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Emmys: Final Predictions Ahead of Thursday’s Nominations – Will ‘This Is Us’ and ‘The Crown’ Lead the Way?

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The Emmy nominations are dropping tomorrow morning and the very best in this golden age of television will be recognized.  We’ll bring you the nominations and reactions from of the stars and snubs as they are available.

Down below you will see the final predictions for the Emmys.  Include your own in the comments and the Circuit Center.

Best Drama Series

  • “Better Call Saul” (AMC)
  • “The Crown” (Netflix)
  • “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)
  • “The Leftovers” (HBO)
  • “Stranger Things” (Netflix)
  • “This is Us” (NBC)
  • “Westworld” (HBO)

Best Comedy Series

  • “Atlanta” (FX)
  • “Black-ish” (ABC)
  • “Master of None” (Netflix)
  • “Modern Family” (ABC)
  • “Silicon Valley” (HBO)
  • “Transparent” (Amazon)
  • “Veep” (HBO)

ALTERNATE: “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix)

Best Limited Series

  • “Big Little Lies” (HBO)
  • “Fargo” (FX)
  • “Feud: Bette and Joan” (FX)
  • “Genius” (National Geographic)
  • “The Night Of” (HBO)

ALTERNATE: “American Crime” (ABC)

Best TV Movie

  • “Black Mirror”
  • “Churchill’s Secret”
  • “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” (HBO)
  • “Sherlock: The Lying Detective” (PBS)
  • “The Wizard of Lies” (HBO)

ALTERNATE: “Killing Reagan”

Best Actor in a Drama Series

  • Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us” (NBC)
  • Rami Malek, “Mr. Robot” (USA)
  • Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul” (AMC)
  • Matthew Rhys, “The Americans” (FX)
  • Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards” (Netflix)
  • Billy Bob Thornton, “Goliath” (Amazon)

ALTERNATE: Anthony Hopkins, “Westworld” (HBO)

Best Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Anthony Anderson, “Black-ish” (ABC)
  • Aziz Ansari, “Master of None” (Netflix)
  • Donald Glover, “Atlanta” (FX)
  • William H. Macy, “Shameless” (Showtime)
  • Thomas Middleditch, “Silicon Valley” (HBO)
  • Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent” (Amazon)

ALTERNATE: Ted Danson, “The Good Place” (NBC)

Best Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie

  • Riz Ahmed, “The Night Of” (HBO)
  • Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock: The Lying Detective” (PBS)
  • Robert DeNiro, “The Wizard of Lies” (HBO)
  • Ewan McGregor, “Fargo” (FX)
  • Geoffrey Rush, “Genius” (National Geographic)
  • John Turturro, “The Night Of” (HBO)

ALTERNATE: Jude Law, “The Young Pope” (HBO)

Best Actress in a Drama Series

  • Carrie Coon, “The Leftovers” (HBO)
  • Viola Davis, “How to Get Away with Murder” (ABC)
  • Claire Foy, “The Crown” (Netflix)
  • Mandy Moore, “This Is Us” (NBC)
  • Elisabeth Moss, “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)
  • Evan Rachel Wood, “Westworld” (HBO)

ALTERNATE: Robin Wright, “House of Cards” (Netflix)

Best Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Ellie Kemper, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix)
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep” (HBO)
  • Sarah Jessica Parker, “Divorce” (HBO)
  • Issa Rae, “Insecure” (HBO)
  • Tracee Ellis Ross, “Black-ish” (ABC)
  • Lily Tomlin, “Grace and Frankie” (Netflix)

ALTERNATE: Allison Janney, “Mom” (CBS)

Best Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie

  • Carrie Coon, “Fargo” (FX)
  • Nicole Kidman, “Big Little Lies” (HBO)
  • Jessica Lange, “Feud: Bette and Joan” (FX)
  • Susan Sarandon, “Feud: Bette and Joan” (FX)
  • Reese Witherspoon, “Big Little Lies” (HBO)
  • Oprah Winfrey, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” (HBO)

ALTERNATE: Felicity Huffman, “American Crime” (ABC)

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

  • Jonathan Banks, “Better Call Saul” (AMC)
  • Ed Harris, “Westworld” (HBO)
  • Jared Harris, “The Crown” (Netflix)
  • Michael Kelly, “House of Cards” (Netflix)
  • John Lithgow, “The Crown” (Netflix)
  • Jeffrey Wright, “Westworld” (HBO)

ALTERNATE: Ron Cephas Jones, “This Is Us” (NBC)

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Louie Anderson, “Baskets” (FX)
  • Alec Baldwin, “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
  • Tituss Burgess, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix)
  • Ty Burrell, “Modern Family” (ABC)
  • Tony Hale, “Veep” (HBO)
  • Brian Tyree Henry, “Atlanta” (FX)

ALTERNATE: Matt Walsh, “Veep” (HBO)

Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie

  • Hank Azaria, “The Wizard of Lies” (HBO)
  • Martin Freeman, “Sherlock: The Lying Detective” (PBS)
  • Alfred Molina, “Feud: Bette and Joan” (FX)
  • Alexander Skarsgard, “Big Little Lies” (HBO)
  • Michael Stuhlbarg, “Fargo” (FX)
  • Stanley Tucci, “Feud: Bette and Joan” (FX)

ALTERNATE: David Thewlis, “Fargo” (FX)

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

  • Uzo Aduba, “Orange is the New Black” (Netflix)
  • Millie Bobby Brown, “Stranger Things” (Netflix)
  • Ann Dowd, “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)
  • Chrissy Metz, “This Is Us” (NBC)
  • Thandie Newton, “Westworld” (HBO)
  • Winona Ryder, “Stranger Things” (Netflix)

ALTERNATE: Maura Tierney, “The Affair” (Showtime)

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Anna Chlumsky, “Veep” (HBO)
  • Leslie Jones, “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
  • Jane Krakowski, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix)
  • Judith Light, “Transparent” (Amazon)
  • Kate McKinnon, “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
  • Rita Moreno, “One Day at a Time” (Netflix)

ALTERNATE: Andrea Martin, “Great News” (NBC)

Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie

  • Judy Davis, “Feud: Bette and Joan” (FX)
  • Laura Dern, “Big Little Lies” (HBO)
  • Regina King, “American Crime” (ABC)
  • Sarah Paulson, “American Horror Story: Roanoke” (FX)
  • Michelle Pfeiffer, “The Wizard of Lies” (HBO)
  • Shailene Woodley, “Big Little Lies” (HBO)

ALTERNATE: Jackie Hoffman, “Feud: Bette and Joan” (FX)

Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series

  • Hank Azaria, “Ray Donovan” (Showtime)
  • Beau Bridges, “Masters of Sex” (Showtime)
  • Brian Tyree Henry, “This Is Us” (NBC)
  • Gerald McRaney, “This Is Us” (NBC)
  • Ben Mendolsohn, “Bloodline” (Netflix)
  • B.D. Wong, “Mr. Robot” (USA)

ALTERNATE: Denis O’Hare, “This Is Us” (NBC)

Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Aziz Ansari, “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
  • Dave Chappelle, “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
  • Jon Hamm, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix)
  • Tom Hanks, “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
  • Hugh Laurie, “Veep” (HBO)
  • Peter MacNicol, “Veep” (HBO)

ALTERNATE: Matthew Rhys, “Girls” (HBO)

Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series

  • Alexis Bledel, “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)
  • Laverne Cox, “Orange is the New Black” (Netflix)
  • Ann Dowd, “The Leftovers” (HBO)
  • Carrie Preston, “The Good Fight” (CBS)
  • Cicely Tyson, “How to Get Away with Murder” (ABC)
  • Alison Wright, “The Americans” (FX)

ALTERNATE: Gillian Anderson, “American Gods” (Starz)

Best Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Christine Baranski, “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
  • Angela Bassett, “Master of None” (Netflix)
  • Laura Dern, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix)
  • Carrie Fisher, “Catastrophe” (Amazon)
  • Melissa McCarthy, “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
  • Kristen Wiig, “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)

ALTERNATE: Laurie Metcalf, “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)

Best Reality Competition Show

  • “The Amazing Race”
  • “American Ninja Warrior”
  • “Project Runway”
  • “Rupaul’s Drag Race”
  • “Top Chef”
  • “The Voice”

ALTERNATE: “Dancing with the Stars”

What do you think?


Written by Clayton Davis

Clayton Davis is the esteemed Editor and Owner of Born in Bronx, NY to a Puerto Rican mother and Black father, he’s been criticizing film and television for over a decade. Clayton is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association where he votes and attends the kick off to the awards season, the Critics Choice Awards. He also founded the Latino Entertainment Journalists Association, the first Latino-based critics’ organization in the United States. He’s also an active member of the African-American Film Critics Association, New York Film Critics Online, International Press Academy, Black Reel Awards, and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. Clayton has been quoted and appeared in various outlets that include The New York Times,, Variety, Deadline, Los Angeles Times, FOX 5, Bloomberg Television, AOL, Huffington Post, Bloomberg Radio, The Wrap, Slash Film, and the Hollywood Reporter.


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