Emmy predictions: the biggest TV drama of the year
Published: Friday, September 20, 2013
Updated: Friday, September 20, 2013 00:09
It’s that time of the year again. The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards are airing this Sunday on CBS, so before anyone knows for sure, it’s time to sort out who deserves to win.
Drama: “Homeland” was the winner last year and has was highly acclaimed this year, but it seems equally likely that “Breaking Bad” will take home the award. As Breaking Bad’s final half of its fifth season is generating a lot of buzz and edges “Homeland” out in terms of quality, it deserves the award more.
Lead Actor, Drama: The odds are currently in Bryan Cranston’s favor, already a three-time winner of the award for his portrayal of Walter White in Breaking Bad, his stellar performance in season five means that no one deserves the award more.
Lead Actress, Drama: Claire Danes is the undisputed frontrunner in this category. Though some people find her acting off-putting, there’s no denying that Danes works incredibly hard and is fully devoted to her role in “Homeland.”
Supporting Actor, Drama: Aaron Paul took home this award last year and is likely to do so again. He certainly deserves it, but the award should really go to Mandy Patinkin, who portrays the difficulties of being authority figure in a show like “Homeland.”
Supporting Actress, Drama: Despite Downton Abbey’s subpar third season, Dame Maggie Smith is the favorite to win here, but the award really should go to Anna Gunn.
She was nominated for her role in “Breaking Bad” last year, and only upped her game in the fifth season. Don’t trust a Skyler White hater.
Comedy: “Modern Family” is likely to take home the trophy for the fourth year in a row for this category. This is a shame, because it didn’t have a good season and pales in comparison to Louie, which manages to be hilarious during every episode.
Lead Actor, Comedy: Jim Parsons has won this award twice before and will likely win this year, despite the fact that “The Big Bang Theory” is well past its prime. Louis C.K. should win, as he manages to find the balance between funny and heartbreaking in every episode of his show, “Louie.”
Lead Actress, Comedy: Julia Louis-Dreyfus won this award last year and is likely to win again this year, but if the Academy is going to keep snubbing “Parks and Recreation,” it really should give an award to Amy Poehler, who is always excellent as Leslie Knope.
Supporting Actor, Comedy: Ty Burrell has only won this award once, but this is his fourth consecutive nomination and the odds are in his favor. However, Tony Hale as Gary Walsh is the best part of “Veep,” and he deserves the award.
Supporting Actress, Comedy: As part of the “Modern Family” train Julie Bowen has won this award twice already, but it seems that the Academy hasn’t really gotten tired of her. She will probably win, but the award should go to Jane Krakowski, who was great in 30 Rock’s last season.