Emmy Predictions 2015: Don’t Hold Your Breath

This post took ten minutes to write. I went down this list of Emmy nominations, thought for a moment and then picked the nominee I could most easily imagine winning the award on tonight’s Andy Samberg-hosted telecast, which airs at 8pm on Fox. I didn’t double back and reconsider my choices, and I don’t apologize for any outlandish or unlikely picks. If I had to do it all over again, I might make different predictions. But I don’t, so I won’t.

See you back here tomorrow when we find out how well I did.

Outstanding Drama SeriesGame of Thrones

Outstanding Comedy SeriesVeep

Lead Actor, Drama: Kyle Chandler, Bloodline (but for the love of God, it had better be Jon Hamm)

Lead Actress, Drama: Taraji P. Henson, Empire

Lead Actor, Limited Series or Movie: Richard Jenkins, Olive Kitteridge

Lead Actress, Limited Series or Movie: Frances McDormand, Olive Kitteridge

Lead Actor, Comedy: Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Lead Actress, Comedy: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Reality-Competition Series: The Amazing Race

Variety Talk SeriesThe Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Limited Series: Olive Kitteridge

Variety Sketch SeriesInside Amy Schumer

Television MovieNightingale

Supporting Actor, Drama: Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline

Supporting Actress, Drama: Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black

Supporting Actor, Comedy: Ty Burrell, Modern Family

Supporting Actress, Comedy: Gaby Hoffmann, Transparent

Supporting Actor, Limited Series or Movie: Damian Lewis, Wolf Hall

Supporting Actress, Limited Series or Movie: Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story; Freak Show

Writing for a Drama Series: Gordon Smith, Better Call Saul, “Five-O”

Directing for a Drama Series: Steven Soderbergh, The Knick

Writing for a Comedy Series: Jill Soloway, Transparent, “Pilot”

Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special: Jane Anderson, Olive Kitteridge

Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special: Lisa Cholodenko, Olive Kitteridge

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