The 2020 Emmy nominations are in and I have a lot of opinions, predictions and hopes for who will take home the night’s big awards.
The production team of the Emmys has proven that a global pandemic can’t keep them down. The 2020 Emmy nominations were announced this morning. I have so many questions about how an awards show is going to work during a pandemic. I guess it can take the format of the ESPYs, however, I did not like that format. My favorite parts of any award show is the little moments caught on camera of the stars interacting with each other. Sure, I like finding out who wins, but the best part is the presenters and behind the scenes moments. We don’t get that if everyone is at home. I guess it’s better than nothing. Anyways, here are my predictions for the night’s big winners.
Best Actor In A Comedy
Anthony Anderson (Black-ish)
Don Cheadle (Black Monday)
Ted Danson (The Good Place)
Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method)
Eugene Levy (Schitt’s Creek)
Ramy Youssef (Ramy)
I’ve seen four out of the six, which I think is better than most. While I haven’t seen Ramy or Black Monday, the actors are both phenomenal. Ramy is the reigning champ and Don Cheadle has proven himself in just about everything he’s acted in. I really hope Eugene Levy wins for his role as the patriarch of the Rose family. It’s also his last chance to win for that role. So is the case for Ted Danson for his role as demon turned human, Michael. I’m not too sure who is going to win, but I do know, whoever wins deserves it.
Best Actress In A Comedy
Christina Applegate (Dead to Me)
Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Linda Cardellini (Dead to Me)
Catherine O’Hara (Schitt’s Creek)
Issa Rae (Insecure)
Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish)
I am obsessed with this category, and truly do not know who is going to win. All of these women are so good in their respective roles and I cannot pick who did the best. My personal top two are Christina Applegate and Catherine O’Hara. Both of their acting is impeccable, but so is Linda’s and Issa Rae’s. Every scene Catherine is in has me dying from laughter on the floor, and Christina has me laughing and crying all in the same minute. The same goes for Linda though. If I have to choose, I pick Christina Applegate. If she doesn’t win, a crime has been committed.
Best Comedy Series
Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
Dead to Me (Netflix)
The Good Place (NBC)
The Kominsky Method (Netflix)
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
Schitt’s Creek (Pop)
What We Do in the Shadows (FX)
I feel like I keep saying the same thing, but I honestly don’t know who is going to win. I am obsessed with a majority of these and can’t choose a clear winner. There really isn’t much to say. I am going to go out on a limb, like I often do, and and guess Insecure. I would love for Schitt’s Creek to win, however I think it’ll be Insecure.
Best Actor In A Drama
Jason Bateman (Ozark)
Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us)
Steve Carell (The Morning Show)
Brian Cox (Succession)
Billy Porter (Pose)
Jeremy Strong (Succession)
While I haven’t seen most of these, I think I know who will win. Just based off of the past, and how much the voters celebrated him in the past, I’m giving it to Sterling K. Brown. There is new blood in the mix this year, so I could be wrong, but I think Sterling has it. There was a lot of material for him in season 4 and he knocked it out of the park. Even though Randall annoys me, his character’s arch was great this season. It could also go to Billy Porter, because people love him and he is great in Pose. I haven’t seen Succession, so I don’t know. I also haven’t seen The Morning Show, so no opinion there either.
Best Actress In A Drama Series
Jennifer Aniston (The Morning Show)
Olivia Colman (The Crown)
Jodie Comer (Killing Eve)
Laura Linney (Ozark)
Sandra Oh (Killing Eve)
Once again, we have a stacked category. I haven’t seen The Morning Show, but from what I hear, Jennifer Anniston is great in it. She may have a chance, however I think Zendaya or Jodie Comer are the top contenders here. Although I really like Laura Linney in Ozark, and I think her story line with Ben this season really allowed her to show off her acting chops. The scenes with her brother, without a doubt her best scenes. All this being said, I think it’s either Zendaya or Jodie Comer. They are just too good.
Best Drama Series
Better Call Saul (AMC)
The Crown (Netflix)
The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
Killing Eve (BBC America)
The Mandalorian (Disney+)
Stranger Things (Netflix)
Hot take over here, I didn’t like The Mandalorian as much as everyone else. Every episode was pretty much the same thing, with Mando and Baby Yoda traveling somewhere new and getting in trouble. As much as everyone loves it, I don’t think it should win. Ozark is great, and Succession and Stranger Things are great, but I think The Handmaid’s Tale has this one. I personally got bored in season two and couldn’t make it to season three, but everyone else raves about it. Plus, the Emmy voters have a history of voting for it. No surprise it showed up on the 2020 Emmy nominations, and no surprise if it wins. I hope it doesn’t though.
Best Actor In A Limited Series Or TV Movie
Jeremy Irons (Watchmen)
Hugh Jackman (Bad Education)
Paul Mescal (Normal People)
Jeremy Pope (Hollywood)
Mark Ruffalo (I Know This Much Is True)
Not going to lie, I actually haven’t seen any of these. While I have no opinions, I promised a prediction so I’m going to go with Mark Ruffalo.
Best Actress In A Limited Series Or TV Movie
Cate Blanchett (Mrs. America)
Shira Haas (Unorthodox)
Regina King (Watchmen)
Octavia Spencer (Self Made)
Kerry Washington (Little Fires Everywhere)
My pick for this category is without a doubt Shira Haas from Unorthodox. Words are not sufficient enough for me to be able to explain how moving her performance is. The other performances were great, but I cannot stress enough how amazing Shira is. If it can’t go to Shira, Regina King and Cate Blanchett are also great choices. I’ll be happy if they win, but I will be ecstatic if Shira wins.
Best Limited Series
Little Fires Everywhere (Hulu)
Mrs. America (FX on Hulu)
Just like I’m obsessed with Shira Haas, I am also obsessed with Unorthodox. The fact that a show, almost completely in subtitles, was able to hook me immediately and keep me, says something about how great it is. This is like the Yiddish version of Parasite. Not only is it a captivating story, it is also informative. It transported me into a world I knew nothing about, and made me want to learn more about. I think it is perfect and needs to win. I also like Unbelievable, and believe it also deserves to win. Watchmen also has a chance, but I really hope Unorthodox takes it home.
So there you have it. Whether you asked for it or not, I give to you my predictions for this years winners. The 2020 Emmy nominations were stacked so it’s harder than you think to pick. Who do you think will take home the night’s top prizes? Let me know in the comments.