2018 Primetime Emmys: Lucien’s Predictions & Picks

Tonight’s the night Michael Stuhlbarg will/might/could/probably won’t win his first major screen acting award, for his role as Richard Clarke on Hulu’s The Looming Tower. But other than seeing my favourite actor finally get to make a winners’ speech on national TV, there’s a lot going on with the 2018 Primetime Emmy Awards, so here are my picks and predictions in all major categories.

Outstanding Comedy Series

Should Win: Atlanta

Will Win: Atlanta

Snubbed: Bojack Horseman

Outstanding Drama Series

Should Win: The Americans

Will Win: Game of Thrones

Snubbed: Trust

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Should Win: Jeff Daniels, The Looming Tower

Will Win: Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Snubbed: Kyle Maclachlan, Twin Peaks: The Return

Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Should Win: Laura Dern, The Tale

Will Win: Laura Dern, The Tale

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Should Win: Donald Glover, Atlanta

Will Win: Bill Hader, Barry

Snubbed: Kier Gilchrist, Atypical

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Should Win: Brian Tyree Henry, Atlanta

Will Win: Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live

Snubbed: Lakeith Stanfield, Atlanta

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Should Win: Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

Will Win: Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Ms, Maisel

Snubbed: Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Should Win: Zazie Beetz, Atlanta

Will Win: Betty Gilpin, GLOW

Snubbed: Brigette Lundy Paine, Atypical

Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Should Win: Jason Bateman, Ozark

Will Win: Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us

Snubbed: Donald Sutherland, Trust

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Should Win: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Game of Thrones

Will Win: David Harbour, Stranger Things

Snubbed: Billy Crudup, Gypsy

Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Should Win: Keri Russell, The Americans

Will Win: Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale

Snubbed: Angela Bassett, 9–1–1

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Should Win: Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale

Will Win: Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale

Snubbed: Sosie Bacon, Here & Now

Outstanding Limited Series

Should Win: Godless

Will Win: The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Snubbed: Twin Peaks: The Return

Supporting Actor in a Limited Series

Should Win: Michael Stuhlbarg, The Looming Tower

Will Win: Jeff Daniels, Godless

Snubbed: Harry Dean Stanton, Twin Peaks: The Return

Supporting Actress in a Limited Series

Should Win: Merritt Wever, Godless

Will Win: Penelope Cruz, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Snubbed: Laura Dern, Twin Peaks: The Return