Over the past few days I’ve made Emmy predictions for the Miniseries and Movie categories, where I pulled names out of a hat, and the Drama Series categories where I’d actually seen the majority of the nominated shows. For comedy series, I’m somewhere in the middle. I watch a few sitcoms, but those shows have very few, or no nominations, with the exception of Orange Is The New Black, a show I love and hope wins many awards. So I’m going to make predictions, many of which will be stabs in the dark, but it’ll be fun.
A couple of days ago I started writing about the Emmys with an analysis of The Good Wife‘s submission tapes, because it’s the only show I know well enough to actually be able to do that. Yesterday I predicted the Emmy winers in the miniseries and movie categories because I haven’t seen anything that’s actually been nominated. But I’ve watched at least two episodes of each of the dramas that have been nominated this year (I’ve only seen two each of True Detective and the most recent season of House of Cards), so I can at least make serious predictions for some of these and the rest of them will probably be who I want to win. Some will be a mixture of the two, and when I make a True Detective prediction, it will be based on what television critics have said about the show. Also the McConaissance.
Yesterday I decided I’d get into the Emmy predictions game what with everything that’s going on. I’m going to do actual predictions for the drama and comedy categories, but since I haven’t seen anything in the miniseries or movie categories, I thought it would be fun to pull names out of a hat. And then on Tuesday (which is when the Emmys air in Australia), we can see how my serious predictions went compared to me pulling things out of a hat. Critics seem to be predicting that the big winners for these categories will be Fargo and The Normal Heart, although Sherlock: His Last Vow did win a few awards at the Creative Arts Awards last weekend. Here are my scientific predictions as to who these awards will go to. Special thanks to my brother for holding up the hat, as well as anyone who actually reads this for indulging my silliness.
The Good Wife is my favourite drama on television. Sure, there are some that are probably “better”, but it’s the show I most look forward to watching every week. For the next couple of days I’ll be making a few Emmys prediction posts (I haven’t figured out how many yet), but this is something slightly different. Julianna Marguiles, Christine Baranski and Josh Charles have all been nominated for acting awards for their work this year. Each actor submits one tape to be judged by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and the Emmys judge the episode that each actor has submitted. I’ll be looking at the tapes that each of these three actors has submitted and the field they’re up against. This post will contain spoilers for The Good Wife’s fifth season, including the big Thing That Happened.