With the Oscars departing us this weekend, what major awards can you now predict at Gold Derby? Jump into our brand new Emmy Awards Nominations 2019 predictions center, which just launched this morning for 16 categories (five drama, five comedy, six movie/limited series). The Television Academy will announce all nominations on July 16.
Scroll all the way through each category to look for returning contenders and new shows competing for the first time. There will be many guaranteed slots open, especially on the drama side.
Besides “Game of Thrones” and two-time nominee “This Is Us,” the drama field is clearing out of competitors from last year: “The Americans” aired its final season in spring of 2018; “The Crown,” “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Stranger Things” and “Westworld” will not have new episodes in time for the 2019 cutoff date.
New programs that might join the race for Best Drama Series include “Bodyguard” (Richard Madden), “The First” (Sean Penn), “Haunting of Hill House” (Carla Gugino), “Homecoming” (Julia Roberts), “Jack Ryan” (John Krasinski), “Narcos: Mexico” (Diego Luna), “Pose” (Billy Porter), “Sorry for Your Loss” (Elizabeth Olsen), “Succession” (Brian Cox) and “Yellowstone” (Kevin Costner).
Possible returning shows that weren’t nominated for the top race last year: “American Gods” (Ian McShane), “Better Call Saul” (Bob Odenkirk), “Counterpart” (J.K. Simmons), “The Good Doctor” (Freddie Highmore), “The Good Fight” (Christine Baranski), “House of Cards” (Robin Wright), “Killing Eve” (Sandra Oh), “Outlander” (Caitriona Balfe), “Ozark” (Jason Bateman) and “Ray Donovan” (Liev Schreiber).
On the comedy side, the big news is that three-time series champ “Veep” and Julia Louis-Dreyfus will be roaring back into the Emmy races. It will have to face off against “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” which is defending its title. Others from the 2018 ceremony that could return are “Barry,” “Black-ish,” “GLOW” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” That means three comedy series are not going to be eligible due to no new episodes in time for the deadline: “Atlanta,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.”
New programs attempting to make an impression include “Black Monday” (Don Cheadle), “Camping” (Jennifer Garner), “Forever” (Maya Rudolph), “Kidding” (Jim Carrey), “The Kominsky Method” (Michael Douglas), “Murphy Brown” (Candice Bergen, returning after many years), “The Other Two” (Helene Yorke), “Russian Doll” (Natasha Lyonne) and “Sex Education” (Asa Butterfield).
Possible returning shows not in last year’s Best Comedy Series category are “Better Things” (Pamela Adlon), “The Big Bang Theory” (Jim Parsons), “Fleabag” (Phoebe Waller-Bridge), “Fresh Off the Boat” (Constance Wu), “The Good Place” (Ted Danson), “Insecure” (Issa Rae), “Modern Family” (Ty Burrell), “One Day at a Time” (Justina Machado), “Shameless” (William H. Macy) and “Will and Grace” (Debra Messing).
PREDICT the Emmy nominees now; change them until July 16
In the near future, you can check out how our experts rank this year’s Emmy contenders. Then take a look at the most up-to-date combined odds before you make your own 2019 Emmy predictions. Don’t be afraid to jump in now since you can keep changing your predictions until just before nominations are announced on July 16.
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