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  • eastwest
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    #661835

    The running truth/joke here is that we love the women, but as Stefani would say let’s “toast to the men”. It seems like the eventual nominees will come from projects that will be big players. My predictions as of this posting are Bryan Cranston, Benedict Cumberbatch, Idris Elba, Oscar Isaac, Courtney B. Vance, and Patrick Wilson. Bryan Cranston will win, but the nominees will echo what a great year it has been for the genre. And there’s other people of course to consider, but I think these men will be the six. In addition to Bryan, Benedict is a past winner in a beloved show. I still haven’t seen this morsel throwback installment, but the surprise sweep the last series had, I can only assume he’s safe. Can’t say much about his co-star, but that another thread. Idris won SAG and was nominated for BAFTA and has goodwill on his side thanks to that nonsense that I will not dignify with its name from here on out. My personal winner is Oscar. Holy shit! He did the damn thing in Show Me A Hero. Many times have proven one can’t put too much stock into the Golden Globes, but they got it so right on the male side with him as their winner. His gem of a show started this wealth of great miniseries this season and hopefully he and the production are not forgotten. I have only seen three episodes of American Crime Story and Courtney, forgive me for this tired expression, slays! Johnnie Cochran was such a larger than life personality and Courtney has captured that. Can’t wait to finish that show. Patrick is the weak link here and that is not a knock on him as an actor. Why he isn’t a movie star is just a mystery. He’s perfectly cast in his role and fits that universe so well, but he wasn’t the standout in a cast of standouts in Fargo. He’s vulnerable here and a spot is up for grabs for one of late entry guys. As of now, he’s in because of the strength of his show.

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    Andrew Carden
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    #661839

    Yeesh, what a stellar category. Cranston’s indeed almost certainly the front-runner, but I wouldn’t underestimate Vance, Isaac or even Cumberbatch. Patrick, let’s face it, doesn’t have a prayer.

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    Riley
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    #661861

    Oscar Isaac is not quite safe either.  Missing SAG to both Tut and a supporting performance in Texas Rising is pretty inexcusable.  Watch out for beloved Bill Murray, incumbent nominee Timothy Hutton and Colin Farrell since the industry cares a lot more about True Detective than anyone else (PGA nomination).  This is a stacked category, but the other contenders chose the wrong year to come out and be competitive because Cranston is unstoppable.

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    Atypical
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    #661863

    Also look out for Wendall Pierce if he’s worthy in “Confirmation” and goes lead. He’s long overdue for a first Emmy nomination. If “Roots” ends up being a big deal, there’s also longshot Malachi Kirby.

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    Tyler The Awesome Guy
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    #661872

    This is easily the most exciting, cutthroat and stacked category this year.

    Personally, I am rooting for Oscar Isaac!

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    Boidiva02
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    #661879

    Cranston is clearly out front, but Vance is right on his heels. It could go either way.

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    #661884

    Cranston is easily winning this. My predictions for the other nominees are:
    Benedict Cumberbatch 
    Courtney B. Vance
    Patrick Wilson
    And depending on the quality of their movie Anthony Hopkins and Ian McKellan, if it is bad they are replaced with Idris Elba and Oscar Isaac. 
    Dream Winner: Oscar Isaac
    Dream Nominee: James Franco
    Possible Spoiler: Bill Murray

    This category is really stacked too. Everything other than drama races will be exciting this year.  

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    Sasha
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    This category is gonna be filled with so many frauds it makes my head hurt. Ugh. But at least the one person who’s not a fraud is actually the one I’m gonna root for. I’m talking about the divine Oscar Isaac. And I don’t think he’s vulnerable at all. We all know how SAG sheep vote. They’re different than Emmy sheep. Btw of course hammy the hamster aka Bryan Cranston is gonna walk away with this. Duh! It’s another performance of his that he’s gonna chew the scenery like there’s no tomorrow. God, he’s master of overacting and Emmy sheep love this shit. Shame cause that makes this race actually the least interesting knowing who’s gonna win.

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    Zachary Kronsberg
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    This category is gonna be filled with so many frauds it makes my head hurt. Ugh. But at least the one person who’s not a fraud is actually the one I’m gonna root for. I’m talking about the divine Oscar Isaac. And I don’t think he’s vulnerable at all. We all know how SAG sheep vote. They’re different than Emmy sheep. Btw of course hammy the hamster aka Bryan Cranston is gonna walk away with this. Duh! It’s another performance of his that he’s gonna chew the scenery like there’s no tomorrow. God, he’s master of overacting and Emmy sheep love this shit. Shame cause that makes this race actually the least interesting knowing who’s gonna win.

     
    Who are frauds in this category? 

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    Nick
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    I’m gonna be extremely annoyed because once again people are overhyping the shit out of Bryan Cranston, who appears to be a descendant of Lord Hamiel Day Lewis. Another case of people thinking overacting and going through complete histrionics is somehow the greatest acting on television. The only reason he’s the frontrunner without anyone seeing anything is just because of who he is and how stupid the Emmys can be. “Omg he played Walter White which is the best character ever on the best show ever created because he’s like such a fucking bad-ass so let’s give him another Emmy even though he’s over the top once again”. Please. I’ve been more invested in The Sopranos and I’m not even into mob crime shows or the genre like that.

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    Tony Ruiz
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    #662054

    I know he has no chance in hell, but I’d like to give some attention to Ben Whishaw, who is absolutely stellar in London Spy.  I think  the performance is too quiet and the show is not on anyone’s radar, but he just knocked me out with his performance in that series.

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    Tony Ruiz
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    Oh Nick…you’re over-simplifying.  

    Cranston’s buzz comes from more than just the fact that he’s Cranston and he’s playing LBJ.  He also won a Tony for playing the same role on Broadway.  I’m reserving judgement until I see the film.  It’s a hell of a role, and the play, if properly adapted, could really pack a punch as a film.

    I don’t believe in crowning Cranston yet, but I also won’t dismiss him outright.  And keep in mind that I hated Trumbo too, so I’m certainly no fanboy. 

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    Nick
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    #662071

    It’s a hell of a role that he is gonna overact the shit out of. He won a Tony because he’s Cranston. On TV? Its Emmy bait and he knows it.

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    KyleBailey
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    #662183

    I would love Andy Samberg or Kit Harington to pull a Kristen Wiig “Spoils of Babylon” with a nomination for 7 Days in Hell but by nomination day it’ll have been a year old and probably forgotten 🙁 

    Oscar Isaac is my pick right now but Vance is strong too

    But we all know Cranston is gonna win

     

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    jacob121
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    #662189

    To be fair, I did actually see Cranston in the play and he was pretty impressive but it was the kind of acting that seemed best suited for a stage setting. I am not sure that it will translate but that doesn’t necessarily matter for Emmy voters. I don’t think he has it in the bag at all given the stiff competition. If the movie itself isn’t well recieved he could easily lose out to one of the many other strong contenders. Clearly the Emmys love him but he’s never won for any other role aside from Walter White.

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