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Emmys’ Predictions: Who should win & who shouldn’t
Nikhil Taneja  23rd Aug 2014

DRAMA

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
Breaking Bad | Downton Abbey | Game of Thrones |House of Cards | Mad Men | True Detective

Should win: In a year when three outstanding shows (The Americans, Masters of Sex and The Good Wife) couldn't even make the nominations, you'd imagine Emmy voters purging each other to help their favourite show win. But it really comes down to the choice between the outstanding first season of True Detective and the earth-shattering-mind-blowing-fantastic-awesome final season of Breaking Bad. Yup, you know who we support here.

Would win in another category: Downton Abbey and Mad Men tied for "Best TV series that aren't really the best, y'know?"

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) | Jim Carter (Downton Abbey) | Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) | Josh Charles (The Good Wife) | Mandy Patinkin (Homeland) | Jon Voight (Ray Donovan)

Should win: You know that it's been a good TV year when Carter, Voight and Patinkin are nominated in the same awards category and they are far from favourites (Patinkin would've won hands down if it was Most Sexy Award for that beard). Charles would've won this in an easier year, but Dinklage pretty much ensured himself a win with that insane speech and the WTF climax in this season's GoT. Search "Epic Tyrion speech" on YouTube and we dare you to have another favourite!

Would win in another category: (Spoilers) Josh Charles in "Best OMG-Why-Did-You-Die!!!? Award".

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad) | Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey) | Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey) | Lena Headey (Game of Thrones) | Christine Baranski (The Good Wife) | Christina Hendricks (Mad Men)

Should win: Lena Headey, hands down. Cersei's range of emotions each season, from helpless mother to vicious queen to overall b**ch is amazing in itself, but with this year's much-talked about abuse storyline, and the shock death (let's just call them deaths now because it will be a shock if no one dies on Game of Thrones), anyone with half a brain should vote for her.

Would win in another category: Maggie Smith in "Most Badassery in a Single Person Award".

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory) |Julie Bowen (Modern Family) | Allison Janney (Mom) | Kate Mulgrew (Orange Is the New Black) | Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live) | Anna Chlumsky (Veep)

Should win: The only thing funny about The Big Bang Theory these days is how Mayim Bialik is being nominated for a third time in a row, and is still not a favourite. If anyone else deserves the award this year, it's probably Mulgrew, because Orange is the New Black.

Would win in another category: All of the above for the "Best who are these people, bruh?! Award".

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) | Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom) | Jon Hamm (Mad Men) | Woody Harrelson (True Detective) | Matthew McConaughey (True Detective) | Kevin Spacey (House of Cards)

Should win: Jon Hamm will someday win an Emmy for Mad Men, but that day isn't today. There are also not likely to be any shocks or surprises this time. It's going to get right down to the wire between McConaughey and Cranston though, and our hearts are with Cranston because, you know, Mister White!

Would win in another category: Woody Harrelson for "Best Supporting Actor Nominated as Lead".

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex) | Claire Danes (Homeland) | Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey) | Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife) | Kerry Washington (Scandal) | Robin Wright (House of Cards)

Should win: You know who should win this? Tatiana Maslany, the actress who's fronting the best female-led TV series in years: Orphan Black. Keri Russell (The Americans) would've been a fantastic choice too, but we'll just do with the fact that the phenomenal (and hot) Caplan made to the nominations and we'll do a victory dance if she actually wins this — because she should.

Would win in another category: Tatiana Maslany for "Best Actress Better Than All Best Actresses Nominated". Okay? Okay.

COMEDY

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES   Image 2nd
The Big Bang Theory | Louie | Modern Family|Orange Is the New Black | Silicon Valley | Veep

Should win: Veep is easily the funniest f**king show on TV and also the one with the most f**king swear words than all other stupid f**king shows on air combined (see what I did there?).

Would win in another category: The Big Bang Theory for "Best Comedy that stopped being funny light years ago".

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Louis C.K (Louie) Don Cheadle (House of Lies)Ricky Gervais (Derek)Matt LeBlanc (Episodes) William H. Macy (Shameless) Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory)

Should win: Somebody please give Louis C.K. an award already! What more does that man have to do? He is easily the smartest funnyman on television each year, even his interviews go viral on the Internet. Just give this to him. Give it.

Would win in another category: Jim Parsons for "Best will you really stop giving me this award each year like it's an IIFA? Award".

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN COMEDY SERIES
Lena Dunham (Girls) | Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie) | Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep) | Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly) | Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) | Taylor Schilling (Orange Is the New Black)

Should win: Somebody please give Amy Poehleran an award already. (In fact, just read the Louis C.K. rant above and apply it to Poehler and you'll get the picture, pretty much).

Would win in another category: Melissa McCarthy for "Best who needs an Emmy, I'm a movie star, bi**hes, Award?".

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Andre Braugher (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)| Adam Driver (Girls) | Jesse Tyler Ferguson | (Modern Family)Ty Burrell (Modern Family) | Fred Armisen (Portlandia) | Tony Hale (Veep)

Should win: This one's a toughie. Even our loyalties are divided between the fantastic Braugher, who's the most deadpan poker-faced black gay cop in the history of deadpan, black and gay comedic portrayals; Hale because he's so consistently brilliant, and Driver, because he's the most watchable actor in a show called Girls.

Would win in another category: Fred Armison for "Best wait, peeps know my show exists? Whaaat? Award".

 
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