Maggie Smith and Christine Baranski gets finally snubbed. The name-checking is annoying as hell. These ladies has no buisness in the category.
Melissa McBride gets nominated.July 3, 2014 at 4:53 am #321194
Las Vegas was too good for Modern Family to be ignored in writing this year.July 3, 2014 at 5:32 am #321195
1. John Goodman scores a Lead Actor Comedy nod for Amazon’s Alpha House.
(that’s my biggest wild card prediction)
2. Mad Men gets snubbed in Best Drama Series.
3. CBS’s Mom overperforms and gets more than just a Supporting Actress nod.
4. Homeland defies critics and haters by scoring Series, Acting, Writing & Directing nods.
5. Mariska Hargitay makes that big comeback in Lead Actress Drama.
6. The headlines the morning of July 10th read: “British drama Downton Abbey leads the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards nominations“July 3, 2014 at 6:01 am #321196
I’m getting more and more used to the idea of Julie Bowen being snubbed in the supporting actress category… I could see Vergara getting in, but Bowen is becoming more of a background player in that show now, where she was once the central heart… Shame, but I could see that happening next week.July 3, 2014 at 6:52 am #321197
-Downton Abbey scores nominations for Drama Series, Actor (Hugh Bonneville) , Actress (Michelle Dockery) and Supporting Actor (Jim Carter)
-Damian Lewis gets in.
-Woody Harrelson gets snubbed.
-Dean Norris gets snubbed.
-Ben Feldman gets in.
-House of Cards scores a Writing nomination.
-The Americans scores nominations for Drama Series, Actor (Matthew Rhys), and Actress (Keri Russell)
-Homeland gets in for Drama Series.
-Betsy Brandt gets in for Supporting Actress.
-Mad Men gets snubbed in Actor (Jon Hamm), Actress (Elisabeth Moss) and Supporting Actress (Christina Hendricks)
-Silicon Valley scores nominations for Comedy Series, and Actor (Thomas Middleditch)
-Two of the Modern Family guys gets snubbed.
-Jon Cryer gets in.
-Brooklyn 99 gets snubbed in Comedy Series
-Girls gets in.
-The Big Bang Theory gets snubbed in Comedy Series
-William H. Macy gets in.
-Julie Bowen gets snubbed.
-The Big Bang Theory scores a nomination in Directing/Writing.
-Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg gets in.
July 3, 2014 at 9:43 am #321198
I don’t know if it would be a real “shocker” per se, but it would be nice if Sarah Baker could somehow sneak in for Louie. I mean, she did more in her one monologue than Ellen Burstyn did in all of her episodes combined – what a shame if Burstyn gets rubberstamped for a nothing performance over her superior Louie guest stars: Sarah Baker, Amy Landecker, and even Pamela Adlon!July 3, 2014 at 1:38 pm #321199
MIchael J. Fox gets in for his sitcomJuly 3, 2014 at 1:57 pm #321200
Downton Abbey in for Series, Actor, Actress, Sup. Actor
Woody Harrelson out.
Kerry Washington out.
Archie Panjabi in.
Michael J. Fox in for The Michael J. Fox Show
Sofia Vergara out.
Edie Falco out.
Ray Romano in for Parenthood.
Christopher Evan Welch in.
David Crane & Jeffrey Klarik in for Episodes FOR A THIRD TIME!
Larry David, Jeff Schaffer, Alec Berg & David Mandel nominated for Writing in Miniseries/TV Movie for Clear History
July 3, 2014 at 2:19 pm #321201
There are a few nominees that will happen that people are seriously underestimating. But, there are some wildcard picks that I have that probably won’t actually happen. Mine (still open to change) are:
– I predict that there will be seven nominees which includes the current top 6 and Girls (which had its best season imo). They should have an option for that in predictions center because there are two categories that I predict seven nominees in.
– Mindy Kaling in Actress
– William H. Macy in Actor
– Thomas Middleditch in Actor
– Matt LeBlanc snubbed
– Kate Mulgrew/Anna Chlumsky both in
– Laverne Cox in Guest Actress
– Pablo Schrieber in Guest Actor
– Christopher Meloni in Guest Actor
– Downton Abbey in Drama Series
– 7 noms for Drama Actress again but no Connie Britton/Vera Farmiga and Julianna Margulies/Tatiana Maslany replace them
– Hugh Bonneville for Actor
– The Hollow Crown in Miniseries
– The White Queen snubbed
– Clear History in Movie
– Killing Kennedy snubbed
– Ryan Seacrest in… why are people snubbing him? He has never been snubbed throughout Idol’s increasingly worse seasons. IMO, this season wasn’t as horrible as the one before and Ryan Seacrest still got in.
– Jeff Probst in, Anthony Bourdain out
– Jimmy Kimmel Live snubbed for Late Show with David LettermanJuly 3, 2014 at 2:44 pm #321202
^ I don’t really see how Kate Mulgrew and Anna Chlumsky getting in would be considered shocking or upsetting… Both are heavily predicted. It would be more shocking if Chlumsky was left off the list, which I think she will be…July 3, 2014 at 3:27 pm #321203
I know. That’s why I said I thought they would both get in instead of one of them being left out.July 3, 2014 at 4:00 pm #321205
As of now, I have a couple of names for the following (more to come later):
– Bellamy Young for Supporting Drama Actress in Scandal. Based on what I’ve been hearing and her win at the Critics Choice Awards, she’s almost a lock for the category.
– Bob Newhart for Guest Comedy Actor on The Big Bang Theory. I don’t see the dislike in Newhart. Contrary to popular belief, I believe he was better this season than his lone appearance in Season 6. Due to increased competition this year, though, he might be the odd man out.
– The Big Bang Theory for Comedy Series. It was an uneven Season 7. Though it’s the number 1 show ratings-wise, its inconsistent storylines makes this show vulnerable to new entries such as Orange Is The New Black, Silicon Valley, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Modern Family isn’t going anywhere, as well as Veep and Louie. Parks and Recreation and Review are also lurking in the background.
– Robin Williams for Lead Comedy Actor on The Crazy Ones. There isn’t a good track record for actors/actresses being nominated on a show that lasts only one season. While he’s on most ballots due to a lack of nominees, I’ll trust history on this one and leave Williams out.
– Downton Abbey for Drama Series. I don’t know, but something tells me that Emmy voters will want to hang on to this series at the expense of The Americans, Mad Men, or Game of Thrones. It’s a gut feeling. I have nothing to back this claim.
– James Spader for Lead Drama Actor on The Blacklist. Previous Emmy history and showy performance on NBC’s new hit show lands him a nod here.