Mon. Oct 14th, 2019

FINAL 2019 Primetime Emmy Award winner predictions

With the Creative Arts Emmys behind us and Game of Thrones, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Chernobyl going into Sunday with the most technical metal, will they continue to steamroll the top categories or are there spoilers in the mix?

Emmy Podcast #31: FINAL Primetime Emmy winner predictions with Amanda Spears

The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards will be broadcast live on the FOX network Sunday, September 22 at 5pm PST / 8pm EST.

Here are the final Primetime Emmy Award winner predictions from Amanda Spears and myself.

Drama Series

Winner: Game of Thrones (HBO) – Erik, Amanda

Spoiler: Ozark (Netflix) – Erik, Amanda

Other Contenders: Better Call Saul (AMC); Bodyguard (Netflix); Killing Eve (AMC/BBC America); Pose (FX); Succession (HBO); This Is Us (NBC)

Comedy Series

Winner: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon Prime) – Erik, Amanda

Spoiler: Fleabag (Amazon Prime) – Erik, Amanda

Other Contenders: Barry (HBO); The Good Place (NBC); Russian Doll (Netflix); Schitt’s Creek (Pop); Veep (HBO)

Limited Series

Winner: When They See Us (Netflix) – Erik, Amanda

Spoiler: Chernobyl (HBO) – Erik, Amanda

Other Contenders: Escape at Dannemora (Showtime); Fosse/Verdon (FX); Sharp Objects (HBO)

Television Movie

Winner: Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (Netflix) – Erik, Amanda

Spoiler: Deadwood: The Movie (HBO) – Erik, Amanda

Other Contenders: Brexit (HBO); King Lear (Amazon Prime); My Dinner with Herve (HBO)

Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Winner: Billy Porter, Pose (FX) – “Love is the Message” – Erik, Amanda

Spoiler: Jason Bateman, Ozark (Netflix) – “Reparations” – Erik, Amanda

Other Contenders: Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us (NBC) – “R&B;” Kit Harington, Game of Thrones (HBO) – “The Iron Throne;” Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul (AMC) – “Winner,” Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us (NBC) – “Sometimes”

Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Winner: Sandra Oh, Killing Eve (BBC) – “You’re Mine” – Erik; Laura Linney, Ozark (Netflix) – “One Way Out” – Amanda

Spoiler: Laura Linney, Ozark (Netflix) – “One Way Out” – Erik; Sandra Oh, Killing Eve (BBC) – “You’re Mine” – Amanda

Other Contenders: Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones (HBO) – “The Last of the Starks;” Jodie Comer, Killing Eve (BBC) – “I Hope You Like Missionary;” Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder (ABC) – “He Betrayed Us Both;” Mandy Moore, This Is Us (NBC) – “The Graduates;” Robin Wright, House of Cards (Netflix) – “Chapter 70”

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Winner: Julia Garner, Ozark (Netflix) – “Gold Coast” – Erik, Amanda

Spoiler: Gwendoline Christie, Game of Thrones (HBO) – “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms” – Erik; Lena Headey, Game of Thrones (HBO) – “The Bells” – Amanda

Other Contenders: Fiona Shaw, Killing Eve (BBC) – “Nice and Neat;” Sophie Turner, Game of Thrones (HBO) – “Winterfell;” Maisie Williams, Game of Thrones (HBO) – “The Long Night”

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Winner: Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones (HBO) – “The Iron Throne” – Erik, Amanda

Spoiler: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Game of Thrones (HBO) – “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms” – Erik, Amanda

Other Contenders: Alfie Allen, Game of Thrones (HBO) – “The Long Night;” Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul (AMC) – “Winner;” Giancarlo Esposito, Better Call Saul (AMC) – “Pinata;” Michael Kelly, House of Cards (Netflix) – “Chapter 73;” Chris Sullivan, This Is Us (NBC) – “Toby”

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Winner: Bill Hader, Barry (HBO) – “The Truth Has a Ring to It” – Erik, Amanda

Spoiler: Ted Danson, The Good Place (NBC) – “The Worst Possible Use of Free Will” – Erik, Amanda

Other Contenders: Anthony Anderson, black-ish (ABC) – “Purple Rain;” Don Cheadle, Black Monday (TBS) – “365 – Pilot;” Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method (Netflix) – “An Actor Avoids;” Eugene Levy, Schitt’s Creek (POP) – “Rock On!”

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Winner: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep (HBO) – “Veep” – Erik, Amanda

Spoiler: Catherine O’Hara, Schitt’s Creek (POP) – “The Crowening” – Erik; Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon) – “Midnight at the Concord” – Amanda

Other Contenders: Christina Applegate, Dead to Me (Netflix) – “I’ve Got to Get Away;” Natasha Lyonne, Russian Doll (Netflix) – “Nothing in This World Is Easy;” Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag (Amazon) – “Episode 2.1”

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Winner: Marin Hinkle, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon) – “Simone” – Erik; Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon) – “Vote for Kennedy, Vote for Kennedy” – Amanda

Spoiler: Olivia Colman, Fleabag (Amazon) – “Episode 2.4” – Erik; Anna Chlumsky, Veep (HBO) – “Pledge” – Amanda

Other Contenders: Sian Clifford, Fleabag (Amazon) – “Episode 2.3;” Betty Gilpin, GLOW (Netflix) – “Mother of All Matches;” Sarah Goldberg, Barry (HBO) – “The Audition;” Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live (NBC) – “Host: Liev Schreiber”

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Winner: Tony Hale, Veep (HBO) – “Veep” – Erik; Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon) – “We’re Going to the Catskills” – Erik

Spoiler: Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon) – “We’re Going to the Catskills” – Erik; Tony Hale, Veep (HBO) – “Veep” – Amanda

Other Contenders: Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method (Netflix) – “An Agent Grieves;” Anthony Carrigan, Barry (HBO) – “Past = Present x Future Over Yesterday;” Stephen Root, Barry (HBO) – “berkman > block;” Henry Winkler, Barry (HBO) – “What?!”

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Winner: Jharrel Jerome, When They See Us – Erik, Amanda

Spoiler: Jared Harris, Chernobyl – Erik, Amanda

Other Contenders: Mahershala Ali, True Detective; Benicio Del Toro, Escape at Dannemora; Hugh Grant, A Very English Scandal; Sam Rockwell, Fosse/Verdon

Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Winner: Michelle Williams, Fosse/Verdon – Erik, Amanda

Spoiler: Niecy Nash, When They See Us – Erik, Amanda

Other Contenders: Amy Adams, Sharp Objects; Patricia Arquette, Escape at Dannemora; Aunjanue Ellis, When They See Us; Joey King, The Act

Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie

Winner: Michael Kenneth Williams, When They See Us (Netflix) – “Part One” – Erik, Amanda

Spoiler: Ben Whishaw, A Very English Scandal (Amazon) – “Episode 3” – Erik; Stellan Skarsgard, Chernobyl (HBO) – “Please Remain Calm” – Amanda

Other Contenders: Asante Blackk, When They See Us (Netflix) – “Part One;” Paul Dano, Escape at Dannemora (Showtime) – “Part 7;” John Leguizamo, When They See Us (Netflix) – “Part Three”

Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie

Winner: Patricia Clarkson, Sharp Objects (HBO) – “Closer – Part 5” – Erik, Amanda

Spoiler: Patricia Arquette, The Act (Hulu) – “The Teeth – Part 2” – Erik; Emily Watson, Chernobyl (HBO) – “Open Wide, O Earth – Part 3”

Other Contenders: Marsha Stephanie Blake, When They See Us (Netflix) – “Part Three;” Vera Farmiga, When They See Us (Netflix) – “Part Two;” Margaret Qualley, Fosse/Verdon (FX) – “Where Am I Going? – Part 5”

Reality Competition

Winner: RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1) – Erik, Amanda

Spoiler: The Voice (NBC) – Erik, Amanda

Other Contenders: The Amazing Race (CBS); American Ninja Warrior (NBC); Nailed It (Netflix); Top Chef (Bravo)

Variety Sketch Series

Winner: Saturday Night Live (NBC) – Erik, Amanda

Spoiler: At Home with Amy Sedaris (TruTV) – Erik; Documentary Now! (IFC) – Amanda

Other Contenders: Drunk History (Comedy Central); I Love You, America with Sarah Silverman (Hulu); Who Is America? (Showtime)

Variety Talk Show

Winner: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) – Erik, Amanda

Spoiler: Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (TBS) – Erik, Amanda

Other Contenders: The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central); Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC); Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS); Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS)

Drama Series Directing

Winner: Game of Thrones, “The Long Night” – Erik, Amanda

Spoiler: Game of Thrones, “The Iron Throne” – Erik, Amanda

Other Contenders: Game of Thrones, “The Last of the Starks;” The Handmaid’s Tale, “Holly;” Killing Eve, “Desperate Times;” Ozark, “Reparations;” Succession, “Celebration”

Drama Series Writing

Winner: Game of Thrones, “The Iron Throne” – Erik, Amanda

Spoiler: The Handmaid’s Tale, “Holly;” – Erik; Killing Eve, “Nice and Neat” – Amanda

Other Contenders: Better Call Saul, “Winner;” Bodyguard, “Episode 1;” Succession, “Nobody Is Ever Missing”

Comedy Series Directing

Winner: Barry, “ronny/lily;” – Erik, Amanda

Spoiler: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, “We’re Going to the Catskills!” – Erik, Amanda

Other Contenders: Barry, “The Audition;” Fleabag, “Episode 1;” The Big Bang Theory, “The Stockholm Syndrome;” The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, “All Alone”

Comedy Series Writing

Winner: Fleabag, “Episode 1” – Erik, Amanda

Spoiler: Veep, “Veep” – Erik, Amanda

Other Contenders: Barry, “ronny/lily;” The Good Place, “Janet(s);” PEN15, “Anna Ishii-Peters;” Russian Doll, “Nothing in This World Is Easy;” Russian Doll, “A Warm Body”

Limited Series or TV Movie Directing

Winner: When They See Us – Erik, Amanda

Spoiler: Chernobyl – Erik; Escape at Dannemora – Amanda

Other Contenders: Fosse/Verdon, “Glory;” Fosse/Verdon, “Who’s Got the Pain;” A Very English Scandal

Limited Series or TV Movie Writing

Winner: When They See Us – Erik, Amanda

Spoiler: Chernobyl – Erik, Amanda

Other Contenders: Escape at Dannemora, “Episode 6;” Escape at Dannemora, “Episode 7;” Fosse/Verdon, “Providence;” A Very English Scandal

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