FINAL 2020 EMMY PREDICTIONS

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With less than 24 hours to go until the 2020 Primetime Emmy Award nominations are announced, here’s a final and complete list of my predictions.

Outstanding Comedy Series

  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Prime Video)
  • Schitt’s Creek (Pop)
  • Insecure (HBO)
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
  • Dead to Me (Netflix)
  • Dave (FX)
  • Ramy (Hulu)
  • The Good Place (NBC)

Outstanding Drama Series

  • Succession (HBO)
  • Better Call Saul  (AMC)
  • Ozark (Netflix)
  • The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
  • This Is Us (NBC)
  • Stranger Things (Netflix)
  • The Crown (Netflix)
  • The Morning Show (Apple TV+)

Outstanding Limited Series

  • Watchmen (HBO)
  • Mrs. America (FX)
  • I Know This Much Is True (HBO)
  • Hollywood (Netflix)
  • Unbelievable (Netflix)

Outstanding Television Movie

  • Bad Education (HBO)
  • El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (AMC)
  •  Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. The Reverend (Netflix)
  • The Clark Sister: First Ladies of Gospel (Lifetime)
  • American Son (Netflix)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Eugene Levy – Schitt’s Creek
  • Ted Danson – The Good Place
  • Larry David – Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • Don Cheadle – Black Monday
  • Ramy Youssef – Ramy
  • Dave Burd – Dave

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Catherine O’Hara – Schitt’s Creek
  • Rachel Brosnahan – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Issa Rae – Insecure
  • Pamela Adlon – Better Things
  • Christina Applegate – Dead To Me
  • Linda Cardellini – Dead To Me

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Tony Shalhoub – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Alan Arkin – The Kominsky Method
  • Daniel Levy – Schitt’s Creek
  • James Marsden – Dead To Me
  • Gata – Dave
  • Kenan Thompson – Saturday Night Live
  • Mahershala Ali – Ramy
  • John Malkovich – Space Force

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series 

  • Alex Borstein – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel 
  • Marin Hinkle – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Annie Murphy – Schitt’s Creek
  • Emily Hampshire – Schitt’s Creek
  • Yvonne Orji – Insecure
  • Jane Lynch – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Haim Abbass – Ramy
  • Kate McKinnon – Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series 

  • Laura Linney – Ozark
  • Elisabeth Moss – The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Viola Davis – How to Get Away with Murder
  • Olivia Colman – The Crown
  • Nicole Kidman – Big Little Lies
  • Jennifer Aniston – The Morning Show
  • Jodie Comer – Killing Eve

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

  • Billy Porter – Pose
  • Sterling K. Brown – This Is Us
  • Jason Bateman – Ozark
  • Brian Cox – Succession
  • Jeremy Strong – Succession
  • Bob Odenkirk – Better Call Saul

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

  • Julia Garner – Ozark
  • Janet McTeer – Ozark
  • Thandie Newton  –Westworld
  • Meryl Streep – Big Little Lies
  • Laura Dern – Big Little Lies
  • Ann Dowd – The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Yvonne Strahovski – The Handmaid’s Tale
  • J. Smith-Cameron – Succession

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

  • Giancarlo Esposito – Better Call Saul
  • Jonathan Banks – Better Call Saul
  • Kieran Culkin – Succession
  • Tom Pelphrey – Ozark
  • Bradley Whitford – The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Billy Crudup – The Morning Show
  • David Harbour – Stranger Things
  • Jeffrey Wright – Westworld

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie

  • Regina King – Watchmen
  • Cate Blanchett – Mrs. America
  • Merritt Wever – Unbelievable
  • Kerry Washington – Little Fires Everywhere
  • Kaitlyn Dever – Unbelievable 

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie

  • Hugh Jackman – Bad Education
  • Mark Ruffalo – I Know This Much Is True
  • Aaron Paul – El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie
  • Jeremy Irons – Watchman
  • Chris Evans – Defending Jacob

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie 

  • Sarah Paulson – Mrs. America
  • Toni Collette – Unbelievable
  • Jean Smart – Watchmen
  • Allison Janney – Bad Education
  • Patti Lupone – Hollywood
  • Rosie O’Donnell – I Know This Much Is True

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie 

  • Joe Mantello – Hollywood
  • Jim Parsons – Hollywood
  • John Turturro – The Plot Against America
  • Yahya Abdul-Manteen II – Watchmen
  • Tituss Burgess – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. The Reverend
  • Jesse Plemons – El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series

  • Cicely Tyson – How to Get Away with Murder
  • Cherry Jones – Succession
  • Alexis Bledel – The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Phylicia Rashad – This Is Us
  • Pamela Adlon – This Is Us
  • Harriet Walter – Succession

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

  • Ron Cephas Jones – This Is Us
  • Jason Bateman – The Outsider
  • James Cromwell – Succession
  • Andrew Scott – Black Mirror
  • Charles Dance – The Crown
  • Dean Norris – Better Call Saul

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Eddie Murphy – Saturday Night Live
  • Luke Kirby – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • John Mulaney – Saturday Night Live
  • Fred Willard – Modern Family
  • Fred Willard – Space Force
  • Jon Hamm – Curb Your Enthusiasm

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Maya Rudolph – The Good Place
  • Wanda Sykes – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Phoebe Waller-Bridge – Saturday Night Live
  • Bette Midler – The Politician
  • Judith Light – The Politician 
  • Angela Bassett – A Black Lady Sketch Show

Outstanding Competition Program

  • RuPaul’s Drag Race
  • The Voice
  • Nailed It
  • The Masked Singer
  • Top Chef

Outstanding Reality Host

  • RuPaul Charles – RuPaul’s Drag Race
  • Jane Lynch – Hollywood Game Night
  • Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman – Making It
  • Nicole Byer – Nailed It
  • Antoni Porowski, Tan France, Karamo Brown, Bobby Berk, Johnathan Van Ness – Queer Eye

Outstanding Variety Talk Series

  • Saturday Night Live
  • A Black Lady Sketch Show
  • Drunk History
  • Sherman’s Showcase

Outstanding Variety Talk Series

  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
  • Daily Show with Trevor Noah
  • Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
  • Late Show with Stephen Colbert
  • Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj

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