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Emmys: Final Emmy Nomination Predictions – 2015

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HBO — Olive Kitteridge

Emmys: Final Emmy Nomination Predictions – 2015

These are our final predictions for the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy nominations. Nominations will be announced on July 16th.

Each category ranks contenders by most likely to be nominated. We went ahead and did all acting categories (including guest acting). All TV Movie and Limited Series categories are included, and we just did the front-runners for the directing/writing categories.

Let us know your predictions! And check our our Emmys page for updated changes after the nominations are announced.

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HBO — Game of Thrones

Television Series – Drama
Game of Thrones
Downton Abbey
House of Cards
Mad Men
The Good Wife
The Affair
Orange is the New Black
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Emmys: Updated Predictions – April

grace-frankie-netflixEmmys: Updated Predictions – April

Few things have changed since our last Emmy Predictions.  New shows like “Bloodline,” “Grace and Frankie,” “Better Call Saul,” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” have all been more widely considered in each category.

Also “Orange is the New Black” has officially been swapped over to the “Drama” categories. See how we have it fairing below:

Keep posted on our Emmy Predictions by frequently visiting this page.

Best Television Series – Drama
Game of Thrones
House of Cards
Mad Men
Downton Abbey
The Good Wife
Better Call Saul
The Affair

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2nd Annual M10 Award Nominations

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Here they are! Last year we started compiling our own award nominations based on user reviews and critic reviews. We have some excellent contenders for films, video games, and television shows.

In FILM “Birdman” leads the way with 10 nominations, “Inherent Vice” follows with 7 nominations, and “Boyhood” with 6.

In TELEVISION “Game of Thrones” leads with 12 nominations, “True Detective” with 9 nominations, while “Fargo” and “The Knick” tie with 8 nominations.

In VIDEO GAMES “Dragon Age: Inquisition” and “Child of Light” lead with 4 nominations.

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Golden Globes: Final Predictions – Nominations announced Thursday December 11th

birdmanGolden Globes: Final Predictions – Nominations announced Thursday, December 11th

The award season is underway and precursors are flooding in. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s chosen nominations will be announced on Thursday December 11th.

On the film side of things we expect “Boyhood” and “Birdman” to get a lot of attention. “The Imitation Game,” “Selma,” “Gone Girl,” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel” should make some appearances too.

On the television side of things “True Detective,” “House of Cards,” and “Modern Family” should all easily show up. “Game of Thrones,” “The Good Wife,” “Downton Abbey,” “Fargo, ” “Orange is the New Black,” and “The Big Bang Theory” are all strong possibilities in multiple categories as well.

Here are our chosen for each category. Click the “More” link to see alternates/dark horses in that category as well.

Motion Picture – Drama
Boyhood
Selma
Gone Girl
Unbroken
The Imitation Game
More

Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
Birdman
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Into the Woods
Big Eyes
Inherent Vice
More

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SideNote: Boardwalk Empire – Devil You Know (As the curtains close)

Jeffrey-Wright-in-Boardwalk-Empire-season-5-episode-6SideNote: Boardwalk Empire – Devil You Know (As the curtains close)

Spoilers for Season 5, Episode 6 “Devil You Know” follow.

Ever since I started binge-watching Terence Winter’s “Boardwalk Empire” last summer, the show has often left me with mixed feelings. Throughout the series run, there have been a handful of plots and characters that mattered very little in the grand scheme of things.

It’s a show that is far from perfect, but it still has some of the greatest production design and cinematography that I have ever seen in a show. Not to mention the occasional episode, like last season’s finale “Farewell Daddy Blues,” that will leave your jaw on the floor.

“Devil You Know” doesn’t quite pack the same punch, but it felt like an episode where the loose ends are starting to be tied up.

Spoilers after the jump.
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Golden Globes: 2015 Golden Globe Predictions post-TIFF

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You wouldn’t think it, but there is a significant different in the mind of an Academy voter and a Hollywood Foreign Press voter.  To end an excellent festival, “The Imitation Game” went home with the TIFF Audience Award. One of the runner-up films was “St. Vincent” another Weinstein film that should farewell in the comedy categories at the Globes.

We went ahead and updated everything, including television categories as we start seeking into a new Fall season for shows.

Click on the category to see our full list of ranked predictions with alternatives and dark horses. Contenders are listed here alphabetically. You can see all of our full predictions here.

Motion Picture – Drama
Boyhood
Foxcatcher
The Imitation Game
Interstellar
Unbroken

Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
Birdman
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Into the Woods
The Skeleton Twins
St. Vincent
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Emmys: Best Directing – Drama

Walt_and_Holly_FelinaBest Directing – Drama

“Felina” – Breaking Bad
“Who Goes There” – True Detective
“The Watchers On The Wall” – Game of Thrones
“Chapter 14” – House of Cards
“Farewell Daddy Blues” – Boardwalk Empire
“Episode 1” – Downton Abbey

Last Update: 08/06/14

“Breaking Bad” should have the edge in both writing and directing categories. This one, however, contains two episodes that can easily rival the finale. “The Watchers On the Wall” and “Who Goes There” both have impeccable direction by Neil Marshall and Cary Joji Fukunaga.