Sunday, September 18, 2016

Abe's Word 2016 Emmy Predictions

My picks in bold italics


OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES 
Better Call Saul
Game of Thrones
Mr. Robot
House of Cards
Homeland
The Americans
Downton Abbey

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
Transparent
Silicon Valley
Veep
Modern Family
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Black-ish
Master of None

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES 
Bob Odenkirk
Better Call Saul

Kyle Chandler
Bloodline

Kevin Spacey
House of Cards

Rami Malek
Mr. Robot

Liev Schreiber
Ray Donovan

Matthew Rhys
The Americans

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Taraji P. Henson
Empire

Tatiana Maslany
Orphan Black

Viola Davis
How to Get Away with Murder

Keri Russell
The Americans

Claire Danes
Homeland

Robin Wright
House of Cards

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Jonathan Banks
Better Call Saul

Ben Mendelsohn
Bloodline

Peter Dinklage
Game Of Thrones

Kit Harington
Game Of Thrones

Michael Kelly
House of Cards

Jon Voight
Ray Donovan

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Lena Headey
Game of Thrones

Emilia Clarke
Game of Thrones

Maisie Williams
Game of Thrones

Maggie Smith
Downton Abbey.

Maura Tierney
The Affair

Constance Zimmer
UnREAL

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES 
Downton Abbey
"Episode 9"
PBS
Michael Engler, Directed by

Game Of Thrones
"Battle Of The Bastards"
HBO
Miguel Sapochnik, Directed by

Game Of Thrones
"The Door"
HBO
Jack Bender, Directed by

Homeland
"The Tradition Of Hospitality"
Showtime
Lesli Linka Glatter, Directed by

Ray Donovan
"Exsuscito "
Showtime
David Hollander, Directed by

The Knick
"This Is All We Are"
Cinemax
Steven Soderbergh, Directed by


OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES 
Downton Abbey
"Episode 8"
PBS
Julian Fellowes, Written by

Game Of Thrones
"Battle Of The Bastards"
HBO
David Benioff, Written by
D.B. Weiss, Written by

Mr. Robot
"eps1.0_hellofriend.mov (Pilot)"
USA
Sam Esmail, Written by

The Americans
"Persona Non Grata"
FX Networks
Joel Fields, Written by
Joe Weisberg, Written by

The Good Wife
"End"
CBS
Robert King, Written by
Michelle King, Written by

UnREAL
"Return"
Lifetime
Marti Noxon, Written by
Sarah Gertrude Shapiro, Written by


OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES  
Anthony Anderson
as Andre Johnson
black-ish

Aziz Ansari
as Dev
Master Of None

William H. Macy
as Frank Gallagher
Shameless

Thomas Middleditch
as Richard
Silicon Valley

Will Forte
as Phil Miller
The Last Man On Earth

Jeffrey Tambor
as Maura Pfefferman
Transparent


OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Tracee Ellis Ross
as Rainbow Johnson
black-ish

Laurie Metcalf
as Dr. Jenna James
Getting On

Lily Tomlin
as Frankie
Grace And Frankie

Amy Schumer
as Amy
Inside Amy Schumer

Ellie Kemper
as Kimmy Schmidt
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Julia Louis-Dreyfus
as Selina Meyer
Veep


OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES 
Louie Anderson
as Christine Baskets
Baskets

Andre Braugher
as Captain Ray Holt
Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Keegan-Michael Key
as Various characters
Key & Peele

Ty Burrell
as Phil Dunphy
Modern Family

Tituss Burgess
as Titus Andromedon
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Tony Hale
as Gary Walsh
Veep


OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Niecy Nash
as Didi Ortley
Getting On

Allison Janney
as Bonnie
Mom

Kate McKinnon
as Various characters
Saturday Night Live

Judith Light
as Shelly Pfefferman
Transparent

Gaby Hoffmann
as Ali Pfefferman
Transparent

Anna Chlumsky
as Amy Brookheimer
Veep

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES 
Master Of None
"Parents"
Netflix
Aziz Ansari, Directed by

Silicon Valley
"Founder Friendly"
HBO
Mike Judge, Directed by

Silicon Valley
"Daily Active Users"
HBO
Alec Berg, Directed by

Transparent
"Man On The Land"
Amazon
Jill Soloway, Directed by

Veep
"Mother"
HBO
Dale Stern, Directed by

Veep
"Morning After"
HBO
Chris Addison, Directed by

Veep
"Kissing Your Sister"
HBO
David Mandel, Directed by


OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
Catastrophe
"Episode 1"
Amazon
Rob Delaney, Written by
Sharon Horgan, Written by

Master Of None
"Parents"
Netflix
Aziz Ansari, Written by
Alan Yang, Written by

Silicon Valley
"Founder Friendly"
HBO
Dan O'Keefe, Written by

Silicon Valley
"The Uptick"
HBO
Alec Berg, Written by

Veep
"Morning After"
HBO
David Mandel, Written by

Veep
"Mother"
HBO
Alex Gregory, Written by
Peter Huyck, Written by

OUTSTANDING LIMITED SERIES
American Crime
ABC

Fargo
FX Networks

Roots
HISTORY

The Night Manager
AMC

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
FX Networks


OUTSTANDING TELEVISION MOVIE  
A Very Murray Christmas
Netflix

All The Way
HBO

Confirmation
HBO

Luther
BBC America

Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (Masterpiece)
PBS

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE  
Bryan Cranston
All The Way

Idris Elba
Luther

Benedict Cumberbatch
Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (Masterpiece)

Tom Hiddleston
The Night Manager

Courtney B. Vance
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Cuba Gooding, Jr.
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
Felicity Huffman
American Crime

Lili Taylor
American Crime

Kerry Washington
Confirmation

Kirsten Dunst
Fargo

Audra McDonald
Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill

Sarah Paulson
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story


OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE 
Jesse Plemons
Fargo

Bokeem Woodbine
Fargo

Hugh Laurie
The Night Manager

Sterling K. Brown
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

David Schwimmer
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

John Travolta
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story


OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
Melissa Leo
All The Way

Regina King
American Crime

Sarah Paulson
American Horror Story: Hotel

Kathy Bates
American Horror Story: Hotel

Jean Smart
Fargo

Olivia Colman
The Night Manager

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL 
All The Way
HBO
Jay Roach, Directed by

Fargo
"Before The Law"
FX Networks
Noah Hawley, Directed by

The Night Manager
AMC
Susanne Bier, Directed by

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
"From The Ashes Of Tragedy"
FX Networks
Ryan Murphy, Directed by

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
"The Race Card"
FX Networks
John Singleton, Directed by

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
"Manna From Heaven"
FX Networks
Anthony Hemingway, Directed by


OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL 
Fargo
"Palindrome"
FX Networks
Noah Hawley, Written by

Fargo
"Loplop"
FX Networks
Bob DeLaurentis, Written by

The Night Manager
AMC
David Farr, Written by

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
"From The Ashes Of Tragedy"
FX Networks
Scott Alexander, Written by
Larry Karaszewski, Written by

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
"The Race Card"
FX Networks
Joe Robert Cole, Written by

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
"Marcia, Marcia, Marcia"
FX Networks
D.V. DeVincentis, Written by


OUTSTANDING REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM 
American Ninja Warrior
NBC

Dancing With The Stars
ABC

Project Runway
Lifetime

The Amazing Race
CBS

The Voice
NBC

Top Chef
Bravo

OUTSTANDING VARIETY TALK SERIES 
Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee
Crackle

Jimmy Kimmel Live
ABC

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
HBO

Real Time With Bill Maher
HBO

The Late Late Show With James Corden
CBS

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
NBC

OUTSTANDING VARIETY SKETCH SERIES
Documentary Now!
IFC

Drunk History
Comedy Central

Inside Amy Schumer
Comedy Central

Key & Peele
Comedy Central

Portlandia
IFC

Saturday Night Live
NBC

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A VARIETY SPECIAL
Amy Schumer: Live At The Apollo
HBO
Amy Schumer, Written by

John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid
Netflix
John Mulaney, Written by

Patton Oswalt: Talking For Clapping
Netflix
Patton Oswalt, Written by

Tig Notaro: Boyish Girl Interrupted
HBO
Tig Notaro, Written by

Triumph's Election Special 2016
Hulu


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