65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards: Who Will Win?


The 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards telecast airs on Sunday, Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CBS. Check out my picks for who will win and who should win below.

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series
BREAKING BAD • AMC • Sony Pictures Television
Bryan Cranston as Walter White

DOWNTON ABBEY • PBS • A Carnival / Masterpiece Co-Production
Hugh Bonneville as Robert, Earl of Grantham

HOMELAND • Showtime • Showtime Presents, Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet, Fox 21
Damian Lewis as Nicholas Brody

HOUSE OF CARDS • Netflix • Donen/Fincher/Roth and Trigger Street Productions, Inc. in association with Media Rights Capital for Netflix
Kevin Spacey as Francis Underwood

MAD MEN • AMC • Lionsgate Television
Jon Hamm as Don Draper

THE NEWSROOM • HBO • HBO Entertainment
Jeff Daniels as Will McAvoy

Will win: Bryan Cranston
Should win: Jon Hamm

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series
BATES MOTEL • A&E • Universal Television, Carlton Cuse Productions and Kerry Ehrin Productions
Vera Farmiga as Norma Bates

DOWNTON ABBEY • PBS • A Carnival / Masterpiece Co-Production
Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley

HOMELAND • Showtime • Showtime Presents, Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet, Fox 21
Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison

HOUSE OF CARDS • Netflix • Donen/Fincher/Roth and Trigger Street Productions, Inc. in association with Media Rights Capital for Netflix
Robin Wright as Claire Underwood

MAD MEN • AMC • Lionsgate Television
Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson

NASHVILLE • ABC • ABC Studios
Connie Britton as Rayna James

SCANDAL • ABC • ABC Studios
Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope

Will win: Claire Dane
Should win: Tatiana Maslany or Kerry Washington (who would be first black woman ever to win).  Connie Britton deserves a house full of Emmys for her television work.

Outstanding Miniseries Or Movie
AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM • FX Networks • 20th Century Fox Television

Behind The Candelabra • HBO • Jerry Weintraub Productions in association with HBO Films

The Bible • HISTORY • LightWorkers Media and Hearst Productions for History

Phil Spector • HBO • Levinson/Fontana Productions in association with HBO Films

POLITICAL ANIMALS • USA • Berlanti Productions and Laurence Mark Productions in association with Warner Horizon Television

Top Of The Lake • Sundance Channel • A See-Saw Films production in association with Screen Australia, Screen NSW and Fulcrum Media Finance for BBC Two, Sundance Channel, UKTV and BBC Worldwide

Will win: Behind The Candelabra
Should win: Behind The Candelabra

Outstanding Drama Series
BREAKING BAD • AMC • Sony Pictures Television

DOWNTON ABBEY • PBS • A Carnival / Masterpiece Co-Production

GAME OF THRONES • HBO • Bighead, Littlehead, Television 360, Startling
Television and Generator Productions in association with HBO Entertainment

HOMELAND • Showtime • Showtime Presents, Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet, Fox 21

HOUSE OF CARDS • Netflix • Donen/Fincher/Roth and Trigger Street
Productions, Inc. in association with Media Rights Capital for Netflix

MAD MEN • AMC • Lionsgate Television

Will win: HOUSE OF CARDS
Should win: BREAKING BAD

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
BOARDWALK EMPIRE • HBO • Leverage, Closest to the Hole Productions, Sikelia Productions and Cold Front Productions in association with HBO Entertainment
Bobby Cannavale as Gyp Rosetti

BREAKING BAD • AMC • Sony Pictures Television
Jonathan Banks as Mike Ehrmantraut

BREAKING BAD • AMC • Sony Pictures Television
Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman

DOWNTON ABBEY • PBS • A Carnival / Masterpiece Co-Production
Jim Carter as Mr. Carson

GAME OF THRONES • HBO • Bighead, Littlehead, Television 360, Startling
Television and Generator Productions in association with HBO Entertainment
Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister

HOMELAND • Showtime • Showtime Presents, Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet, Fox 21
Mandy Patinkin as Saul Berenson

Will win: Aaron Paul
Should win: Paul is always deserving but I would go with Mandy Patinkin.

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
BREAKING BAD • AMC • Sony Pictures Television
Anna Gunn as Skyler White

DOWNTON ABBEY • PBS • A Carnival / Masterpiece Co-Production
Maggie Smith as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham

GAME OF THRONES • HBO • Bighead, Littlehead, Television 360, Startling
Television and Generator Productions in association with HBO Entertainment
Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen

The Good Wife • CBS • CBS Television Studios in association with Scott Free Productions and King Size Productions
Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart

HOMELAND • Showtime • Showtime Presents, Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet, Fox 21
Morena Baccarin as Jessica Brody

MAD MEN • AMC • Lionsgate Television
Christina Hendricks as Joan Harris

Will win: Maggie Smith
Should win: Anna Gunn

Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series
BREAKING BAD • Dead Freight • AMC • Sony Pictures Television
George Mastras, Written by

BREAKING BAD • Say My Name • AMC • Sony Pictures Television
Thomas Schnauz, Written by

DOWNTON ABBEY • Episode 4 • PBS • A Carnival / Masterpiece Co-Production
Julian Fellowes, Written by

GAME OF THRONES • The Rains Of Castamere • HBO • Bighead, Littlehead, Television 360, Startling Television and Generator Productions in association with HBO Entertainment
David Benioff, Written by
D.B. Weiss, Written by

HOMELAND • Q&A • Showtime • Showtime Presents, Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet, Fox 21
Henry Bromell, Written by

Will win: HOMELAND
Should win: HOMELAND

Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series
BOARDWALK EMPIRE • Margate Sands • HBO • Leverage, Closest to the Hole Productions, Sikelia Productions and Cold Front Productions in association with HBO Entertainment
Tim Van Patten, Directed by

BREAKING BAD • Gliding Over All • AMC • Sony Pictures Television
Michelle MacLaren, Directed by

DOWNTON ABBEY • Episode 4 • PBS • A Carnival / Masterpiece Co-Production
Jeremy Webb, Directed by

HOMELAND • Q&A • Showtime • Showtime Presents, Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet, Fox 21
Lesli Linka Glatter, Directed by

HOUSE OF CARDS • Chapter 1 • Netflix • Donen/Fincher/Roth and Trigger Street Productions, Inc. in association with Media Rights Capital for Netflix
David Fincher, Directed by

Will win: HOUSE OF CARDS
Should win: BREAKING BAD

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The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards are executive produced by Ken Ehrlich. Neil Patrick Harris is both host and producer, and the telecast is directed by Louis J. Horvitz for AEG Ehrlich Ventures, LLC in association with the Television Academy.

2 comments:

  1. Adding a soap context ... James Cromwell is dating Donna Love herself, Anna Stuart. Very sweet thank you to her when he won his Emmy

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    1. Ever since I saw Anna Stuart with James Cromwell at the 2012 Oscars I've looked for her at every possible awards show he might go to. Miss her on TV (and the web in Gotham).

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