Will it make a comeback?
Hamm is obviously a lock, and if the reviews stay as strong as they are for tommorrow’s first episode the series will get one too.
Weiner says the finale will get a mixed reception so I don’t know if I would consider it a lock for writing, but the finale for Lost got in and that was very controversial and got a heavily divided response.
Prior to the OITNB category change, I thought Hendricks would get in automatically, but with Aduba, Mulgrew, Cox, and Toussaint in, she will have to have killer material this season to get in.
There doesnt seem to be a frontrunner yet in the Supporting Actor category, I have only seen the first 3 episodes of BCS but I hear Banks has amazing material that was similar to Anna Gunn’s in BB 5a. According to many A Song of Fire and Ice fans that I know, Dinkalge wont have that much material to do this season, so I really wouldnt consider him the frontrunner, he will probably get name checked though. But with the weak cateogry, and no real frontrunner/race I think Slattery could get in if he gets killer material.
Sadly, I dont see Moss returning to Lead Actress, it is (along with Comedy Actress) the most competitive category this year.
Give Paul Thomas Anderson an Oscar.
As a massive fan of the song I would hope it gets the sendoff Breaking Bad got but after the emmys not giving 30 Rock the proper send off I don’t expect them to return to the show. The shows nomination totals are going to rise like most emmy favourite shows do in their final years. Hamm is locked and at this point I don’t see Hendricks getting dropped no matter the competition. Moss I can see getting back in similar to Jane Krakowski who missed the sixth season and returned for her final year and while lead drama actress is quite competitive I see her getting back in. Slattery could return but after getting snubbed for such a great season last year I think he might struggle but with 2 slots open and some contenders on little watch shows I would see him breaking back in. A wish I have is that people like Shipka and Kartheiser could get in and now with the new guest rule someone like Shipka could really be helped since she might not appear in more then 3 episodes. Writing is for sure and directing possibly depending on submissions. Then lots of techs should come up. Basically what I’m saying is at this point an increse in nominations for definite and depending on the quality the show could be given the send off since so far competition does not look that strong.
So I’m assuming Kiernan Shipka doesn’t stand a chance… again. Pity. She’s luminous.
I really hope Elisabeth Moss is somehow changed to Supporting Actress category because she doesn’t stand a chance in Lead, but that category has become just as competitive as the Lead Actress category with the OITNB ladies now contending in it.
I don’t doubt that Christina Hendricks will get in. She hardly had material last season and still made it in so unless she’s completely absent from 7B, she’ll for sure get it.
Jon Hamm FOR THE WIN THIS YEAR!