Water Cooler Podcast: Episode 21 – Emmy Drama Predictions

This week at the Water Cooler, Clarence, Joey and Megan look into the Awards Daily TV crystal ball to predict the Emmy nominees in the drama categories.


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    Eoin Daly 7 years ago

    About your guys drama predictions there are some things I think you should know. Elisabeth Moss is in lead for Mad Men and Ray Donovan did air it’s second season so Vought is eligible to be name checked in supporting actor. Mad Men might not be the biggest hit in the world but it has it’s fans in the academy who will vote for it no matter what so it getting snubbed after seven straight nominations in series is crazy.

    In supporting actress I really believe Maggie Smith takes up the name checking spot and while Sissy Spacek is well respected she is not given much to do on the show. The other names sound right to be but sadly actresses like Sophie Turner, Lorraine Toussaint and Carrie Coon are going to be snubbed.
    Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black
    Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
    Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
    Christina Hendricks, Mad Men
    Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
    Lorraine Toussaint, Orange is the New Black

    In supporting actor your choices are completely right on the money
    Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul
    Jim Carter, Downton Abbey
    Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
    Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline
    Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
    Jon Voight, Ray Donovan

    In leading actress again your choices seem right but Davis, Henson and Washington all getting seems impossible. While you all and the podcast are big fans of The Affair sadly the showtime drama I think the emmys will yet again reward Homeland in the form of Claire Danes.
    Claire Danes, Homeland
    Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder
    Taraji P. Henson, Empire
    Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
    Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
    Robin Wright, House of Cards

    In leading actor the fact that three men from last year are gone weakens the category. While there might be a lot of great actors can we just give Jon Hamm the win he so justly deserves.
    Kyle Chandler, Bloodline
    Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
    Jon Hamm, Mad Men
    Bob Odekirk, Better Call Saul
    Clive Owen, The Knick
    Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

    Regarding drama series I like the fact it’s so up in the air in terms of a winner at this point. Again it’s a strong category and the OITNB inclusion adds even more competition.
    Better Call Saul
    Downton Abbey
    Game of Thrones
    House of Cards
    Mad Men
    Orange is the New Black

    Really I believe Mad Men will get the final push maybe not as big as Breaking Bad did but still I see the emmys going for this show and making it the most rewarded drama series with 5 wins.

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      Clarence Moye 7 years ago

      Thanks for your comment, Eoin! I still think Mad Men will make the final seven, but I don’t think there will be great love for its last season. I could be wrong – that’s the danger in engaging in predictions before the season is over. It could completely blow people away with the series finale. There certainly isn’t another “it’s their time” candidate as with Breaking Bad, but I do still have a hard time imagining Mad Men sweeping the Emmys when they haven’t had much luck with the acting awards thus far. We shall see, and we will certainly revisit this in a few months.

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    Mego 7 years ago

    Interesting! It’s funny how Mad Men was so beloved when it came out, but has fizzled in terms of buzz. Whereas Breaking Bad had a slow build and ended in a fever pitch. I wonder if the Emmys will reflect that.

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      Eoin Daly 7 years ago

      Sadly I think the buzz has fizzled because unlike Breaking Bad a show built on character rather then plot just does not appeal to large amounts of audiences.

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