July 13, 2014 at 2:16 pm #323009
During Gold Derby’s post-nominations Emmy slugfest, I made a declaration that the Drama Series race is over and “Breaking Bad” will win. Things got heated after that with other editors disagreeing with me because it was too early to call the race and there were other viable candidates. But who cares what we think? What do YOU think? Vote in the poll above and then explain your comments. Is the Drama Series race truly over, or is it too early to call?July 13, 2014 at 2:34 pm #323011
How about this? Breaking Bad will win Drama Series, but it’s still too early to call.July 13, 2014 at 2:35 pm #323012
I was thinking it would win since I saw the finale last year, I do not buy Tom’s argument that it can’t win because it aired last year obviously if that was valid it would not have gotten so many nominations the last season is on netflix I watched it again the voters may have watched and gave it so many noms due to that It won the Golden Globe and the Ensemble SAG award how could it lose after that? This is a historic show that I believe will get a historic winJuly 13, 2014 at 2:50 pm #323013
There is no other show that I could say that it will win. My take is that True Detective could win, House of Cards could win, but Breaking Bad will win. I can’t imagine anyone predicting another show above it with any confidence.July 13, 2014 at 3:16 pm #323014
I think True Detective has a shot, maybe even House of Cards. Breaking Bad is an overwhelming favorite, but not a lock. I think Breaking Bad is less of a lock than Claire Danes was in her category last year for example.July 13, 2014 at 3:45 pm #323015
My opinion: True Detective is more of a directing/acting showcase than a fully structured drama series. Was it one of the best shows I’ve ever watched? Absolutelty. Better than Breaking Bad? No. Breaking Bad has top-notch directing, top-notch writing, top-notch ACTING and a massive impact when it comes to pop culture. One year later and the final season (as well as the whole show) STILL has buzz. It may have faded (it would be impossible not to) but it’s still very present.
I believe the voters will give McConaughey and Fukunaga the Emmy for Best Actor and Directing respectively but Breaking Bad is DEFINITELY winning Drama Series, most likely winning Writing and Supporting Actress and perhaps winning Supporting Actor.July 13, 2014 at 3:48 pm #323016
I think 4 shows have a real chance.
Breaking Bad – Looks like its the frontrunner but who knows???
True Detective – new, fresh show. Maybe the Emmy’s want to reward something new
House of Cards – Very respected show by the Emmy’s. This could be it’s year. + it got more nominations than last year
Game of Thrones – many people are dismissing it but it did well with acting nominations and it got the most nominations in general + directing and writing. Don’t write it off so soon.
Downton Abbey – Great show and respected by the Emmy’s however its not winning.
Mad Men – The nomination is the reward here.July 13, 2014 at 4:49 pm #323017
Absolutely, no question.
If Homeland won last year (which was a very real possibility), I’d be less confident.July 13, 2014 at 5:09 pm #323018
It is not over until a name is announced. I mean, sometimes it is that obvious, like Claire Danes for Season 1. I don’t think this is one of those times though. Breaking Bad will probably win; it has a very good chance. But I think everyone here can imagine the rationale that might lead the Emmy to go to True Detective in what would be a very close vote. You might think it’s extremely unlikely, but we can ALL imagine how that’s a real possibility that might have happened with these voters we don’t know (and not in the literal sense; we can’t really imagine Downton Abbey winning because it just can’t).July 13, 2014 at 5:35 pm #323019
No, Drama Series isn’t over yet. “Breaking Bad” vs. “True Detective” until the end/tapes come out. I’m of the view that “Breaking Bad” has already won for Part 2 last year when Part 1 “won,” so that also opens the door for “True Detective” to take this instead. But “Breaking Bad” is a special beast that can’t be discounted regardless.July 13, 2014 at 5:36 pm #323020
Marcus when I saw the slugfest I was completely agree with your argument about Breaking Bad winning. As I watched the video I asked myself why there is so much doubts and disagrees in some editors and users about picking Breaking Bad to win. To be honest, This year the Drama Series category is one of the easiest categories of the Emmys. Not the easiest but one of the easiest. And I’m sick hearing ”It’s old, it ended kast year, etc”. That’s bullshit. When the Emmys likes a show they don’t focus on when it was aired or some shit. They focus on the buzz, popularity, if it’s critically acclaim, if it feels special, if the acting is outstanding,etc. That’s why Mad Men won in 2011 even it was aired a year before the Emmys. Breaking Bad fits those points perfectly and that’s why is gonna win this year. The toughest drama category for me it’s Drama Supporting Actor. HOS and TD can win but won’t win. So Marcus and the rest of editors, experts, users and BB fanboys, don’t give up in picking BB for the win, because anyother show can take down this masterpiece.July 13, 2014 at 6:13 pm #323021
I still think Game of Thrones has the best shot to beat Breaking Bad. It’s genre does not hurt it, it has transcended genre. It’s massive popularity and artistry have overcome the “genre” handicap. Academy member Rod Lurie thinks GOT will win.July 13, 2014 at 10:37 pm #323022
Marcus, I agree with you, and so does Geroge RR Martin.
Here is a snippet of an interview with Martin last year before the Emmys.
“This is the final season of BREAKING BAD. I think GAME OF THRONES may have a shot at upsetting BB for this year’s Emmy (only a shot, though, I think they are the clear favorite), which pits us against their previous season… but there’s no way in hell that anyone is going to defeat BREAKING BAD next year, when their last season is the one in contention,” he wrote.
Anyway, I’ve said all along, since the Breaking Bad finale that the series would sweep the major categories this year, only leaving room in Lead Actress (where it has no one eligible) and the Guest Acting categories. I still stand by that – it winning Series, Lead Actor (Cranston), Supp. Actress (Gunn), Writing (“Ozymandias” or “Felina” – Either way, they’ll rank 1st place and 2nd place), and Directing (“Felina”). The only one I’m on the fence about is Aaron Paul, and that, for me, is going to come down to submissions (gut is saying Josh Charles). McConaughey might take down Cranston, and he would make a deserving winner. But Breaking Bad being taken down in Series? No way, not going to happen.
In short, this race was over the night the finale aired. Everyone else, as Martin says, is just happy to be included in the nominations. I guess Robin Wright can thank Anna Gunn for going Supporting. HahaJuly 13, 2014 at 10:41 pm #323023
Breaking Bad will win….look at how well it did at the guild awards!
IF and this is a big IF it looses it will be a shock and the cause of vote splitting.
It doesn’t have just one other opponent who could win it has three (True Detective, House of Cards and Game of Thrones) since an argument could be made that any of these shows could win means that Breaking Bad will win.July 13, 2014 at 11:05 pm #323024
On top of a shit load of support from the Emmy’s (19 nominations), Game of Thrones is the most watched show in HBO history. Thats a pretty big thing. I’m not saying it’s gonna win……. but you know….. DON’T WRITE IT OFF SO FAST. 🙂