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  • Amanda Spears
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    It happens every year someone most of us don’t see winning, wins. Who will it be and why?

    My pick: Hugh Laurie, a vote split between the “OJ” and “Fargo” gentleman will give him his first Emmy!!

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    Colman could be but I feel like we all would kind of shrug if she won because a winner in that category is never predicted. I think Liev Schreiber or Idris Elba.

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    NGNG: Laurie Metcalf for Getting On
    More realistically Hugh Laurie seems plausible yes.

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    Andrew Carden
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    The Andersons – Anthony and Louie

    OSCAR FLASHBACK: Best Original Song (1986) – The Year That Took Our Breath Away

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    Colman could be but I feel like we all would kind of shrug if she won because a winner in that category is never predicted.

    Rooting for Bates. But if Colman wins I’m fine with it because I like her and she’s Emmy-less. Paulson is winning the lead category you sickos who wants that horrible actress who ruined Six Feet Under to get it instead.

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    Riley
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    Watch out for The Night Manager in writing. That category is such a mess with vote-splitting.

    American Crime Story will get the most votes, but where will they go? The pilot normally would make the most sense, but will voters even be able to identify it with that “From the Ashes of Tragedy” title? What does that even mean? “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia” and “The Race Card” are flashier titles and possibly more memorable episodes anyway. Writers might not be loyal to the pilot writers, given their lack of name recognition and also this being the rare show where the director Ryan Murphy seemed to get all of the credit.

    Fargo is next in line, but will voters go for the highly-acclaimed “Laptop” or the finale that got a relatively tepid response just because it is credited to Noah Hawley? We know that writers’ names are not on the nominating ballot, but are they listed in the online voting for winners? @helmetz, could you let us know?

    So that leaves The Night Manager, which is able to pool all of its support on its single nomination. It also serves as a clear alternative to the FX anthologies, which might be drawing from the same pool of voters anyway. This is not to mention how much the writers’ branch loves British shows, especially in this category. We have seen many upset wins for them and have also seen the writers nominate British shows before other branches.

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    We did see a subpar Sherlock beat The Normal Heart & Fargo, and barely-acknowledged The Hour beat Behind the Candelabra & Top of the Lake…

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    Maura Tierney and she would be deserving. I only watch the pilot of The Affair and never got back to it. The show is interesting with the structure, but you need strong actors to make a simple story like that interesting, and she does. If episodes are a factor, I don’t know how she loses. This episode has everything! The voters remembering her could be an indication that her work was one they paid attention to.

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    I think we are all underestimating Jon Voight. The show seems to be on the acting branch’s radar, he is a very well respected Academy Award winning actor, and its a very showy role.

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    Amanda Spears
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    Watch out for The Night Manager in writing. That category is such a mess with vote-splitting.

    American Crime Story will get the most votes, but where will they go? The pilot normally would make the most sense, but will voters even be able to identify it with that “From the Ashes of Tragedy” title? What does that even mean? “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia” and “The Race Card” are flashier titles and possibly more memorable episodes anyway. Writers might not be loyal to the pilot writers, given their lack of name recognition and also this being the rare show where the director Ryan Murphy seemed to get all of the credit.

    Fargo is next in line, but will voters go for the highly-acclaimed “Laptop” or the finale that got a relatively tepid response just because it is credited to Noah Hawley? We know that writers’ names are not on the nominating ballot, but are they listed in the online voting for winners? @helmetz, could you let us know?

    So that leaves The Night Manager, which is able to pool all of its support on its single nomination. It also serves as a clear alternative to the FX anthologies, which might be drawing from the same pool of voters anyway. This is not to mention how much the writers’ branch loves British shows, especially in this category. We have seen many upset wins for them and have also seen the writers nominate British shows before other branches.

    They do love the Brits in this category aka “Sherlock” in 2014

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    My upset predictions at the moment are Jon Voight and Olivia Colman. I really feel like the “Slap the Stud” theory could come true for Kit Harington, and they seem to like Ray Donovan a lot more than expected, and there’s no real frontrunner (again) in Limited Series Supporting Actress and they clearly adored The Night Manager.

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    Niecy Nash. She had a great year with both “Getting On” & “Scream Queens”, she would be such a deserving and lovely choice ala Merritt Weaver in “Nurse Jackie”.

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    Hugh Laurie is going to take down all the guys from FX for Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series. He is overdue and he’s starring in Best Comedy champ Veep.

    I also wouldn’t be surprised if all this newfound love for Laurie Metcalfe pushed her over to claim Comedy Lead Actress.

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    It could be Constance Zimmer with the GOT people splitting and people not wanting to give it to Maggie smith.

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    I think we are all underestimating Jon Voight. The show seems to be on the acting branch’s radar, he is a very well respected Academy Award winning actor, and its a very showy role.

    Jon Voight is out one year and in the next, not all Oscar winners win Emmys and his competitors are on better-liked shows.

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