Emmy 2018 Predictions by Committee

Who will win Emmys based on what the head, the heart and the gut think

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The 70th annual Emmy Awards are on tonight, with tonight being a Monday, which is weird because aren’t award shows on Sunday nights? I’ve spent the last few days wondering how long this has been going on, how long have the Emmys been on a Monday as opposed to a Sunday, but have spent zero days actually trying to answer this question. It will go unanswered. Who really cares?

Predictions are generally as pointless as opening paragraphs posing questions in which you don’t answer and I’m not here to give predictions. Well, maybe I am. Kind of. I’ve taken a few years off from doing this but I’m angling to get back in the game so I’ve asked my head, I’ve asked my heart and I’ve consulted with my gut to get a read on this year’s nominations and how things may or may not play out Monday night.

The head casts their vote for who they think will win, the heart for who they want to win and the gut is the voice of the wild cards. As with most committees, agreements between all parties are rare.

Outstanding Drama Series
Game of Thrones
The Handmaids Tale
This Is Us
Westworld
The Americans
The Crown
Stranger Things

The Head Says: Game of Thrones
The Heart Says: The Americans
The Gut Says: This Is Us will probably win everything next year or Game of Thrones will, but whatever, let’s give some love to The Americans this year

Outstanding Comedy
Atlanta
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Black-ish
Silicon Valley
Curb Your Enthusiasm
GLOW
Barry

The Head Says: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
The Heart Says: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
The Gut Says: Yeah, but Atlanta though…

Outstanding Limited Series
Genius: Picasso
Godless
Patrick Melrose
The Alienist
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

The Head Says: The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
The Heart Says: The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
The Gut Says:
What the hell is Patrick Melrose?

Outstanding Television Movie
Fahrenheit 451
Flint
Paterno
The Tale
USS Callister (Black Mirror)

The Head Says: USS Callister (Black Mirror)
The Heart Says: USS Callister (Black Mirror)
The Gut Says: >>>>>

Outstanding Comedy Actress
Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish)
Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Allison Janney (Mom)
Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie)
Pamela Adlon (Better Things)
Issa Rae (Insecure)

The Head Says: Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
The Heart Says: Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
The Gut Says: Dude, have you SEEN The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel?

Outstanding Comedy Actor
Donald Glover (Atlanta)
Bill Hader (Barry)
Anthony Anderson (Black-ish)
Ted Danson (The Good Place)
William H. Macy (Shameless)
Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm)

The Head Says: Anthony Anderson (Black-ish)
The Heart Says: Bill Hader (Barry)
The Gut Says: Donald Glover could win and no one would be mad

Outstanding Drama Actress
Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale)
Keri Russell (The Americans)
Evan Rachel Wood (Westworld)
Sandra Oh (Killing Eve)
Claire Foy (The Crown)
Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black)

The Head Says: Sandra Oh (Killing Eve)
The Heart Says: Keri Russell (The Americans)
The Gut Says: Orphan Black is still on? Oh it is. Cool. Give this award to Keri Russell.

Outstanding Drama Actor
Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us)
Jason Bateman (Ozark)
Ed Harris (Westworld)
Matthew Rhys (The Americans)
Jeffrey Wright (Westworld)
Milo Ventimiglia (This Is Us)

The Head Says: Milo Ventimiglia (This Is Us)
The Heart Says: Matthew Rhys (The Americans)
The Gut Says: Let’s call it a three way tie between Milo, Rhys and Sterling K. Brown

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Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Antonio Banderas (Genius: Picasso)
John Legend (Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert)
Benedict Cumberbatch (Patrick Melrose)
Darren Criss (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story)
Jeff Daniels (The Looming Tower)
Jesse Plemons (USS Callister (Black Mirror))

The Head Says: Darren Criss (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story)
The Heart Says: Darren Criss (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story)
The Gut Says: JESSE PLEMONS WAS DOPE IN THAT EPISODE

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story: Cult)
Edie Falco (Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders)
Jessica Biel (The Sinner)
Regina King (Seven Seconds)
Laura Dern (The Tale)
Michelle Dockery (Godless)

The Head Says: (shrug emoji)
The Heart Says: Michelle Dockery (Godless)
The Gut Says: Godless was good

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy
Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta)
Louis Anderson (Baskets)
Alec Baldwin (Saturday Night Live)
Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
Henry Winkler (Barry)
Kenan Thompson (Saturday Night Live)
Tony Shalhoub (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)

The Head Says: Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta)
The Heart Says: Kenan Thompson (Saturday Night Live)
The Gut Says: Brian Tyree Henry is the co-lead of Atlanta

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy
Zazie Beetz (Atlanta)
Betty Gilpin (GLOW)
Laurie Metcalf (Roseanne)
Leslie Jones (Saturday Night Live)
Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Lvie)
Aidy Bryant (Saturday Night Live)
Alex Borstein (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Megan Mullally (Will & Grace)

The Head Says: Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live)
The Heart Says: Zazie Beetz (Atlanta)
The Gut Says: Alex Borstein, though…

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones)
Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones)
Mandy Patinkin (Homeland)
David Harbour (Stranger Things)
Matt Smith (The Crown)
Joseph Fiennes (The Handmaid’s Tale)

The Head Says: Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones)
The Heart Says: David Harbour (Stranger Things)
The Gut Says: >>>>>

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Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama
Lena Headey (Game of Thrones)
Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things)
Vanessa Kirby (The Crown)
Alexis Bledel (The Handmaid’s Tale)
Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale)
Yvonne Strahovski (The Handmaid’s Tale)
Thandie Newton (Westworld)

The Head Says: someone from The Handmaid’s Tale
The Heart Says: what the head says
The Gut Says: Thandie Newton would win if the category was most disappointing character who seemed primed for greatness heading into this season

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Brandon Victor Dixon (Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert)
Ricky Martin (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story)
Edgar Ramírez (The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story)⁾
Finn Wittrock (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story)
Michael Stuhlbarg (The Looming Tower)
John Leguizamo (Waco)
Jeff Daniels (Godless)

The Head Says: Edgar Ramírez (The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story)
The Heart Says:  Edgar Ramírez (The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story)
The Gut Says: No really, Godless was good

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie
Adina Porter (American Horror Story: Cult)
Letitia Wright (Black Museum (Black Mirror)
Merritt Wever (Godless)
Sara Bareilles (Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert)
Penélope Cruz (The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story)
Judith Light (The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story)

The Head Says: Penélope Cruz (The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story)
The Heart Says:  Merritt Wever (Godless)
The Gut Says: I’M SERIOUS…GODLESS WAS GOOD

Outstanding Variety Talk Series
Full Frontal With Samantha Bee
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
The Late Late Show With James Corden
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

The Head Says: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
The Heart Says: Can Oliver and Colbert both win?
The Gut Says: Seth Meyers’ ‘A Closer Look’ is reason enough why his show should have been nominated but it’s cool, but not really.

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