The Emmys are coming up this Monday; the clip above is an NBC promo featuring the two hosts, Saturday Night Live veterans Michael Che and Colin Jost, who I’m sure will do a great job. As usual, Emmys were handed out last weekend at the Creative Arts show, with four black actors winning the Guest Acting categories for the first time. Tiffany Haddish and Katt Williams won the Comedy Guest Acting categories for their work on Saturday Night Live and Atlanta; the Drama Guest awards went to Ron Cephas Jones and Samira Wiley for This Is Us and The Handmaid’s Tale.
Let’s predict this year’s winners.
Drama Series: No one will be happier than me if this is the year when The Americans wins for its last season. But I believe that The Handmaid’s Tale will prevail.
Directing: The Handmaid’s Tale.
Writing: The Americans.
Actress: For the second year in a row – Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale.
Actor: Matthew Rhys, The Americans. He’s been nominated twice before and should win this time.
Supporting Actor: David Harbour, Stranger Things.
Supporting Actress: Could be a showdown between two Handmaid’s Tale actors, Ann Dowd and Yvonne Strahovski. I think the latter will win.
Comedy Series: It’s going to be either Atlanta or The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and my guess is the latter.
Writing: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
Actress: Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. She won the Golden Globe and will most likely triumph again.
Actor: Donald Glover, Atlanta; he also won last year. This year he’s nominated in four categories.
Supporting Actor: Henry Winkler, Barry.
Supporting Actress: Maybe Kate McKinnon will win again for Saturday Night Live (would be her third consecutive), but I believe that Alex Borstein will pick up an Emmy for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
* LIMITED SERIES/TV MOVIE:
Limited Series: American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace (the second season of this anthology series).
Directing: Scott Frank might have shot for the Western miniseries Godless, but Ryan Murphy will probably win for The Assassination of Gianni Versace.
Writing: The episode of Black Mirror called “USS Callister”.
Actress: Laura Dern, The Tale.
Actor: Benedict Cumberbatch deserves to win for Patrick Melrose, but I think Darren Criss will pick up an Emmy for The Assassination of Gianni Versace.
Supporting Actor: Jeff Daniels, Godless.
Supporting Actress: Penélope Cruz will likely win for The Assassination of Gianni Versace, but she faces competition from another actress on that show, Judith Light.