My Emmy Predictions

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It’s TV biggest night on Sunday! TV this past year was amazing and the categories are chock full of talent. There are a few categories that it is really hard to predict who the winner is. Well, here are my humble predictions in a few of the major categories.

LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES:

Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey, PBS

Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad, AMC

Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom, HBO

Jon Hamm, Mad Men, AMC

Damian Lewis, Homeland, Showtime

Kevin Spacey, House of Cards, Netflix

This category is the hardest to predict. We have Damian Lewis who won last year and had another great performance this year as SGT. Brody.  As this is Breaking Bad’s last year, will they give it to Bryan Cranston?  Jon Hamm nominated every year since Mad Men started, but has never taken home the gold. Even though I wish he would win, I think this years Emmy will go to House of Card’s Kevin Spacey. If you haven’t seen it, get Netflix and start binge watching. He is so good as the Machiavellian Congressman Francis Underwood.

LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES:

Connie Britton, Nashville, ABC

Claire Danes, Homeland, Showtime

Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey, PBS

Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel, A&E

Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men, AMC

Kerry Washington, Scandal, ABC

Robin Wright, House of Cards, Netflix

In my heart I hope Kerry Washington would win, because I am definitely one of Olivia Pope’s gladiators, but Robin Wright Penn’s portrayal as Clair Underwood in House of Cards is unstoppable. Again, binge watch if you can.  

COMEDY SERIES:

The Big Bang Theory, CBS

Girls, HBO

Louie, FX

Modern Family, ABC

30 Rock, NBC

Veep, HBO

I think the fact that I feel really awkward watching certain scenes of Girls is a testament to its realistic grit.  My husband thinks it will go to “30 Rock” as a capstone gesture.  We’ll see…

LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES:

Jason Bateman, Arrested Development, Netflix

Louis C.K., Louie, FX

Don Cheadle, House of Lies, Showtime

Matt LeBlanc, Episodes, Showtime

Jim Parsons, Big Bang Theory, CBS

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock, NBC 

I really don’t know about this category. I am going to say Jim Parson. I have heard BBT has had a good season.

LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES:

Lena Dunham, Girls, HBO

Laura Dern, Enlightened, HBO

Tiny Fey, 30 Rock, NBC

Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation, NBC

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep, HBO

Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie, Showtime

Julia Louis-Dreyfus IS that show and steals every scene!

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES:

Adam Driver, Girls, HBO

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family, ABC

Ed O’Neill, Modern Family, ABC

Ty BurrellModern Family, ABC

Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live, NBC

Tony HaleVeep, HBO

Adam Driver also steals every scene he is in, and his performance either makes you laugh or makes your jaw drop.  Keep your eye on this actor’s career.

DRAMA SERIES:

Breaking Bad, AMC

Downton AbbeyPBS

HomelandShowtime

Game of ThronesHBO

House of CardsNetflix

Mad MenAMC

Ugh this is one that I just don’t know. I think it will be between House of Cards, Game of Thrones (Red Wedding anyone?) or Breaking Bad.  Categories like this underscore televisions high-quality productions, as opposed to yet another dreadful “Expendables” installment in theaters.  TV is definitely where it’s at.

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES:

Bobby Cannavale, Boardwalk EmpireHBO

Jonathan BanksBreaking BadAMC

Aaron Paul, Breaking BadAMC

Jim Carter, Downton AbbeyPBS

Peter Dinklage, Game of ThronesHBO

Mandy PatinkinHomelandShowtime

Another hard one.  Though I may be wrong, going to give this one to Mandy Patinkin.

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES:

Anna GunnBreaking BadAMC

Maggie SmithDownton AbbeyPBS

Emilia ClarkeGame of ThronesHBO

Christine BaranskiThe Good WifeCBS

Morena BaccarinHomelandShowtime

Christina Hendricks, Mad MenAMC

Kalesi hands down. This was her year. I hope she brings her dragons.  

LEAD ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE:

Michael DouglasBehind The CandelabraHBO

Matt Damon, Behind The CandelabraHBO

Toby Jones, The GirlHBO

Benedict CumberbatchParade’s EndHBO

Al PacinoPhil SpectorHBO

I really wish Michael Douglas and Matt Damon could share this award. I just hope they do not split the vote.

LEAD ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE:

Jessica LangeAmerican Horror StoryFX

Laura LinneyThe Big C: HereafterShowtime

Helen Mirren, Phil Spector, HBO

Sigourney Weaver, Political Animals, USA

Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake, Sundance Channel

American Horror Story: Asylum was revetting and terrifying. Jessica Lange was a huge reason why. Her performance  defines “Emmy worthy.”  

MINISERIES OR MOVIE:

American Horror Story: Asylum, FX

Behind the Candelabra, HBO

Phil Spector, HBO

Political Animals, USA

The Bible, History

Top of the Lake, Sundance Channel

I am torn between Behind The Candelabra and American Horror Story: Asylum. Both are so different, but both were equally excellent in their respective genre.

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN MINISERIES OR MOVIE:

James Cromwell, American Horror Story: Asylum, FX

Zachary Quinto, American Horror Story: Asylum, FX

Scott Bakula, Behind The Candelabra, HBO

John Benjamin Hickey, The Big C: Hereafter, Showtime

Peter Mullan, Top of the Lake, Sundance Channel

Zachary Quinto was amazing. I cannot divulge more without giving out spoilers.

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN MINISERIES OR MOVIE:

Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Asylum, FX

Imelda Staunton, The Girl, HBO

Charlotte Rampling, Restless, Sundance Channel

Alfre Woodard, Steel Magnolias, Lifetime

Again, I cannot divulge too much without giving out spoilers, but she was great especially when they fas forward a few decades.

I am really excited to see how this all unfolds on Sunday night! Will you be watching? What are some of your favorites?

 

A “Killer”s Concert and a Fab Surprise

I want to apologize for taking some time off from the blog. We got back from vacation and a week later the boys were back in school. I have also taken a position on our school’s PTA board. It has been very rewarding and a lot of fun. Needless to say my time has been focused in other places these past few weeks.

Killers

On August 10th,  my hubby and I along with close friends were lucky to see The Killers in Columbia, MD. I have been wanting to see Brandon and the gang for a very long time and I am glad it finally worked out. They did not disappoint, and I would say the concert is in my top 5 list of concerts I have attended.  They have this great energy, and if I may hazard, Brandon Flowers (the lead singer) has a showmanship that evokes comparisons like an “American Freddie Mercury” (voice of an angel). Click here to check out the set list. For once a band played all the songs I wanted to here. They DID NOT disappoint, if you are a fan and they come to your town run, run, run to go see them!
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My BFF Vanessa said she would send me a copy of the set list she made. So late last week I got the CD in mail along with this all these fun things from Target. I love getting surprises in the mail, especially when the contents are super fun!

eye shadows

I hade seen this eyeshadow “quad” in a magazine and I was going to get them on my next Target trip. It was really cool she was one step ahead of me. I love, LOVE this eyeshadow! It goes on smoothly and you can just put on one shade and it makes a statement, because of the glitter.

blueberry

I am always on the hunt for a good makeup remover towelettes. My ultimate favorite are the Korres ones, but they are a bit on the pricey side. These towlettes are great, not only to they do the job they are supposed to, but they moisturize and smell delicious!

wonderbalm

This is really a wonderbalm. I put it on my lips and it instantly makes them smooth and soft. You can use them for anywhere you have dry skin. It goes on very smoothly and smells good as well. If you have dry skin give this a try. I think you will be surprised.

Thank you Vanessa for the very sweet package! I wish you all a wonderful first week of September!!