Emmy Predictions 2016: Comedy

My predictions within the Comedy category of awards:

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Source: Vulture

Key: Winner in Bold, Spoiler in Italics, Actual Winner will be signalled.

Outstanding Comedy Series: 

Nominees: 

  • Blackish
  • Master of None
  • Modern Family
  • Silicon Valley
  • Transparent
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  • Veep WINS

Reason: Veep should have this one in the bag again. Not only is 2016 an election year, making political shows a hot commodity, but the show continues to impress in other categories gaining 3 nominations in the directing category and 2 in the writing category. Transparent could spoil (again due to its subject matter and number of acting noms)  but it lacks any writing nominations which is a big black mark.

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series:

Nominees:

  • Anthony Anderson (Blackish)
  • Aziz Ansari (Master of None)
  • Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth)
  • William H. Macy (Shameless)
  • Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley)
  • Jeffery Tambor (Transparent) WINS

Reason: Tambor also should have this locked down. His performance has become a cultural landmark for transgender portrayals in mainstream entertainment and his star power continues to rise. Ansari could steal for his discussion of race in New York as we know voters are watching the show.

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series:

Nominees:

  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep) WINS
  • Laurie Metcalf (Getting On)
  • Tracee Ellis Ross (Blackish)
  • Amy Schumer (Inside Amy Schumer)
  • Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie)

Reason: Well its Julia Louis-Dreyfus, should I say more? Emmy voters love her. Shes won this award for the last four years, and it would be a massive surprise if she didn’t win again. However, if anyone can beat her it could be Schumer who had a massive haul at last years awards.

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series:

Nominees: 

  • Louise Anderson (Baskets) WINS
  • Andre Braugher (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
  • Titus Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
  • Ty Burrell (Modern Family)
  • Tony Hale (Veep)
  • Keegan-Michael Peele (Key and Peele)
  • Matt Walsh (Veep)

Reason: Tony Hale should win this for the third time, however, Burgess shockingly lost year (to Hale), so voters could give him the award this year, to both celebrate his performance and his show.

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series:

Nominees:

  • Anna Chlumsky (Veep)
  • Gaby Hoffmann (Transparent)
  • Allison Janney (Mom)
  • Judith Light (Transparent)
  • Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live) WINS
  • Niecy Nash (Getting On)

Reason: Similarly to JLD, this is Allison Janney we are talking about.

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series:

Nominees:

  • Master of None (Episode: Parents)
  • Silicon Valley (Episode: Daily Active User)
  • Silicon Valley (Episode: Founder Friendly)
  • Transparent (Episode: Man on the Land) WINS
  • Veep (Episode: Morning After)
  • Veep (Episode: Kissing Your Sister)
  • Veep (Episode: Mother)

Reason: I’m predicting Transparent simply for the fact that it lacks a writing nomination and Veep has a serious chance at that. Transparent won this award last year, so it could repeat. Also Veep’s votes may be split between its three nominations. But don’t be surprised if Veep does takes it.

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series:

  • Catastrophe (Episode: Episode 1)
  • Master of None (Episode: Parents) WINS
  • Silicon Valley (Episode: Founder Friendly)
  • Silicon Valley (Episode: The Uptick)
  • Veep (Episode: Morning After)
  • Veep (Episode: Mother)

Reason: I am going to go out on a limb and say that Master of None will win this. Voters are obviously watching due to its impressive number of nominations and this episode’s discussion of culturally sensitive issues in a time where immigration is a hot topic could resonate with voter. However, Veep once again could take the steal

 

 

 

 

 

 

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