EMMY AWARDS 2014 – PREDICTIONS

-Vishal Gayakwar, 3rd year, IT

Emmys

 

DISCLAIMER: The views in the article are solely of the author.

The Emmy awards are the most prestigious awards for the television industry. Emmys are the Oscars of TV business and though they do not match the Oscars or Golden Globe awards for all their glamour and hype, they are still one of the most sought after awards for people in the show business. The 66th primetime Emmy awards will be held on 25th August and popular TV shows like Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, The Big Bang Theory etc will be contending to win the award. Here is a list of the nominations and the possible winners:

1. BEST DRAMA SERIES:

Nominated: Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, True Detective, Mad Men, House of cards and Downtown Abbey.

Game of Thrones had a stellar season 4 and House of cards provided much drama in its second season. True detective might be the next big thing but Breaking Bad could win as the Emmys might give a grand farewell to one of the greatest shows of all time.

Could Win – Breaking Bad

Should Win – True Detective, Breaking Bad

2. BEST COMEDY SERIES:

Nominated – Orange is the new Black, The Big Bang Theory, Modern Family, Veep, Louie, and Silicon Valley.

Modern Family has won this award for the last 4 years but this year might be someone else’s chance to win it. Orange is The New Black had a wonderful season and The Big Bang Theory is still going strong after seven seasons and Veep or Louie might stand a chance too.

Could Win – Modern Family, Orange is the New Black.

Should Win – Orange is The New Black, Veep.

3. BEST ACTOR (DRAMA):

Nominated – Bryan Cranston, Kevin Spacey, Jeff Daniels, Jon Hamm, Mathew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson

One of the toughest categories, it includes characters like Walter White, Frank Underwood, Don Draper and the twin detectives. Bryan Cranston (Walter White) has a high chance to win for the final time but Mathew McConaughey (Rust Cohle) may just steal the show.

Could Win – Bryan Cranston

Should Win – Mathew McConaughey, Bryan Cranston

4. BEST ACTOR (COMEDY):

Nominated – Jim Parsons, Louis C.K., Don Cheadle, Ricky Gervais, Matt Leblanc and William H. Macy.

There’s not much to choose from in this category as Louis C.K. and Jim Parsons are the top two contenders but the Emmys might just throw in a surprise.

Could Win – Jim Parsons (Sheldon Cooper)

Should Win – Louis C.K. (Louie), Ricky Gervais (Derek).

5. BEST ACTRESS (DRAMA):

Nominated – Lizzy Caplan, Claire Danes, Robin Wright, Kerry Washington, Julianna Margulies and Michelle Dockerey

One of the most open categories, almost every nominated member has a chance to win. It will be a tough task for the Emmy’s jury to choose from these talented actresses.

Could Win – Robin Wright (Claire Underwood), Kerry Washington (Olivia Pope)

Should Win – Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife), Robin Wright (Claire Underwood).

6. BEST ACTRESS (COMEDY):

Nominated – Amy Poehler, Taylor Schilling, Melissa McCarthy, Edie Falco, Lena Dunham, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Amy Poehler had a wonderful character in Parks and Recreation and Edie Falco too did amazing work in Nurse Jackie but it was Julia Louis-Dreyfus performance which transformed Veep from a mediocre comedy to an absolute fun riot.

Could Win – Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep).

Should Win – Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep)

HONOURABLE MENTIONS

  • BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS (DRAMA) – Anna Gunn (Skylar White) has been nominated for her performance in the episode Ozymandias of Breaking Bad and her acting in that episode was just phenomenal. She should win.
  • BEST MINISERIES – You can bet it will be Fargo.
  • BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR (DRAMA) – Do you remember Aaron Paul’s (Jesse Pinkman) performance in Breaking Bad and do you also remember Peter Dinklage’s (Tyrion Lannister) epic performance in this season of Game of Thrones? Yes, these two will be contending against each other and unfortunately only one of them will take the Emmy home.

 

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