Let the Emmy nomination prognostications begin
As you may have noticed, CBS moved the Emmys today, pushing the show back from September 13 to September 20 because nobody thought to glance at a Hollywood event calendar and thus failed to notice that they were head-to-head with the MTV Video Music Awards. Ooops.
One thing that hasn't changed, though, is that the nominees for the 61st Emmy Awards will be announced on July 16, which means that Nomination Morn (5:40 a.m. on my coast) is now less than a month away.
So it's time to put on my prognostication hat, which looks a little bit like the Sorting Hat, except that rather than yelling out "Hufflepuff!" or "Ravenclaw!" at random intervals, it shouts things like "'Mad Men,' FTW!" and "Dear Lord, Not Piven Again!"
Over the next few weeks, I'm going to be putting up a series of editorial photo galleries showcasing the most likely nominees in the major acting and series categories. Each gallery will be in order from most likely to receive nominations to least. Since the Emmys this year are expanding the fields to six nominees in most categories, you can just assume that the first six people are my guesses for the actual nominees. From there, though, I tried to recognize both plausible dark horses and some people who would get nominations in my ideal world.
But I didn't include everybody.
Because sometimes there just isn't room or time.
So I'm sorry if I neglected one or two or seven of your favorites. And feel free to remind me of people I left off and maybe if I agree with you, I'll add them to the gallery. Sometimes I'm stubborn, but sometimes I'm just forgetful.
I'll be doing two or three galleries per week leading up to July 16, starting today with Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.
Check out my thoughts from Jeremy "The Thermometer" Piven to Brian Baumgartner.
1995 | Mystery | NRSummary: Denzel Washington plays an out of work WWII vet who takes the wrong job and is soon neck-deep in a mess of politics, murder, and jazz in '40s Los Angeles.Director: Carl Franklin
Cast: Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals
2013 | Thriller | RSummary: Based on the true story of Daniel Lugo (Mark Wahlberg) a Miami bodybuilder who wants to live the American dream. He would like to have the money that other people have. So he enlists the help of fellow bodybuilder Adrian Doorbal (Anthony Mackie) and ex-convict, Christian bodybuilder Paul Doyle (D...Director: Michael Bay
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie, Tony Shalhoub
1993 | Sports | PGSummary: Emotionally powerful sports classic featuring Sean Astin as a skinny high school kid with big football dreams and the determination to make his way towards his dream team at Notre Dame.Director: David Anspaugh
Cast: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty
2007 | Comedy | PGSummary: Newlyweds Nick (Ice Cube) and Suzanne (Long) decide to move to the suburbs to provide a better life for their two kids. But their idea of a dream home is disturbed by a contractor (McGinley) with a bizarre approach to business.Director: Steve Carr
Cast: John C. McGinley, Ice Cube, Nia Long, Aleisha Allen
2013 | Drama | RSummary: Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill have boundless energy in the story of a real-life commodities crook who earned millions through scummy small-time stock trades.Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie
2013 | Comedy | NRSummary: Insanely funny comedy show created by Amy Schumer, who stars in brilliantly funny sketches about sex, city living, dating, and friendship.Director: Daniel Powell, Amy Schumer (creators)
Cast: Amy Schumer, Kevin Kane, Mike Houston
1996 | Crime | RSummary: Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to be a snap and nobody's going to get hurt... until people start ...Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Cast: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare
2008 | Science Fiction | PGSummary: Animated series continues the story of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker as they battle the Emperor Palpatine, Count Dooku and General Grievous, but also takes time to explore other smaller characters in the Star Wars universe.Director: George Lucas (creator)
Cast: Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter
1997 | Crime | RSummary: Quentin Tarantino adaptats an Elmore Leonard novel into this story of a few increasingly desperate people scraping to get by. It has deep soul, a wicked sense of humor, and Samuel L. Jackson, Robert De Niro, Pam Grier, and Robert Forster.Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster
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