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  • Carlo
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    I probably would go with This Is Us.
    It had some highs and lows but the highs were series highs to me (Vietnam, Songbird Road part 1 and Our Little Island Girl) and between regular cast members and guest actor I would nominate something like 8 performers..

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    Kay
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    omg same! It’s kinda refreshing to see someone who likes that show here… since virtually everyone seems to be foaming at the mouth at the thought of it disappearing into thin air…

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    If Killing Eve and Bodyguard are being floated as the “viable” alternatives…I think we have our answer.

    feel like this might be This Is Us this yea

    In any other field I would agree but I can’t (yet) justify removing one of the only shows that has consistently made the series category for each of its past seasons.

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    Lol it’s not losing. We all knew this no matter the reception. The only ones that could possibly upset are Ozark and Bodyguard and that’ll be in a million years. The writing category is another story: unless Cogman submits, they’ll definitely lose it. Though, I can see them winning directing for either The Bells or The Long Night (depending on which one Sapochnik submits; I’ll go with the latter since it’s less divisive).

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    Atypical
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    There needs to be a viable alternative available to prevent the “inevitability” of “Game of Thrones” winning Drama Series again. That series hasn’t presented itself yet and probably won’t in this Emmy cycle. Judging on the five of six episodes aired where it’s required to submit all six tapes for consideration, it’s not worthy of another Emmy win.

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    24fanatic
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    Yes. No other series will have enough support to win.

    I think it’s Top competitors are:

    1) Ozark (not sure how many voters have watched, but it received better reviews for Season 2 and performed the best at the guild awards, but wasn’t even nominated in Drama Series last year)

    2) Succession (A classic HBO series that’s high-brow and appeals to snobby voters who loved The West Wing and Mad Men… but competes with HBO’s budget for GoT and hasn’t had very many viewers)

    Next in line:

    3) This Is Us (Emmys don’t really go for family dramas anymore, its a Network drama, and its 3rd season has widely been recognized as its weakest)

    4) Bodyguard (Great British series… however… its untested at the Emmys. Feels more like a Globes show to me. I’m not convinced the Emmys will embrace it. Hope I’m wrong.)

    5) Better Call Saul (Emmy voters have proven that they like this series, but don’t love it.)

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    AMC is in a unique situation. If Game of Thrones indeed has a far more divisive finale, with a great campaign, they have a good shot of pushing Better Call Saul for the win. It is highly unlikely though.

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    Riley
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    There were so few episodes and each had vocal detractors:
    1. too slow a return for a delayed and truncated final season
    2. rehash of the previous episode
    3. hard to see
    4. worst rating of show on Rotten Tomatoes
    5. character assassination
    6. worst rating of show on IMDb

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    Oh my god, yes, it’s fucking winning. It might not dominate the night like it would have had the season been more acclaimed but the emmys are fucking basic. I just don’t see what could beat it. Killing Eve and Ozark just don’t seem strong enough, neither of them could even get nominated for their first seasons, they won’t suddenly beat the biggest show in the world, and honestly neither of them would be good winners either. I mean, I think that’s a popular opinion about Ozark (it’s in the 50s on metacritic I believe, way lower than GOT) but Killing Eve also hasn’t been as good this year. Maybe if The Crown had aired this year there’d be a competition. Not sure Handmaid’s, BLL, or Stranger Things would have posed much of a threat had they aired in time.

    Eden might be right, Better Call Saul could actually be in 2nd. It’s highly acclaimed and audiences seem to love it too. It did better at the guilds than it ever has before. I think the love for it just keeps growing, it’s final season will probably have an Americans type send off and win a few awards and be competitive for a drama series win.

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    Luca
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    I, too, have said it so many times now: I can’t see a scenario where it doesn’t win. This season is polarizing, which means that for every person that hated this season, there’s pretty much someone who loved it.

    Emmys 2019 FYC: Lena Headey ("Game of Thrones"), Cicely Tyson ("HTGAWM"), Viola Davis ("HTGAWM"), Richard Madden ("Bodyguard"), "Bodyguard," "The Haunting of Hill House" & "Escape at Dannemora" in all categories

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    Joan988
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    I have doubts. I mean the season is clearly disappointing for fans and critics alike. Would the academy embarrass themselves giving them an award everybody knows is underserved?

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    Probably yes, but as someone rightly pointed out here it will be awkward.

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    Delilah
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    Not anymore.

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    Eden
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    It’s winning because there’s no strong competition, there isn’t another reason for its win. And everyone can argue that it doesn’t deserve to win, but what’s the alternative? Netflix, and especially Hulu, are definitely regretting their decisions to push their dramas for later.

    If by some chance, someone from AMC is reading this, forget Killing Eve and campaign the shit out of Better Call Saul! Although, if someone triumphs from campaigning, it could be Netflix with Bodyguard.

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    Bodyguard can very well win à la the first season of Homeland.

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