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:
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Best Television Series – Drama
Game of Thrones
House of Cards
The Good Wife
Better Call Saul
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
The Imitation Game
Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Into the Woods
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.
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
The Imitation Game
Is “Fargo” based on a true story? No, it is not.
“The Philosophy of the Coen Brothers” is a book that collects essays about Joel and Ethan Coens’ films and dives into their deeper meanings. In this book their is an essay titled “The Coens’ Tragic Western” by Richard Gilmore. The essay begins with a quote for Cormac McCarthy from his novel “No Country for Old Men”:
“The point is there ain’t no point.”
Here is a passage from the Essay:
“How true a story is allegorically may even be the measure of a philosophy or of a work of literature, in general. This is very much, it seems to me, the measure of the value of the movies of the Coen brothers. Nearly all of their movies tell stories that are unbelievable at the literal level. It is certainly true that they are stories, but it is also true that they are in their own ways true stories, stories that reveal true things about the way the world is and about our ways of being in the world. It is precisely in this way that their movies function like philosophy.” (more…)
Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live
Bob Newhart, The Big Bang Theory
Louis CK, Saturday Night Live
Steve Buscemi, Portlandia
Gary Cole, Veep
Nathan Lane, Modern Family
Last Update: 07/12/14
Jimmy Fallon has a lot of momentum coming his way. With the episode he hosted of SNL being promoted in several other technical categories, and his new hit talk show. He is likely to also outshine Bob Newhart for an acting Emmy.
Who knows if AMC would ever want to capitalize on the success of the hit television series and expand into adapting the amazing 2013 game-of-the-year winner. Telltale developed an emotionally stirring epic with their spin-off of the successful franchise. The game almost required you to watch the story more often than hit buttons on your controller.
Who knows if an adaptation would ever be successful. but we went ahead and picked some key actors to fill in as possible candidates for each of the roles. Keep in mind we couldn’t do all the characters so we stuck with primarily the main roles within Season One.
“12 Years a Slave,” “The Last of Us,” and “Breaking Bad” are the best of 2013. Here is the full list of the 1st Annual M10 Award Winners.
Click More to see the nominees and the highlighted winners:
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Michael Sheen, Masters of Sex
James Spader, The Blacklist
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
“Breaking Bad” and “Game of Thrones” lead with an incredible 13 nominations. “House of Cards” and “Boardwalk Empire” follow with 8 nominations.
Click MORE to see the full list!