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My 70th Emmy Awards Picks!!!!

My 70th Emmy Awards Picks!!!!

ATTENTION: ALL MY TV JUNKIES…OUR FAVORITE NIGHT OF THE YEAR IS HERE!!!! The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards are taking place Monday, September 17th. This past year there have been amazing and revolutionary new TV shows, and our old-time faves just keep getting better & better.

I’m especially excited for this year’s Emmy Awards because SNL’s Colin Jost and Michael Che are hosting! I LOVE THESE GUYS!!!! They are so funny and know how to bring the house down with their comedy.

Soooo, here are my picks for the 70th Emmy Awards:

Outstanding Comedy Series

  • Atlanta

  • Barry

  • Black-ish

  • Curb Your Enthusiasm

  • GLOW

  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

  • Silicon Valley

  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

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This show is one of my all time favorites and I’m so happy that it made a comeback this year. Larry David is a comedic/TV KING!

Outstanding Drama Series

  • The Americans

  • The Crown

  • Game of Thrones

  • The Handmaid's Tale

  • Stranger Things

  • This Is Us

  • Westworld

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Is this even a question??? Stranger Things is my favorite show in recent years (maybe my favorite of all time). These kids are stars and deserve every award.

Outstanding Variety Talk Series

  • The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

  • Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

  • Jimmy Kimmel Live!

  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

  • The Late Late Show with James Cordon

  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

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James Cordon is my favorite late-night talk show host, after Jimmy Fallon of course. Cordon’s comedy is a perfect mix of geeky, funny, and musical! I’ve always loved how he incorporates musical theatre and music in general into his comedy.

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series

  • At Home with Amy Sedaris

  • Drunk History

  • I Love You, America with Sarah Silverman

  • Portlandia

  • Saturday Night Live

  • Tracey Ullman's Show

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Saturday Night Live is the best sketch comedy show of all time…PERIOD. I don’t understand why this is even a category anymore because SNL wins and should win every single year.

Outstanding Limited Series

  • The Alienist

  • The Assasination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

  • Genius: Picasso

  • Godless

  • Patrick Melrose

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This show was singlehandedly one of the best directed, produced, and written show that Ryan Murphy has ever created. The casting was absolutely phenomenal and left me wanting more!

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program

  • The Amazing Race

  • American Ninja Warrior

  • Project Runway

  • RuPaul's Drag Race

  • Top Chef

  • The Voice

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I have no explanation for this other than its my guilty pleasure LOL.

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Anthony Anderson as Andre “Dre” Johnson on Blackish

  • Ted Danson as Michael on The Good Place

  • Larry David as Larry David in Curb Your Enthusiasim

  • Donald Glover as Earnest “Earn” Marks/Teddy Perkins on Atlanta

  • Bill Hader as Barry Berkman/Barry Block on Barry

  • William H. Macy as Frank Gallagher on Shameless

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Again…KING!

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Pamela Adlon as Sam Fox on Better Things

  • Rachel Brosnahan as Miriam “Midge” Maisel on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

  • Allison Janney as Bonnie Plunkett on Mom

  • Issa Rae as Issa Dee on Insecure

  • Tracee Ellis Ross as Dr. Rainbow “Bow” Johnson on Blackish

  • Lily Tomlin as Frankie Bergstein on Grace and Frankie

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Allison Janney is a queeeeennnnn and deserves every award for every single role she’s ever played.

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

  • Jason Bateman as Marty Bryde on Ozark

  • Sterling K. Brown as Randall Pearson on This Is Us

  • Ed Harris as The Man in Black/William on Westworld

  • Matthew Rhys as Phillip Jennings on The Americans

  • Milo Ventimiglia as Jack Pearson on This Is Us

  • Jeffrey Wright as Bernard Lowe on Westworld

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tears….just tears…

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

  • Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II on The Crown

  • Tatiana Maslany as various characters on Orphan Black

  • Elisabeth Moss as June Osborne/Offred on The Handmaid’s Tale

  • Sandra Oh as Eve Polastri on Killing Eve

  • Keri Russell as Elizabeth Jennings on The Americans

  • Evan Rachel Wood as Dolores Abernathy on Westworld

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Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

  • Antonio Banderas as Pablo Picasso on Genius: Picasso

  • Darren Criss as Andrew Cunanan on The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

  • Benedict Cumberbatch as Patrick Melrose on Patrick Melrose

  • Jeff Daniels as John O. Neill on The Looming Tower

  • John Legend as Jesus Christ on Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert

  • Jesse Plemons as Captain Robert Daly on Black Mirror: USS Calister

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DARREN CRISS…WHO GAVE YOU THE RIGHT??? Darren nailed this role. If he doesn’t win the Emmy I swear I’m turning off my TV.

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

  • Jessica Biel as Cora Tannetti on The Sinner

  • Laura Dern as Jennifer Fox on The Tale

  • Michelle Dockery as Alice Fletcher on Godless

  • Edie Falco as Leslie Abramson on Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders

  • Regina King as Latrice Butler on Seven Seconds

  • Sarah Paulson as Ally Mayfair-Richards on American Horror Story: Cult

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AHS is too scary for me, so I haven’t seen much of it, but all I know is that Sarah Paulson is fricken fantastic.

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Louie Anderson as Christine Baskets on Baskets

  • Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live

  • Tituss Burgess as Titus Andromedon on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

  • Brian Tyree Henry as Alred “Paper Boi” Miles on Atlanta

  • Tony Shalhoub as Abraham “Abe” Weissman on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

  • Kenan Thompson as various characters on Saturday Night Live

  • Henry Wrinkler as Gene Cousineau on Barry

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This award should’ve been given to Kenan ages ago. He’s an SNL legend!

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Zazie Beetz as Vanessa “Van” Keefer on Atlanta

  • Alex Borstein as Susie Myerson on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

  • Aidy Bryant as various characters on Saturday Night Live

  • Betty Giplin as Debbie “Liberty Belle” Eagan on GLOW

  • Leslie Jones as various characters on Saturday Night Live

  • Kate McKinnon as various characters on Saturday Night Live

  • Laurie Metcalf as Jackie Harris on Roseanne

  • Megan Mullaly as Karen Walker on Will & Grace

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Aidy Bryant is an SNL gem!! She’s the cutest and she needs more attention!! She’s hysterical and one of my faves on the cast!

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

  • Nikolaj Coster-Waldau on Game of Thrones

  • Peter Dinklage on Game of Thrones

  • Joseph Fiennes on The Handmaid's Tale

  • David Harbour on Stranger Things

  • Mandy Patinkin on Homeland

  • Matt Smith on The Crown

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This guy is the best and just such a fan favorite. JUST GIVE HIM THE AWARD!

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

  • Alexis Blendel on The Handmaid's Tale

  • Millie Bobby Brown on Stranger Things

  • Ann Dowd on The Handmaid's Tale

  • Lena Headey on Game of Thrones

  • Vanessa Kirby on The Crown

  • Thandie Newton on Westworld

  • Yvonne Strahovski on The Handmaid's Tale

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LITERALLY MY FAVORITE CHARACTER OF ALL TIME! No one could’ve played this role better than Millie!

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

  • Jeff Daniels on Godless

  • Brandon Victor Dixon on Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert

  • John Leguizamo on Waco

  • Ricky Martin on The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

  • Edgar Ramirez on The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

  • Michael Stuhlbarg on The Looming Tower

  • Finn Wittrock on The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

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Stellar performance!

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

  • Sara Bareilles on Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert

  • Penelope Cruz on The Assasination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

  • Judith Light on The Assasination Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

  • Adina Porter on American Crime Story: Cult

  • Letita Wright on Black Mirror: Black Museum

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When I found out that Penelope Cruz was going to portray Donatella Versace, I FLIPPED! Perfect actress for the perfect role! She absolutely nailed it.

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series

  • Atlanta (Episode: "FUBU"), directed by Donald Glover

  • Atlanta (Episode: "Teddy Perkins"), directed by Hiro Murai

  • Barry (Episode: "Chapter One: Make Your Mark"), directed by Bill Hader

  • The Big Bang Theory (Episode: "The Bow Tie Asymmetry"), directed by Mark Cendrowski

  • GLOW (Episode: "Pilot"), directed by Jesse Peretz

  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Episode: "Pilot"), directed by Amy Sherman-Palladino

  • Silicon Valley (Episode: "Initial Coin Offering"), directed by Mike Judge

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Donald Glover has it all. He’s an amazing artist, writer, actor, comedian, and director. His show Atlanta is phonemail and his work as director and lead actor are stunning!

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series

  • The Crown (Episode: "Paterfamilias"), directed by Stephen Daldry

  • Game of Thrones (Episode: "Beyond the Wall"), directed by Alan Taylor

  • Game of Thrones (Episode: "The Dragon and the Wolf"), directed by Jeremy Podeswa

  • The Handmaid's Tale (Episode: "After"), directed by Kari Skogland

  • Ozark (Episode: "The Toll"), directed by Jason Bateman

  • Ozark (Episode: "Tonight We Improvise"), directed by Daniel Sackheim

  • Stranger Things (Episode: "Chapter Nine: The Gate"), directed by the Duffer Brothers 

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BOW DOWN TO AMERICA’S FAVORITE BROTHERS! These guys are amazing. They brought back that old feeling of The Goonies and E.T. with Stranger Things and all I have to say to that is THANK YOU!

Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special

  • Dave Chappelle: Equanimity, directed by Stan Lathan (Netflix)

  • Jerry Seinfeld: Jerry Before Seinfeld, directed by Michael Bonfiglio (Netflix)

  • Steve Martin & Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest Of Your Life, directed by Marcus Raboy (Netflix)

  • Super Bowl LII Halftime Show Starring Justin Timberlake, directed by Hamish Hamilton (NBC)

  • The Oscars, directed by Glenn Weiss (ABC)

JT’s halftime show for Super Bowl LII was, in my opinion, one of the most underrated halftime performances. It may have lacked flashy visual effects, but it showed true talent.

Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special

  • The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (Episode: "The Man Who Would Be Vogue"), directed by Ryan Murphy

  • Godless, directed by Scott Frank

  • Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, directed by David Leveaux and Alex Rudzinski

  • The Looming Tower (Episode: "9/11"), directed by Craig Zisk

  • Paterno, directed by Barry Levinson

  • Patrick Melrose, directed by Edward Berger

  • Twin Peaks, directed by David Lynch

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Ryan Murphy is a TV genius. I’ve followed him since Glee all through Scream Queens, AHS, and ACS. He could literally write a show about my sock and it would be the best show ever made.

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series

  • Atlanta (Episode: "Alligator Man"), written by Donald Glover

  • Atlanta (Episode: "Barbershop"), written by Stefani Robinson

  • Barry (Episode: "Chapter One: Make Your Mark"), written by Alec Berg and Bill Hader

  • Barry (Episode: "Chapter Seven: Loud, Fast and Keep Going"), written by Liz Sarnoff

  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Episode: "Pilot"), written by Amy Sherman-Palladino

  • Silicon Valley (Episode: "Fifty-One Percent"), written by Alec Berg

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Once again, DONALD GLOVER. Love this guy!

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

  • The Americans (Episode: "START"), written by Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg

  • The Crown (Episode: "Mystery Man"), written by Peter Morgan

  • Game of Thrones (Episode: "The Dragon and the Wolf"), written by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss

  • The Handmaid's Tale (Episode: "June"), written by Bruce Miller

  • Killing Eve (Episode: "Nice Face"), written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge

  • Stranger Things (Episode: "Chapter Nine: The Gate"), written by the Duffer Brothers 

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The fact that these guys were able to come up with and write a story that is so twisted, scary, and interesting is insane to me.

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special

  • Full Frontal with Samantha Bee: The Great American* Puerto Rico (*It's Complicated), written by Samantha Bee, Pat Cassels, Mike Drucker, Eric Drysdale, Mathan Erhardt, Miles Kahn and Nicole Silverberg

  • John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City, written by John Mulaney

  • Michelle Wolf: Nice Lady, written by Michelle Wolf

  • Patton Oswalt: Annihilation, written by Patton Oswalt

  • Steve Martin & Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life, written by Steve Martin and Martin Short

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I LOVE JOHN MULANEY. His comedy is so smart, funny, and witty. This special was just that. He was going to perform at my university recently and last minute he backed out because he booked SNL. I was so mad, but that was a solid excuse.

Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special

  • American Vandal (Episode: "Clean Up"), written by Kevin McManus and Matthew McManus

  • The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (Episode: "House by the Lake"), written by Tom Rob Smith

  • Black Mirror: USS Callister, written by William Bridges and Charlie Brooker

  • Godless, written by Scott Frank

  • Patrick Melrose, written by David Nicholls

  • Twin Peaks, written by Mark Frost and David Lynch

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This guy was the magic behind the Versace series. It is insane how he was able to take the tragic story of his death and show us what truly happened through his genius writing.


I hope my picks game you some insight of what’s going down at the Emmy’s this Sunday! Let me know who you think is gonna win big in the comments below!

HAPPY EMMYS!!!

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