Emmy Awards 2017 Predictions: There Could Be Some Surprising Winners In The Big Categories

Emmy Awards 2017 Predictions: There Could Be Some Surprising Winners In The Big Categories
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A little competition is always good, and therefore, the 2017 Emmy Awards will be an extraordinary night.

TV watchers enjoyed some of the best series and nightly shows, movies, and specials in the past few months.

It appears that actors, writers, and directors had all decided to put out their best work and the viewers benefited.

This year, the hilarious and political Stephen Colbert is set to host the Emmys -- which means there will be many anti-Donald Trump jokes that will please one side and anger the other.

The awards show will air at 8 PM on CBS Sunday night, meanwhile here are the predictions on the winners 2017 Emmy Awards.

Drama series

Better Call Saul, AMC
The Crown, Netflix
The Handmaid’s Tale, Hulu
House Of Cards, Netflix
Stranger Things, Netflix
This Is Us, NBC
Westworld, HBO

Predicted winner : This Is Us

It is believed that This Is Us will win because it captivated and moved viewers like no other series. The show trended on social media every time a new episode aired and fans explained that they feel a special connection with the stories and the characters.

Comedy series

Atlanta, FX
Black-ish, ABC
Master Of None, Netflix
Modern Family, ABC
Silicon Valley, HBO
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Netflix
Veep, HBO

Predicted winner : Atlanta

Veep is no longer what it used to be. Therefore, all bets are on Atlanta .

LIMITED SERIES

Big Little Lies, HBO
Fargo, FX Networks
Feud: Bette And Joan, FX Networks
Genius, National Geographic
The Night Of, HBO

Predicted winner : Big Little Lies

This one is a no-brainer -- the cast composed of hard hitters like Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley and Alexander Skarsgård. It has been one of the most praised series on TV.

TELEVISION MOVIE

Black Mirror: San Junipero, Netflix
Dolly Parton’s Christmas Of Many Colors: Circle Of Love, NBC
The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks, HBO
Sherlock: The Lying Detective, (Masterpiece) PBS
The Wizard Of Lies, HBO

Predicted winner : Black Mirror

While The Wizard of Lies was excellent, most TV lovers agree that Black Mirror was a masterpiece.

LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Viola Davis, How To Get Away With Murder, ABC
Claire Foy, The Crown, Netflix
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale, Hulu
Keri Russell, The Americans, FX Networks
Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld, HBO
Robin Wright, House Of Cards, Netflix

Predicted winner : Elisabeth Moss

There is no competition this year. The Handmaid’s Tale brought out the best out of Elisabeth Moss, who has yet to win an Emmy despite being nominated seven times. Sorry, Viola Davis, (who did an outstanding job on How To Get Away With Murder ), Moss is just in another league.

LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Sterling K. Brown, This is Us, NBC
Anthony Hopkins, Westworld, HBO
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul, AMC
Matthew Rhys, The Americans, FX Networks
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan, Showtime
Kevin Spacey, House Of Cards, Netflix
Milo Ventimiglia, This is Us, NBC

Predicted winner : Sterling K. Brown

Sterling K. Brown in the role of Randall Pearson in This Is Us , showed an array of emotions after losing his father, finding him, and losing him again as he dealt with his mother and complicated siblings.

LEAD ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE

Carrie Coon, Fargo, FX Networks
Felicity Huffman, American Crime, ABC
Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies, HBO
Jessica Lange, Feud: Bette And Joan, FX Networks
Susan Sarandon, Feud: Bette And Joan, FX Networks
Reese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies, HBO

Predicted winner : Nicole Kidman

Hands down Nicole Kidman gets this one. Kidman, who played a domestic abuse victim, suffered real bruises and cuts while filming the intense scenes with Alexander Skarsgård.

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LEAD ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE

Riz Ahmed, The Night Of, HBO
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: The Lying Detective, (Masterpiece) PBS
Robert De Niro, The Wizard Of Lies, HBO
Ewan McGregor, Fargo, FX Networks
Geoffrey Rush, Genius, National Geographic
John Turturro, The Night Of, HBO

Predicted winner : Riz Ahmed

Riz Ahmed should pick up the Emmy but do not be surprised if living legend Robert De Niro steals it from him.

LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

Pamela Adlon, Better Things, FX Networks
Jane Fonda, Grace And Frankie, Netflix
Allison Janney, Mom, CBS
Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Netflix
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep, HBO
Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish, ABC
Lily Tomlin, Grace And Frankie, Netflix

Predicted winner : Julia Louis-Dreyfus

This year, Julia Louis-Dreyfus' is going for a record -- six consecutive Emmys for the role of the funny, mean, and selfish Selina Meyer.

LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish, ABC
Aziz Ansari, Master Of None, Netflix
Zach Galifianakis, Baskets, FX Networks
Donald Glover, Atlanta, FX Networks
William H. Macy, Shameless, Showtime
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent, Amazon

Predicted winner: Donald Glover

Along with a major hit song ("Redbone") under the name Childish Gambino –- Donald Glover will likely win his first Emmy Sunday night. The man is talented.

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Uzo Aduba, Orange Is The New Black, Netflix
Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things, Netflix
Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale, Hulu
Chrissy Metz, This is Us, NBC
Thandie Newton, Westworld, HBO
Samira Wiley, The Handmaid’s Tale, Hulu

Predicted winner : Thandie Newton

This a hard one. While Chrissy Metz and Samira Wiley have both delivered perfect performances, Thandie Newton brought a bit of je ne sais quoi to her role.

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul, AMC
David Harbour, Stranger Things, Netflix
Ron Cephas Jones, This is Us, NBC
Michael Kelly, House Of Cards, Netflix
John Lithgow, The Crown, Netflix
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland, Showtime
Jeffrey Wright, Westworld, HBO

Predicted winner : John Lithgow

What John Lithgow did with the role of Winston Churchill deserves an award. It is that simple.

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

Vanessa Bayer, Saturday Night Live, NBC
Anna Chlumsky, Veep, HBO
Kathryn Hahn, Transparent, Amazon
Leslie Jones, Saturday Night Live, NBC
Judith Light, Transparent, Amazon
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live, NBC

Predicted winner: Kate McKinnon

Kate McKinnon took on many roles on SNL , but her portrayal of Hillary Clinton should score her a win.

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

Louie Anderson, Baskets, FX Networks
Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live, NBC
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Netflix
Ty Burrell, Modern Family, ABC
Tony Hale, Veep, HBO
Matt Walsh, Veep, HBO

Predicted winner : Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin played President Trump on SNL -- do we need to say more?

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR A MOVIE

Judy Davis, Feud: Bette And Joan, FX Networks
Laura Dern, Big Little Lies, HBO
Jackie Hoffman, Feud: Bette And Joan, FX Networks
Regina King, American Crime, ABC
Michelle Pfeiffer, The Wizard Of Lies, HBO
Shailene Woodley, Big Little Lies, HBO

Predicted winner : Laura Dern

It is about time that Laura Dern takes home an Emmy for Pete's sake.

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR A MOVIE

Bill Camp, The Night Of, HBO
Alfred Molina, Feud: Bette And Joan, FX Networks
Alexander Skarsgard, Big Little Lies, HBO
David Thewlis, Fargo, FX Networks
Stanley Tucci, Feud: Bette And Joan, FX Networks
Michael Kenneth Williams, The Night Of, HBO

Predicted winner : Alexander Skarsgard

This man abused Kidman to the point she needed stitches, if that does not lead to a win, we do not know what does.

REALITY COMPETITION PROGRAM

The Amazing Race, CBS
American Ninja Warrior, NBC
Project Runway, Lifetime
RuPaul’s Drag Race, VH1
Top Chef, Bravo
The Voice, NBC

Predicted winner : RuPaul’s Drag Race

This is RuPaul's year.

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