August 26, 2014 at 11:45 am #330265
Well now that the craziness is over, which Emmy prediction are you most proud of getting right?
Personally speaking I’m proud that I correctly predicted Steven Moffat winning for Movie/Miniseries Writing for Sherlock. I knew it would win at least something after such an unexpected haul last week, but I didn’t think it would win THAT much.
I’m also happy I stuck to my guns and went with Bryan Cranston. I knew if they really watched the tapes that “Ozymandias” would be undeniable. And clearly it was, winning for Cranston, Anna Gunn and Moira Walley-Beckett, and of course the show itself.August 26, 2014 at 11:51 am #330267
I’m very proud of the following predictions I correctly made:
Jim Parsons – I was on the Gervais bandwagon for weeks, and then a couple of days ago, I said, you know what, voters vote for what they love, and they just love Jim Parsons and Sheldon.
Kathy Bates – I took Riley Chow’s advice, and voted for the old bitch who shoots zingers at people; plus she’s an industry favorite.
Predictions I should have kept:
Modern winning best comedy – I stupidly went with Orange at the last second.
Ty Burrell – I had Burrell winning for months, and then I switched to Hale. Just goes to show that Hale’s win had a lot to do with Arrested after all. I knew there was something Emmy-ish about Burrell’s episode. Him in that dress just sealed the deal for voters, clearly.August 26, 2014 at 11:52 am #330268
Aaron Paul and Modern Family.August 26, 2014 at 11:54 am #330269
I’m also proud of my Sherlock/writing prediction, and happy that I got all the Breaking Bad ones right. No one was going to talk me into changing my mind on any of those. In the past, I have always predicted The Daily Show, but this year, I went with the Colbert Report, which paid off.August 26, 2014 at 12:02 pm #330270
Aaron Paul and especially Bryan Cranston. I said from the beginning they both had the best tapes and everyone else kept pointing to outside factors other than tapes as reasons why they would lose. I’m sure a lot of people still picked them but I feel like nobody was as confident about it for as long as I was. And if they were, they weren’t being terribly vocal about it(other than Tom who finally came around a week before the Emmys). I predicted Drama Actor, Supporting Actor, Supproting Actress, Directing, and Writing back in like January based on what I assumed would be the tapes and stuck to it all the way up to the airing.August 26, 2014 at 12:07 pm #330271
Sherlock for writing; Modern Family (and Fargo) for directing. Amazing Race for reality.
The Emmys love their favourites. I didn’t think Roberts or Tolman would win. I picked Burstyn. My logic was right but prediction was wrong.August 26, 2014 at 12:07 pm #330272
Modern Family and The Amazing RaceAugust 26, 2014 at 12:18 pm #330273
MF taking 3 majors inc the big one again.August 26, 2014 at 12:38 pm #330274
Bryan Cranston was my big bet…and I’m glad I didn’t cave to the MM pressure. I’m also glad I kept Modern Family winning comedy. I wish I hadn’t switched comedy writing at the last minute.August 26, 2014 at 1:03 pm #330275
Stuck with Gail Mancuso. Might’ve flip-flopped between her and Foster a bit toward the end, but I ended up making the right call.August 26, 2014 at 1:14 pm #330276
My proudest prediction is Gail Mancuso.August 26, 2014 at 1:34 pm #330277
My biggest achievment was going 7 for 7 in the Drama categories. I’m glad I kept with Cranston and Paul in my predictions. I’m also glad I didn’t jump onto the Kate Mulgrew and Ricky Gervais train, and went with Janney and ParsonsAugust 26, 2014 at 2:33 pm #330278
Jessica Lange and Kathy Bates for ASH:Coven
Everyone was dead set that ASH was not going to win the acting categories but i put them down for winning anyways because this season was (at least to me) the best of the three by far. Jessica and Kathy SO deserved the award this year.August 26, 2014 at 3:00 pm #330279
An easy call which is why I had to beat it into the heads of my fellow editors in our Comedy Series slugfest (Veep? Not a chance).
Right when episode titles were released I figured Paul would take it and never swayed on my thinking.
Proudest tho? Bryan Cranston
Right when “Ozymandias” aired I figured if he submitted it, no one would beat him. Then along came MattyMcC. Neve was overly impressed with him and thought Harrelson was the MVP of that show. Once the True Detective finale aired (one of the worst episodes in all of TV last year) it solidified Cranstons victory for me. My fellow editors told me constantly how insane I was by having Cranston in 1st from the day the nominee predix center openend up until 20 seconds before Cranstons name was announced: He has an Oscar! He hasn’t lost to Cranston! It’s hard winning 4! Blah blah blah. Not that hard, apparently.August 26, 2014 at 4:27 pm #330280
Easily Steven Moffat winning Mini/Movie Writing for Sherlock. I knew it was going to win something big after the shocking wins at the Creative Arts Emmys. From 0 Emmys for the last two seasons to 4 this year, and beating Fargo/The Normal Heart in several of those categories? Yep, the Academy finally caught up with Sherlock, or at least the fans within the Academy had gotten onto the mini/movie panels. And after The Hour beat Behind the Candelabra in Mini/Movie Writing last year, this seems like the place to reward it. I wish that, one, I had placed my 500 point bet on that and, two, that I had gone all in Sherlock and predicted for every category. Sure, it would’ve got 2 wrong (I would’ve missed directing anyway since it went to Fargo) but I would’ve gotten Cumberbatch and Freeman. I had predicted Freeman inititally for Lead Actor, believing he would get rewarded for both performances, but in the end I switched to Ruffalo. I should’ve applied that thinking to Supporting Actor instead.
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