Last year’s awards were dominated by Game of Thrones, but this year a new show will take center stage due to GOT’s delayed season making it ineligible to be nominated. Many shows from networks, cable channels, and streaming services are fighting for television’s biggest prize.
In the category for Best Drama series there are seven shows fighting it out: AMC’s Better Call Saul, Netflix’s The Crown, House of Cards, and Stranger Things, Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, NBC’s This Is Us, and HBO’s Westworld.
Neither of these shows has won a Best Drama Emmy before, and the possibility it could go to an original show from a streaming service would be a big win for the relatively new format.
Many experts believe the award will go to The Handmaid’s Tale, but don’t count out Stranger Things. HBO has made a big push for Westworld, but chances are Netflix will come away with the Best Drama of the season.
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The category of Best Comedy has been dominated recently by HBO’s Veep, and it is nominated and favored once again.
The other nominees include: FX’s Atlanta, ABC’s Black-ish and Modern Family, Netflix’s Master of None and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and HBO’s Silicon Valley.
Even though Veep seems to be poised for another victory, Atlanta also seems to be a favorite pick with voters. This could set the stage for an upset in the category.
In the Best Actor and Actress categories for drama, the experts at Time are going with Sterling K. Brown to take home the top prize for his performance in This Is Us.
Elisabeth Moss is favored to take home the trophy for her role in The Handmaid’s Tale. This would be Moss’s first win, and the second for Brown. He won last year for his role in the limited series The People v. O.J. Simpson.
As for the Best Actor and Actress in a Comedy Series, Veep’s Julia-Louis Dreyfus should dominate her category once again and win for the 7th time. Meanwhile, Donald Glover from Atlanta is favored to win for his much-acclaimed role.
The Emmys airs on CBS Sunday night at 8 p.m. ET and runs until 11 p.m. ET.