Emmy winners 2017: Predictions for Best Comedy categories in full

Frank
May 13, 2018
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Veep leads the pack at this year’s Emmys with the most nominations.

And, having won the award for Outstanding Comedy Series two years in a row, it’s looking extremely likely it will pick up that same award this year. It’s a category where voters don’t seem keen to shake things up very often, with Modern Family having won five years in a row previous to Veep‘s first victory.

That said, there’s a chance that Donald Glover’s Atlanta – such an artful, thoughtful, and thoroughly modern show that’s found a warm reception with critics – could just about manage to clinch it; Donald Glover is certainly the favourite for Outstanding Lead Actor, and the show could pick up a couple of wins for Best Directing and Best Writing. 

It’s almost pretty much guaranteed that when it comes to the Supporting categories, Saturday Night Live will win out with both Alec Baldwin (for his Trump impression) and Kate McKinnon. The show isn’t nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series as it falls under Outstanding Variety Sketch series, where it’ll surely beat out Billy on the Street and Tracey Ullman’s Show

In the non-Comedy categories, Westworld and The Crown are looking to dominate the evening, with Game of Thrones not actually eligible this year due to the delays on season 7. 

You can check out the full list of nominations and predictions here, which will be updated throughout the week. Our picks for the Comedy categories are below. 

Outstanding Comedy Series 

Atlanta
black-ish
Master of None
Modern Family
Silicon Valley
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Veep

Will win: Veep
Should win: Atlanta 

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Donald Glover, Atlanta
Zach Galifianakis, Baskets
Anthony Anderson, black-ish
Aziz Ansari, Master of None
William H. Macy, Shameless
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Will win: Donald Glover
Should win: Donald Glover

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Pamela Adlon, Better Things
Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie
Jane Fonda, Grace and Frankie
Allison Janney, Mom
Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep 

Will win: Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Should win: Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Louie Anderson, Baskets
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Tony Hale, Veep
Matt Walsh, Veep

Will win: Alec Baldwin 
Should win: Tituss Burgess 

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Vanessa Bayer, Saturday Night Live
Leslie Jones, Saturday Night Live
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Kathryn Hahn, Transparent
Judith Light, Transparent
Anna Chlumsky, Veep 

Will win: Kate McKinnon
Should win: Kate McKinnon

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series

“B.A.N”, Atlanta
“Intellectual Property”, Silicon Valley
“Server Error”, Silicon Valley
“Blurb”, Veep
“Groundbreaking”, Veep
“Justice”, Veep

Will win: “B.A.N.”, Atlanta
Should win: “B.A.N.”, Atlanta

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series

“B.A.N.”, Atlanta
“Streets on Lock”, Atlanta
“Thanksgiving”, Master of None
“Success Failure”, Silicon Valley
“Georgia”, Veep
“Groundbreaking”, Veep

Will win: “Thanksgiving”, Master of None
Should win: “B.A.N.”, Atlanta

The 2017 Emmys will take place on 17 September, on CBS at 8E/5P. 

Frank’s source: http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/emmys-2017-winners-list-predictions-comedy-nominations-nominees-best-actress-actor-writing-a7941446.html

 

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