The nominations this year are all over the place, there are sure winners and categories that could go to just about anyone. So lets have a look at who to bet on, who should win, and you who you should be watching.
Here are the nominees.
Mad Men has won for the past three years, it’s time for something new and while it certainly is a good show, we need to recognize the other fabulous shows that are on the air. I’m betting that Boardwalk Empire will win, it’s had a lot of praise this season and I think it fits with what past winners have had. I really think that Game of Thrones should win, but it’s only had one season and may be a bit too violent/sexual for the voters. You should definitely be watching Dexter, the new season starts soon and is sure to show a new side of Dexter that we haven’t seen yet.
Last year Modern Family won this, so I’m crossing it off the list. The three years before that 30 Rock won, and deservedly so. The Office won in 2006. This year I’m betting that Big Bang Theory wins. Great actors, great writing and it’s been around a while. I don’t know why Glee is in this category, sorry, I have issues with that show, I’ll try to put those away for now. I would have loved to see Community nominated because I think it’s fantastic and constantly makes me laugh. Last I checked that was the point of comedy. On this list you need to be watching Parks and Recreation, it’s consistently funnier than the office though it shares a similar format. Let’s move on
This is a difficult category to guess, really any of them have a chance of winning, except for Kathy Bates, I say that because although she does play the role great, it’s not really dark and emotional enough for the Academy. Let’s move on, winner will be Julianna Margulies, Elisabeth Moss should win, and you should watch Kathy Bates in Harry’s Law.
Bet, Win, and Watch all go to Christina Hendricks. She is good. NEXT CATEGORY!
Probably the most difficult category there is the only one I can rule out is Kyle Chandler in Friday Night Lights, only because the competition is way over him. This is also tough because I like every show, time to make a choice. My bet is on Steve Buscemi for Boardwalk Empire. I think that Michael C. Hall should win for last seasons amazing performance in Dexter. Hugh Laurie deserves some critical praise for his work on House. And Justified was just a good show all around.
Peter Dinklage, Final Answer.
While I’d love to see Amy Poehler win, it’s more likely that Tina Fey will be chosen. Martha Plimpton is really funny in Raising Hope, but it doesn’t seem like the type of funny that the Academy looks for. They are a fairly predictable bunch.
This is the real question, will Jane Lynch win an award on the awards show she is hosting. Chances are high for her, but it’s very likely that Betty White will win with her name alone. For some reason people see her name and say she’s the best. It’s fantastic to see Kristen Wiig nominated, she is one of my personal favorites.
I honestly think that Louis C.K. has a chance at winning this. His actual acting on the show is very good, and as stand-up comedian on the show he is also very funny. His work can be dark sometimes, so that may work against him. Parsons won last year, and I think he’s funnier than Galecki on Big Bang Theory. Baldwin won in both 2008 and 2009. The award will go to Steve Carrell though. He has been nominated the past five years without a win and has left the show that he is nominated for.
It will be someone from Modern Family. I think Chris Colfer is the only good character on Glee and Jon Cryer was the best on 2.5 Men. Eric Stonestreet won last year in the same category, I doubt he will get a twofer since Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Ty Burrell were nominated last year as well. Honestly I don’t know who to bet on for this one. Skip it.
The Daily Show has won the past eight years. I don’t think that’s going to change this year. Personally I feel the Colbert is funnier, and Fallon is getting better with every episode.
Really? This is a category now? sigh. Ummm…Top Chef? It seems like the only one with a little bit of class and decent look. We don’t really cover these shows on FOG!, Top Chef won last year, but Amazing Race is pretty good and has won the award since the category debuted in 2003
It’s a tough choice on this one, I’m betting on Mildred Pierce. The critical praise for the miniseries is very high and it was very good. Too Big to Fail and Cinema Verite do have a chance. Pretty much I’ve concluded that an HBO show will win.
Bet on Nathan Lane, he was good on the show. I really think Matt Damon should win for his spot on 30 Rock, he was excellent and showed some acting skill. Galifianakis was only OK on SNL, I think that Timberlake is very good though. I don’t really think that Idris Elba has a chance, that’s not to say he’s a bad actor though.
Elizabeth Banks should really win for this, though I’m guessing that Gwyneth Paltrow will take the award. My dislike of Glee, I could write a weekly column on. Let’s move on once again.
Kate Winslet for the win. Nobody else really had a chance, though I wouldn’t be surprised if the Academy does a “nobody will expect this” and have Taraji P. Henson win.
I was unaware that Luther was a mini-series or movie, considering it’s been commissioned for a third season. It’s a good show and Elba should be awarded for his part. I think it is likely that William Hurt will win for Too Big To Fail. HBO has a lot of hits this year, and they are certainly proud to mention their 104 Emmy nominations.
Most likely will go to Paul Giamatti, he was good in his role. Though the Mildred Pierce guys do have a chance at winning with the acclaim that the mini-series has.
Really I don’t care, probably Melissa Leo for Mildred Pierce. Honestly anyone could take this category.
So that’s what I think. Did I get it right or am I completely off. Tell me in the comments, maybe I’ll give away something if your correct prediction are more than mine. Who knows?