After listing my predicted nominees for the 2015 BAFTA Awards yesterday, it is now time to predict the Emmy nominees. They’re are a few months away from being announced, but I have a pretty clear stab at who are the main contenders. These are not final and are subject to change nearer the time, but let’s see who are the current favourites in the comedy and drama categories, with other category predictions coming soon.
Best Comedy Series: The Big Bang Theory, Louie, Modern Family, Silicon Valley, Transparent, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Veep.
Best Actress in a Comedy Series: Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie), Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie), Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep), Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation), Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie).
Best Actor in a Comedy Series: Don Cheadle (House of Lies), Louis C.K. (Louie), Billy Crystal (The Comedians), William H. Macy (Shameless), Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory), Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent).
Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory), Julie Bowen (Modern Family), Anna Chlumsky (Veep), Allison Janney (Mom), Judith Light (Transparent), Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live).
Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Fred Armisen (Portlandia), Andre Braugher (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Ty Burrell (Modern Family), Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family), Tony Hale (Veep), Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family).
Best Drama Series: The Affair, Downton Abbey, Empire, Game of Thrones, House of Cards, Orange is the New Black, Mad Men.
Best Actress in a Drama Series: Claire Danes (Homeland), Viola Davis (How to Get Away with Murder), Taraji P. Henson (Empire), Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife), Ruth Wilson (The Affair), Robin Wright (House of Cards).
Best Actor in a Drama Series: Kyle Chandler (Bloodline), Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul), Clive Owen (The Knick), Kevin Spacey (House of Cards), Dominic West (The Affair).
Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black), Christine Baranski (The Good Wife), Lena Headey (Game of Thrones), Christina Hendricks (Mad Men), Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey), Sissy Spacek (Bloodline).
Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Jonathan Banks (Better Call Saul), Jim Carter (Downton Abbey), Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), Mandy Patinkin (Homeland), Sam Shepard (Bloodline), Jon Voight (Ray Donovan).