Just throwing out a quick roll on The Emmy’s for some of the main categories only. I always do well for my Oscar picks..but not so much on The Emmy’s. I’m guessing it’s because most of the time I haven’t seen all the shows being as I don’t have Netflix or Amazon accounts and I don’t illegally bootleg anything because good shows get cancelled because of it and people lose jobs and money. In other words.. My choices mean nothing..ha!
My picks are bolded & italicized. I probably won’t do well on this.. 😀
OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
“Better Call Saul” – not my favourite new show..Some people are ranting and raving over this, I was just meh on it.
“Downton Abbey” – I mean it’s Downton.. It’s not what it once was, but it’s still very watchable.
“Game of Thrones” – This was a slow season on GOT. Just like season 2, it was very mixed with only a good episode thrown in here and there.
“Homeland” – Everyone thought this show would just go down the toilet without ‘Brody’ (Damien Lewis) instead..it was.. dare I say it..almost better. It’s all about Peter Quinn (Rupert Friend).
“House of Cards” – Only have seen an episode of this way back when..
“Mad Men” – Tis the season of Mad Men for me. This really should sweep and it’s final season proved to be hands down, one of the best ever on TV. Just truly a show to sit back, watch and be awed by.
“Orange is the New Black” – N/A
OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES I just don’t have a pick here but if I had to guess…
“Louie” – I know this is a critical darling, but it’s just not my show.
“Modern Family” – it’s never bad, but it’s also rather ZZZzzzz now.
“Parks and Recreation” – I never got as hooked into this show as some did..but I did like it.
“Silicon Valley” – N/A
“Transparent” – N/A
“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” N/A
“Veep” – Again, another critical darling, and I watch it on occasion.
LEAD ACTOR, DRAMA
Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul” – in Breaking Bad I found Saul rather humourous – in his own show..I just really didn’t gravitate towards the character at all.
Kyle Chandler, “Bloodline” – N/A – though I’ve been a Kyle Chandler fan since ‘Early Edition’..yes I said ‘Early Edition’ 😀
Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards” – N/A
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men” – This is Jon Hamm’s year. It has to be. His performance in this last season was just sublime. And that finale..come on!!!
Jeff Daniels, “The Newsroom”
Love this show..Love the character and the acting.. But again, it’s all Jon Hamm for me this year.
Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan” – same as above..I love Liev..but. yeah..it’s just all about Jon Hamm.
LEAD ACTRESS, DRAMA
Taraji P. Henson, “Empire” – this over-the-top show and character are amusing if nothing else..
Claire Danes, “Homeland” – Again, fantastic season and performance by Claire, but she’s won before..and the faces..oh those faces!! 😀
Viola Davis, “How to Get Away with Murder” – I love Viola as an actress.but this show is sorely lacking and I can’t for that reason alone.
Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black” – oh Tatiana..I love you and this show equally..I do..and you so deserve this nomination.
Elisabeth Moss, “Mad Men” – But I gotta go with Peggy Olsen. And not just because she is a ‘Peggy’ in this too..but because I still have that totally badass episode of her from 2014 on my DVR with her and Don.. plus her ciggie eps. She was just incredible.
Robin Wright, “House of Cards” – N/A
LEAD ACTOR, COMEDY
Anthony Anderson, “black-ish” – I enjoyed this show from the beginning and I’m a big Anthony Anderson fan from way back but I did sorta lose steam for it.. It’s an ‘on occasion’ show for me now.
Matt LeBlanc, “Episodes” – Matt playing over-the-top Matt..is so fun.
Don Cheadle, “House of Lies” – Not a fan of this show..
Will Forte, “The Last Man On Earth” – I gave this one 2 eps. and then I was done..
Louis C.K., “Louie” – yeah..not my fav. in any way, shape or form.
William H. Macy, “Shameless” – Love Bill Macy – so-so on the show.
Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent” – N/A
LEAD ACTRESS, COMEDY
Lisa Kudrow, “The Comeback” – It’s Valerie Cherish – do I need to say anything more?
Lily Tomlin, “Grace And Frankie” – N/A
Amy Schumer, “Inside Amy Schumer” – comedy’s ‘It Girl’ of the moment right now..and I LOVE her.
Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie” – Oh Jackie..I will miss you. No one’s ever had a nurse like you.
Amy Poehler, “Parks And Recreation” – Love Amy.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep” – Julia is comedy gold..
SUPPORTING ACTOR, DRAMA
Jonathan Banks, “Better Call Saul” – Big fan of Banks, but again, the character that worked so well for me on Breaking Bad, doesn’t work for me here.
Ben Mendelsohn, “Bloodline” – Ben Mendelsohn is a fantastic actor that can truly play almost any role. Wish I could see him in this..truly.
Jim Carter, “Downton Abbey” – I think everyone likes Mr. Carson just not enough for a win here.
Peter Dinklage, “Game Of Thrones” – Dinklage was a highlight of a slow season.
Alan Cumming, “The Good Wife” – When does Alan not bring it on this show? Even with an uneven season..he’s always spot on.
Michael Kelly, “House Of Cards” – N/A
SUPPORTING ACTRESS, DRAMA
Joanne Froggatt, “Downton Abbey” – last years surprise winner to almost everyone but me.. 😀
Lena Headey, “Game Of Thrones” – Lena gave it her all.. literally..
Emilia Clarke, “Game Of Thrones” – another fav. character for me from the show.
Christine Baranski, “The Good Wife” – Hands down, my winner. Christine is priceless.
Christina Hendricks, “Mad Men” – Joan really gave it to us for the final season. Stepping up into her own and really giving us an insight into what the fight for equal rights for women possibly entailed. I won’t be mad if she wins.
Uzo Aduba, “Orange Is The New Black” – N/A
SUPPORTING ACTOR, COMEDY
Andre Braugher, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” – for me, this is the funniest show on TV..And Andre just brings it to this role.
Adam Driver, “Girls” – don’t really like the show and not an Adam Driver fan so..
Keegan-Michael Key, “Key & Peele” – they have some damn funny skits.
Ty Burrell, “Modern Family” – ZZZZzzzz oh..sorry..I like Ty but I’m pretty over their run.
Tituss Burgess, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” – N/A
Tony Hale, “Veep” – I’ve just not got a thing to say here..ha! I just haven’t watched the show enough to really say yay! or nay!!
SUPPORTING ACTRESS, COMEDY
Mayim Bialik, “The Big Bang Theory” – not my show, just never got the ‘ha ha’ from it.
Niecy Nash, “Getting On” – Never seen this show. and I’m fine with that!
Julie Bowen, “Modern Family” – See ‘Ty Burrell’
Allison Janney, “Mom” – I’ve watched this show a few times trying my best to get into it.. I just didn’t succeed, but I do love Alison
Kate McKinnon “Saturday Night Live” – She’s just a gem all the time, every character.
Gaby Hoffmann, “Transparent” – N/A
Jane Krakowski, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” – N/A
Anna Chlumsky, “Veep” – I like ‘out of the box’..this is a good ‘out of the box’ character for Anna.. but just not enough for me.
That’s it!! Wish I had more time to get in-depth on these and more categories..Just pressed for time. Let’s just hope that the Emmy’s aren’t the same ol’ same ol’ that they can sometimes be and pick some new different and I might add, much deserving winners.