2012 Final Emmy Predictions – Nominations (Programs)
So let’s countdown where we are. All the members of the Academy have read the ballots, cast their votes and sent them to be counted. That means, no matter what happens between now and July 19th, when the nominations are announced, the potential nominees won’t be affected. So, I guess there’s no reason to wait any longer. Here are my final predictions to who’s going to get nominated…
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Now I am moving onto the program categories. Again, I think these categories are easier to predict than the supporting performers categories. So I’m just going to get these over with. Here we go! From most likely to least likely.
1. Modern Family
2. Parks and Recreation
3. The Big Bang Theory
4. Curb Your Enthusiasm
5. 30 Rock
I actually was predicting Veep for a while…and then I remembered that CYE existed, so I had no choice but to bump that show down. Louie has so much going for it – it would be a shock and a shame if it was snubbed.
1. Mad Men
2. Breaking Bad
4. Game of Thrones
5. Boardwalk Empire
6. Downton Abbey
The Good Wife could replace number 5 or 6 but…yeah, these will be the nominees.
1. Game Change
2. Hemingway and Gellhorn
3. Hatfields and McCoys
4. The Hour
5. American Horror Story
I’ve only seen two of TV programs. Can you guess which two? Is anyone surprised that Julian Fellowes’s Titanic didn’t become the hit we all thought it would be?
1. The Daily Show
2. Saturday Night Live
3. Colbert Report
4. Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
5. Real Time with Bill Maher
6. Jimmy Kimmel Live
So according to me, Conan and Letterman will be snubbed in favor of…Jimmy Kimmel?? I think this might be wishful thinking. Kimmel would be so much more deserving than those two. I will forever be on Team Coco…but his new show on TBS is just not that good compared to others, primarily the top 4 + Chelsea Lately. Even Bill Maher isn’t continuously awkward like Conan is. Anyway, if they vote for Conan then I’m the idiot. Blurgh…
1. I Can Be President: A Kid’s-Eye View
3. Wizards of Waverly Place
4. Good Luck Charlie
I haven’t seen #1, but judging from the description they give on the ballot, (“What do our future leaders think? In their own words and vividly rendered in animated scenes, kids share ideas about the presidency in this enlightening program.” Barf) the judges will eat that up. Other than that, I think iCarly and Wizards will definitely stick around with the older-skewing Good Luck Charlie breaking through and taking Degrassi’s spot.
1. American Masters
3. Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations
4. American Experience
5. Inside the Actors Studio
6. Oprah’s Next Chapter
Maybe Oprah’s recent interview with Whitney Houston’s family members could give her a boost. Who knows? I don’t. I know virtually nothing about any of these shows or this category.
1. Deadliest Catch
2. Antiques Roadshow
5. Undercover Boss
6. Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution
Besides Kathy Griffin, all of last year’s nominees are expected to return. Jamie Oliver won the year before but was snubbed a nomination last year last year. It would be so very cool if Dance Moms snuck in there, but the snobby Academy probably wouldn’t even consider it…
REALITY COMPETITION PROGRAM:
1. The Amazing Race
2. Top Chef
3. Project Runway
4. American Idol
5. So You Think You Can Dance
6. The Voice
You know, I’m going to listen to the “experts” on this one. The Voice has become a big hit. Dancing with the Stars is becoming stale. I think The Voice will replace DWTS. Really though, besides the first 2 choices, all these programs are in one way or another vulnerable.
1. The Simpsons
2. South Park
5. The Looney Tunes Show
Honestly, the last two choices are shots in the dark. Archer gets really really good reviews. And the Looney Tunes Show got a nomination last year for voice over performance so it’s definitely on the Emmy radar. American Dad and The Cleveland Show could, however, also snag those two spots. The first 3 are virtual locks.
SHORT-FORMAT ANIMATED PROGRAM:
1. Robot Chicken
2. Disney’s Phineas and Ferb
3. Disney’s Prep and Landing
5. 30 Rock Presents: The Donaghy Files
SPECIAL CLASS PROGRAM:
1. 84th Annual Academy Awards
2. 65th Annual Tony Awards
3. 54th Annual Grammy Awards
I really do believe there will only be three nominees. I’m not just being lazy and/or fearful. Also, I also believe the Emmy ceremonies themselves should be eligible for these awards, because they’d actually be deserving.
SPECIAL CLASS LIVE ACTION SHORT FORMAT:
1. The Daily Show Correspondents Explain
2. 30 Rock: Webisodes
3. Web Therapy
4. Children”s Hospital
5. Key & Peele: Obama’s Anger Translator
Actually, this may just be a list of the programs I think should be nominated. The first 2 will most certainly come back again this year. The next three…I dunno.
Happy 4th of July! Thanks for reading! I won’t be posting my predictions for the supporting categories until next week because those categories are very competitive and I need a few more days to think it over. See ya!