2016 Emmy Awards Nominations Predictions – 2016 Emmy Nominations

2016 Emmy Awards Nominations Predictions – 2016 Emmy Nominations – The TV Academy are prepared to name the best of the year. once again, at The Emmys on Sunday night. So Check out the final predictions and see if your favorite television shows and performances are lined up for their time in the spotlight.

Below are the FINAL Predictions for 2016 Emmy Nominations:2016 Emmy Awards Nominations Predictions - 2016 Emmy Nominations

2016 Emmy Awards Nominations Predictions – 2016 Emmy Nominations

1 Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special

  • Fargo  (Episode: “Loplop”), Written by Bob DeLaurentis (FX)
  • Fargo  (Episode: “Palindrome”), Written by Noah Hawley (FX)
  • The Night Manager, Written by David Farr (AMC)
  • The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (Episode: “From the Ashes of Tragedy”), Written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (FX)
  • The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (Episode: “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia”), Written by D. V. DeVincentis (FX)
  • The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (Episode: “The Race Card”), Written by Joe Robert Cole (FX)

Will Win: “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (Episode: “From the Ashes of Tragedy”), written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (FX)

FX’s take on the trial of the century was a heavy favorite within the TV Academy. It’s going to clean up in many categories. The writing duo of Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, both very popular in the Hollywood circles, will probably edge out their colleagues.

2 Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special

  •     Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo, Written by Amy Schumer (HBO)
  •     John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid, Written by John Mulaney (Netflix)
  •     Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping, Written by Patton Oswalt (Netflix)
  •     Tig Notaro: Boyish Girl Interrupted, Written by Tig Notaro (HBO)
  •     Triumph’s Election Special 2016 (Hulu)

Will Win: Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo, written by Amy Schumer (HBO)

Amy Schumer has dominated Hollywood over the past two years.

3. Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series

  • Catastrophe (Episode: “Episode 1”), Written by Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan (Amazon)
  • Master of None (Episode: “Parents”), Written by Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang (Netflix)
  • Silicon Valley (Episode: “Founder Friendly”), Written by Dan O’Keefe (HBO)
  • Silicon Valley (Episode: “The Uptick”), Written by Alec Berg (HBO)
  • Veep (Episode: “Morning After”), Written by David Mandel (HBO)
  • Veep (Episode: “Mother”), Written by Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck (HBO)

Will Win: “Master of None” (Episode: “Parents”), written by Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang (Netflix)

In looking at where this category could possibly lean, really any of the six stand a chance at the gold.

4. Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

  • The Americans  (Episode: “Persona Non Grata”), Written by Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg (FX)
  • Downton Abbey (Episode: “Episode 8”), Written by Julian Fellowes (PBS)
  • Game of Thrones (Episode: “Battle of the Bastards”), Written by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss (HBO)
  • The Good Wife (Episode: “End”), Written by Robert King and Michelle King (CBS)
  • Mr. Robot (Episode: “eps1.0_hellofriend.mov”), Written by Sam Esmail (USA)
  • UnREAL (Episode: “Return”), Written by Marti Noxon and Sarah Gertrude Shapiro (Lifetime)

Will Win: “Game of Thrones” (Episode: “Battle of the Bastards”), written by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss (HBO)

“Battle of the Bastards” was the talk of the season.

5. Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

  •     Kathy Bates as Iris on “American Horror Story: Hotel” (FX)
  •     (Episode: “Battle Royale”)
  •     Olivia Colman as Angela Burr on “The Night Manager” (AMC)
  •     (Episode: “Episode 6”)
  •     Regina King as Terri LaCroix on “American Crime” (ABC)
  •     (Episode: “Season Two: Episode Eight”)
  •     Melissa Leo as First Lady Lady Bird Johnson on “All the Way” (HBO)
  •     Sarah Paulson as Sally McKenna on “American Horror Story: Hotel” (FX)
  •     (Episode: “The Ten Commandments Killer”)
  •     Jean Smart as Floyd Gerhardt on “Fargo” (FX)
  •     (Episode: “Fear and Trembling”)

Will Win: Jean Smart in “Fargo” (FX)

This is where comfort can get the best of you. (2016 Emmy Awards Nominations Predictions – 2016 Emmy Nominations)

6. Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

  •     Sterling K. Brown as Christopher Darden on “The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (FX)
    (Episode: “Manna From Heaven”)
  •     Hugh Laurie as Richard Onslow Roper on “The Night Manager” (AMC)
    (Episode: “Episode 5”)
  •     Jesse Plemons as Ed Blumquist on “Fargo” (FX)
    (Episode: “Loplop”)
  •     David Schwimmer as Robert Kardashian on “The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (FX)
    (Episode: “Conspiracy Theories”)
  •     John Travolta as Robert Shapiro on “The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (FX)
    (Episode: “100% Not Guilty”)
  •     Bokeem Woodbine as Mike Milligan on “Fargo” (FX)
    (Episode: “Palindrome”)

Will Win: Sterling K. Brown in “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (FX)

On pure abilities and talent, there’s no contest for Sterling K.

7. Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

  •     Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen on “Game of Thrones” (HBO)
    (Episode: “Book of the Stranger”)
  •     Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister on “Game of Thrones” (HBO)
    (Episode: “The Winds of Winter”)
  •     Dame Maggie Smith as Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham on “Downton Abbey” (PBS)
    (Episode: “Episode Six”)
  •     Maura Tierney as Helen Solloway on “The Affair” (Showtime)
    (Episode: “204”)
  •     Maisie Williams as Arya Stark on “Game of Thrones” (HBO)
    (Episode: “No One”)
  •     Constance Zimmer as Quinn King on “UnREAL” (Lifetime)
    (Episode: “Mother”)

Will Win: Maggie Smith in “Downton Abbey” (PBS)

Believing that the “Game of Thrones” ladies are likely cancelling each other out, that leaves the Academy with a final opportunity to reward their beloved Maggie Smith for the last time.

8. Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

  •     Jonathan Banks as Mike Ehrmantraut on “Better Call Saul” (AMC)
    (Episode: “Bali Ha’i”)
  •     Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister on “Game of Thrones” (HBO)
    (Episode: “No One”)
  •     Kit Harington as Jon Snow on “Game of Thrones” (HBO)
    (Episode: “Battle of the Bastards”)
  •     Michael Kelly as Doug Stamper on “House of Cards” (Netflix)
    (Episode: “Chapter 44”)
  •     Ben Mendelsohn as Danny Rayburn on “Bloodline” (Netflix)
    (Episode: “Part 23”)
  •     Jon Voight as Mickey Donovan on “Ray Donovan” (Showtime)
    (Episode: “The Kalamazoo”)

Will Win: Jon Voight in “Roy Donovan” (Showtime)

The fans are loud and clear that they want Kit Harrington to snag his first Emmy for his work on “Game of Thrones.”

9. Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

  •     Anna Chlumsky as Amy Brookheimer on “Veep” (HBO)
    (Episode: “C**tgate”)
  •     Gaby Hoffmann as Alexandria “Ali” Pfefferman on “Transparent” (Amazon)
    (Episode: “Bulnerable”)
  •     Allison Janney as Bonnie Plunkett on “Mom” (CBS)
    (Episode: “Terrorists and Gingerbread”)
  •     Judith Light as Shelly Pfefferman on “Transparent” (Amazon)
    (Episode: “Flicky-Flicky Thump-Thump”)
  •     Kate McKinnon as Various Characters on “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
    (Episode: “Host: Ariana Grande”)
  •     Niecy Nash as Denise “DiDi” Ortley on “Getting On” (HBO)
    (Episode: “Don’t Let It Get in You or on You”)

Will Win: Judith Light in “Transparent” (Amazon)

This is a close call between four ladies: Chlumsky, Janney, Light, and believe it or not, McKinnon.

10. Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

  •     Louie Anderson as Christine Baskets on “Baskets” (FX)
    (Episode: “Easter in Bakersfield”)
  •     Andre Braugher as Captain Ray Holt on “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (Fox)
    (Episode: “The Oolong Slayer”)
  •     Tituss Burgess as Titus Andromedon on “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix)
    (Episode: “Kimmy Gives Up!”)
  •     Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy on “Modern Family” (ABC)
    (Episode: “The Party”)
  •     Tony Hale as Gary Walsh on “Veep” (HBO)
    (Episode: “Inauguration”)
  •     Keegan-Michael Key as Various Characters on “Key & Peele” (Comedy Central)
    (Episode: “Y’all Ready for This?”)
  •     Matt Walsh as Mike McLintock on “Veep” (HBO)
    (Episode: “Kissing Your Sister”)

Will Win: Louie Anderson in “Baskets” (FX)

A competitive lineup with no real front-runner.

11. Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

  •     Kirsten Dunst as Peggy Blumquist on “Fargo” (FX)
  •     Felicity Huffman as Leslie Graham on “American Crime” (ABC)
  •     Audra McDonald as Billie Holiday on “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill” (HBO)
  •     Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark on “The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (FX)
  •     Lili Taylor as Anne Blaine on “American Crime” (ABC)
  •     Kerry Washington as Anita Hill on “Confirmation” (HBO)

Will Win: Sarah Paulson in “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (FX)

Because God is real…Sarah Paulson will finally stand on stage for her monumental work.

12. Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

  •     Bryan Cranston as President Lyndon B. Johnson on “All the Way” (HBO)
  •     Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes on “Sherlock: The Abominable Bride” (PBS)
  •     Idris Elba as DCI John Luther on “Luther” (BBC America)
  •     Cuba Gooding Jr. as O. J. Simpson on “The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (FX)
  •     Tom Hiddleston as Jonathan Pine on “The Night Manager” (AMC)
  •     Courtney B. Vance as Johnnie Cochran on “The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (FX)

Will Win: Courtney B. Vance in “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (FX)

Again, because there IS a God, Courtney B. Vance should be able to maneuver past Bryan Cranston and/or Idris Elba.

13. Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

  •     Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison on “Homeland” (Showtime)
    (Episode: “Super Powers”)
  •     Viola Davis as Prof. Annalise Keating on “How to Get Away with Murder” (ABC)
    (Episode: “There’s My Baby”)
  •     Taraji P. Henson as Cookie Lyon on “Empire” (Fox)
    (Episode: “Rise by Sin”)
  •     Tatiana Maslany as Sarah Manning, Alison Hendrix, Cosima Niehaus, Beth Childs, Rachel Duncan, and MK on “Orphan Black” (BBC America)
    (Episode: “The Antisocialism of Sex”)
  •     Keri Russell as Elizabeth Jennings on “The Americans” (FX)
    (Episode: “The Magic of David Copperfield V: The Statue of Liberty Disappears”)
  •     Robin Wright as First Lady Claire Underwood on “House of Cards” (Netflix)
    (Episode: “Chapter 49”)

Will Win: Viola Davis in “How to Get Away with Murder” (ABC)

Any of the six, and I do mean ANY, of these six ladies can win this. Claire Danes won for her first two seasons and “Homeland” is back and better than ever.

14. Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

  •     Kyle Chandler as John Rayburn on “Bloodline” (Netflix)
    (Episode: “Part 23”)
  •     Rami Malek as Elliot Alderson on “Mr. Robot” (USA)
    (Episode: “eps1.0_hellofriend.mov”)
  •     Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill on “Better Call Saul” (AMC)
    (Episode: “Klick”)
  •     Matthew Rhys as Philip Jennings on “The Americans” (FX)
    (Episode: “The Magic of David Copperfield V: The Statue of Liberty Disappears”)
  •     Liev Schreiber as Ray Donovan on “Ray Donovan” (Showtime)
    (Episode: “Exsuscito”)
  •     Kevin Spacey as President Frank Underwood on “House of Cards” (Netflix)
    (Episode: “Chapter 52”)

Will Win: Rami Malek in “Mr. Robot” (USA)

The Emmys tend to love freshman series, which is what propelled past winners like Damian Lewis.

15. Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

  •    Ellie Kemper as Kimmy Schmidt on “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix)
    (Episode: “Kimmy Goes to a Hotel!”)
  •     Julia Louis-Dreyfus as President Selina Meyer on “Veep” (HBO)
    (Episode: “Mother”)
  •     Laurie Metcalf as Dr. Jenna James on “Getting On” (HBO)
    (Episode: “Am I Still Me?”)
  •     Tracee Ellis Ross as Dr. Rainbow “Bow” Johnson on “Black-ish” (ABC)
    (Episode: “Sink or Swim”)
  •     Amy Schumer as Amy on “Inside Amy Schumer” (Comedy Central)
    (Episode: “Welcome to the Gun Show”)
  •     Lily Tomlin as Frankie Bergstein on “Grace and Frankie” (Netflix)
    (Episode: “The Test”)

Will Win: Julia Louis-Dreyfus in “Veep” (HBO)

I don’t think the Television Academy is cool enough to choose someone like Ellie Kemper or Amy Schumer just yet.

16. Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

  •     Anthony Anderson as Andre “Dre” Johnson, Sr. on “Black-ish” (ABC)
    (Episode: “Hope”)
  •     Aziz Ansari as Dev Shah on “Master of None” (Netflix)
    (Episode: “Parents”)
  •     Will Forte as Phil “Tandy” Miller on “The Last Man on Earth” (Fox)
    (Episode: “30 Years of Science Down the Tubes”)
  •     William H. Macy as Frank Gallagher on “Shameless” (Showtime)
    (Episode: “I Only Miss Her When I’m Breathing”)
  •     Thomas Middleditch as Richard Hendricks on “Silicon Valley” (HBO)
    (Episode: “The Empty Chair”)
  •     Jeffrey Tambor as Maura Pfefferman on “Transparent” (Amazon)
    (Episode: “Man on the Land”)

Will Win: Jeffrey Tambor in “Transparent”

The fans want someone like Ansari or Forte but Tambor is still there, with no real challenger stepping up just yet.

17. Outstanding Reality-Competition Program

  • The Amazing Race  (CBS)
  •  American Ninja Warrior  (NBC)
  • Dancing with the Stars  (ABC)
  • Project Runway  (Lifetime)
  • Top Chef (Bravo)
  • The Voice  (NBC)

Will Win: “The Voice” (NBC)

In a just world, “American Ninja Warrior” would runaway with it but we’re probably looking at either “The Amazing Race” or “The Voice” prevailing in the end.

18. Outstanding Television Movie

  • All the Way (HBO)
  • Confirmation(HBO)
  • Luther (BBC America)
  • Sherlock: The Abominable Bride” (PBS)
  • A Very Murray Christmas (Netflix)

Will Win: “All the Way” (HBO)

HBO is battling against itself, and the politics of Lyndon B. Johnson resonated with many, but don’t count out “Confirmation” to pull off the upset.

19. Outstanding Limited Series

  • American Crime  (ABC)
  • Fargo (FX)
  • The Night Manager  (AMC)
  • The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (FX)
  • Roots (History)

Will Win: “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (FX)

Signed, sealed, delivered. (2016 Emmy Awards Nominations Predictions)

20. 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)

Will Win: “Key and Peele” (Comedy Central)

Going with a surprise win here for “Key and Peele” which found some acting love, too. Maybe “Keanu” helps (a little?).

21. Outstanding Variety Talk Series

  • Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (Crackle)
  • The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS)
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)
  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver  (HBO)
  • Real Time with Bill Maher  (HBO)
  • The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

Will Win: “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” (HBO)

HBO vs. NBC vs. CBS. James Corden’s car karaoke was a buzzed about and viral sensation (especially with Adele) but not sure the Academy is ready to go there just yet.

22. Outstanding Comedy Series

  • Black-ish  (ABC)
  • Master of None (Netflix)
  • Modern Family  (ABC)
  • Silicon Valley (HBO)
  • Transparent (Amazon)
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
  • Veep  (HBO)

Will Win: “Veep” (HBO)

“Veep” is looking to make it two years in a row for HBO, but “Transparent” and even “Silicon Valley” can pull off some shockers.

23. Outstanding Drama Series

  • The Americans  (FX)
  •  Better Call Saul  (AMC)
  •  Downton Abbey  (PBS)
  •  Game of Thrones (HBO)
  •  Homeland  (Showtime)
  •  House of Cards  (Netflix)
  •  Mr. Robot  (USA)

Will Win: “Game of Thrones”

I think the only challenger to HBO’s dragon sensation is “Mr. Robot.” “The Americans” could make a case for itself too, but in the end, we know nothing….just like Jon Snow.

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