Emmy Nominations 2017: My Picks and Predictions

The 2017 Primetime Emmy nominations are revealed this week, so it’s time for me to reveal my highly reliable predictions for this year’s shortlists — as well as what I believe should be nominated!

Drama Series

MY PICKS

  • The Leftovers (HBO)
  • Better Call Saul (AMC)
  • The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
  • Westworld (HBO)
  • Goliath (Amazon)
  • Mr. Robot (USA)
  • Legion (FX)

PREDICTIONS

  • The Crown (Netflix)
  • Better Call Saul (AMC)
  • The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
  • Stranger Things (Netflix)
  • Westworld (HBO)
  • This is Us (NBC)
  • The Americans (FX)

Actress in a Drama Series

MY PICKS

  • Carrie Coon (The Leftovers)
  • Robin Wright (House of Cards)
  • Elizabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale)
  • Evan Rachel Wood (Westworld)
  • Katherine Langford (13 Reasons Why)
  • Claire Danes (Homeland)

PREDICTIONS

  • Robin Wright (House of Cards)
  • Keri Russell (The Americans)
  • Claire Foy (The Crown)
  • Elizabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale)
  • Viola Davis (How To Get Away With Murder)
  • Carrie Coon (The Leftovers)

Actor in a Drama Series

MY PICKS

  • Justin Theroux (The Leftovers)
  • Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul)
  • Kevin Spacey (House of Cards)
  • Billy Bob Thornton (Goliath)
  • Rami Malek (Mr. Robot)
  • Dan Stevens (Legion)

PREDICTIONS

  • Sterling K. Brown (This is Us)
  • Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul)
  • Matthew Rhys (The Americans)
  • Kevin Spacey (House of Cards)
  • Anthony Hopkins (Westworld)
  • Rami Malek (Mr. Robot)

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

MY PICKS

  • Amy Brenneman (The Leftovers)
  • Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale)
  • Rhea Seehorn (Better Call Saul)
  • Aubrey Plaza (Legion)
  • Winona Ryder (Stranger Things)
  • Margo Martindale (Sneaky Pete)

PREDICTIONS

  • Chrissy Metz (This is Us)
  • Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things)
  • Thandie Newton (Westworld)
  • Vanessa Kirby (The Crown)
  • Patricia Clarkson (House of Cards)
  • Maura Tierney (The Affair)

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

MY PICKS

  • Scott Glenn (The Leftovers)
  • Christopher Eccleston (The Leftovers)
  • Michael McKean (Better Call Saul)
  • Jonathan Banks (Better Call Saul)
  • Christian Slater (Mr. Robot)
  • James Marsden (Westworld)

PREDICTIONS

  • John Lithgow (The Crown)
  • Jeffrey Wright (Westworld)
  • Ron Cephas Jones (This is Us)
  • Jonathan Banks (Better Call Saul)
  • Michael McKean (Better Call Saul)
  • Asia Kate Dillion (Billions)

Comedy Series

MY PICKS

  • Master of None (Netflix)
  • Bojack Horseman (Netflix)
  • Atlanta (FX)
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events (Netflix)
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
  • Silicon Valley (HBO)
  • Modern Family (ABC)

PREDICTIONS

  • Veep (HBO)
  • Master of None (Netflix)
  • Atlanta (FX)
  • Black-ish (ABC)
  • Transparent (Amazon)
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
  • Silicon Valley (HBO)

Actress in a Comedy Series

MY PICKS

  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
  • Lily Tomlin (Grace & Frankie)
  • Jane Fonda (Grace & Frankie)
  • Allison Janney (Mom)
  • Gillian Jacobs (Love)
  • Amy Sedaris (Bojack Horseman)

PREDICTIONS

  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
  • Lily Tomlin (Grace & Frankie)
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfuss (Veep)
  • Allison Janney (Mom)
  • Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish)
  • Issa Rae (Insecure)

Actor in a Comedy Series

MY PICKS

  • Aziz Ansari (Master of None)
  • Will Arnett (Bojack Horseman)
  • Donald Glover (Atlanta)
  • Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley)
  • Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent)
  • Neil Patrick Harris (A Series of Unfortunate Events)

PREDICTIONS

  • Asiz Ansari (Master of None)
  • Donald Glover (Atlanta)
  • William H. Macy (Shameless)
  • Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent)
  • Anthony Anderson (Black-ish)
  • Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley)

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

MY PICKS

  • Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live)
  • Zazie Beetz (Atlanta)
  • Carol Kane (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
  • Jane Krakowski (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
  • Malina Weissman (A Series of Unfortunate Events)
  • Alison Brie (Bojack Horseman)

PREDICTIONS

  • Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live)
  • Jane Krakowski (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
  • Anna Chlumsky (Veeo)
  • Rita Moreno (One Day At A Time)
  • Gaby Hoffman (Transparent)
  • Judith Light (Transparent)

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

MY PICKS

  • Alec Baldwin (Saturday Night Live)
  • Zach Woods (Silicon Valley)
  • Titus Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
  • Patrick Warburton (A Series of Unfortunate Events)
  • Louis Hynes (A Serious of Unfortunate Events)
  • Ty Burrell (Modern Family)

PREDICTIONS

  • Alec Baldwin (Saturday Night Live)
  • Ty Burrell (Modern Family)
  • Titus Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
  • Matt Walsh (Veep)
  • Tony Hale (Veep)
  • Louie Anderson (Baskets)

Limited Series

MY PICKS

  • The Night Of (HBO)
  • The Young Pope (HBO)
  • Twin Peaks: The Return (Showtime)
  • Feud: Bette & Joan (FX)
  • Big Little Lies (HBO)

PREDICTIONS

  • The Night Of (HBO)
  • The Young Pope (HBO)
  • Fargo (FX)
  • Feud: Bette & Joan (FX)
  • Big Little Lies (HBO)

Actress in a Limited Series

MY PICKS

  • Jessica Lange (Feud: Bette & Joan)
  • Susan Sarandon (Feud: Bette & Joan)
  • Reese Witherspoon (Big Little Lies)
  • Nicole Kidman (Big Little Lies)
  • Carrie Coon (Fargo)
  • Lauren Graham (Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life)

PREDICTIONS

  • Jessica Lange (Feud: Bette & Joan)
  • Susan Sarandon (Feud: Bette & Joan)
  • Oprah Winfrey (The Immoral Life of Henrietta Lacks)
  • Reese Witherspoon (Big Little Lies)
  • Nicole Kidman (Big Little Lies)
  • Carrie Coon (Fargo)

Actor in a Limited Series

MY PICKS

  • Riz Ahmed (The Night Of)
  • John Turturro (The Night Of)
  • Jude Law (The Young Pope)
  • Kyle MacLachlan (Twin Peaks: The Return)
  • Ricky Gervais (David Brent: Life On The Road)
  • Robert De Niro (The Wizard of Lies)

PREDICTIONS

  • Riz Ahmed (The Night Of)
  • John Turturro (The Night Of)
  • Jude Law (The Young Pope)
  • Geoffrey Rush (Genius)
  • Ewan McGregor (Fargo)
  • Robert De Niro (The Wizard of Lies)

Supporting Actress in a Limited Series

MY PICKS

  • Shailene Woodley (Big Little Lies)
  • Laura Dern (Big Little Lies)
  • Jackie Hoffman (Feud: Bette & Joan)
  • Judy Davis (Feud: Bette & Joan)
  • Diane Keaton (The Young Pope)
  • Jeannie Berlin (The Night Of)

PREDICTIONS

  • Shailene Woodley (Big Little Lies)
  • Laura Dern (Big Little Lies)
  • Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Fargo)
  • Judy Davis (Feud: Bette & Joan)
  • Regina King (American Crime)
  • Jeannie Berlin (The Night Of)

Supporting Actor in a Limited Series

MY PICKS

  • Alfred Molina (Feud: Bette & Joan)
  • Stanley Tucci (Feud: Bette & Joan)
  • David Thewlis (Fargo)
  • Michael Stuhlbarg (Fargo)
  • Bill Camp (The Night Of)
  • Silvio Orlando (The Young Pope)

PREDICTIONS

  • Alfred Molina (Feud: Bette & Joan)
  • Stanley Tucci (Feud: Bette & Joan)
  • David Thewlis (Fargo)
  • Alexander Skarsgard (Big Little Lies)
  • Martin Freeman (Sherlock)
  • Hank Azari (The Wizard of Lies)

Guest Actor in a Drama

MY PICK

  • Mark Lynn Baker (The Leftovers)

That is all.