Comedy and Limited Series / TV Movie predictions are under our belt. Now comes our final category – our 2017 Drama Emmy® Predictions. The biggest question on our minds is how many of the biggest new series will make it into the top seven. Game of Thrones and Downton Abbey won’t repeat this year (Games will be back next year). Is there a scenario in which This Is Us, Stranger Things, The Handmaid‘s Tale, The Crown, AND Westworld all make it in? Of those, Westworld feels the most in jeopardy. Still, an insane amount of craft nominations could push it in. Is Stranger Things for real? What about This Is Us? Or are they this year’s Empire? They’re totally in, FYI.
Another huge question is how much impact will massive critical acclaim and heavy campaigning by HBO have on The Leftovers? The series feels just on the precipice of a nomination, and Carrie Coon’s performance is widely acclaimed as the best by an actress this year.
The Leftovers might be the little series that could at the end of the day.