Who Should Win Against Who Will Win This Year – The Madison Leader Gazette


The show biz awards business is an inherently slippery slope spanning a range of human emotions – from joy to disappointment to “What?” How did (fill in the blank) win? “

The Emmys, of course, are no different, and every year the Television Academy – who chooses who wins a statuette or who is “just happy to be nominated” – finds itself at the tip of the fan’s stick and critics. It is an impossible situation to win.

That being said, it’s a little different this year. In many cases, nominees who should win an Emmy will walk away, in my opinion, with the golden statuette – unlike in years past, which has often left me scratching my head in disbelief. here is who i think should win and will win when CBS broadcasts the Emmys live at 8 p.m. on Sunday, September 19, from the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles.

Outstanding Drama Series

Nominees: “The Boys”, “Bridgerton”, “The Crown”, “The Mandalorian”, “Lovecraft Country”, “Pose”, “The Handmaid’s Tale”, “This Is Us”

Who should win: “The boys

Amazon’s quirky, wickedly funny / violent series mixes cartoonish gore with sharp humor, posing a world in which superheroes aren’t very nice people – in some cases, they’re narcissistic murderers, by blood. – cold and sexual predators (the smarmy Homelander, played Antony Starr). It’s one of the best TV shows right now, with a, yes, killer cast.

“The Boys” This is one of the best TV shows around.
Amazon Studios, Prime Video

Who will win: “Bridgerton

Shonda Rhimes’ period drama on Netflix, set in high society London in 1813, was a talker, if only for the cutest “Lady Whistledown” (catchy name) and the romance factor.

Outstanding comic series

Nominees: “Black-ish”, “Cobra Kai”, “Pen15”, “Emily in Paris”, “Hacks”, “Ted Lasso”, “The Flight Attendant”, “The Kominsky Method”

Who should win: “Ted lasso

Who will win: “Ted lasso

If the Television Academy is wrong, it will be a blatant mic drop moment. I can’t think of a weak link in the “Ted Lasso” chain of sweet comedy, optimism, wellness spirit, and winning performances all around.

Ted lasso
“Ted Lasso” is expected to win the award for Outstanding Comedy Series.

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Nominees: Regé-Jean Page (“Bridgerton”), Sterling K. Brown (“This Is Us”), Billy Porter (“Pose”), Jonathan Majors (“Lovecraft Country”), Matthew Rhys (“Perry Mason”), Josh O’Connor (“The Crown”)

Who should win: Sterling K. Brown. There are no stars here, so I have a feeling it will be Brown – if only for the fact that he has already won (in 2017) and that “This Is Us” is in its infancy. tearful last season.

Who will win: Brown

Sterling K. Brown as Randall
Sterling K. Brown as Randall in “This Is Us”.

Best Leading Actress in a Drama Series

Nominees: Emma Corrin (“The Crown”), Olivia Colman (“The Crown”), Uzo Aduba (“In Process”), Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Story”), Jurnee Smollett (“Lovecraft Country”), Mj Rodriguez (“Pose”)

Who should win: Uzo Aduba, who pulled off this tricky feat of staring in a rebooted series and making the character – an angsty LA therapist – significantly different from both the background and tone of the Doctor played by Gabriel Byrne for the first three seasons. It helped that she had a strong supporting cast including Anthony Ramos and John Benjamin Hickey.

Who will win: Elisabeth Mousse. Corrin and Colman will cancel each other. But foam? Truly? It’s a lazy choice. And, really, how many more full-screen close-ups of Moss as pouting / smiling / defeated / triumphant / f – k you June Osborne do we need? Enough already.

Elisabeth Mousse
Elisabeth Moss in “The Handmaid’s Tale”.
Hulu via AP

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Nominees: Michael K. Williams (“Lovecraft Country”), Bradley Whitford (“The Handmaid’s Tale”), Max Minghella (“The Handmaid’s Tale”), OT Fagbenle (“The Handmaid’s Tale”), John Lithgow (“Perry Mason”), Tobias Menzies (“The Crown”), Giancarlo Esposito (“The Mandalorian”), Chris Sullivan (“This is us”)

Who should win: Michael k williams.

Who will win: Williams, for his stellar work in “Lovecraft Country”. Keep in mind that the Emmy votes were cast before Williams’ untimely death on September 3 at the age of 54; it is not a posthumous salute, but recognition of his talent by the industry.

Michael k williams
Michael K. Williams in “Lovecraft Country”.
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Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Nominees: Gillian Anderson (“The Crown”), Helena Bonham Carter (“The Crown”), Emerald Fennell (“The Crown”), Ann Dowd (“The Handmaid’s Story”), Yvonne Strahovski (“The Handmaid’s Story”) the Handmaid “), Samira Wiley (” The Handmaid’s Tale “), Madeline Brewer (” The Handmaid’s Tale “), Aunjanue Ellis (” Lovecraft Country “)

Who should win: Ann dowd, who has managed to add even more emotional depth to the creepy, compassionate, evil and complicated Aunt Lydia since winning in 2017.

Who will win: Aunjanue Ellis. Again, this is too crowded an area, and I think the four “Handmaid’s Tale” nominees will cancel each other out… and Anderson’s parched, cartoonish Margaret Thatcher sounded like she was constipated, so forget about her.

Best Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Nominees: Jason Sudeikis (“Ted Lasso”), Anthony Anderson (“Black-ish”), Michael Douglas (“The Kominsky Method”), William H. Macy (“Shameless”), Kenan Thompson (“Kenan”)

Who should win: Jason Sudeikis

Who will win: Sudeikis, who stands above his fellow contenders by creating a lovable, out of the water character who sees the good in everyone and makes everyone in their orbit a little better. Side note: why is Kenan Thompson even on this list?

Jason Sudeikis in "Ted Lasso."
Jason Sudeikis in “Ted Lasso”.
Apple TV Plus via AP

Best Leading Actress in a Comedy Series

Nominees: Aidy Bryant (“Shrill”), Jean Smart (“Hacks”), Allison Janney (“Mom”), Kaley Cuoco (“The Flight Attendant”), Tracee Ellis Ross (“Black-ish”).

Who should win: Smart jeans.

Who will win: Clever, which set the scene for a late-career rebirth with her portrayal of Deborah Vance, a Joan Rivers-like stand-up comic that’s both genuinely funny on stage and emotionally fragile in real life.

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Nominees: Bowen Yang (“Saturday Night Live”), Kenan Thompson (“Saturday Night Live”), Brett Goldstein (“Ted Lasso”), Brendan Hunt (“Ted Lasso”), Nick Mohammed (“Ted Lasso”), Jeremy Swift ( “Ted Lasso”), Paul Reiser (“The Kominsky Method”), Carl Clemons-Hopkins (“Hacks”)

Who should win: Goldstein, Hunt, Mohammed and Fast – if only they could share the Emmy. But they can’t.

Who will win: I’m stumped on this one, even though we can take out Yang and Thompson. Unless one of the guys from “Ted Lasso” wins, it’s a wide open and unpredictable field. Paul Reiser, anyone? He’s due – and he’s a pretty good actor (comedy and drama).

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Nominees: Kate McKinnon (“Saturday Night Live”), Cecily Strong (“Saturday Night Live”), Aidy Bryant (“Saturday Night Live”), Rosie Perez (“The Flight Attendant”), Hannah Einbinder (“Hacks”), Hannah Waddingham (“Ted Lasso”), Juno Temple (“Ted Lasso”)

Hannah einbinder
Hannah einbinder

Who should win: Hannah einbinder. The daughter of first “SNL” star Laraine Newman gave a nuanced performance – and looked like she’s been doing it for years. (She didn’t; it’s her first major role.) Eiinbinder kept pace with veteran co-star Jean Smart for a brace with great chemistry. And, let’s face it, not all “SNL” nominees are Emmy-worthy, so I don’t really get the adulation here.

Who will win: Einbinder. But if not, it will be Waddingham – aboard the Emmy “Ted Lasso” train.

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