Although the nominees for the 65th annual Primetime Emmy Awards won’t be announced for two more days, it’s fun to predict who’s going to win without having to consider who’s actually nominated. That way, the field is wide open and not constricted by things like rules.
This year’s EMMY® Awards will be given to shows that aired between June 1, 2012 and May 31, 2013. The real winners will be announced live on September 22 on CBS at 7:00 p.m.
• I think it’s between “Mad Men” and “Downton Abbey” for Best Drama. Both shows have great ensemble casts and fine writing. The story lines wander and surprises abound in each show. “Mad Men” might be a sentimental favorite, but I believe “Downton Abbey” takes the trophy. At least, I hope so. It’s the best show on TV to me.
• I think Jon Hamm from Mad Men will get the Best Actor in a Drama Award. I know that Bryan Cranston of “Breaking Bad” is always a possibility and that last year’s winner Andrew Lincoln from “The Walking Dead” is the likely favorite, but maybe the Academy throws some love toward Hamm this year. He turns in great performances regularly and deserves the EMMY®. After all, he’s been nominated eight times.
• Although I love Elisabeth Moss in “Mad Men,” I don’t think she’ll win the Best Actress in a Drama Award. Vera Farmiga, from “The Bates Motel,” would seem to be a shoo-in. The show is surprisingly good and plenty creepy, thanks in large part to Farmiga’s acting. Connie Britton, from “Nashville,” is another possibility, but I think other actresses deserve it more.
• “30 Rock” would have to be considered a sentimental favorite in the Best Comedy” category, but it’s not going to win. “Modern Family” is just too good. If any show was going to halt the “Family’s” winning streak, it would probably be “Big Bang Theory.” However, for the time being, “Modern Family” will reign.
What good is sitting on your couch watching the Primetime EMMY® Awards Show on the tube? VIP Concierge has tickets to the live broadcast and the ever-popular afterparties. Be there for all the excitement. Like just about everything, the EMMY® Awards are better live.