Wed. Aug 5th, 2020

2020 Emmy Predictions: How Did We Do?

When all is said and done, how did we actually do? Every year brings its twists and turns with surprise nominations and shocking snubs but it’s quite another to be able to call them. We did some of the time – and each of us found ourselves as lone predictors in categories that paid off.

Here is the breakdown of all of the Drama, Comedy and Limited Series categories that Erik, Kevin and Amanda predicted, who did best in each section and who the big winner was overall.

DRAMA SERIES (8)

  • Better Call Saul (AMC) – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu) – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • The Crown (Netflix) – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Ozark (Netflix) – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Stranger Things (Netflix) – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Succession (HBO) – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • The Morning Show (Apple TV+) – Erik, Kevin
  • Pose (FX) – Erik, Kevin
  • Big Little Lies (HBO) – Amanda
  • Westworld (HBO) – Amanda

Missed: The Mandalorian (Disney+) and Killing Eve (AMC/BBC America)

We all got the top contenders Better Call Saul, The Handmaid’s Tale, The Crown, Ozark, Stranger Things and Succession but none of us saw The Mandalorian coming and we all blew it on Killing Eve remaining strong.

LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES (6)

  • Jason Bateman – Ozark – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Sterling K. Brown – This Is Us – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Brian Cox – Succession – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Bob Odenkirk – Better Call Saul – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Tobias Menzies – The Crown – Erik, Amanda
  • Billy Porter – Pose – Erik, Kevin
  • Jeremy Strong – Succession – Kevin, Amanda

Missed: Steve Carell – The Morning Show

We all got Jason Bateman, Sterling K. Brown and Brian Cox but Bob Odenkirk is something we didn’t see coming. Erik and Kevin got Billy Porter returning; Kevin and Amanda got Jeremy Strong. Steve Carell getting in seemed like an outside chance but clearly it was not.

LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES (6)

  • Jennifer Aniston – The Morning Show – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Olivia Colman – The Crown – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Viola Davis – How to Get Away with Murder – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Laura Linney – Ozark – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Elisabeth Moss – The Handmaid’s Tale – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Jodie Comer – Killing Eve – Erik, Kevin
  • Nicole Kidman – Big Little Lies – Amanda

Missed: Sandra Oh – Killing Eve, Zendaya – Euphoria

The biggest shocks came here. We all got Jennifer Aniston, Olivia Colman and Laura Linney but none of us saw the snubs for Viola Davis and Elisabeth Moss being in the mix. Erik and Kevin stuck with Jodie Comer but again, we all fell short on Killing Eve and Sandra Oh returning to the fray and freshman Zendaya breaking through.

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES (8)

  • Jonathan Banks – Better Call Saul – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Billy Crudup – The Morning Show – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Kieran Culkin – Succession – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • David Harbour – Stranger Things – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Tom Pelphrey – Ozark – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Bradley Whitford – The Handmaid’s Tale – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Josh O’Connor – The Crown – Erik, Amanda
  • Matthew Macfadyen – Succession – Kevin, Amanda
  • Mandy Patinkin – Homeland – Erik, Kevin

Missed: Nicholas Braun – Succession, Mark Duplass – The Morning Show, Giancarlo Esposito – Better Call Saul, Jeffrey Wright – Westworld

We chuffed this one good, only getting half the eventual nominees. None of us got all three Succession guys making it in (none of us had Nicholas Braun) but we all had Kieran Culkin while Kevin and Amanda also had Matthew Macfadyen. We all got Billy Crudup and Bradley Whitford but no one saw the snubs for Jonathan Banks, David Harbour and Tom Pelphrey coming or the return of Jeffrey Wright and first timer Mark Duplass. 

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES (8)

  • Helena Bonham Carter – The Crown – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Ann Dowd – The Handmaid’s Tale – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Julia Garner – Ozark – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Janet McTeer – Ozark – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Thandie Newton – Westworld – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Sarah Snook – Succession – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Meryl Streep – Big Little Lies – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Yvonne Strahovski – The Handmaid’s Tale – Kevin
  • Laura Dern – Big Little Lies – Amanda
  • Rhea Seehorn – Better Call Saul – Erik

Missed: Fiona Shaw – Killing Eve, Samira Wiley – The Handmaid’s Tale

We all got HBC, Julia Garner, Thandie Newton, Sarah Snook and Meryl Streep. We were all shocked by snubs of Ann Dowd and Janet McTeer and none of us picked the actual player from The Handmaid’s Tale getting in – Samira Wiley, as well as the return of Fiona Shaw. Amanda stuck with Laura Dern and it paid off.

GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES (6)

  • James Cromwell – Succession – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Charles Dance – The Crown – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Ron Cephas Jones – This Is Us – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • O-T Fagbenle – The Handmaid’s Tale – Erik, Amanda
  • Andrew Scott – Black Mirror (“Smithereens”) – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Jason Bateman – The Outsider – Erik
  • Gerald McRaney – This Is Us – Kevin
  • Dean Norris – Better Call Saul – Amanda
  • Martin Short – The Morning Show – Kevin

Missed: Giancarlo Esposito – The Mandalorian

Kudos to Kevin for his Martin Short prediction! Kudos to Erik for Jason Bateman. We all got James Cromwell, Ron Cephas Jones and Andrew Scott. The big shock was Giancarlo Esposito as part of the big sweep for The Mandalorian.

GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES (6)

  • Alexis Bledel – The Handmaid’s Tale – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Laverne Cox – Orange Is the New Black – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Cherry Jones – Succession – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Cicely Tyson – How to Get Away with Murder – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Julie Dretzin – The Handmaid’s Tale – ErikKevin
  • Jane Lapidaire – The Crown – Erik, Amanda
  • Phylicia Rashad – This Is Us – Amanda
  • Cherry Jones – The Handmaid’s Tale – Kevin

Missed: Harriet Walter – Succession

We all got Alexis Bledel, Laverne Cox, Cherry Jones and Cicely Tyson. But we all flopped with our predictions for The Crown and The Handmaid’s Tale here, both of which underperformed in the acting categories. We all collectively missed Harriet Walter.

DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES (8)

  • The Crown – “Aberfan” (Benjamin Caron) – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Ozark – “Fire Pink” (Alik Sakharov) – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Stranger Things – “Chapter Eight: The Battle of Starcourt” (The Duffer Brothers) – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Succession – “This Is Not for Tears” (Mark Mylod) – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • The Handmaid’s Tale – “Bear Witness” (Daina Reid) – Erik, Kevin
  • Homeland – “Prisoners of War” (Lesli Linka Glatter) – Erik, Kevin
  • The Outsider – “Fish in a Barrel” (Jason Bateman) – Erik, Kevin
  • Better Call Saul – “Bad Choice Road” (Thomas Schnauz) – Amanda
  • Better Call Saul – “Bagman” (Vince Gilligan) – Erik
  • The Handmaid’s Tale – “Mayday” (Mike Barker) – Amanda
  • Ozark – “Su Casa Es Mi Casa” (Ben Semanoff) – Amanda
  • Succession – “Hunting” (Andrij Parekh) – Kevin

Missed: The Crown – “Cri de Coeur;” The Morning Show – “The Interview”

Amanda called the double Ozark noms while Kevin called the two for Succession. Kevin and Erik both correctly picked Lesli Linka Glatter (Homeland’s sole nomination) and while we all picked one episode for The Crown, we didn’t see the second one coming. No one got The Morning Show (we all picked The Handmaid’s Tale). We all thought Stranger Things was going to be stronger but it wasn’t. Erik put too much into Jason Bateman’s directing win last year into him getting in for The Outsider this year.

WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES (7)

  • The Crown – “Aberfan” (Peter Morgan) – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • The Handmaid’s Tale – “Mayday” (Bruce Miller) – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Ozark – “Fire Pink” (Miki Johnson) – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Succession – “This Is Not for Tears” (Jesse Armstrong) – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Better Call Saul – “Bagman” (Gordon Smith) – Erik, Kevin
  • Black Mirror – “Smithereens” (Charlie Brooker) – ErikKevin
  • Ozark – “All In” (Chris Mundy) – Amanda
  • Better Call Saul – “Bad Choice Road” (Thomas Schnauz) – Amanda
  • Big Little Lies – “I Want to Know” (David E. Kelley and Liane Moriarty) – Amanda
  • The Morning Show – “The Interview” (Kerry Ehrin) – Erik
  • Mr. Robot – “407 Proxy Authentication Required” (Sam Esmail) – Amanda
  • Stranger Things – “Chapter Eight: The Battle of Starcourt” (The Duffer Brothers) – Kevin

Missed: Ozark – “Boss Fight”

Three nominations for Ozark? Amanda fared best with two. Kevin and I just had one. Kevin and Erik got one of Better Call Saul’s noms, Amanda got the other. We all got the single submissions of The Crown and Succession but failed on The Handmaid’s Tale missing out here.

Total Correct: Kevin (41), Amanda (41), Erik (38)


COMEDY SERIES (8)

  • Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO) – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Dead to Me (Netflix) – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • The Great (Hulu) – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • The Good Place (NBC) – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon) – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Schitt’s Creek (PopTV) – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Silicon Valley (HBO) – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Insecure (HBO) – Erik, Kevin
  • The Kominsky Method (Netflix) – Amanda

Missed: What We Do in the Shadows (FX)

We all put too much faith in first season of The Great and the last season of Silicon Valley. Amanda correctly picked The Kominsky Method while Erik and Kevin accurately chose Insecure. None of us saw the vampire comedy What We Do in the Shadows coming into the light.

LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES (6)

  • Don Cheadle – Black Monday – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Ted Danson – The Good Place – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Larry David – Curb Your Enthusiasm – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Michael Douglas – The Kominsky Method – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Eugene Levy – Schitt’s Creek – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Ramy Youssef – Ramy – Erik, Kevin, Amanda

Missed: Anthony Anderson – black-ish

All three of us went 5/6 here, missing Anthony Anderson returning over Larry David.

LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES (6)

  • Pamela Adlon – Better Things – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Christina Applegate – Dead to Me – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Rachel Brosnahan – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Catherine O’Hara – Schitt’s Creek – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Linda Cardellini – Dead to Me – Kevin, Amanda
  • Issa Rae – Insecure – Erik, Kevin
  • Kristen Bell – The Good Place – Amanda
  • Elle Fanning – The Great – Erik

Missed: Tracee Ellis Ross – black-ish

Kevin and Amanda got both Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini making the cut. Erik and Kevin got Issa Rae. We all missed the Pamela Adlon snub for the return of Tracee Ellis Ross.

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES (8)

  • Alan Arkin – The Kominsky Method – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Sterling K. Brown – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Nicholas Hoult – The Great – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Daniel Levy – Schitt’s Creek – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Tony Shalhoub – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Mahershala Ali – Ramy – Erik, Kevin
  • James Marsden – Dead to Me – Erik, Amanda
  • Louie Anderson – Baskets – Amanda
  • Chris Elliott – Schitt’s Creek – Amanda
  • Marc Maron – GLOW – Erik
  • Noah Reid – Schitt’s Creek – Kevin
  • Kenan Thompson – Saturday Night Live – Kevin

Missed: Andre Braugher – Brooklyn Nine-Nine, William Jackson Harper – The Good Place

Looking at how disparate our predictions were here we knew it was going to tough to nail down and it was. We all went 4/8 as a group with Erik and Kevin getting Mahersala Ali and Kevin getting Kenan Thompson. None of us called the return of Andre Braugher or William Jackson Harper and we all overestimated Nicholas Hoult.

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES (8)

  • Alex Borstein – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • D’Arcy Carden – The Good Place – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Betty Gilpin – GLOW – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Marin Hinkle – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Jane Lynch – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Kate McKinnon – Saturday Night Live – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Annie Murphy – Schitt’s Creek – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Emily Hampshire – Schitt’s Creek – Kevin, Amanda
  • Yvonne Orji – Insecure – Erik

Missed: Cecily Strong – Insecure

The Jane Lynch snub surprised us all. We went 6/8 as a group with Erik correctly picking Yvonne Orji and no one getting Cecily Strong.

GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES (6)

  • Jon Hamm – Curb Your Enthusiasm – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Luke Kirby – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • John Mulaney – Saturday Night Live – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Eddie Murphy – Saturday Night Live – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Jason Alexander – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – Erik, Kevin
  • Brad Pitt – Saturday Night Live – Erik, Amanda
  • Victor Garber – Schitt’s Creek – Amanda
  • Fred Willard – Modern Family – Kevin

Adam Driver – Saturday Night Live, Dev Patel – Modern Love

The flop return of Curb Your Enthusiasm stopped Jon Hamm here. Erik and Amanda got Brad Pitt, Kevin got Fred Willard, we all got Eddie Murphy and Luke Kirby. We were all blindsided by Adam Driver (and chose John Mulaney instead) and Dev Patel. 

GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES (6)

  • Jane Krakowski – Curb Your Enthusiasm – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Maya Rudolph – The Good Place – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Wanda Sykes – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Phoebe Waller-Bridge – Saturday Night Live – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Lisa Kudrow – The Good Place – Kevin, Amanda
  • Judith Light – The Politician – Erik, Amanda
  • Angela Bassett – A Black Lady Sketch Show – Erik
  • Valerie Mahaffey – Dead to Me – Kevin

Missed: Bette Midler – The Politician, Maya Rudolph – Saturday Night Live

Wassup double nominee Maya Rudolph. We all had her for The Good Place but none of us were risky enough to also have her for SNL. We got the wrong actress for The Politician but we all got Sykes and Waller-Bridge but only Erik called Angela Bassett.

DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES (7)

  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – “It’s Comedy or Cabbage” (Amy Sherman-Palladino) – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – “Marvelous Radio” (Daniel Palladino) – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Schitt’s Creek – “Happy Ending” (Andrew Cividino & Daniel Levy) – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Silicon Valley – “Artificial Lack of Intelligence” (Mike Judge) – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • The Good Place – “Whenever You’re Ready” (Michael Schur) – Erik, Kevin
  • The Great – “The Great (Pilot)” (Matt Shakman) – Kevin, Amanda
  • Will & Grace – “We Love Lucy” (James Burrows) – Erik, Kevin
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm – “Happy New Year” (Jeff Schaffer) – Erik
  • The Neighborhood – “Welcome to the Hockey Game” (Mark Cendrowski) – Amanda
  • Silicon Valley – “Exit Event” (Alec Berg) – Amanda

Missed: Modern Family – “Finale Part 2,” Ramy – “Miakhalifa.mov”

We all got the two Marvelous Mrs. Maisel episodes plus Schitt’s Creek. Kevin and Amanda correctly predicted The Great, while Erik and Kevin got Will & Grace. No one picked the Modern Family series finale or Ramy. We all choked on Silicon Valley once again.

WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES (7)

  • The Good Place – “Whenever You’re Ready” (Michael Schur) – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – “It’s Comedy or Cabbage” (Amy Sherman-Palladino) – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Schitt’s Creek – “Happy Ending” (Daniel Levy) – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Silicon Valley – “Exit Event” (Alec Berg) – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Dead to Me – “It’s Not You, It’s Me” (Liz Feldman & Kelly Hutchinson) – Erik, Kevin
  • The Great – “The Great” (Tony McNamara) – Erik, Amanda
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm – “Happy New Year” – Amanda
  • Insecure – “Lowkey Happy” (Natasha Rothwell) – Erik
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – “Marvelous Radio” – Amanda
  • Schitt’s Creek – “The Presidential Suite” (David West Read) – Kevin
  • Sex Education – “Episode 1” (Laurie Nunn) – Kevin

Missed: What We Do in the Shadows – “Collaboration,” “Ghosts,” “On the Run”

Should have seen the Mrs. Maisel snub coming but we didn’t. Certainly not in favor of THREE episodes of What We Do in the Shadows. A total blindside there. We all got The Good Place and one Schitt’s Creek (Amanda got both SC). Erik and Amanda got The Great.

Total Correct: Kevin (42), Erik (41), Amanda (38)


LIMITED SERIES (5)

  • Mrs. America (FX/FX on Hulu) – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Unbelievable (Netflix) – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Watchmen (HBO) – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Hollywood (Netflix) – Erik, Amanda
  • Little Fires Everywhere (Hulu) – Erik, Kevin
  • Defending Jacob (Apple) – Kevin
  • I Know This Much Is True (HBO) – Amanda

Missed: Unorthodox (Netflix)

We all got Mrs. America, Unbelievable and Watchmen. Erik and Kevin got Little Fires Everywhere. We all missed Unorthodox.

TELEVISION MOVIE (5)

  • Bad Education (HBO) – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (Netflix) – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • American Son (Netflix) – Kevin, Amanda
  • The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel (Lifetime) – Erik, Kevin
  • Patsy & Loretta (Lifetime) – Erik, Amanda
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs the Reverend (Netflix) – Erik, Kevin
  • Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings (Netflix) – Amanda

This crazy category only produced two titles we all got. Rounding it out, Kevin and Amanda got American Son, Erik and Kevin got Kimmy Schmidt and only Amanda got Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings.

LEAD ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR TELEVISION MOVIE (5)

  • Russell Crowe – The Loudest Voice – Erik, KevinAmanda
  • Hugh Jackman – Bad Education – Erik, KevinAmanda
  • Mark Ruffalo – I Know This Much Is True – Erik, KevinAmanda
  • Chris Evans – Defending Jacob – Kevin, Amanda
  • Jeremy Irons – Watchmen – Kevin, Amanda
  • Paul Mescal – Normal People – Erik
  • Jeremy Pope – Hollywood – Erik

Big Russell Crowe snub hit us all. Collectively we got Hugh Jackman and Mark Ruffalo, Kevin and Amanda got Jeremy Irons and only Erik picked Paul Mescal and Jeremy Pope.

LEAD ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR TELEVISION MOVIE (5)

  • Cate Blanchett – Mrs. America – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Kaitlyn Dever – Unbelievable – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Regina King – Watchmen – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Merritt Wever – Unbelievable – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Kerry Washington – Little Fires Everywhere – Erik, Kevin
  • Michelle Dockery – Defending Jacob – Amanda

Missed: Shira Haas – Unorthodox, Octavia Spencer – Self-Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam CJ Walker

Huge snubs for Kaitlyn Dever and Merritt Wever set us all back here. While we all picked Cate Blanchett and Regina King, only Erik and Kevin chose Kerry Washington and no one picked Shira Haas or Octavia Spencer.

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR TELEVISION MOVIE (6)

  • Tim Blake Nelson – Watchmen – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Jim Parsons – Hollywood – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • John Slattery – Mrs. America – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Yahya Abdul-Mateen II – Watchmen – Erik, Kevin
  • Louis Gossett Jr. – Watchmen – Kevin, Amanda
  • Joe Mantello – Hollywood – Erik, Kevin
  • John Turturro – The Plot Against America – Erik, Amanda
  • Ray Romano – Bad Education – Amanda

Missed: Jovan Adepo – Watchmen, Tituss Burgess – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs The Reverend, Dylan McDermott – Hollywood

The Watchmen cup runneth over but not for Tim Blake Nelson as Jovan Adepo took his heavily predicted spot. Same goes for Joe Mantello, who lost out to co-star Dylan McDermott. We all missed Tituss Burgess, too.

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR TELEVISION MOVIE (6)

  • Uzo Aduba – Mrs. America – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Toni Collette – Unbelievable – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Margo Martindale – Mrs. America – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Sarah Paulson – Mrs. America – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Jean Smart – Watchmen – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Rose Byrne – Mrs. America – Kevin
  • Allison Janney – Bad Education – Amanda
  • Patti LuPone – Hollywood – Erik

Missed: Holland Taylor – Hollywood, Tracey Ullman – Mrs. America

This was always going to be tough, figuring out which Mrs. America actresses would make the cut and although we were all correct on Uzo Aduba and Margo Martindale, we put all of our chips in for Emmy magnet Sarah Paulson when it was Tracey Ullman that would prevail. Speaking of Paulson, her partner Holland Taylor makes it in over her co-star Patti LuPone.

DIRECTING FOR A LIMITED SERIES OR TELEVISION MOVIE (6)

  • Unbelievable – “Episode 1” (Lisa Cholodenko) – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Watchmen – “It’s Summer and We’re Running Out of Ice” (Nicole Kassell) – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Watchmen – “See How They Fly” (Frederick E.O. Toye) – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Mrs. America – “Reagan” (Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck) – Erik, Kevin
  • Watchmen – “This Extraordinary Being” (Stephen Williams) – Kevin, Amanda
  • Bad Education (Cory Finley) – Amanda
  • Hollywood – “Hooray For Hollywood” (Ryan Murphy) – Erik
  • Little Fires Everywhere – “Find A Way” (Lynn Shelton) – Erik
  • Mrs. America – “Houston” (Janicza Bravo) – Kevin
  • Mrs. America – “Shirley” (Amma Asante) – Amanda

Normal People – “Episode 5” (Lenny Abrahamson), Unorthodox (Maria Schrader)

The big shut out for Mrs. America here wreaked havoc on our predictions, as well as the underperformance of Unbelievable. Kevin and Amanda correctly predicted Watchmen’s three noms here while Erik correctly named Lynn Shelton getting in for Little Fires Everywhere. We all missed Lenny Abrahamson for Normal People and Maria Schrader for Unorthodox.

WRITING FOR A LIMITED SERIES OR TELEVISION MOVIE (5)

  • Mrs. America – “Shirley” (Tanya Barfield) – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Unbelievable – “Episode 1” (Susannah Grant and Michael Chabon & Ayelet Waldman) – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Watchmen – “This Extraordinary Being” (Damon Lindelof & Cord Jefferson) – Erik, Kevin, Amanda
  • Bad Education (Mike Makowsky) – Erik, Amanda
  • Mrs. America – “Houston” (Dahvi Waller) – Kevin, Amanda
  • Normal People – “Episode 3” (Sally Rooney and Alice Birch) – Erik, Kevin

Missed: Unorthodox (Anna Winger)

We got 3/5 as a group, Erik and Kevin correctly chose Normal People; we all missed the strength of Unorthodox.

Total Correct: Erik (28), Kevin (28), Amanda (24)

GRAND TOTALS: Kevin (111), Erik (107), Amanda (103)

Congratulations, Kevin!!

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