My Bets: The 2018 Emmy Nominations are in!

I’ve just watched the live stream of the 70th Emmy Awards Nominations announcement and I just rushed to post my bets, because I’m very excited with this year’s nominees and couldn’t wait to share it with you!

First, the regular information – The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards will be held in the Microsoft Theater (Los Angeles), on Sunday, September 17th and will be broadcast by NBC. Colin Jost and Michael Che (from Saturday Night Live) will be hosting this year and I have no expectations so far. I need to do more research on their work first – usually, I only see SNL when is presented by artists that I like, and sometimes I even fast-forward the comedy sketches.

Now, the nominees! Oh, my god, my bets are completely over the place this edition! I’m going to follow my heart on every category and justify my choices on the go.

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie
Antonio Banderas, Genius: Picasso
Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Benedict Cumberbatch, Patrick Melrose
Jeff Daniels, The Looming Tower
John Legend, Jesus Christ Superstar
Jesse Plemons, Black Mirror: USS Callister

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F*YEAH! Darren Criss is one of my favorite actors since he first appeared on Glee and this is the best performance of his career so far! I didn’t watch Genius and Patrick Melrose yet, but even then I will not change my decision. Either way, Jesse Plemons was awesome on Black Mirror, however, USS Callister was not my favorite episode of the season, sorry! Darren, best of luck!

Lead Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie
Jessica Biel, The Sinner
Laura Dern, The Tale
Michelle Dockery, Godless
Edie Falco, Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders
Regina King, Seven Seconds
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Cult

I think Laura Dern is going to take it, but American Horror Story – anything that is done by Ryan Murphy actually – will always be first in my ranking.

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Ted Danson, The Good Place
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Donald Glover, Atlanta
Bill Hader, Barry
William H. Macy, Shameless

I don’t watch any of these shows, but since Donald Glover already took the trophy last year, I’m going to send my best wishes to Ted Danson. Everyone has good things to say about him and The Good Place, so I hope he wins.

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Pamela Adlon, Better Things
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Allison Janney, Mom
Issa Rae, Insecure
Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Jason Bateman, Ozark
Sterling K. Brown,This Is Us
Ed Harris, Westworld
Matthew Rhys, The Americans
Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us
Jeffrey Wright, Westworld

Again, Brown already won the last edition, please give the Emmy to Milo, it is about time!

Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Claire Foy, The Crown
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
Sandra Oh, Killing Eve
Keri Russell, The Americans
Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld

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Tatiana Maslany was always my bet on everything because I think she is the most underrated actress right now. However, I just saw the two seasons of The Crown last month and I fell in love with it. The Handmaid’s Tale is one of my favorite shows, but again Elisabeth already won this category. I will be happy with one of those two winners.

Variety Sketch Series
At Home with Amy Sedaris
Drunk History
I Love You, America
Portlandia
Saturday Night Live
Tracey Ullman’s Show

Variety Talk Series
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Last Week Tonight
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
The Late Late Show with James Corden
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Limited Series
The Alienist
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Genius: Picasso
Godless
Patrick Melrose

PLEASE, I want it to win so bad!!!!

Comedy Series
Atlanta
Barry
Black-ish
Curb Your Enthusiasm
GLOW
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Silicon Valley
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Drama Series
Game of Thrones
The Handmaid’s Tale
Stranger Things
The Americans
This Is Us
Westworld

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This is Us is more tearjerker but Handmaid’s Tale is the most complete, scary and dramatic story I’ve ever watch on television. The last season of Westworld was cool but not as much as the first one and if Game of Thrones wins, I’m going to lose my mind. The Book Series is one of my favorite of all times, but I think the tv show has been too much hyped lately, with so much time between seasons and since the last season will not be premiered in time for the Awards, I don’t think it’s going to win.

And now, the most controversial category:

Reality/Competition Series
The Amazing Race
American Ninja Warrior
Project Runway
RuPaul’s Drag Race
Top Chef
The Voice

The Voice will win for sure because it is without a doubt the best production of all. My heart is split between Project Runway and RuPaul’s Drag Race, but I want Project Runway to won because designers need more exposure than drags. And don’t hate me before reading the whole thing! I think it is easy to enter the Drag industry in the sense that you can show your talent on social media and on youtube. Nowadays, this industry has a major presence online and you can get noticed by the community easily, and with that, you also get gigs and experience. When you watch Drag Race, the queens always already know each other personally or professionally, because the community is not that big. And even if you leave first on the competition – Vanjie! – you’ll still be under RuPaul’s wing and Network.

In the Fashion Industry, it is totally different. You can be the most talented designer, have the most beautiful and edgy portfolio, have a good collection, sewing skills, and online presence – but even then if you don’t have a major brand, a major celebrity or a major break of luck in your direction you won’t be able to live off being an original designer. With this, I mean to declare that I think designers benefit more from the television exposure from the show, to get clients, partnerships, and deals.

I hope you like this post!

What are your bets on this Emmy Awards? Let me know in the comments below!

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