In the clip above, Uzo Aduba faces the press after winning her Outstanding Guest Actress Emmy for Orange is the New Black at the Creative Arts Emmys last night. In those Guest Actor categories, Jimmy Fallon also won the male equivalent for a comedy series for hosting Saturday Night Live. In the drama category, Allison Janney (very deservedly) won Outstanding Guest Actress for Masters of Sex and Joe Morton Guest Actor for Scandal.
The Creative Arts Emmys is an appetizer. Next Sunday is the primetime Emmys, which will be hosted by Seth Meyers, a very promising choice. The clip above is an amusing NBC ad for the show.
OK, time to pick the winners next Monday:
Drama Series: Breaking Bad. Yes, in spite of True Detective.
Directing: True Detective.
Writing: Breaking Bad. This show maintained its brilliance throughout, while True Detective delivered a less than satisfactory finale.
Actress: Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife. This was a very strong season and voters are going to reward Margulies for that.
Actor: Matthew McConaughey, True Detective. He will face the mighty Bryan Cranston, but last season really was McConaughey’s year.
Supporting Actor: Aaron Paul of Breaking Bad will go up against Josh Charles of The Good Wife. The former is likely to win, even if the latter puts up a good fight considering the shock from last season involving his character.
Supporting Actress: Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad.
Comedy Series: Orange is the New Black. I don’t think it quite deserves to win, but I do believe in it as an Emmy winner. This could be the year when Modern Family loses its spell.
Directing: Orange is the New Black.
Writing: Louie. I don’t think this show will win the Comedy Series or Directing awards, but it looks like an obvious win here for Louis C.K. The nominated episode, “So Did the Fat Lady”, was one of the most talked about this spring.
Actress: No one can stop the mighty Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep).
Actor: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory. In the world of the Emmys, always go with the safe choice. This is a tough category to predict because Louis C.K. might be a winner. And let’s not forget William H. Macy for Shameful. But I’ve already gone out on a limb by predicting Orange is the New Black as Outstanding Comedy Series so let’s not go crazy.
Supporting Actor: Tony Hale was hilarious on Veep, but it looks like Andre Braugher could win for Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
Supporting Actress: Kate Mulgrew is the best thing on Orange is the New Black, but the award looks certain to go to Allison Janney for Mom.
* TV MOVIE/MINISERIES:
TV Movie: The Normal Heart.
Directing: Ryan Murphy, The Normal Heart.
Writing: Fargo deserves to win, but The Normal Heart seems to be the winner.
Actress: Cicely Tyson, The Trip to Bountiful.
Actor: Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo. Biggest contender: Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart.
Supporting Actor: Matt Bomer, The Normal Heart.
Supporting Actress: Allison Tolman, Fargo.
A final note: There is absolutely no logic as to why Fargo is a miniseries according to the Emmys, but True Detective is not. Both feature stories that had a clear ending and both are returning for a season 2 that will feature a new story and cast. But I guess it mirrors the confusion surrounding this new world of television.