Emmys Predictions: Who Will Win and Who Should Win in 2018?
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A carefully curated list of who we’re rooting for and why, plus predictions for why they’ll lose to these Television Academy favorites.
The 2018 Primetime Emmys are just a few days away, so it’s time to take a look back at the last year in television to see if “Game of Thrones” will dominate again, and who will step up in the comedy categories with “Veep” out of contention this year.
Last year, it was HBO’s blockbuster fantasy series that was ineligible, opening the door for a dominant showing from Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale.” This year, the two shows will be competing against one another.
Meanwhile, on the comedy side, three-time Outstanding Comedy winner, “Veep,” took the year off. This means that six-time reigning champ Julia Louis-Dreyfus was also ineligible, opening up the competition for the first time in more than half a decade. Can Tracee Ellis Ross finally rise to the top, or will the buzz of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” push Rachel Brosnahan above her.
Other shows anticipating a big night include “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story,” which is looking to virtually sweep the limited series category, and “Saturday Night Live,” which saw more acting nominations this year than in its entire history.
All eyes will also be on “The Americans,” the critically acclaimed Russian spy series in its last year of eligibility, as well as “This Is Us,” slowly creeping more and more into the spotlight and trying to bring even more Emmy gold back to network television. Perhaps an Oustanding Dramatic Series win to match its SAG Award earlier this year?
No matter what happens, TooFab is sure to disagree with some — or all — of their choices. So we’ve made our own predictions on who will win, and who should win.
“The Amazing Race” (CBS)
“American Ninja Warrior” (NBC)
“Project Runway” (Lifetime)
“RuPaul’s Drag Race” (VH1)
“Top Chef” (Bravo)
“The Voice” (NBC)
Not much changes in this category year after year, with both “The Amazing Race” and “The Voice” dominating the category, and the latter taking the award the past three years running. It definitely seems like the shine has worn off of “Race,” which continues to be nominated every year that this award has existed. While we’d love to see “RuPaul’s Drag Race” win it in its second year of contention for being the funniest and most innovative reality show on telveision, “The Voice” added Jennifer Hudson in Season 13 and fellow “Idol” alum Kelly Clarkson in Season 14, Both moves proved incredibly popular with fans and critics, keeping the show in the spotlight and re-energizing it, making “The Voice” likely to win for the fourth straight year.
Should Win: “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (VH1)
Will Win: “The Voice” (NBC)
“At Home with Amy Sedaris” (truTV)
“Drunk History” (Comedy Central)
“I Love You, America with Sarah Silverman” (Hulu)
“Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
“Tracey Ullman’s Show” (HBO)
In only its fourth year as a distinct category, the variety format was largely dominated by “Saturday Night Live,” which continues to experience a renaissance largely in part to the Trump White House and Alec Baldwin’s recurring performance as the Commander in Chief. Amy Sedaris and Sarah Silverman injected new blood into the category, but their shows don’t feel as fully realized yet as the returning nominees. Honestly, it would be nice if “Portlandia” took home a trophy in its final year as one of the most consistently funny and unique sketch shows in the history of the format. Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein went largely under-appreciated for eight years in this gem, but there’s no way they’re going to stop the “SNL” juggernaut, riding more acting nominations (nine total) this year than ever before.
Should Win: “Portlandia” (IFC)
Will Win: “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
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