Monday, July 22, 2024

Our Final 2020 Emmy Winner Predictions

By Michael Schwartz

The other day, we revealed our final predictions for the 2020 Emmy Awards on the Next Best Series Podcast. For those who have not already listened to our predictions and our reasoning behind them, we have a list of them down below for you to read.

Please take a look, hold us accountable for our choices and enjoy the show this Sunday night!

Comedy Series
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Dead to Me
The Good Place
The Kominsky Method
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Schitt’s Creek (ALL)
What We Do In The Shadows

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Christina Applegate – Dead to Me
Rachel Brosnahan – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Linda Cardellini – Dead to Me
Tracee Ellis Ross – Black-ish
Catherine O’Hara – Schitt’s Creek (ALL)
Issa Rae – Insecure

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson – Black-ish
Don Cheadle – Black Monday
Ted Danson – The Good Place
Michael Douglas – The Kominsky Method
Eugene Levy – Schitt’s Creek (Amanda, Michael, Ryan & Tom)
Ramy Youssef – Ramy (Matt)

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Alex Borstein – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (ALL)
D’Arcy Carden – The Good Place
Betty Gilpin – GLOW
Marin Hinkle – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Kate McKinnon – Saturday Night Live
Annie Murphy – Schitt’s Creek
Yvonne Orji – Molly
Cecily Strong – Saturday Night Live

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Mahershala Ali – Ramy
Alan Arkin – The Kominsky Method
Andre Braugher – Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Sterling K. Brown – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
William Jackson Harper – The Good Place
Daniel Levy – Schitt’s Creek (ALL)
Tony Shalhoub – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Kenan Thompson – Saturday Night Live

Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Angela Bassett – A Black Lady Sketch Show
Bette Midler – The Politician
​Maya Rudolph – The Good Place (Matt & Ryan)
Maya Rudolph – Saturday Night Live (Michael)
Wanda Sykes – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amanda & Tom)
Phoebe Waller-Bridge – Saturday Night Live

Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Adam Driver – Saturday Night Live
Luke Kirby – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Eddie Murphy – Saturday Night Live (ALL)
Dev Patel – Modern Love
Brad Pitt – Saturday Night Live
Fred Willard – Modern Family

Directing in a Comedy Series
The Great – The Great
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – It’s Comedy or Cabbage
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – Marvelous Radio
Modern Family – Finale, Part 2
Ramy –
Schitt’s Creek – Happy Ending (ALL)
Will & Grace – We Love Lucy

Writing in a Comedy Series
The Good Place – Whenever You’re Ready (Amanda & Matt)
The Great – The Great
Schitt’s Creek – Happy Ending (Michael, Ryan & Tom)
Schitt’s Creek – The Presidential Suite
What We Do in the Shadows – Collaboration
What We Do in the Shadows – Ghosts
What We Do in the Shadows – On the Run

Drama Series
Better Call Saul
The Crown
The Handmaid’s Tale
Killing Eve
The Mandalorian
Stranger Things
Succession (ALL)

Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Jennifer Aniston – The Morning Show
Olivia Colman – The Crown (Amanda & Ryan)
Jodie Comer – Killing Eve
Laura Linney – Ozark (Matt, Michael & Tom)
Sandra Oh – Killing Eve
Zendaya – Euphoria

Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Jason Bateman – Ozark (Michael & Ryan)
Steve Carell – The Morning Show
Brian Cox – Succession
Billy Porter – Pose
Jeremy Strong – Succession (Amanda, Matt & Tom)
Sterling K. Brown – This Is Us

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Helena Bonham Carter – The Crown (Amanda, Matt, Ryan & Tom)
Laura Dern – Big Little Lies
Julia Garner – Ozark (Michael)
​Thandie Newton – Westworld
Fiona Shaw – Killing Eve
Sarah Snook – Succession
Meryl Streep – Big Little Lies
Samira Wiley – The Handmaid’s Tale

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Nicholas Braun – Succession
Billy Crudup – The Morning Show (Ryan)
Kieran Culkin – Succession (Tom)
Mark Duplass – The Morning Show
Giancarlo Esposito – Better Call Saul (Michael)
Matthew Mcfayden – Succession (Amanda & Matt)
Bradley Whitford – The Handmaid’s Tale
Jeffrey Wright – Westworld

Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Alexis Bledel – The Handmaid’s Tale (Ryan)
Laverne Cox – Orange Is the New Black
Cherry Jones – Succession (Amanda & Matt)
Phylicia Rashad – This Is Us
Cicely Tyson – How to Get Away With Murder (Michael)
Harriet Walter – Succession (Tom)

Guest Actor in a Drama Series
Jason Bateman – The Outsider
Ron Cephas Jones – This Is Us
James Cromwell – Succession (Amanda)
Giancarlo Esposito – The Mandalorian (Matt & Ryan)
Andrew Scott – Black Mirror (Michael & Tom)
Martin Short – The Morning Show

Directing in a Drama Series
The Crown – Aberfan (Amanda, Matt & Ryan)
The Crown – Cri de Coeur
Homeland – Prisoners of War
The Morning Show – The Interview
Ozark – Fire Pink
Ozark – Su Casa Es Mi Casa
Succession – Hunting
Succession – This Is Not for Tears (Michael & Tom)

Writing in a Drama Series
Better Call Saul – Bad Choice Road
Better Call Saul – Bagman
The Crown – Aberfan
Ozark – All In
Ozark – Boss Fight
Ozark – Fire Pink
Succession – This Is Not for Tears (ALL)

Limited Series
Little Fires Everywhere
Mrs. America
Watchmen (ALL)

TV Movie
American Son
Bad Education (Amanda, Matt, Ryan & Tom)
Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings: These Old Bones
El Camino (Michael)
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Lead Actress in a Limited Series/Movie
Cate Blanchett – Mrs. America (Ryan)
Regina King – Watchmen (Amanda, Matt, Michael & Tom)
Shira Haas – Unorthodox
Octavia Spencer – Self Made
Kerry Washington – Little Fires Everywhere

Lead Actor in a Limited Series/Movie
Jeremy Irons – Watchmen (Amanda)
Hugh Jackman – Bad Education
Paul Mescal – Normal People (Matt, Michael & Tom)
Jeremy Pope – Hollywood
Mark Ruffalo – I Know This Much Is True (Ryan)

Supporting Actress in a Limited Series/Movie
Uzo Aduba – Mrs. America (Amanda & Tom)
Toni Collette – Unbelievable (Matt & Ryan)
Margo Martindale – Mrs. America
Jean Smart – Watchmen (Michael)
Tracey Ullman – Mrs. America

Supporting Actor in a Limited Series/Movie
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II – Watchmen
Jovan Adepo – Watchmen
Dylan McDermott – Hollywood
Jim Parsons – Hollywood (Michael)
Louis Gossett Jr. – Watchmen (Amanda, Matt, Michael, Ryan & Tom)

Directing in a Limited Series/Movie
Little Fires Everywhere – Find a Way
Normal People – Episode 5
Unorthodox – Unorthodox (Amanda)
Watchmen – It’s Summer and We’re Running Out of Ice
Watchmen – Little Fear of Lightning
Watchmen – This Extraordinary Being (Matt, Michael, Ryan & Tom)

Writing in a Limited Series/Movie
Mrs. America – Shirley (Amanda)
Normal People – Episode 3
Unbelievable – Episode 1
Unorthodox – Part 1
Watchmen – This Extraordinary Being (Michael, Ryan & Tom)

Variety Talk Series
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Jimmy Kimmel Live
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (ALL)

Variety Sketch Series
A Black Lady Sketch Show (Tom)
Drunk History
Saturday Night Live (Amanda, Matt, Michael & Ryan)

Reality-Competition Program
The Masked Singer
Nailed It
RuPaul’s Drag Race (ALL)
Top Chef
The Voice

Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program
Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski and Jonathan Van Ness – Queer Eye
Nicole Byer – Nailed It
Barbara Corcoran, Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John and Kevin O’Leary – Shark Tank
RuPaul Charles – RuPaul’s Drag Race (ALL)
Padma Lakshmi – Top Chef
Amy Poehler – Making It

Do you agree with our predictions? What do you think will win at the Emmys this Sunday? Let us know in the comments section below or on our Twitter account.

The Next Best Picture Podcast · Next Best Series Podcast: Episode 11 – Our 2020 Emmy Predictions

You can follow Michael and hear more of his thoughts on the Emmys and TV on Twitter at @mschwartz95

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