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The 67th Emmys Nominations & Early Predictions!!

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After waiting so long and following as much as I could, the Television Academy has released the nominees for this years excellence in Television. This year has come to show how extraordinary Television has been in the last decade with so much improvement and quality each year. Of course there were those nominees that were expected from the moment these shows respective seasons aired, but there were also some extremely surprising nominees and some that were definitely absolutely snubbed! The 67th Emmys will take place on Sunday September 20th at 8 EST on FOX.

Without further ado, here are this years nominees:

Outstanding Drama Series
Better Call Saul (AMC)
Downton Abbey (PBS)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
Homeland (Showtime)
House of Cards (Netflix)
Mad Men (AMC)
Orange is the New Black (Netflix)

Will Win: Mad Men
Could Win: Game of Thrones
Should Win: Game of Thrones
Biggest Surprise: Homeland
Biggest Snub: The Good Wife (CBS)(!!!!!!)

Outstanding Comedy Series
Louie (FX)
Modern Family (ABC)
Parks and Recreation (NBC)
Silicon Valley (HBO)
Transparent (Amazon Instant Video)
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
Veep (HBO)

Will Win: Veep
Could Win: Modern Family (I can’t even begin to explain how livid I will be if they do)
Should Win: Veep
Biggest Surprise: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Biggest Snub: You’re the Worst (FX)

Outstanding Limited Series
American Crime (ABC)
American Horror Story: Freakshow (FX)
The Honourable Woman (Sundance)
Olive Kitteridge (HBO)
Wolf Hall (BBC)

Will Win: Olive Kitteridge
Could Win: American Crime
Should Win: Olive Kitteridge
Biggest Surprise: Wolf Hall
Biggest Snub: The Missing (Starz)

Outstanding TV Movie
Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Curtain, Poirot’s Last Case (Acorn TV)
Bessie (HBO)
Grace of Monaco (Lifetime)
Hello Ladies: The Movie (HBO)
Killing Jesus (National Geographic Channel)
Nightingale (HBO)

Will Win: Bessie
Could Win: Nightingale
Should Win: Bessie
Biggest Surprise: Grace of Monaco (9% on Rotten Tomatoes folks)
Biggest Snub: Derek: The Final Chapter (Netflix)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Claire Danes- Homeland
Viola Davis- How to Get Away with Murder
Taraji P. Henson- Empire
Tatiana Maslany- Orphan Black
Elisabeth Moss- Mad Men
Robin Wright- House of Cards

Will Win: Viola Davis
Could Win: Elisabeth Moss
Should Win: Viola Davis
Biggest Surprise: Tatiana Maslany (I’m so excited!!)
Biggest Snub: Julianna Margulies- The Good Wife

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Kyle Chandler- Bloodline
Jeff Daniels- The Newsroom
Jon Hamm- Mad Men
Bob Odenkirk- Better Call Saul
Liev Schrieber- Ray Donovan
Kevin Spacey- House of Cards

Will Win: Jon Hamm (It’s time)
Could Win: Kevin Spacey
Should Win: Jon Hamm
Biggest Surprise: Liev Schreiber
Biggest Snub: Clive Owen- The Knick

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Uzo Aduba- Orange is the New Black
Christine Baranski- The Good Wife
Emilia Clarke- Game of Thrones
Joanne Froggatt- Downton Abbey
Lena Headey- Game of Thrones
Christina Hendricks- Mad Men

Will Win: Lena Headey
Could Win: Uzo Aduba
Should Win: Lena Headey (If she submitted “Mother’s Mercy” I don’t see how she wouldn’t)
Biggest Surprise: Emilia Clarke
Biggest Snub: Maggie Smith- Downton Abbey

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Jonathan Banks- Better Call Saul
Jim Carter- Downton Abbey
Alan Cumming- The Good Wife
Peter Dinklage- Game of Thrones
Michael Kelly- House of Cards
Ben Mendelsohn- Bloodline

Will Win: Jonathan Banks
Could Win: Peter Dinklage
Should Win: Peter Dinklage
Biggest Surprise: Michael Kelly
Biggest Snub: Matt Czuchry- The Good Wife

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series:
Khandi Alexander- Scandal
Rachel Brosnahan- House of Cards
Allison Janney- Masters of Sex
Margo Martindale- The Americans
Diana Rigg- Game of Thrones
Cicely Tyson- How to Get Away with Murder

Will Win: Cicely Tyson
Could Win: Allison Janney
Should Win: Cicely Tyson
Biggest Surprise: Khandi Alexander
Biggest Snub: Carrie Preston- The Good Wife

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
F. Murray Abraham- Homeland
Alan Alda- The Blacklist
Beau Bridges- Masters of Sex
Reg E. Cathey- House of Cards
Michael J. Fox- The Good Wife
Pablo Shreiber- Orange is the New Black

Will Win: F. Murray Abraham
Could Win: Beau Bridges
Should Win: Reg E. Cathey
Biggest Surprise: Pablo Shreiber
Biggest Snub: David Hyde Pierce- The Good Wife

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Edie Falco- Nurse Jackie
Lisa Kudrow- The Comeback
Julia Louis-Dreyfus- Veep
Amy Poehler- Parks and Recreation
Amy Schumer- Inside Amy Schumer
Lily Tomlin- Grace and Frankie

Will Win: Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Could Win: Amy Poehler
Should Win: Amy Poehler
Biggest Surprise: Amy Schumer
Biggest Snub: Gina Rodriguez- Jane the Virgin (I will forever be upset at this)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson- black-ish
Don Cheadle- House of Lies
Louis C.K.- Louie
Will Forte- The Last Man on Earth
Matt LeBlanc- Episodes
William H. Macy- Shameless
Jeffrey Tambor- Transparent

Will Win: Jeffrey Tambor
Could Win: Louis C.K.
Should Win: Jeffrey Tambor
Biggest Surprise: Anthony Anderson
Biggest Snub: Gael Garcia Bernal- Mozart in the Jungle

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (With 8 nominees!!)
Julie Bowen- Modern Family
Mayim Bialik- The Big Bang Theory
Anna Chlumsky- Veep
Gaby Hoffman- Transparent
Allison Janney- Mom
Jane Krakowski- Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Kate McKinnon- Saturday Night Live
Niecy Nash- Getting On

Will Win: Allison Janney
Could Win: Julie Bowen
Should Win: Anna Chlumsky
Biggest Surprise: Gaby Hoffman
Biggest Snub: Eden Sher- The Middle

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Andre Braugher- Brookly Nine-Nine
Tituss Burgess- Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Ty Burrell- Modern Family
Adam Driver- Girls
Tony Hale- Veep
Keegan-Michael Key- Key & Peele

Will Win: Tituss Burgess
Could Win: Ty Burrell
Should Win: Tituss Burgess (PINOTTTTT NOIRRRRR)
Biggest Surprise: Keegan-Michael Key
Biggest Snub: Sam Waterston- Grace and Frankie

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Pamela Adlon- Louie
Elizabeth Banks- Modern Family
Christine Baranski- The Big Bang Theory
Joan Cusack- Shameless
Tina Fey- Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Gaby Hoffman- Girls

Will Win: Tina Fey
Could Win: Christine Baranski
Should Win: Tina Fey
Biggest Surprise: Gaby Hoffman
Biggest Snub: Rita Moreno- Jane the Virgin

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Mel Brooks- The Comedians
Louis C.K.- Saturday Night Live
Paul Giamatti- Inside Amy Schumer
Bill Hader- Saturday Night Live
Jon Hamm- Unbreakable Kimmy Schimidt
Bradley Whitford- Transparent

Will Win: Jon Hamm
Could Win: Bradley Whitford
Should Win: Jon Hamm
Biggest Surprise: Louis C.K.
Biggest Snub: Hugh Laurie- Veep

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie
Maggie Gyllenhaal- The Honourable Woman
Felicity Huffman- American Crime
Jessica Lange- American Horror Story: Freakshow
Queen Latifah- Bessie
Frances McDormand- Olive Kitteridge
Emma Thompson- Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Flint Street (Live from the Lincoln Center)

Will Win: Frances McDormand
Could Win: Queen Latifah
Should Win: Maggie Gyllenhaal
Biggest Surprise: Emma Thompson
Biggest Snub: Frances O’Connor- The Missing

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie
Adrien Brody- Houdini
Ricky Gervais- Derek Special
Timothy Hutton- American Crime
Richard Jenkins- Olive Kitteridge
David Oyelowo- Nightingale
Mark Rylance- Wolf Hall

Will Win: Richard Jenkins
Could Win: David Oyelowo
Should Win: Ricky Gervais
Biggest Surprise: Adrien Brody
Biggest Snub: Bill Paxton- Texas Rising

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie
Angela Bassett- American Horror Story: Freakshow
Kathy Bates- American Horror Story: Freakshow
Zoe Kazan- Olive Kitteridge
Regina King- American Crime
Mo’Nique- Bessie
Sarah Paulson- American Horror Story: Freakshow

Will Win: Mo’Nique
Could Win: Sarah Paulson
Should Win: Sarah Paulson
Biggest Surprise: Kathy Bates
Biggest Snub: Janet McTeer- The Honourable Woman

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie
Richard Cabral- American Crime
Damian Lewis- Wolf Hall
Bill Murray- Olive Kitteridge
Denis O’Hare- American Horror Story: Freakshow
Michael Kenneth Williams- Bessie
Finn Wittrock- American Horror Story: Freakshow

Will Win: Bill Murray
Could Win: Michael Kenneth Williams
Should Win: Finn Wittrock
Biggest Surprise: Richard Cabral
Biggest Snub: Jonathan Pryce- Wolf Hall

Outstanding Variety Talk Series
Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC)
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Late Show with David Letterman (CBS)
The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

Will Win: The Colbert Report
Could Win: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Should Win: The Colbert Report
Biggest Surprise: Late Show with David Letterman
Biggest Snub: The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS)

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series
Drunk History (Comedy Central)
Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central)
Key & Peele (Comedy Central)
Portlandia (IFC)
Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Will Win: Inside Amy Schumer
Could Win: Saturday Night Live
Should Win: Portlandia
Biggest Surprise: Drunk History
Biggest Snub: Comedy Bang! Bang! (IFC)

Outstanding Animated Program
Archer (FX)
Bob’s Burgers (FOX)
Over the Garden Wall (Cartoon Network)
South Park (Comedy Central)
The Simpsons (FOX)

Will Win: Archer
Could Win: Bob’s Burgers
Should Win: Bob’s Burgers
Biggest Surprise: Over the Garden Wall
Biggest Snub: BoJack Horseman (Netflix)

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire- “Eldorado” (Tim Van Patten)
Game of Thrones- “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken” (Jeremy Podeswa)
Game of Thrones- “Mother’s Mercy” (David Nutter)
Homeland- “From A to B and Back Again” (Lesli Linka Glatter)
The Knick- “Method and Madness” (Steven Soderbergh)

Will Win: Steven Soderbergh
Could Win: David Nutter
Should Win: David Nutter
Biggest Surprise: Jeremy Podeswa (Hands down the worst episode of GoT)
Biggest Snub: Robert King- “Mind’s Eye” (The Good Wife)

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Better Call Saul- “Five-O” (Gordon Smith)
Game of Thrones- “Mother’s Mercy” (David Benioff and D.B. Weiss)
Mad Men- “Lost Horizon” (Semi Chellas and Matthew Weiner)
Mad Men- “Person to Person” (Matthew Weiner)
The Americans- “Do Mail Robots Dream of Electric Sheep?” (Joshua Brand)

Will Win: Gordon Smith
Could Win: Matthew Weiner “Person to Person”
Should Win: Gordon Smith
Biggest Surprise: Joshua Brand
Biggest Snub: Leonard Dick- “Undisclosed Recipients” (The Good Wife)

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
Louie- “Sleepover” (Louis C.K.)
Silicon Valley- “Sand Hill Shuffle” (Mike Judge)
The Last Man on Earth- “Alive in Tucson (Pilot)” (Christopher Miller)
Transparent- “Best New Girl” (Jill Solloway)
Veep- “Election Night” (Armando Iannucci)

Will Win: Jill Solloway
Could Win: Mike Judge
Should Win: Armando Iannucci
Biggest Surprise: Christopher Miller
Biggest Snub: Tristram Shapeero- “Kimmy Goes Outside!” (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
Episodes- “Episode 409” (David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik)
Louie- “Bobby’s House” (Louis C.K.)
Silicon Valley- “Two Days of The Condor” (Alec Berg)
The Last Man on Earth- “Alive in Tucson (Pilot)” (Will Forte)
Transparent- “Pilot” (Jill Solloway)

Will Win: Louis C.K.
Could Win: Jill Solloway
Should Win: Jill Solloway
Biggest Surprise: Will Forte
Biggest Snub: Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris- “The End” (Grace and Frankie)

Outstanding Reality Competition Program
Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
Project Runway (Lifetime)
So You Think You Can Dance (FOX)
The Amazing Race (CBS)
The Voice (NBC)
Top Chef (Bravo)

Will Win: So You Think You Can Dance
Could Win: The Voice
Should Win: Top Chef
Biggest Surprise: None
Biggest Snub: Master Chef (FOX)

Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program
Tom Bergeron- Dancing with the Stars
Anthony Bourdain- The Taste
Cat Deeley- So You Think You Can Dance
Jane Lynch- Hollywood Game Night
Heidi Klum & Tim Gunn- Project Runway

Will Win: Jane Lynch
Could Win: Cat Deeley
Should Win: Jane Lynch
Biggest Surprise Anthony Bourdain
Biggest Snub: Alton Brown- Cutthroat Kitchen

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