Over the past few weeks, I’ve been giving you my 2014 Emmy nomination predictions in certain categories. The actual nominations were announced on July 10th. The full list of nominees can be found here: emmys.com/sites/default/files/Downloads/66th-nominations-list-v2.pdf.
How did we fare?
Outstanding Comedy Series: 5/6. The surprise inclusion of Silicon Valley teaches us to never underestimate the power of HBO (except for the fact that it replaced Girls.)
Outstanding Drama Series: 5/6. Despite speculation to the contrary, the Academy still loves Downton Abbey.
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: 5/6. The Academy loves Ricky Gervais like nobody else.
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: 5/6. No surprises here. I didn’t predict Melissa McCarthy, but I considered it.
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: 6/6.
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: 4/6. Lizzy Caplan was a pleasant surprise, but not pleasant enough to make up for the fact that Tatiana Maslany will probably never receive any Emmy love for Orphan Black.
Outsanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: 4/6. I wasn’t pulling for Fred Armisen (mostly because it’s the wrong category), but I won’t complain.
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: 4/6 (plus partial credit for Kate Mulgrew, who was my 7th choice). Cool to see an SNL cast member get a nomination as early into her run on the show as Kate McKinnon is.
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: 4/6. Jon Voight, huh?
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: 3/6. Looks like I picked the wrong former nominee who didn’t really didn’t do much this season (Emilia Clarke instead of Christina Hendricks).
Jeff Malone is a voracious entertainment consumer and entertainment creator. He currently resides in New York City, where he is working on a Master’s in Media Studies at The New School. In addition to his pieces on TMRzoo.com, you can check out his blog (jmunney.wordpress.com), where he provides regular coverage of Community and Saturday Night Live, as well as other television, film, music, and the rest of pop culture.