Sunday, October 2, 2022

Our Final 2021 Emmy Winner Predictions

By Michael Schwartz 

A month ago, the team revealed their final predictions for the 2021 Emmy Awards on the Next Best Series Podcast. For those who have not already listened to the predictions and the reasoning behind the choices, we have a list of them down below for you to read. Also be sure to check out Amanda Spears‘ series of articles detailing her predictions here.

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

​Predictions provided by: Amanda Spears, Casey Lee Clark, Daniel Howat, Matt Neglia, Michael Schwartz, Tom O’Brien & Zach Gilbert

Drama Series
The Boys
Bridgerton
The Crown (ALL)
The Handmaid’s Tale
Lovecraft Country
The Mandalorian
Pose
This Is Us

Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Uzo Aduba – In Treatment
Olivia Colman – The Crown
Emma Corrin – The Crown (Amanda, Casey, Daniel, Matt, Michael & Zach)
Elizabeth Moss – The Handmaid’s Tale
MJ Rodriguez – Pose (Tom)
June Smollett – Lovecraft Country

Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Sterling K. Brown – This Is Us
Jonathan Majors – Lovecraft Country
Josh O’Connor – The Crown (Amanda, Casey, Daniel, Michael, Tom & Zach)
Rege-Jean Page – Bridgerton
Billy Porter – Pose (Matt)
Matthew Rhys – Perry Mason

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Gillian Anderson – The Crown (ALL)
Madeline Brewer – The Handmaid’s Tale
Helena Bonham Carter – The Crown
Ann Dowd – The Handmaid’s Tale
Aunjanue Ellis – Lovecraft Country
Emerald Fennell – The Crown
Yvonne Strahovski – The Handmaid’s Tale
Samira Wiley – The Handmaid’s Tale

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Giancarlo Esposito – The Mandalorian
O-T Fagbenle – The Handmaid’s Tale
John Lithgow – Perry Mason
Tobias Menzies – The Crown
Max Minghella – The Handmaid’s Tale
Chris Sullivan – This Is Us
Bradley Whitford – The Handmaid’s Tale
Michael K. Williams – Lovecraft Country (ALL)

Directing for a Drama Series
Bridgerton – Diamond of the First Water
The Crown – Fairytale (Casey, Daniel, Michael & Zach)
The Crown – War (Amanda, Matt & Tom)
The Handmaid’s Tale – The Wilderness
The Mandalorian – Chapter 9: The Marshal
Pose – Series Finale

Writing for a Drama Series
The Boys – What I Know
The Crown – War (Amanda, Casey, Daniel, Matt, Michael & Zach)
The Handmaid’s Tale – Home
Lovecraft Country – Sundown
The Mandalorian – Chapter 13: Jedi
The Mandalorian – Chapter 16: Rescue
Pose – Series Finale (Tom)

Limited Series
I May Destroy You
Mare of Easttown
The Queen’s Gambit (ALL)
The Underground Railroad
WandaVision

Lead Actress in a Limited Series/Movie
Michaela Cole – I May Destroy You
Cynthia Erivo – Genius: Aretha
Elizabeth Olsen – WandaVision
Anya Taylor Joy – The Queen’s Gambit (Amanda, Matt & Zach)
Kate Winslet – Mare of Easttown (Casey, Daniel, Michael & Tom)

Lead Actor in a Limited Series/Movie
Paul Bettany – WandaVision (Zach)
Hugh Grant – The Undoing (Amanda, Michael, Daniel & Tom)
Ewan McGregor – Halston (Casey)
Lin-Manuel Miranda – Hamilton (Matt)
Leslie Odom Jr. – Hamilton

Supporting Actress in a Limited Series/Movie
Renée Elise Goldsberry – Hamilton
Kathryn Hahn – WandaVision (Amanda, Casey, Daniel, Matt, Michael & Zach)
Moses Ingram – The Queen’s Gambit
Julianne Nicholson – Mare of Easttown (Tom)
Jean Smart – Mare of Easttown
Phillipa Soo – Hamilton

Supporting Actor in a Limited Series/Movie
Thomas Brodie-Sangster – The Queen’s Gambit (Zach)
Daveed Diggs – Hamilton
Paapa Essiedu – I May Destroy You
Jonathan Groff – Hamilton
Evan Peters – Mare of Easttown (Amanda, Casey, Daniel, Matt, Michael & Tom)
Anthony Ramos – Hamilton

Directing for a Limited Series/Movie
Hamilton
I May Destroy You – Ego Death
I May Destroy You – Eyes Eyes Eyes Eyes
Mare of Easttown (Matt)
The Queen’s Gambit (Amanda, Casey, Daniel, Michael, Tom & Zach)
The Underground Railroad
WandaVision

Writing for a Limited Series/Movie
I May Destroy You (Casey, Matt, Michael & Zach)
Mare of Easttown (Daniel)
The Queen’s Gambit (Amanda & Tom)
WandaVision – All-New Halloween Spooktacular!
WandaVision – Filmed Before a Live Studio Audience
WandaVision – Previously On

Comedy Series
Black-ish
Cobra Kai
Emily in Paris
Hacks
The Flight Attendant
The Kominsky Method
Pen 15
Ted Lasso (ALL)

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson – Black-ish
Michael Douglas – The Kominsky Method
William H. Macy – Shameless
Jason Sudeikis – Ted Lasso (ALL)
Kenan Thompson – Kenan

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Aidy Bryant – Shrill
Kaley Cuoco – The Flight Attendant
Allison Janney – Mom
Tracee Ellis Ross – Black-ish
Jean Smart – Hacks (ALL)

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Aidy Bryant – Saturday Night Live
Hannah Einbinder – Hacks
Kate McKinnon – Saturday Night Live
Rosie Perez – The Flight Attendant
Cecily Strong – Saturday Night Live
Juno Temple – Ted Lasso
Hannah Waddingham – Ted Lasso (ALL)

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Carl Clemons-Hopkins – Hacks
Brett Goldstein – Ted Lasso (Daniel, Matt, Michael, Tom & Zach)
Brendan Hunt – Ted Lasso
Nick Mohammed – Ted Lasso
Paul Reiser – The Kominsky Method
Jeremy Swift – Ted Lasso
Kenan Thompson – Saturday Night Live (Amanda)
Bowen Yang – Saturday Night Live (Casey)

Directing for a Comedy Series
B Positive – Pilot
The Flight Attendant – In Case of Emergency (Amanda, Matt, Tom & Zach)
Hacks – There Is No Line (Michael)
Mom – Scobby-Doo Checks and Salisbury Steaks
Ted Lasso – Biscuits (Casey & Daniel)
Ted Lasso – The Hope that Kills You
Ted Lasso – Make Rebecca Great Again

Writing for a Comedy Series
The Flight Attendant – In Case of Emergency
Girls5Eva
Hacks – There Is No Line (Matt & Tom)
PEN15 – Play
Ted Lasso – Pilot (Amanda, Casey, Daniel, Michael & Zach)
Ted Lasso – Make Rebecca Great Again

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

Variety Talk Series
Conan
The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (ALL)
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

Variety Sketch Series
A Black Lady Sketch Show
Saturday Night Live (ALL)

Writing for a Variety Series
The Amber Ruffin Show
A Black Lady Sketch Show
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (ALL)
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
Saturday Night Live

Variety Special (Live)
Celebrating America – An Inauguration Night Special (Casey, Daniel, Michael & Tom)
Stephen Colbert’s Election Night 2020: Democracy’s Last Stand Building Back America Great Again Better 2020 (Amanda)
The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards (Zach)
The Oscars
The Pepsi Super Bowl LV Half-Time Show Starring The Weekend (Matt)

Variety Special (Pre-Recorded)
8:46 Dave Chappelle
A West Wing Special To Benefit We All Vote
Bo Burnham: Inside (Casey, Daniel, Matt & Tom)
David Byrne’s American Utopia
Friends: The Reunion
Hamilton (Amanda, Michael & Zach)​

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

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

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