Advertisements
Home / Predictions / TV / Emmys / 2018 Emmy Predictions / 2018 Emmy Predictions: Updated and Ranked

2018 Emmy Predictions: Updated and Ranked

It’s time for some new and updated Emmy predictions, ranked for your pleasure! Covering Drama Series, Comedy Series, Limited Series, TV Movie plus lead and supporting acting categories. Guest categories to come at a later date.

Who do you think is on top in Drama – The Handmaid’s Tale or Game of Thrones? Will it be Atlanta or The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel in Comedy?

Here are my predictions for this year’s Emmy nominations as of April 27th, 2018.

 

Outstanding Drama Series
1. The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
2. Game of Thrones (HBO)
3. This Is Us (NBC)
4. The Americans (FX)
5. The Crown (Netflix)
6. Westworld (HBO)
7. Stranger Things (Netflix)
OTHER CONTENDERS
The Deuce (HBO)
Homeland (Showtime)
Mindhunter (HBO)
Orange is the New Black (Netflix)
Ozark (Netflix)
Queen Sugar (OWN)
Trust (FX)
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
1. Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us (NBC)
2. Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us (NBC)
3. Matthew Rhys, The Americans (FX)
4. Freddie Highmore, The Good Doctor (ABC)
5. Jason Bateman, Ozark (Netflix)
6. Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan (Showtime)
OTHER CONTENDERS
Paul Giamatti, Billions (Showtime)
Kit Harington, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Damian Lewis, Billions (Showtime)
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot (USA)
J.K. Simmons, Counterpart (Starz)
Matt Smith, The Crown (Netflix)
Donald Sutherland, Trust (FX)
Jeffrey Wright, Westworld (HBO)
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
1. Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
2. Keri Russell, The Americans (FX)
3. Claire Foy, The Crown (Netflix)
4. Laura Linney, Ozark (Netflix)
5. Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld (HBO)
6. Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones (HBO)
OTHER CONTENDERS
Caitriona Balfe, Outlander (Starz)
Claire Danes, Homeland (Showtime)
Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Deuce (HBO)
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black (BBC)
Mandy Moore, This Is Us (NBC)
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
1. Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones (HBO)
2. David Harbour, Stranger Things (Netflix)
3. Justin Hartley, This Is Us (NBC)
4. Mandy Patinkin, Homeland (Showtime)
5. Noah Schnapp, Stranger Things (Netflix)
6. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Game of Thrones (HBO)
OTHER CONTENDERS
Harris Dickinson, Trust (FX)
Asia Kate Dillon, Billions (Showtime)
Joseph Fiennes, The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
Brendan Fraser, Trust (FX)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
1. Alexis Bledel, The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
2. Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
3. Thandie Newton, Westworld (HBO)
4. Chrissy Metz, This Is Us (NBC)
5. Lena Headey, Game of Thrones (HBO)
6. Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things (Netflix)
OTHER CONTENDERS
Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black (Netflix)
Vanessa Kirby, The Crown (Netflix)
Elizabeth Marvel, Homeland (Showtime)
Winona Ryder, Stranger Things (Netflix)
Susan Sarandon, Ray Donovan (Showtime)
Maggie Siff, Billions (Showtime)
Yvonne Strahovski, The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
Hilary Swank, Trust (FX)
Holly Taylor, The Americans (FX)
Maisie Williams, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Outstanding Comedy Series
1. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
2. Atlanta (FX)
3. Silicon Valley (HBO)
4. GLOW (Netflix)
5. Will & Grace (NBC)
6. Black-ish (ABC)
7. Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
OTHER CONTENDERS
Barry (HBO)
The Good Place (NBC)
Modern Family (ABC)
One Day at a Time (Netflix)
Roseanne (ABC)
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
1. Donald Glover, Atlanta (FX)
2. Bill Hader, Barry (HBO)
3. William H. Macy, Shameless (Showtime)
4. Eric McCormack, Will & Grace (NBC)
5. Anthony Anderson, Black-ish (ABC)
6. John Goodman, Roseanne (ABC)
OTHER CONTENDERS
Ted Danson, The Good Place (NBC)
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
Zach Galifianakis, Baskets (FX)
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes (Showtime)
Tracy Morgan, The O.G. (TBS)
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
1. Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
2. Allison Janney, Mom (CBS)
3. Debra Messing, Will & Grace (NBC)
4. Alison Brie, GLOW (Netflix)
5. Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish (ABC)
6. Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie (Netflix)
OTHER CONTENDERS
Pamela Adlon, Better Things (FX)
Roseanne Barr, Roseanne (ABC)
Kristen Bell, The Good Place (NBC)
Jane Fonda, Grace and Frankie (Netflix)
Tiffany Haddish, The O.G. (TBS)
Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
Justina Machado, One Day at a Time (Netflix)
Issa Rae, Insecure (HBO)
Constance Wu, Fresh Off the Boat (ABC)
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
1. Marc Maron, GLOW (Netflix)
2. Louie Anderson, Baskets (FX)
3. Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
4. Brian Tyree Henry, Atlanta (FX)
5. Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
6. Sean Hayes, Will & Grace (NBC)
OTHER CONTENDERS
Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
Ty Burrell, Modern Family (ABC)
Laurence Fishburne, Black-ish (ABC)
Kumail Nanjiani, Silicon Valley (HBO)
Lakeith Stanfield, Atlanta (FX)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
1. Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
2. Megan Mullally, Will & Grace (NBC)
3. Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
4. Zazie Beetz, Atlanta (FX)
5. Sara Gilbert, Roseanne (ABC)
6. Laurie Metcalf, Roseanne (ABC)
OTHER CONTENDERS
Aidy Bryant, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
D’Arcy Carden, The Good Place (NBC)
Cheryl Hines, Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
Leslie Jones, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Jane Krakowski, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
Jenifer Lewis, Black-ish (ABC)
Judith Light, Transparent (Amazon)
Cecily Strong, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Outstanding Limited Series
1. The Looming Tower (Hulu)
2. American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace (FX)
3. Twin Peaks: The Return (Showtime)
4. Godless (Netflix)
5. Top of the Lake: China Girl (Sundance)
OTHER CONTENDERS
Alias Grace (Netflix)
American Horror Story: Cult (FX)
American Vandal (Netflix)
Collateral (Netflix)
Genius: Picasso (National Geographic)
Howards End (Starz)
Little Women (BBC)
Patrick Melrose (Showtime)
Seven Seconds (Netflix)
The Sinner (USA)
Outstanding Television Movie
1. Black Mirror (U.S.S. Callister) (Netflix)
2. The Tale (HBO)
3. Fahrenheit 451 (HBO)
4. Paterno (HBO)
5. The Child in Time (BBC)
OTHER CONTENDERS
Cocaine Godmother (Lifetime)
Electric Dreams: The Commuter (Amazon)
A Futile and Stupid Gesture (Netflix)
I Am Elizabeth Smart (Lifetime)
Notes from the Field (HBO)
Story of a Girl (Lifetime)
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series/TV Movie
1. Kyle MacLachlan, Twin Peaks: The Return (Showtime)
2. Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)
3. Jeff Daniels, The Looming Tower (Hulu)
4. Al Pacino, Paterno (HBO)
5. Benedict Cumberbatch, Patrick Melrose (Showtime)
6. Evan Peters, American Horror Story: Cult (FX)
OTHER CONTENDERS
Antonio Banderas, Genius: Picasso (National Geographic)
Bryan Cranston, Electric Dreams: The Commuter (Amazon)
Michael B. Jordan, Fahrenheit 451 (HBO)
John Legend, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert (NBC)
Michael Shannon, Waco (Paramount Network)
Jimmy Tatro, American Vandal (Netflix)
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series/TV Movie
1. Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake: China Girl (Sundance)
2. Laura Dern, The Tale (HBO)
3. Jessica Biel, The Sinner (USA)
4. Regina King, Seven Seconds (Netflix)
5. Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Cult (FX)
6. Hayley Atwell, Howards End (Starz)
OTHER CONTENDERS
Clare-Hope Ashitey, Seven Seconds (Netflix)
Sofia Boutella, Fahrenheit 451 (HBO)
Anna Deavere Smith, Notes from the Field (HBO)
Edie Falco: Law & Order: True Crime – The Menendez Murders (NBC)
Kelly Macdonald, The Child in Time (BBC)
Carey Mulligan, Collateral (Netflix)
Anna Paquin, Electric Dreams: The Commuter (Amazon)
Queen Latifah, Flint (Lifetime)
Catherine Zeta-Jones, Cocaine Godmother (Lifetime)
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series/TV Movie
1. Edgar Ramirez, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)
2. Michael Shannon, Fahrenheit 451 (HBO)
3. Jeff Daniels, Godless (Netflix)
4. Peter Sarsgaard, The Looming Tower (Hulu)
5. Tahar Rahim, The Looming Tower (Hulu)
6. Bill Camp, The Looming Tower (Hulu)
OTHER CONTENDERS
Brandon Victor Dixon, Jesus Christ Superstar Live (NBC)
Cody Fern, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)
Russell Hornsby, Seven Seconds (Netflix)
Michael Stuhlbarg, The Looming Tower (Hulu)
Sam Waterston, Godless (Netflix)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series/TV Movie
1. Laura Dern, Twin Peaks: The Return (Showtime)
2. Nicole Kidman, Top of the Lake: China Girl (Sundance)
3. Judith Light, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)
4. Penelope Cruz, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)
5. Angela Lansbury, Little Women (BBC)
6. Ellen Burstyn, The Tale (HBO)
OTHER CONTENDERS
Riley Keough, Paterno (HBO)
Jennifer Jason Leigh, Patrick Melrose (Showtime)
Laura Harrier, Fahrenheit 451 (HBO)
Tracey Ullman, Howards End (Starz)
Naomi Watts, Twin Peaks: The Return (Showtime)

 

Advertisements

About Erik Anderson

Erik thanks his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched the Academy Awards together since he was in the single digits; making lists, rankings and predictions throughout the show. This led him down the path to obsessing about awards. Much later, he found himself at GoldDerby, led by Tom O’Neill and then migrated over to Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), headed up by Sasha Stone before breaking off to create AwardsWatch. He is a member of the International Cinephile Society, GALECA (The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics), the International Press Academy and is the founder/owner of AwardsWatch.

Check Also

2019 Oscars: A Look at Latin American Films in This Year’s Foreign Language Oscar Race

Our weekly Foreign Language Film Oscar race analysis pieces are back! For the next eight …

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: