The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards are this Sunday, September 20th at 8/7c on Fox. As usual, there are a few people missing from the list of nominees, but none-the-less, I am still excited to see who takes home a statuette this year.
1. Tatiana Maslany – Orphan Black
Not only does she play multiple characters in each episode, sometimes four versions of herself in one scene, but she does each so well that you often forget they are all the same actor. If she does not win, then the only other acceptable recipient is Taraji.
2. Emma Thompson – Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street (Live From Lincoln Center)
To be honest, I have not actually seen this performance. However, I do love Sweeney Todd and I love Emma Thomspon, so how could it have been bad? Plus, Thompson is hilarious and is sure to give a great speech if she wins.
3. William H. Macy – Shameless
I have said it before and I am sure that I will say it many more times, but Shameless is one of the most under-rated shows on TV and Macy’s performance as Frank is always fantastic. I know he will probably never win, but I cross my fingers for him every year.
4. Lily Tomlin – Grace and Frankie
She is proof that women are funny, not just at any age, but at every age.
5. Jon Hamm – Mad Men
I stopped watching Mad Men about halfway through season five, but he has been nominated every year since the series began and has never won, so I think it is about time.
6.Tituss Burgess – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
7. Emilia Clarke – Game of Thrones
I would actually be okay with any of the actresses in this category winning, but Clarke is my favorite of the bunch. Plus, she may just have her dragon eat everyone else to ensure victory.
8. Michael Kelly – House of Cards
Regardless of how you feel about season three as a whole, you cannot deny that Kelly’s performance was amazing. He may have also ensured his own victory ahead of Sunday’s show.