67th Emmy Awards predictions

Dalton Gackle

The Emmys are just around the corner. That means it’s prediction time. 

The Emmys are a television awards show dedicated to preserving and celebrating the history of TV while educating and inspiring those who will shape its future, according to the Emmys website. That means any original TV broadcast is game, including the other awards shows. 

The Emmys structure nearly all 103 of their categories by inserting the word ‘outstanding’ at the beginning; for example: “Outstanding Children’s Programming.” 

Though there are more than 100 categories, no one has the time to cover them. They do not even broadcast all of the victories.

For the best Non-prosthetic Make-up, the favorites would have to be Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire and Mad Men. I see Game of Thrones taking this one.

Game of Thrones could likely win the Prosthetic Make-up category, edging out The Walking Dead in the process.

Period Costumes is a different story. I believe Boardwalk Empire will get the nod over Game of Thrones for the best period costumes.

One of the most interesting categories is for Main Title Design. This is a cool category that recognizes creative opening credits and titles. Without a doubt I think Daredevil, the original Netflix series, could take home the Emmy here. When I first saw the show I actually thought the best part of the episode was the opening credits, and it was a pretty good episode.

For Structured Reality Program, who doesn’t love The Property Brothers?

Writing For A Variety Series is a battle of the satires. I think Last Week Tonight with John Oliver may sneak the win.

The last middle-of-the-show category to predict is for Original Music and Lyrics. This category, unlike most of the others, encompasses any broadcast live, filmed, variety, and etc. This year, the award should go to the Oscars for the opening song. I was thoroughly impressed with Neil Patrick Harris and the writers behind the tune, which featured moments from Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope. 

On to the big categories…

For Animated Programming, I think the increasingly popular Bob’s Burgers will beat out The Simpsons and South Park, but don’t be surprised if the Cartoon Network special series, Over the Garden Wall, sneaks up and takes the victory.

Not to worry, Cartoon Network fans. Regular Show and Adventure Time are in a category called Short-format Animated Program. I think Regular Show could add another Emmy to its resume.

The acting categories are broken up into comedy, drama and limited series or special.

For the ladies, I think that Amy Schumer will pick up an Emmy for Inside Amy Schumer and Taraji P. Henson will win it for Empire. 

For the gentlemen, I believe Matt LeBlanc – yes, Joey from Friends – will win for Episodes and Kevin Spacey may remain the top dog for House of Cards. Peter Dinklage is likely to bring home the award for supporting actor in a drama for Game of Thrones.

For Comedy Series, I see Silicon Valley beating out perennials Modern Family and Parks and Rec. We have gotten used to what Modern Family and Parks and Rec bring; Silicon Valley is something new.

For Dramatic Series, it’s a toss up between Downton Abbey, Mad Men, Game of Thrones, House of Cards and Orange is the New Black. I would like to have seen The Blacklist and NCIS nominated for this category.

Conan gets snubbed from the nominee list for Variety Talk Series, so without him, I think John Stewart will go out in a blaze of glory for the Daily Show with John Stewart.

I really was not impressed with the nominees for Children’s Programming. I guess Girl Meets World is the best option there.

The Voice should take Reality-Competition Program without a problem.

If none of the rest of my predictions pan out, here is my guarantee:

American Horror Story, Game of Thrones and The Voice will each win at least one Emmy in something.

For a full nominee list, visit the Emmys website.

The 67th Emmy Awards, hosted by Andy Samberg, will be at 7 p.m. C.S.T. Sunday, Sept. 20, on Fox.