The 2015 Emmy Awards will take place this Sunday in Los Angeles, and here at ITM we’ve made our predictions to see who’s gonna take TV’s greatest awards! Watch the show with your friends, and prove you know best when they win (and if our predictions are right)! Some ITM favorites are in the nominees, so we’ll be rooting for them! The Emmys will be broadcast this Sunday, September 20th on Fox.
Outstanding Drama Series
House of Cards
Game of Thrones
Orange is the New Black
Better Call Saul
While some may argue that Mad Men deserves an award for its stellar final season, the show has already won in the past. Surprisingly, fan and critics favorite Game of Thrones has never won in this category, so it’s a safe bet to assume it will finally get the award. However, there could be an upset on the cards by Orange is the New Black that moved categories from comedies to drama.
Outstanding Comedy Series
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Parks and Recreation
As with the Outstanding Drama Series category, this race is very, very tight. This was a very good year for comedy. Old shows had some very solid seasons, and new shows Transparent and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt were a revelation. Modern Family and Veep seem like the clear shoe-ins, but maybe expect a sentimental vote for Parks and Recreation and its stellar final season.
Outstanding Actress in Comedy
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep)
Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie)
Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie)
Amy Poehler (Parks and Rec)
Lisa Kudrow (The Comeback)
Amy Schumer (Inside Amy Schumer)
Two of the favorites in this category are friends of ITM! Of course, Amy Schumer has taken the world by storm, recently, but her show being a sketch show might dissuade some of the voters. The safest bets are Lily Tomlin (who was on Movies You Wanna Watch talking about her movie Grandma) and Amy Poehler (also a MYWW friend) for her final bow as Leslie Knope. Poehler has never won an Emmy for her role, so she might get a sentimental nod this year.
Outstanding Actor in Comedy
Louis C.K. (Louie)
Anthony Anderson (Blackish)
Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent)
Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth)
William H. Macy (Shameless)
Don Cheadle (House of Lies)
Matt LeBlanc (Episodes)
While the women’s category is a tight race, for this year’s men’s race in comedy there’s only one obvious choice: Jeffrey Tambor for his amazing performance as “Maura” in Transparent. Louis C. K. and Will Forte gave very good performances this year, but in terms of acting, Tambor outclassed the both of them.
Outstanding Actress in Drama
Robin Wright (House of Cards)
Taraji P. Henson (Empire)
Viola Davis (How to Get Away with Murder)
Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black)
Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men)
Claire Danes (Homeland)
We’re disappointed neither Laverne Cox or Taylor Schilling didn’t make the acting category for her role in Orange is the New Black, but it would have been hard to see them win it with such tight competition. The winner will be either Viola Davis or Taraji P. Henson. Davis is a tremendous actress, as is Henson, but I expect Henson to win because Empire was snubbed in all other categories. There could be an upset on the cards if Robin Wright gets it for her role in… House of Cards. Get it?
Outstanding Actor in a Drama
Kevin Spacey (House of Cards)
Kyle Chandler (Bloodline)
Jon Hamm (Mad Men)
Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom)
Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul)
Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan)
Another men’s category with a clear-cut winner. Odenkirk and Jeff Daniels were fantastic in their roles, but Odenkirk’s show is on its first season, and Daniels already won an Emmy for The Newsroom. The award has to go to Jon Hamm for his dazzling performance as Don Draper in the final season of the hit AMC show Mad Men.
Outstanding Supporting Actress in Comedy
Niecy Nash (Getting On)
Julie Bowen (Modern Family)
Allison Janney (Mom)
Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live)
Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory)
Gaby Hoffmann (Transparent)
Jane Krakowski (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
Anna Chlumsky (Veep)
Allison Janney deservedly won this award last year, and many have touted her to do it again. My guess is that they’ll give the award to either Mayim Bialik (the academy seems to love The Big Bang Theory for some reason) or to Kate McKinnon. McKinnon has been the standout performer on SNL ever since she arrived on the show. She’s a multitalented performer who deserves the award.
Outstanding Supporting Actor in Comedy
Andre Braugher (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
Adam Driver (Girls)
Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele)
Ty Burrell (Modern Family)
Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
Tony Hale (Veep)
Finally a men’s category that’s interesting! This is one of the most contested awards of the night. Every single one of the performers in this category was either a beacon in their respective shows. Ty Burell continues to be the funniest actor in Modern Family, as does Andre Braugher in Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Adam Driver and Tony Hale added a lot of depth and emotion to their characters this season. The standouts might just be Tituss Burgess for his hilarious performance and Keegan-Michael Key for his versatility. I go for Key, but it’s really anyone’s choice.
Outstanding Supporting Actress in Drama
Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey)
Lena Headey (Game of Thrones)
Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones)
Christina Hendricks (Mad Men)
Uzo Aduba (Orange Is the New Black)
Christine Baranski (The Good Wife)
Uzo Aduba might get some votes for her performance as Crazy Eyes, and it might be Orange is the New Black’s only acting award. However, Heady’s performance on Game of Thrones was a constant in a season of ups and downs. Her final three episodes were show-stealers, so expect her to win the prize.
Outstanding Supporting Actor in Drama
Jonathan Banks (Better Call Saul)
Ben Mendelsohn (Bloodline)
Jim Carter (Downton Abbey)
Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones)
Michael Kelly (House of Cards)
Alan Cumming (The Good Wife)
Interesting category as the two new shows introduced very strong performances. Banks reprises his role as Mike Ehrmantraut and Ben Mendelsohn (coming soon to MYWW!) did a stellar job in Bloodline. However, the Academy seems to love The Good Wife, and it might be its only big award of the night, so Cumming might get some love.