Anna’s Emmy Predictions


Television’s biggest night is upon here! The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards takes place on tonight at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California with “Glee” actress Jane Lynch bringing the funny as our host.

As for nominees, the HBO miniseries “Mildred Pierce leads with 21 nominations, followed by the AMC drama “Mad Men” with 19 nods and HBO’s hit crime drama Boardwalk Empire with 18 nominations.

On the comedic side, ABC’s “Modern Family” snagged 17 nominations, followed by “30 Rock” with 13 nods and “Glee” with 12.

The questions this year are; will the night be all about Mad Men and Modern Family? Will Steve Carrel finally win an Emmy for his stint on The Office? Will our host win her second Emmy and prevent the ladies of Modern Family from getting out of their seats? Will Kate Winslet add an Emmy to her list of accomplishments? Will Charlie Sheen show up and present?

Find out tonight on the live broadcast at 8pm on FOX.

My predictions will be listed below and the predicted winner will be in BOLD.

Outstanding Drama Series

Boardwalk Empire
Friday Night Lights
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife
Mad Men

Alternate: Boardwalk Empire

Outstanding Actress in a Drama

Kathy Bates, Harry’s Law
Connie Britton, Friday Night Lights
Mireille Enos, The Killing
Mariska Hargitay, Law and Order: SVU
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

Alternate: Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

Outstanding Supporting Actress in A Drama

Kelly Macdonald, Boardwalk Empire
Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Margo Martindale, Justified
Michelle Forbes, The Killing
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men

Alternate: Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife

Outstanding Actor in a Drama

Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
John Hamm, Mad Men
Hugh Laurie, House
Timothy Olyphant, Justified

Alternate: Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama

Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Josh Charles, The Good Wife
Alan Cumming, The Good Wife
Walton Goggins, Justified
John Slattery, Mad Men
Andrew Braugher, Men of a Certain Age

Alternate: Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

Outstanding Comedy Series

Big Bang Theory
Modern Family
The Office
Parks and Recreation
30 Rock

Alternate: Parks and Recreation

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy

Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Laura Linney, The Big C
Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly
Martha Plimpton, Raising Hope
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Alternate: Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy

Jane Lynch, Glee
Betty White, Hot In Cleveland
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live
Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock

Alternate: Julie Bowen, Modern Family

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Louis C.K., Louie
Steve Carrell, The Office
Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Alternate: Louis C.K., Louie

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy

Chris Colfer, Glee
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Ed O’Neill, Modern Family
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men

Alternate: Chris Colfer, Glee

Outstanding Reality Show

The Amazing Race
American Idol
Dancing With the Stars
Project Runway
So You Think You Can Dance
Top Chef

Alternate: The Amazing Race

Outstanding Variety, Comedy Or Musical Series

The Colbert Report
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
Real Time With Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live

Alternate: Conan

Outstanding TV Miniseries or Movie

Cinema Verite
Downton Abbey
The Kennedys
Mildred Pierce
The Pillars of the Earth
Too Big To Fail

Alternate: Downtown Abbey

Outstanding Leading Actress in a Miniseries or Movie

Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce
Elizabeth McGovern, Downton Abbey
Diane Lane, Cinema Verite
Taraji P. Henson, Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story
Jean Marsh, Upstairs Downstairs

Alternate: Diane Lane, Cinema Verite

Outstanding Leading Actor in an MiniSeries or Movie

Greg Kinnear, The Kennedys
Barry Pepper, The Kennedys
Edgar Ramirez, Carlos
William Hurt, Too Big To Fail
Idris Elba, Luther
Laurence Fishburne, Thurgood

Alternate: Greg Kinnear, The Kennedys

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie

Guy Pearce, Mildred Pierce
Bryan F. O’Byrne, Mildred Pierce
Tom Wilkinson, The Kennedys
Paul Giamatti, Too Big to Fail
James Woods, Too Big to Fail

Alternate: Tom Wilkinson, The Kennedys

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie

Evan Rachel Wood, Mildred Pierce
Melissa Leo, Mildred Pierce
Mare Winningham, Mildred Pierce
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Eileen Atkins, Upstairs Downstairs

Alternate: Mare Winningham, Mildred Pierce

Who are your favorites to win tonight?