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The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards are this Sunday, where the best in television will be honored. There are plenty of new television shows that were nominated for their first season this year including the critically acclaimed FX comedy series Atlanta. As for drama, a whopping five out of the seven nominees for Outstanding Drama Series are new shows including The Crown, The Handmaid’s Tale, Stranger Things, This is Us, and Westworld. So without further ado, here are my predictions. Tune in this Sunday at 8:00 pm on CBS to see how well I do.

Outstanding Comedy Series: Veep

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Donald Glover, Atlanta

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Kate Mckinnon, Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live

HBO’s Veep has won Outstanding Comedy Series two years in a row, and I don’t see their streak stopping now. The show, about a female Vice President who later becomes President of the United States, is nominated for its sixth season. Its lead, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, has won for every season of the show, and is expected to win for the sixth time here. Lead Actor has gone to Jeffrey Tambor of  Amazon’s Transparent for the past two years, but the show itself was surprisingly snubbed for Comedy Series, so expect it to go to newcomer Donald Glover of FX’s Atlanta. Over on the supporting side, I’m predicting McKinnon and Baldwin, known for their hilarious portrayals of presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, respectively, on this past season of NBC’s Saturday Night Live.

Outstanding Drama Series: The Handmaid’s Tale

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Sterling K. Brown, This is Us

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Thandie Newton, Westworld

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: John Lithgow, The Crown

Drama series was the hardest category for me to predict because Game of Thrones has been the victor here for the past two years. However, since it is not eligible this year, that means we will have a new winner. I’m predicting Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale but in a close race because this category is stacked with hit new shows. Expect them to also deservingly award Elisabeth Moss with an Emmy for her lead role in The Handmaid’s Tale.  She is long overdue for an Emmy, dating back to her days in Mad Men and Top of the Lake. The Crown, Stranger Things, This is Us, and Westworld all have good arguments as to why they can win, but ultimately I’m going with The Handmaid’s Tale for the big prize. However, the other new shows still have a chance in the acting races as I’m predicting Sterling K. Brown from NBC’s This is Us to win Lead Actor, Thandie Newton from HBO’s Westworld to win Supporting Actress, and John Lithgow from Netflix’s The Crown to win Supporting Actor.

 

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