June 10, 2016 at 5:49 pm #1201849243
Mine was picking Picket Fences to beat NYPD Blue in 1994 for Best Drama Series. And I did so in the pages of the LA Times, so I have the proof!June 10, 2016 at 7:00 pm #1201849306
For predicting nominees, there’s some guest acting nominees I called recently that I like to pat myself on the back for. In 2012, I called both Ben Feldman and Mark Margolis. Both were breakouts during their seasons and on popular shows, so voters knew what time it was in that respect. I also called Kate Burton’s nomination a few years ago for Scandal. That goes back to a theory that has been mentioned here about being first on the ballot and the description of the episode she submitted popped for people who may not have seen the episode before, but knew of her talent as an actress. Also, a honorable mention is Adam Driver’s first nomination for Girls. While my prediction/hope for a increase nomination haul didn’t pan out for that second season, I just knew he would be able to get in since he was on the rise at the time.
For winners, it’s Jon Cryer’s lead actor win for me. The voters and I were on the same wavelength. The tape system worked in that respect. None of the other actors episodes had the spark that Jon’s did.June 10, 2016 at 8:14 pm #1201849325
That’s a toughie. I did have Jessica Lange winning for Grey Gardens, which I don’t recall many others having.
OSCAR FLASHBACK: Best Original Song (1963) – It’s a Meh, Meh, Meh, Meh CategoryJune 10, 2016 at 10:42 pm #1201849468
When I commit myself against whatever the consensus is I’m never wrong.June 11, 2016 at 12:02 am #1201849475
I have only been actually been making Emmy predictions for two years now (always followed them though), but if I had to chose one, it would be Tatiana Maslany getting in last year
Give Paul Thomas Anderson an Oscar.June 11, 2016 at 12:11 am #1201849477
I called Homelands sweep in season one.
It was my first Emmys predictions on this site, and I hadn’t come across shows like Breaking Bad. But I had seen Homeland, so went for it, Damian Lewis and Claire Danes to win. I also predicted Maggie Smiths win that year too.June 11, 2016 at 2:33 am #1201849492
Same category 2013 Limited Series/Movie Best Actress Laura Linney “The Big C” over Jessica Lange “AHS: Assylum” and Elizabeth Moss “Top of the Lake.” 2014 Jessica Lange “AHS: Coven” over Cicely Tyson in her Tony winning role for “Trip to the Bountiful.”June 11, 2016 at 6:21 pm #1201849721
I called Homelands sweep in season one.
It was my first Emmys predictions on this site, and I hadn’t come across shows like Breaking Bad. But I had seen Homeland, so went for it, Damian Lewis and Claire Danes to win. I also predicted Maggie Smiths win that year too.
Same here. Also called Jaime Pressly’s win for My Name is Earl.June 11, 2016 at 7:16 pm #1201849774
Don’t know about wins, but got a lot of long shots in nominations. Favorites have to be:
Frances Conroy for movie/mini supporting actress in 2014. I found it so bizarre that no one was predicting her. She was on an insanely popular show and had been an Emmy favorite.
Gaby Hoffman last year in comedy supporting actress. Most were going for Light, but anyone who’d have seen season 1 knew how great she was.
Kate McKinnon for comedy supporting in 2014. Once again, she was such a breakout star in 2014, it was surprising to see her not get predicted by anyone.
Laverne Cox for comedy guest actress in 2014. She was on the cover of TIME!! Why wasn’t anyone predicting her?June 11, 2016 at 9:08 pm #1201849802
I was very confident in Bobby Cannavale when he won supporting actor a few years ago. He was 50-1 in the GD betting.June 11, 2016 at 9:22 pm #1201849807
My best prediction for wins in recent years was Steven Moffat winning Mini/Movie Writing in 2014 for Sherlock: His Last Vow. After Sherlock snagged its first four Emmys ever at the Creative Arts ceremony a week prior, I knew the show would win at least one category at the primetime awards. Since the writers branch loves the Brits (The Hour beating Behind the Candelabra, Downton Abbey beating Mildred Pierce, Little Dorrit beating Generation Kill), I figured this category was where the voters would reward the show. I wish I had gone all in for the show and predicted the deserved wins for Benedict Cumberbatch in Mini/Movie Lead Actor & Martin Freeman in Mini/Movie Supporting Actor (I had Cumberbatch in 4th place and Freeman in 2nd place for their respective categories), but the end result was very satisfying nonetheless.June 11, 2016 at 9:32 pm #1201849816
I predicted every comedy award (on the main show) right last year (Tambor, Janney, JLD over Schumer, Hale over everyone, ‘Veep’ winning writing even though ‘Transparent’ was favored, ‘Transparent’ winning directing even though ‘Veep’ was favored).June 11, 2016 at 10:15 pm #1201849819
Guessing Fred Armisen for Portlandia.
FYC: Ready Player One. Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Visual Effects, Original Score, Production Design, Director and BEST PICTURE (make it happen Oscars!!)
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