2012 Emmys: Our Predictions

Since the 64th annual Emmys air on ABC tomorrow, we thought it was the perfect time to share our predictions on who’ll walk away with the coveted statues. Will reigning shows like Modern Family and Mad Men continue their winning streaks, or will new upstarts like Girls and Homeland crash the party? For the first time, none of the big four broadcast networks has a series among the nominees for drama series. In fact, only two nominees in the comedy category air on a major network. It’s all about cable these days. Without further ado, check out all our predictions below. Which Homorazzi.com writer do you think will get the most correct? Sound off in our comments section with your thoughts.

Drama Categories

Best Drama

  • Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
  • Breaking Bad (AMC)
  • Downton Abbey (PBS)
  • Game of Thrones (HBO)
  • Homeland (Showtime)
  • Mad Men (AMC)

Donovan: Mad Men
Patrick: Game of Thrones
Adam: Breaking Bad
Tyrell: Downton Abbey
Matt: Game of Thrones
Nic: Game of Thrones

Lead Actor In Drama

  • Hugh Bonneville on Downton Abbey (Episode: “Episode Seven”) (PBS)
  • Steve Buscemi on Boardwalk Empire (Episode: “Two Boats and a Lifeguard”) (HBO)
  • Bryan Cranston on Breaking Bad (Episode: “Crawl Space”) (AMC)
  • Michael C. Hall on Dexter (Episode: “Nebraska”) (Showtime)
  • Jon Hamm on Mad Men (Episode: “The Other Woman”) (AMC)
  • Damian Lewis on Homeland (Episode: “Marine One”) (Showtime)

Donovan: Bryan Cranston
Patrick: Bryan Cranston
Adam: Bryan Cranston
Tyrell: Bryan Cranston
Matt: Steve Buscemi
Nic: Damian Lewis

Lead Actress In Drama

  • Kathy Bates on Harry’s Law (Episode: “Onward and Upward”) (NBC)
  • Glenn Close on Damages (Episode: “I’ve Done Way Too Much for This Girl”) (Audience Network)
  • Claire Danes on Homeland (Episode: “The Vest”) (Showtime)
  • Michelle Dockery on Downton Abbey (Episode: “Episode Seven”) (PBS)
  • Julianna Margulies on The Good Wife (Episode: “Parenting Made Easy”) (CBS)
  • Elisabeth Moss on Mad Men (Episode: “The Other Woman”) (AMC)

Donovan: Claire Danes
Patrick: Elisabeth Moss
Adam: Claire Danes
Tyrell: Michelle Dockery
Matt: Glenn Close
Nic: Michelle Dockery

Supporting Actor In Drama

  • Jim Carter on Downton Abbey (Episode: “Episode Two”) (PBS)
  • Brendan Coyle on Downton Abbey (Episode: “Episode Seven”) (PBS)
  • Peter Dinklage on Game of Thrones (Episode: “Blackwater”) (HBO)
  • Giancarlo Esposito on Breaking Bad (Episode: “Hermanos”) (AMC)
  • Jared Harris on Mad Men (Episode: “Commissions and Fees”) (AMC)
  • Aaron Paul on Breaking Bad (Episode: “End Times”) (AMC)

Donovan: Giancarlo Esposito
Patrick: Aaron Paul
Adam: Giancarlo Esposito
Tyrell: Aaron Paul
Matt: Peter Dinklage
Nic: Peter Dinklage

Supporting Actress In Drama

  • Christine Baranski on The Good Wife (Episode: “Alienation of Affection”) (CBS)
  • Joanne Froggatt on Downton Abbey (Episode: “Episode Seven”) (PBS)
  • Anna Gunn on Breaking Bad (Episode: “Cornered”) (AMC)
  • Christina Hendricks on Mad Men (Episode: “The Other Woman”) (AMC)
  • Archie Panjabi on The Good Wife (Episode: “The Dream Team”) (CBS)
  • Maggie Smith on Downton Abbey (Episode: “Episode One”) (PBS)

Donovan: Christina Hendricks
Patrick: Anna Gunn
Adam: Maggie Smith
Tyrell: Christine Baranski
Matt: Joanne Froggatt
Nic: Christina Hendricks

Comedy Categories

Best Comedy

  • 30 Rock (NBC)
  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
  • Girls (HBO)
  • Modern Family (ABC)
  • Veep (HBO)

Donovan: Modern Family
Patrick: Girls
Adam: Modern Family
Tyrell: The Big Bang Theory
Matt: Girls
Nic: Girls

Lead Actor In Comedy

  • Alec Baldwin on 30 Rock (Episode: “Live from Studio 6H”) (NBC)
  • Louis C.K. on Louie (Episode: “Duckling”) (FX)
  • Don Cheadle on House of Lies (Episode: “Gods of Dangerous Financial Institutions”) (Showtime)
  • Jon Cryer on Two and a Half Men (Episode: “Frodo’s Headshots”) (CBS)
  • Larry David on Curb Your Enthusiasm (Episode: “Palestinian Chicken”) (HBO)
  • Jim Parsons on The Big Bang Theory (Episode: “The Werewolf Transformation”) (CBS)

Donovan: Louis C.K.
Patrick: Jim Parsons
Adam: Louis C.K.
Tyrell: Jim Parsons
Matt: Alec Baldwin
Nic: Louis C.K.

Lead Actress In Comedy

  • Zooey Deschanel on New Girl (Episode: “Bad in Bed”) (FOX)
  • Lena Dunham on Girls (Episode: “She Did”) (HBO)
  • Edie Falco on Nurse Jackie (Episode: “Disneyland Sucks”) (Showtime)
  • Tina Fey on 30 Rock (Episode: “The Tuxedo Begins”) (NBC)
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus on Veep (Episode: “Tears”) (HBO)
  • Melissa McCarthy on Mike & Molly (Episode: “The Dress”) (CBS)
  • Amy Poehler on Parks and Recreation (Episode: “Win, Lose, or Draw”) (NBC)

Donovan: Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Patrick: Lena Dunham
Adam: Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Tyrell: Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Matt: Lena Dunham
Nic: Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Supporting Actor In Comedy

  • Ty Burrell on Modern Family (Episode: “Lifetime Supply”) (ABC)
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson on Modern Family (Episode: “Leap Day”) (ABC)
  • Max Greenfield on New Girl (Episode: “Control”) (FOX)
  • Bill Hader on Saturday Night Live (Episode: “Host: Katy Perry”) (NBC)
  • Ed O’Neill on Modern Family (Episode: “Baby on Board”) (ABC)
  • Eric Stonestreet on Modern Family (Episode: “Treehouse”) (ABC)

Donovan: Ed O’Neill
Patrick: Eric Stonestreet
Adam: Ed O’Neill
Tyrell: Ed O’Neill
Matt: Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Nic: Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Supporting Actress In Comedy

  • Mayim Bialik on The Big Bang Theory (Episode: “The Shiny Trinket Maneuver”) (CBS)
  • Julie Bowen on Modern Family (Episode: “Go Bullfrogs!”) (ABC)
  • Kathryn Joosten on Desperate Housewives (Episode: “Give Me the Blame/Finishing the Hat”) (ABC)
  • Sofía Vergara on Modern Family (Episode: “Tableau Vivant”) (ABC)
  • Merritt Wever on Nurse Jackie (Episode: “One-Armed Jacks”) (Showtime)
  • Kristen Wiig on Saturday Night Live (Episode: “Host: Mick Jagger”) (NBC)

Donovan: Julie Bowen
Patrick: Kristen Wiig
Adam: Julie Bowen
Tyrell: Mayim Bialik
Matt: Kristen Wiig
Nic: Kristen Wiig

Reality Categories

Best Reality Competition

  • The Amazing Race (CBS)
  • Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
  • Project Runway (Lifetime)
  • So You Think You Can Dance (FOX)
  • Top Chef (Bravo)
  • The Voice (NBC)

Donovan: The Amazing Race
Patrick: The Voice
Adam: The Amazing Race
Tyrell: The Voice
Matt: The Voice
Nic: Top Chef

Best Reality Competition Host

  • Tom Bergeron for Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
  • Cat Deeley for So You Think You Can Dance (FOX)
  • Phil Keoghan for The Amazing Race (CBS)
  • Ryan Seacrest for American Idol (FOX)
  • Betty White for Betty White’s Off Their Rockers (NBC)

Donovan: Ryan Seacrest
Patrick: Ryan Seacrest
Adam: Phil Keoghan
Tyrell: Cat Deeley
Matt: Ryan Seacrest
Nic: Ryan Seacrest

Outstanding Variety Series

  • The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)
  • The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)
  • Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC)
  • Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)
  • Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Donovan: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Patrick: Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Adam: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Tyrell: The Colbert Report
Matt: Real Time with Bill Maher
Nic: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

  • Matt

    Donovan, your predictions are spot-on. As for some of your fellow writers, well, we’ll just see tomorrow…

  • Steve

    Im gonna go with most all of Patricks predictions. Let’s be sure were right lol!!

  • Donovan… you’re goin’ doooooown!
    Also, matty i feel like you threw a dart at people pictures for these predictions heheh.
    Ryan Seacrest?? As the guy who reviewed Idol this year … i’m gonna freak if that idiot wins- SUCH a bad year and he did NOT help. Cat deserves WAY more than he does.

  • Therefore, in another sense, the entertainment industry awards ceremony to indulge in self-congratulatory their favorite pastime.Then Why are you here? For the rest of us, this is a bit of escapism.