Last year’s Emmys belonged squarely to both American Crime Story and Game of Thrones, the latter becoming the most successful drama in the awards’ history.
However, neither of those series are around to compete this year, with Game of Thrones‘ delay shifting it out of the timespan for eligibility; that leaves a very convenient gap for a new victor to emerge triumphant.
Speaking strictly in nominations, it would appear that successor is HBO’s Westworld, which was heavily pushed, in fact, as a hopeful replacement for the network when Game of Thrones finally takes its bow with season 8.
Netflix’s The Crown could also turn out a major winner on the night, thanks to its ultra-prestige friendly look at the early reign of Queen Elizabeth II. In comedy terms, Veep is looking like the contender-to-beat for the night, though Master of None, Atlanta, and Black-ish could also come out strong.
Some of the biggest snubs this year include The Leftovers, The Americans, Insecure‘s star and co-creator Issa Rae, and Girls. Looks like the disadvantage of it being the ‘Golden Age of Television’ is that plenty are getting left out in the cold when it comes to awards season.
Who will win out this year, though? Check out our full list of predictions below, which will be updated throughout the week.
Predictions for all Drama categories – Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Predictions for all Comedy categories – Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Predictions for all Limited Series & TV Movie categories – Outstanding Limited Series, Outstanding TV Movie, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie, and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie
Outstanding Variety Talk Series
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Real Time with Bill Maher
The Late Late Show with James Corden
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Will win: Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Should win: Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Oustanding Variety Sketch Series
Billy on the Street
Saturday Night Live
Tracey Ullman’s Show
Will win: Saturday Night Live
Should win: Billy on the Street
The 2017 Emmys will take place on 17 September, on CBS at 8E/5P.
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