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2018 Emmy Winner Predictions: Writing and Directing Categories

There are some very contentious categories in writing and directing this year, especially in Comedy and Drama Series. In Comedy Series Writing it feels like a fight between the second season of Atlanta and first season The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Atlanta creator Donald Glover won directing last year, but lost writing. It might happen again, and in fact I’m predicting …

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2018 Emmy Winner Predictions: Reality, Variety and Animated Categories

My first set of Emmy winner predictions for the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards kicks off this week with a look at the top Reality, Variety and Animated categories. Reality-Competition Program is a pretty consistently stale categories. We even have the same six nominees as last year. In the category’s 15-year history there have only ever been three winners. The Amazing …

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2018 Emmys: FINAL Emmy Nomination Predictions in Drama, Comedy, Limited Series/TV Movie, Reality and Variety

The nominations for the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards are in just a few days and I have my FINAL predictions in Drama Series, Comedy Series, Limited Series, TV Movie, all acting, writing and directing and Variety and Reality categories. After you’ve perused these surefire predictions, take a trip over the newest Emmy podcasts with Awardsdaily TV’s Joey Moser and GoldDerby’s …

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2018 Emmys: Structured Reality Program

Outstanding Structured Reality Program is one that sees a lot of repetition year to year. There are only 47 possible nominees and some have been absolutely perennial. Antiques Roadshow has been nominated every year since 2005 (the category started in 2001) but has never won. Shark Tank has won four of the last six years. It’s time for some turnover. …

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2018 Emmys: Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program

How hard is it to be the host or hostess with the mostess? Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program, while combining two different program categories, most often puts it thumb on the scale of the host or hosts of the competition programs. In the 10 years since the category has existed every single winner came from a Reality-Competition …

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2018 Emmy Nomination Predictions

With the Emmy nominating ballots out we know now where certain performers are submitted and which writing and directing episodes will be in contention. Riley Chow of GoldDerby and I combed through the lists for our podcast last week and right here you can find my updated predictions based on the ballots and that podcast. There are a lot of …

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2018 Emmys: The Lead Actor in a Drama Series Race

The Lead Actor in a Drama Series race is pretty rich with contenders this year (but really, it is every year as men lead so many shows) all looking for another nomination or a very first one. The Returning Champ Last year, Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us) became the first black actor to win this category since Andre Braugher …

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2018 Emmys: The Lead Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie Race

Unlike the series categories, there are no ‘returning champs’ in the Limited Series/TV categories…well, not exactly. Anthologies such as American Horror Story feature returning actors (like Sarah Paulson, below) but not necessarily in recurring roles. Then there is the case of Elisabeth Moss in Top of the Lake. While not an anthology, but a continuation of a short-form miniseries, she …

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2018 Emmys: The Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Race

The Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series category is looking to be one of the most competitive of the year. With a strong reigning champ, a bunch full of previous winners and a slate of newcomers and potential first-time nominees, this is a race to watch. With Veep out of eligibility this season, there are open spots that have been …

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2018 Emmys: The Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Race

While the race for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series seems like a slam dunk for Donald Glover (Atlanta), there are some contenders looking for their first nomination here as well as one previous winner who won’t be in the running at all. The Returning Champ Donald Glover (Atlanta) is having quite a year. In just a space of a …

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