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2017 Emmy Awards Open Thread

Here's your chance to predict winners, cheer your favorite show/actor, or just gossip.

I talk to John Amato and Susie Madrak and they tell me "Oh, you need to watch this show..." all the time. And to be honest, I almost never do. Mostly because I generally don't have control of the remote when my family is home, and if I'm home alone, I'm too busy to sit down and watch a show. Frankly, I watch so much news over the course of the day that my way to turn my brain off is to read fiction. Apparently, I'm not dissimilar to many other people in that regard.

That said, I have caught bits and pieces of most of these shows, thanks to family and friends. I'm surprised by how much quality there is in these nominations. I genuinely wouldn't be able to pick winners in several of these categories.

Your full list of nominees, courtesy of IMDb, is here.

AV Club's list of winner predictions is here.

Here are my predictions, bolded. Let's see if your match up with mine:

BEST COMEDY SERIES
“Atlanta”
“Black-ish” "Lemons" rocked my world this year
“Master of None”
“Modern Family”
“Silicon Valley”
“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
“Veep”

BEST COMEDY ACTRESS
Pamela Adlon (“Better Things”)
Jane Fonda (“Grace and Frankie”)
Allison Janney (“Mom”)
Ellie Kemper (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep”)
Tracee Ellis Ross (“Black-ish”)
Lily Tomlin (“Grace and Frankie”)

BEST COMEDY ACTOR
Anthony Anderson (“Black-ish”)
Aziz Ansari (“Master of None”)
Zach Galifianakis (“Baskets”)
Donald Glover (“Atlanta”)
William H. Macy (“Shameless”)
Jeffrey Tambor (“Transparent”)

BEST COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Vanessa Bayer (“Saturday Night Live”)
Anna Chlumsky (“Veep”)
Kathryn Hahn (“Transparent”)
Leslie Jones (“Saturday Night Live”)
Judith Light (“Transparent”)
Kate McKinnon (“Saturday Night Live”) I am the biggest Kate McKinnon fan.

BEST COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTOR
Louie Anderson (“Baskets”)
Alec Baldwin (“Saturday Night Live”)
Tituss Burgess (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”)
Ty Burrell (“Modern Family”)
Tony Hale (“Veep”)
Matt Walsh (“Veep”)

BEST COMEDY DIRECTING
Donald Glover, “B.A.N.” (“Atlanta”)
Jamie Babbit, “Intellectual Property” (“Silicon Valley”)
Mike Judge, “Server Error” (“Silicon Valley”)
Morgan Sackett, “Blurb” (“Veep”)
David Mandel, “Groundbreaking” (“Veep”)
Dale Stern, “Justice” (“Veep”)

BEST COMEDY WRITING
Donald Glover, “B.A.N.” (“Atlanta”)
Stephen Glover, “Streets on Lock” (“Atlanta”)
Aziz Ansari and Lena Waithe, “Thanksgiving” (“Master of None”) BRILLIANT episode.
Alec Berg, “Success Failure” (“Silicon Valley”)
Billy Kimball, “Georgia” (“Veep”)
David Mandel, “Groundbreaking” (“Veep”)


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DRAMA

BEST DRAMA SERIES
“Better Call Saul”
“The Crown”
“The Handmaid’s Tale” Would literally be happy with any of them winning
“House of Cards”
“Stranger Things”
“This Is Us”
“Westworld”

BEST DRAMA ACTRESS
Viola Davis (“How to Get Away with Murder”)
Claire Foy (“The Crown”)
Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
Keri Russell (“The Americans”)
Evan Rachel Wood (“Westworld”)
Robin Wright (“House of Cards”)

BEST DRAMA ACTOR
Sterling K. Brown (“This Is Us”) He had me in tears more than the others, but I'd be happy with any of these men winning.
Anthony Hopkins (“Westworld”)
Bob Odenkirk (“Better Call Saul”)
Matthew Rhys (“The Americans”)
Liev Schreiber (“Ray Donovan”)
Kevin Spacey (“House of Cards”)
Milo Ventimiglia (“This Is us”)

BEST DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Uzo Aduba (“Orange is the New Black”)
Millie Bobby Brown (“Stranger Things”)
Ann Dowd (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
Chrissy Metz (“This Is Us”)
Thandie Newton (“Westworld”) Again, all of them deserve it.
Samira Wiley (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)

BEST DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTOR
Jonathan Banks (“Better Call Saul”)
David Harbour (“Stranger Things”)
Ron Cephas Jones (“This Is Us”)
Michael Kelly (“House of Cards”)
John Lithgow (“The Crown”)
Mandy Patinkin (“Homeland”)
Jeffrey Wright (“Westworld”)

BEST DRAMA DIRECTING
Vince Gilligan, “Witness” (“Better Call Saul”)
Stephen Daldry, “Hyde Park Corner” (“The Crown”)
Reed Morano, “Offred (Pilot)”(“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
Kate Dennis, “The Bridge”(“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
Lesli Linka Glatter, “America First”(“Homeland”)
The Duffer Brothers, “Chapter One: The Vanishing of Will Byers” (“Stranger Things”)
Jonathan Nolan, “The Bicameral Mind” (“Westworld”)

BEST DRAMA WRITING
Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg, “The Soviet Division” (“The Americans”)
Gordon Smith, “Chicanery” (“Better Call Saul”)
Peter Morgan, “Assassins” (“The Crown”)
Bruce Miller, “Offred (Pilot)” (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
The Duffer Brothers, “Chapter One: The Vanishing of Will Byers” (“Stranger Things”)
Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan, “The Bicameral Mind” (“Westworld”)

MOVIE/MINI

BEST LIMITED SERIES
“Big Little Lies”
“Fargo”
“Feud: Bette and Joan”
“Genius”
“The Night Of”

BEST TV MOVIE
“Black Mirror: San Junipero”
“Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love”
“The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”
“Sherlock: The Lying Detective”
“The Wizard of Lies”

BEST MOVIE/MINI ACTRESS
Carrie Coon (“Fargo”)
Felicity Huffman (“American Crime”)
Nicole Kidman (“Big Little Lies”)
Jessica Lange (“Feud: Bette and Joan”)
Reese Witherspoon (“Big Little Lies”)
Susan Sarandon (“Feud: Bette and Joan”)

BEST MOVIE/MINI ACTOR
Riz Ahmed (“The Night Of”)
Benedict Cumberbatch (“Sherlock: The Lying Detective”)
Robert De Niro (“The Wizard of Lies”)
Ewan McGregor (“Fargo”) Tough category
Geoffrey Rush (“Genius”)
John Turturro (“The Night Of”)

BEST MOVIE/MINI SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Judy Davis (“Feud: Bette and Joan”)
Laura Dern (“Big Little Lies”)
Jackie Hoffman (“Feud: Bette and Joan”)
Regina King (“American Crime”)
Michelle Pfeiffer (“The Wizard of Lies”)
Shailene Woodley (“Big Little Lies”)

BEST MOVIE/MINI SUPPORTING ACTOR
Bill Camp (“The Night Of”)
Alfred Molina (“Feud: Bette and Joan”)
Alexander Skarsgard (“Big Little Lies”)
David Thewlis (“Fargo”)
Stanley Tucci (“Feud: Bette and Joan”)
Michael Kenneth Williams (“The Night Of”)

BEST MOVIE/MINI DIRECTING
Jean-Marc Vallee, “Big Little Lies”
Noah Hawley, “Fargo”
Ryan Murphy, “Feud: Bette & Joan”
Ron Howard, “Genius”
James Marsh, “The Night Of”
Steve Zaillian, “The Night Of”

BEST MOVIE/MINI WRITING
David E. Kelley, “Big Little Lies”
Charlie Brooker, “Black Mirror: San Junipero”
Noah Hawley, “Fargo”
Ryan Murphy, “Feud: Bette and Joan”
Jaffe Cohen, Michael Zam & Ryan Murphy, “Feud: Bette and Joan”
Richard Price & Steven Zaillian, “The Night Of

REALITY/VARIETY

BEST REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM
“The Amazing Race”
“American Ninja Warrior”
“Project Runway”
“RuPaul’s Drag Race” Guilty pleasure, sue me.
“Top Chef”
“The Voice”

BEST VARIETY TALK SERIES
“Full Frontal with Samantha Bee”
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”
“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”
“Late Late Show with James Corden”
“Late Show with Stephen Colbert”
“Real Time with Bill Maher”

BEST VARIETY SKETCH SERIES
“Billy on the Street”
“Documentary Now”
“Drunk History”
“Portlandia”
“Saturday Night Live”
“Tracey Ullman’s Show”

BEST VARIETY SERIES DIRECTING
Derek Waters & Jeremy Konner, “Drunk History”
Andy Fisher, “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
Paul Pennolino, “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”
Jim Hoskinson, “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”
Don Roy King, “Saturday Night Live”

BEST VARIETY SERIES WRITING
“Full Frontal With Samantha Bee”
“Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” Torn between this and Sam Bee
“Late Night With Seth Meyers”
“The Late Show With Stephen Colbert”
“Saturday Night Live”

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