Emmy Nominations 2014: Final Predictions

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Final Emmy 2014 Predictions

Final predictions for the Emmys on Thursday morning!

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Best Drama Series:
Breaking Bad
Game of Thrones
House of Cards
Mad Men
Masters of Sex
True Detective

Best Actor – Drama Series:
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Woody Harrelson, True Detective
Matthew McConaughey, True Detective
Michael Sheen, Masters of Sex
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Best Actress – Drama Series:
Claire Danes, Homeland
Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
Kerry Washington, Scandal
Robin Wright, House of Cards

Best Supporting Actor – Drama Series:
Jim Carter, Downton Abbey
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Dean Norris, Breaking Bad
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan
Jeffrey Wright, Boardwalk Empire

Best Supporting Actress – Drama Series:
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
Michelle Monaghan, True Detective
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

Best Writing – Drama Series:
Breaking Bad – “Felina” – Vince Gilligan
Breaking Bad – “Ozymandias” – Moira Walley-Beckett
Game of Thrones – “The Children” – David Benioff & D.B. Weiss
Masters of Sex – “Pilot” – Michelle Ashford
True Detective – “The Secret Fate or All of Life” – Nic Pizzolatto

Best Directing – Drama Series:
Breaking Bad – “Felina” – Vince Gilligan
Breaking Bad – “To’hajiilee” – Michelle MacLaren
Homeland – “The Star” – Lesli Linka Glatter
Masters of Sex – “Pilot” – John Madden
True Detective – “Who Goes There” – Cary Joji Fukunaga

Best Guest Actor – Drama Series:
Beau Bridges, Masters of Sex
Allan Harvey, Mad Men
Robert Morse, Mad Men
Joe Morton, Scandal
Ray Romano, Parenthood
James Woods, Ray Donovan

Best Guest Actress – Drama Series:
Khandi Alexander, Scandal
Kate Burton, Scandal
Jane Fonda, The Newsroom
Allison Janney, Masters of Sex
Margo Martindale, The Americans
Diana Rigg, Game of Thrones

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Best Comedy Series:
The Big Bang Theory
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Girls
Modern Family
Orange Is the New Black
Veep

Best Actor – Comedy Series:
Louis C.K., Louie
Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
William H. Macy, Shameless
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Andy Samberg, Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Best Actress – Comedy Series:
Lena Dunham, Girls
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Anna Faris, Mom
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Emmy Rossum, Shameless
Taylor Schilling, Orange Is the New Black

Best Supporting Actor – Comedy Series:
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Adam Driver, Girls
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Tony Hale, Veep
Matt Walsh, Veep

Best Supporting Actress – Comedy Series:
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Anna Chlumsky, Veep
Allison Janney, Mom
Kate Mulgrew, Orange Is the New Black
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

Best Writing – Comedy Series:
Brooklyn Nine-Nine – “Pilot” – Dan Goor & Michael Schur
Louie – “Pamela, Part 3″ – Pamela Adlon & Louis C.K.
Modern Family – “The Wedding, Part 2″ – Megan Ganz, Christopher Lloyd & Dan O’Shannon
Orange Is the New Black – “I Wasn’t Ready” – Liz Friedman & Jenji Kohan
Veep – “Special Relationship” – Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci & Tony Roche

Best Directing – Comedy Series:
Brooklyn Nine-Nine – “Pilot” – Phil Lord & Chris Miller
Girls – “Two Plane Rides” – Lena Dunham
Modern Family – “Vegas” – Gail Mancuso
Orange Is the New Black – “Lesbian Request Denied” – Jodie Foster
Veep – “Clovis” – Armando Iannucci

Best Guest Actor – Comedy Series:
Gary Cole, Veep
Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live
James Earl Jones, The Big Bang Theory
Nathan Lane, Modern Family
Bob Newhart, The Big Bang Theory
Carl Reiner, Two and a Half Men

Best Guest Actress – Comedy Series:
Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black
Sarah Baker, Louie
Joan Cusack, Shameless
Tina Fey, Saturday Night Live
Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live
June Squibb, Girls

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Best TV Movie:
Burton and Taylor
Killing Kennedy
Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight
The Normal Heart
Sherlock: His Last Vow

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Best Miniseries:
American Horror Story: Coven
Dancing on the Edge
Fargo
Luther
The White Queen

Best Actor – TV Movie/Miniseries:
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: His Last Vow
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dancing on the Edge
Idris Elba, Luther
Martin Freeman, Fargo
Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart
Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo

Best Actress – TV Movie/Miniseries:
Helena Bonham Carter, Burton and Taylor
Toni Collette, Hostages
Rebecca Ferguson, The White Queen
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Coven
Cicely Tyson, The Trip to Bountiful

Best Supporting Actor – TV Movie/Miniseries:
Matt Bomer, The Normal Heart
Martin Freeman, Sherlock: His Last Vow
John Goodman, Dancing on the Edge
Taylor Kitsch, The Normal Heart
Frank Langella, Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight
Jim Parsons, The Normal Heart

Best Supporting Actress – TV Movie/Miniseries:
Angela Bassett, American Horror Story: Coven
Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Coven
Ellen Burstyn, Flowers in the Attic
Janet McTeer, The White Queen
Julia Roberts, The Normal Heart
Allison Tolman, Fargo

Best Writing – TV Movie/Miniseries:
American Horror Story: Coven – “Bitchcraft” – Brad Falchuk & Ryan Murphy
Fargo – “The Crocodile’s Dilemma” – Noah Hawley
Luther – Neil Cross
The Normal Heart – Larry Kramer
Sherlock: His Last Vow – Steven Moffat

Best Directing – TV Movie/Miniseries:
Dancing on the Edge – Stephen Poliakoff
Fargo – “The Crocodile’s Dilemma” – Adam Bernstein
Killing Kennedy – Nelson McCormick
The Normal Heart – Ryan Murphy
Sherlock: His Last Vow – Nick Hurran

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Best Variety Series:
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Portlandia
Saturday Night Live
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Best Writing – Variety Series:
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Portlandia
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Best Directing – Variety Series:
The Colbert Report – “#9135″ – James Hoskinson
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart – “#18153″ – Chuck O’Neil
Portlandia – “Getting Away” – Jonathan Krisel
Saturday Night Live – “Jimmy Fallon” – Don Roy King
The Voice – “Episode 519A” – Alan Carter

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Best Variety Special:
The Beatles: The Night That Changed America
Best of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Primetime Special
Billy Crystal: 700 Sundays
The Kennedy Center Honors
Six by Sondheim

Best Writing – Variety Special:
Billy Crystal: 700 Sundays
The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards
The Kennedy Center Honors
The Oscars
The 67th Annual Tony Awards

Best Directing – Variety Special:
The Kennedy Center Honors – Louis J. Horvitz
The Oscars – Hamish Hamilton
Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony – Joseph Michaels & Michael Sheehan
The Sound of Music Live! – Rob Ashford & Beth McCarthy-Miller
The 67th Annual Tony Awards – Glenn Weiss

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Best Reality-Competition Program:
The Amazing Race
Hollywood Game Night
Project Runway
So You Think You Can Dance
Top Chef
The Voice

Best Host – Reality or Reality-Competition Program:
Tom Bergeron, Dancing with the Stars
Carson Daly, The Voice
Heidi Klum & Tim Gunn, Project Runway
Jane Lynch, Hollywood Game Night
Betty White, Betty White’s Off Their Rockers

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Best Animated Program:
Futurama – “Meanwhile”
Regular Show – “The Thanksgiving Special”
The Simpsons – “Brick Like Me”
South Park – “Black Friday”
Toy Story of Terror!

Best Animated Program – Short-Format:
Adventure Time – “Be More”
Disney’s Mickey Mouse – “O Sole Minnie”
Disney’s Phineas and Ferb – “Thanks But No Thanks”
Regular Show – “The Last Laserdisc Player”
Robot Chicken – “Born Again Virgin Christmas Special”

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Best Art Direction – Contemporary or Fantasy Series (Single-Camera):
Game of Thrones – “The Laws of God and Men”/”The Mountain and the Viper”
Once Upon a Time – “Good Form”
Once Upon a Time – “It’s Not Easy Being Green”
Orange Is the New Black – “Tit Punch”/”Fucksgiving”/”Can’t Fix Crazy”
True Blood – “At Last”/”Fuck the Pain Away”/”In the Evening”

Best Art Direction – Period Series, TV Movie or Miniseries (Single-Camera):
American Horror Story: Coven
Boardwalk Empire – “Erklorig”/”The Old Ship of Zion”/”Farewell Daddy Blues”
Downton Abbey – “Episode 8″
Mad Men – “Time Zones”
Masters of Sex – “Brave New World”/”Phallic Victories”/”Manhigh”

Best Art Direction – Contemporary Program (Half-Hour or Less):
The Big Bang Theory – “The Hofstadter Insuffiency”/”The Locomotive Manipulation”/”The Proton Transmogrification”
Brooklyn Nine-Nine – “Pilot”
How I Met Your Mother – “Mom and Dad”/”How Your Mother Met Me”/”Daisy”
Modern Family – “Las Vegas”
2 Broke Girls – “And the Pastry Porn”/”And the Near Death Experience”/”And the Not So Broke Parents”

Best Art Direction – Variety, Non-Fiction or Reality Program:
Hell’s Kitchen – “Episode 1205″
The Oscars
Saturday Night Live
– “Jimmy Fallon”/”Jonah Hill”/”Anna Kendrick”
Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony
The Sound of Music Live!

Best Casting – Drama Series:
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife
House of Cards
Masters of Sex

Best Casting – Comedy Series:
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Girls
Modern Family
Orange Is the New Black
Veep

Best Casting – TV Movie, Miniseries or Special:
American Horror Story: Coven
Dancing on the Edge
Fargo
The Normal Heart
Sherlock: His Last Vow

Best Children’s Program:
Good Luck Charlie
Nick News with Linda Ellerbee: Family Secrets: When Violence Hits Home
One Last Hug: Three Days at Grief Camp
Sam & Cat
Wynton Marsalis: A YoungArts Masterclass

Best Choreography:
Dancing with the Stars
Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty (Great Performances)
So You Think You Can Dance
So You Think You Can Dance
So You Think You Can Dance

Best Cinematography – Single-Camera Series:
Boardwalk Empire – “Erlkonig”
Breaking Bad – “Buried”
Breaking Bad – “Granite State”
Hannibal – “Savoureux”
True Detective – “Who Goes There”

Best Cinematography – Multi-Camera Series:
The Exes – “When Haskell Met Sammy”
How I Met Your Mother – “Daisy”
Mike & Molly – “Weekend at Peggy’s”
Mom – “Pilot”
Two and a Half Men – “Baseball. Boobs. Boobs. Baseball.”

Best Cinematography – TV Movie/Miniseries:
American Horror Story: Coven – “Head”
Dancing on the Edge – “Episode 1″
Fargo – “The Crocodile’s Dilemma”
The Normal Heart
Sherlock: His Last Vow

Best Cinematography – Non-Fiction Programming:
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown – “Punjab”
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey – “Stand Up in the Milky Way”
The Square
Whale Wars: A Commander Rises
The World Wars
– “Trial by Fire”

Best Cinematography – Reality Programming:
The Amazing Race – “Part Like the Red Sea”
Deadliest Catch – “Careful What You Wish For”
Project Runway – “Tie the Knot”
Survivor – “Bag of Tricks”
Top Chef – “Lea Michele’s Halloween Bash”

Best Costumes – Series:
Boardwalk Empire – “New York Sour”
Game of Thrones – “The Lion and the Rose”
Mad Men – “Time Zones”
Masters of Sex – “Catherine”
Once Upon a Time – “A Curious Thing”

Best Costumes – TV Movie, Miniseries or Special:
American Horror Story: Coven – “Bitchcraft”
Bonnie & Clyde – “Part 1″
Dancing on the Edge – “Episode 1″
Killing Kennedy
The White Queen
– “The Price of Power”

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Best Directing – Non-Fiction Programming:
American Masters – “Salinger” – Shane Salerno
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey – “Standing Up in the Milky Way” – Brannon Braga
JFK (American Experience) – Susan Bellows
Life According to Sam – Andrea Nix Fine & Sean Fine
The Square – Jehane Noujaim

Best Documentary or Non-Fiction Series:
American Masters
Beyond Scared Straight
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Pioneers of Television
The World Wars

Best Documentary or Non-Fiction Special:
Deadliest Catch: Legend of the Northwestern
Herblock: The Black & the White
JFK (American Experience)
Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert
The Square

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Best Hairstyling – Single-Camera Series:
The Americans – “Yousaf”
Boardwalk Empire – “William Wilson”
Downton Abbey – “Episode 8″
Game of Thrones – “The Lion and the Rose”
Mad Men – “The Runaways”

Best Hairstyling – Multi-Camera Series or Special:
Dancing with the Stars – “Episode 1805″
The Oscars
Saturday Night Live
– “Anna Kendrick”
Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony
The Voice
– “Episode 419B”

Best Hairstyling – TV Movie/Miniseries:
American Horror Story: Coven
Bonnie & Clyde
Dancing on the Edge
– “Episode 3″
Killing Kennedy
The White Queen
– “Long Live the King”

Best Informational Series or Special:
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
Inside the Actors Studio
Oprah’s Master Class
Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman
Vice

Best Lighting Direction – Variety Series:
American Idol – “Episode 1325″
Dancing with the Stars – “Episode 1711A”
Saturday Night Live – “Jimmy Fallon”
So You Think You Can Dance- “Episode 1014: Top 10 Perform”
The Voice – “Episode 619A”

Best Lighting Direction – Variety Special:
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards
The Oscars
2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony
Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show

Best Main Title Design:
American Horror Story: Coven
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Orange Is the New Black
Sleepy Hollow
True Detective

Best Main Title Theme Music:
Black Sails
Masters of Sex
Orange Is the New Black
Sleepy Hollow
The White Queen

Best Makeup – Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic):
Boardwalk Empire – “New York Sour”
Game of Thrones – “Oathkeeper”
Mad Men – “The Runaways”
Once Upon a Time – “It’s Not Easy Being Green”
Portlandia – “Celery”

Best Makeup – Multi-Camera Series or Special (Non-Prosthetic):
Dancing with the Stars – “Episode 1703″
Key & Peele – “East/West Bowl Rap”
The Oscars
Saturday Night Live
– “Jimmy Fallon”
So You Think You Can Dance – “Season 10 Finale”

Best Makeup – TV Movie/Miniseries (Non-Prosthetic):
American Horror Story: Coven
Burton and Taylor
Killing Kennedy
The Normal Heart

Best Prosthetic Makeup – Series, TV Movie, Miniseries or Special:
American Horror Story: Coven
Game of Thrones
– “The Children”
Grimm – “Twelve Days of Krampus”
The Normal Heart
The Walking Dead
– “The Grove”

Best Music Composition – Series:
Da Vinci’s Demons
Downton Abbey
House of Cards
Masters of Sex
The Simpsons

Best Music Composition – TV Movie, Miniseries or Special:
Burton and Taylor
Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond
Killing Kennedy
The Normal Heart
The White Queen

Best Music Direction:
Barbra Streisand: Back to Brooklyn (Great Performances)
Christmas in Washington
The Kennedy Center Honors
The Oscars
2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Best Music and Lyrics:
The Big Bang Theory
Nashville
The Neighbors
Saturday Night Live
The 67th Annual Tony Awards

Best Single-Camera Picture Editing – Drama Series:
Breaking Bad – “Felina”
Breaking Bad – “To’hajiilee”
Game of Thrones – “The Children”
Mad Men – “Waterloo”
True Detective – “Who Goes There”

Best Single-Camera Picture Editing – Comedy Series:
Brooklyn Nine-Nine – “Charges and Specs”
Brooklyn Nine-Nine – “Pilot”
Modern Family – “The Wedding, Part 1″
Modern Family – “Vegas”
Orange Is the New Black – “Tit Punch”

Best Multi-Camera Picture Editing – Comedy Series:
The Big Bang Theory – “The Cooper Extraction”
The Colbert Report – “#9115″
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart – “#19006″
How I Met Your Mother – “Gary Blauman”
Two and a Half Men – “Mr. Walden, He Die. I Clean Room.”

Best Single-Camera Picture Editing – TV Movie/Miniseries:
American Horror Story: Coven – “The Seven Wonders”
Fargo – “Buridan’s Ass”
Killing Kennedy
The Normal Heart
Sherlock: His Last Vow

Best Picture Editing – Variety Special or Short-Form Segment:
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Mel Brooks
The Colbert Report
– StePhfest Colbchella 13: Daft Punk’d
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart – Suppressing the Vote
2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Saturday Night Live
– New Horror Trailer

Best Picture Editing – Non-Fiction Programming:
American Masters – “Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train a Comin'”
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown – “Tokyo”
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey – “Standing Up in the Milky Way”
Deadliest Catch: Legend of the Northwestern
The Square

Best Picture Editing – Reality Programming:
The Amazing Race – “Part Like the Red Sea”
Deadliest Catch – “Careful What You Wish For”
MythBusters – “Star Wars: Revenge of the Myth”
Project Runway – “An Unconvential Coney Island”
Survivor – “Mad Treasure Hunt”

Best Reality Program – Structured:
Antiques Roadshow
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
MythBusters
Shark Tank
Undercover Boss
Who Do You Think You Are?

Best Reality Program – Unstructured:
Comic Book Men
Deadliest Catch
Duck Dynasty
Lindsay
Wahlburgers
Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan

Best Sound Editing – Series:
Breaking Bad – “Felina”
Game of Thrones – “The Watchers on the Wall”
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – “Turn, Turn, Turn”
Vikings – “The Choice”
The Walking Dead – “Too Far Gone”

Best Sound Editing – TV Movie, Miniseries or Special:
American Horror Story: Coven – “Fearful Pranks Ensue”
Bonnie & Clyde – “Part 2″
Klondike – “Part 1″
Sherlock: His Last Vow
The White Queen
– “In Love with the King”

Best Sound Editing – Non-Fiction Programming:
The Amazing Race – “Part Like the Red Sea”
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown – “Punjab”
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey – “Standing Up in the Milky Way”
Survivor – “Hot Girl with a Grudge”
The World Wars – “Trial by Fire”

Best Sound Mixing – One-Hour Series (Drama or Comedy):
Boardwalk Empire – “Erlkonig”
Breaking Bad – “Felina”
Game of Thrones – “The Watchers on the Wall”
House of Cards – “Chapter 14″
Orange Is the New Black – “Can’t Fix Crazy”

Best Sound Mixing – Half-Hour Series (Drama or Comedy) and Animation:
Brooklyn Nine-Nine – “Tactical Village”
Modern Family – “The Wedding, Part 1″
New Girl – “Prince”
Nurse Jackie – “The Lady with the Lamp”
Veep – “Detroit”

Best Sound Mixing – TV Movie/Miniseries:
American Horror Story: Coven – “Fearful Pranks Ensue”
Dancing on the Edge – “Episode 1″
Fargo – “The Crocodile’s Dilemma”
The Normal Heart
Sherlock: His Last Vow

Best Sound Mixing – Variety Program:
American Idol – “Finale”
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards
The Oscars
2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
The Sound of Music Live!

Best Sound Mixing – Non-Fiction Programming:
The Amazing Race – “Part Like the Red Sea”
American Masters – “Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train a Comin'”
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey – “Standing Up in the Milky Way”
Deadliest Catch – “Careful What You Wish For”
Made in America

Best Special Class Program:
The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards
The Oscars
Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony
The Sound of Music Live!
The 67th Annual Tony Awards

Best Special Class Program – Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment:
Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis: President Barack Obama
Childrens Hospital
Correspondent Spotlight: Behind the Spotlight (The Daily Show)
The Oath (The Walking Dead)
Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show Starring Bruno Mars

Best Special Class Program – Short-Format Non-Fiction:
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
I Was There: Boston Marathon Bombings
Jay Leno’s Garage
30 for 30 Shorts
Top Chef’s Last Chance Kitchen

Best Special Visual Effects:
Almost Human
Falling Skies
Game of Thrones
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
The Walking Dead

Best Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role:
Banshee
Boardwalk Empire
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Da Vinci’s Demons
The White Queen

Best Stunt Coordination – Drama Series, TV Movie or Miniseries:
Arrow
Chicago Fire
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Vikings
The Walking Dead

Best Stunt Coordination – Comedy Series or Variety Program:
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Community
Sam & Cat
Shameless
Workaholics

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Best Technical Direction – Series:
The Big Bang Theory – “The Locomotive Manipulation”
The Colbert Report – “#9135″
Dancing with the Stars – “Episode 1711A”
Saturday Night Live – “Jimmy Fallon”
So You Think You Can Dance – “Season 10 Finale”
The Voice – “Episode 519A”

Best Technical Direction – TV Movie, Miniseries or Special:
2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony
The Sound of Music Live!
The 67th Annual Tony Awards

Best Voice-Over Performance – Character:
Hank Azaria, The Simpsons
Lauren Bacall, Family Guy
Joan Cusack, Toy Story of Terror!
Timothy Dalton, Toy Story of Terror!
Seth Green, Robot Chicken

Best Voice-Over Performance – Narration:
Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Oliver Platt, American Experience
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Best Writing – Non-Fiction Programming:
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown – “Congo” – Anthony Bourdain
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey – “Standing Up in the Milky Way” – Ann Druygan & Steven Soter
Herblock: The Black & the White – Sara Lukinson & Michael Stevens
JFK (American Experience) – Mark Zwonitzer
The Poisoner’s Handbook (American Experience) – Michelle Ferrari & Rob Rapley

Upfronts 2014: CW Fall Schedule Announced

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Upfronts 2014: CW Fall Schedule Announced

The last of the broadcast networks announced their lineup this morning. The CW is barely hanging on as a broadcast network, but we still need to report their happenings. Let’s take a look…

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Monday:
8PM: The Originals
9PM: Jane the Virgin

*I’m not surprised at all that The Originals was moved to Monday nights. This night has been a huge sore spot for the network and The Originals has proven a consistent performer on Tuesday nights. It should easily transfer to Monday nights and give the network something to be happy about. Jane the Virgin sounds like a classic WB show, which haven’t been all that successful for the network. I’ll be surprised if it makes it past midseason.*

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Tuesday:
8PM: The Flash
9PM: Supernatural

*I really thought the Supernatural spin-off was greenlight and would definitely make it to air. Apparently it wasn’t good and the network passed on it. Now they have The Flash opening up the night with Supernatural following behind it. It will probably end up being the network’s strongest night of programming. Smart move by them.*

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Wednesday:
8PM: Arrow
9PM: The 100

*Arrow wasn’t moving anywhere. But this was another case where I was sure they were going to do a superhero lineup with The Flash following it. It’s probably better this way, but I’m surprised that The 100 made it to a second season. I didn’t know it was doing that well in the ratings.*

Thursday:
8PM: The Vampire Diaries
9PM: Reign

*I knew this lineup wasn’t going to change. Reign has built a loyal following in this timeslot and still holds a significant amount of the lead-in from The Vampire Diaries.*

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Friday:
8PM: Whose Line Is It Anyway?
9PM: America’s Next Top Model

*Whose Line Is It Anyway? has proven a successful program for the network. Although I wonder if there will be a burnout factor with the show also airing original installments in the summer. Maybe they’ll shortern the summer season? And America’s Next Top Model is a walking ghost at this point. It’ll probably only do one cycle again and leave the time spot open for midseason.*

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Midseason
Drama: Beauty and the Beast, iZombie, The Messengers
Comedy: Hart of Dixie

*I have no idea why the CW renewed Beauty and the Beast. Almost none of their original episodes have cracked the 1 million mark. It doesn’t make sense. iZombie and The Messengers actually sound promising, so I’ll be looking for those when midseason rolls around.*

Upfronts 2014: CBS Fall Schedule Announced

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Upfronts 2014: CBS Fall Schedule Announced

Upfront week continued as CBS announced their fall lineup this morning. To their credit…they made a lot of changes. CBS is usually the network that makes the least amount of moves, but this year they switched things up a lot. Most of their shows are in the later stages of their production life, so CBS needed to prepare for new hits to take their places.

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Sunday:
7PM: 60 Minutes
8PM: Madam Secretary
9PM: The Good Wife
10PM:: CSI

*This night is tough to predict because Sunday nights never start on time for the Eastern and Central time zones. CBS has a hard time promoting the shows when nobody knows what time they will start. I never expected them to launch a new drama in the 8PM timeslot. But apparently executives are really high about the new series starring Tea Leoni. It’ll be interesting to see if that show will fail or succeed in that time period. CSI moving here doesn’t surprise me at all. But I am surprised that CBS renewed The Mentalist, but didn’t leave it on Sundays. I’m not sure what the network is planning on doing with that.*

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Monday:
8PM: The Big Bang Theory [Nov: 2 Broke Girls]
8:30PM: Mom
9PM: Scorpion
10PM: NCIS: Los Angeles

*Nobody is surprised that The Big Bang Theory will be airing its first five/six episodes on Monday nights, providing a nice lead-in for a ratings-challenged Mom. Hopefully that’ll give the show the boost that it needs to survive. I am actually surprised that CBS completely jetisoned their 2-hour comedy block. New series Scorpion will take the 9PM slot, which NCIS: Los Angeles moving from Tuesdays to give CBS some help in that troubled time spot.*

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Tuesday:
8PM: NCIS
9PM: NCIS: New Orleans
10PM: Person of Interest

*Not a big surprise here. I correctly predicted this lineup. NCIS: New Orleans starring Scott Bakula is getting the prime spot behind TV’s #1 scripted series. It will continue to be a strong night for the network.*

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Wednesday:
8PM: Survivor
9PM: Criminal Minds
10PM: Stalker

*Survivor and Criminal Minds are still the two highest rated programs on broadcast television on Wednesdays. While they are aging, they still continue to dominate so it’s not a major surprise that they are staying put. CBS is going back to the Dylan McDermott well with the stalking investigation series Stalker. It’s from Kevin Williamson and also stars Maggie Q & Victor Rasuk. It’s got a high caliber team behind it and I’m willing to check it out.*

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Thursday:
8PM: Thursday Night Football
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STARTING OCT. 30:
8PM: The Big Bang Theory
8:30PM: The Millers
9PM: Two and a Half Men
9:30PM: The McCarthys
10PM: Elementary

*CBS is going to continue to dominate this night. Football will do monster ratings and the multi-camera sitcoms will pick up right where they left off. I’m a little surprised that The Millers is staying put. The show is doing good, but a new series would benefit from the bigger exposure behind TBBT. We’ll see if this continues to be the lineup after the first couple of weeks.*

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Friday:
8PM: The Amazing Race
9PM: Hawaii Five-0
10PM: Blue Bloods

*I am only surprised by The Amazing Race being moved here. I’m guessing CBS is only going to do one cycle this year and will be replaced by Undercover Boss in the winter.*

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Midseason
Drama: Battle Creek, CSI: Cyber, The Mentalist
Comedy: Mike & Molly, The Odd Couple
Reality: Undercover Boss

*Battle Creek was always meant to be a midseason show with a 13-episode order. I’m actually surprised that Mike & Molly doesn’t have a place on the fall schedule again. It really did well holding down the 9PM hour on Monday nights. The network would’ve probably put that show out of its misery if it wasn’t for Melissa McCarthy. The Mentalist not having a spot surprises me also. The network has limited space available and I’m not sure why they would renew that and not have a plan for it.*

Upfronts 2014: ABC Fall Schedule Announced

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Upfronts 2014: ABC Fall Schedule Announced

Upfront week continued as ABC took their turn to announce their new lineup for the fall. They are definitely taking a few risks with their Tuesday & Thursday lineups, their Sunday & Monday lineups stay the same from the spring and I’m not sure if that’s a good thing. Let’s take a closer look.

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Sunday:
7PM: America’s Funniest Home Videos
8PM: Once Upon a Time
9PM: Resurrection
10PM:: Revenge

*This is one of those cases where ABC kept everything the same. While everything is a solid performer, I don’t think this night is as buzzed or talked-about as it used to be for the network. Resurrection was a surprise hit for the network, but I wonder if they will be able to keep up the momentum heading into the fall. ABC also announced that Once Upon a Time and Resurrection will take a midseason break and they will air the new musical comedy Galavant and the new buzzed about drama American Crime in their spots. That’s at least a risky move that the network needed to make.*

Monday:
8PM: Dancing with the Stars
10PM: Castle

*ABC kept everything the same here. There’s nothing wrong about it, but both of these shows are not aging well and the network will be in serious trouble when they are left without these programs in a couple seasons.*

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Tuesday:
8PM: Selfie
8:30PM: Manhattan Love Story
9PM: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
10PM: Forever

*ABC needed to move S.H.I.E.L.D. out of the line of fire from NCIS. I’m not sure the show will do any better an hour later, but it should do moderately better (especially since good word-of-mouth has been spreading about the show). ABC also announced that S.H.I.E.L.D. will follow the 12/12 format of other programs, with Marvel’s Agent Carter airing during the hiatus. The other new programs on this night don’t sound very interesting. Selfie‘s trailer didn’t make any kind of impression, Manhattan Love Story looks like the other rom-com single-camera shows that the networks are wild about this year, and the premise for Forever (an immortal medical examiner) doesn’t sound like ABC will find something stable for that failing timeslot.*

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Wednesday:
8PM: The Middle
8:30PM: The Goldbergs
9PM: Modern Family
9:30PM: Black-ish
10PM: Nashville

*I correctly predicted (most) of this lineup. The Goldbergs needed to move to stay alive and being sandwiched between The Middle and Modern Family can only improve its ratings. Black-ish seems very compatible with Modern Family and should retain most of its audience, hopefully. Nashville staying put is a little bit of a surprise. Maybe they’re banking on Black-ish being a bigger hit and providing a better lead-in for it.*

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Thursday:
8PM: Grey’s Anatomy
9PM: Scandal
10PM: How to Get Away with Murder

*Shonda Rhimes Night! It’s pretty amazing that she completely owns a night of ABC programming now. It’s actually a smart move on their part. Grey’s Anatomy is still a consistent performer and should continue to do well an hour earlier. Scandal is the hot new show that should provide a great lead-in for ABC’s hottest commodity, How to Get Away with Murder starring Viola Davis.*

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Friday:
8PM: Last Man Standing
8:30PM: Cristela
9PM: Shark Tank
10PM: 20/20

*I correctly predicted this night too. There wasn’t any chance that Last Man Standing would be moving, and I highly doubted Shark Tank would move either. Talked about multi-camera pilot Cristela seemed the most logical choice as well to fill the gap between both shows. Once again, nothing too surprising.*

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Midseason
Drama: American Crime, Marvel’s Agent Carter, Secrets & Lies, The Whispers
Comedy: Fresh Off the Boat, Galavant
Reality: The Bachelor, The Great Christmas Light Fight, The Taste

*ABC doesn’t have a whole lot of stuff lined up for midseason yet. And the ones that they have ordered, pretty much have air dates already set. American Crime & Galavant will air Sundays starting in January. Marvel’s Agent Carter will air during the S.H.I.E.L.D. hiatus. And The Bachelor will take over in between cycles of DWTS. So the network doesn’t have a whole lot of shows in the well. They must be banking hard on all of their new shows being successes. We’ll see how that works out for them.*

Upfronts 2014: FOX Fall Schedule Announced

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Upfronts 2014: FOX Fall Schedule Announced

FOX announced their fall schedule this Monday. Nothing too surprising was revealed. They are putting a lot fo Let’s take a look at what the network will be offering up this fall…

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Sunday:
7PM: The O.T./NFL Overrun
7:30PM: Bob’s Burgers
8PM: The Simpsons
8:30PM: Brooklyn Nine-Nine
9PM: Family Guy
9:30PM: Mulaney

*So FOX is finally moving on from their Animation Domination lineup that ruled Sunday nights for almost a decade. The animated shows are still prominent, but the fact that they are moving two of their prime shows to this night means that FOX wants to make a change. Brooklyn Nine-Nine is coming off a critically acclaimed first season and will get a higher profile spot after The Simpsons. Mulaney is a new multi-camera sitcom starring former SNL writer John Mulaney. FOX has a lot of faith in the show. It should be interesting to see if the show will succeed.*

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Monday:
8PM: Gotham
9PM: Sleepy Hollow

*Sleepy Hollow was a major hit for FOX last fall. There wasn’t a chance that was going to be moving from its spot. Gotham is FOX’s biggest drama pilot. They obviously must have a lot of faith in it by giving it a prime spot of the schedule. It should do well in that time slot. So far, it doesn’t look like any of the networks have anything similiar competing against it.*

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Tuesday:
8PM: Utopia
9PM: New Girl
9:30PM: The Mindy Project

*FOX has given up its hope of having an all-Comedy lineup. None of their mixing and matching shows provided a successful combination for the night. FOX is putting a lot of stock in its new reality series Utopia, which follows 15 people trying to create their own civilization. I’m not sure of the premise, but I know FOX will promote the hell out of it. New Girl and The Mindy Project will continue to underperform in their Tuesday night time slots.*

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Wednesday:
8PM: Hell’s Kitchen
9PM: Red Band Society

*It’s hard to believe that Hell’s Kitchen is still going strong on the FOX schedule. Enough so that the network is letting it launch an important night of programming in the fall. Red Band Society has the powerhouse executive producer Steven Spielberg behind it and stars Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer. The premise sounds very much like Glee in its first season. If the show is critically acclaimed enough, I can see it do relatively well in the ratings.*

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Thursday:
8PM: Bones
9PM: Gracepoint

*Bones is another aging FOX series that is still doing very well in the ratings. The show has been bounced every night of the week and stil has a loyal following of fans that will keep the show afloat. The network is using its success to launch the 10-episode American remake of Broadchurch called Gracepoint. I think it will do well enough for the network to be happy. Plus it leaves an opening for the network to launch new shows at midseason without having to cancel something.*

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Friday:
8PM: Masterchef Junior
9PM: Utopia

*Masterchef Junior did very well for the network last fall. I actually forgot that the network had ordered a second season of it, or else I would have easily predicted it in my previous blog post. Utopia is getting a second airing during the week, at least in the beginning stages of the show.*

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Midseason
Drama: Backstrom, Empire, The Following, Hieroglyph
Comedy: Bordertown, Glee, The Last Man on Earth, Weird Loners
Reality: American Idol, Boom!
Miniseries: Wayward Pines

*The only surprise is that FOX didn’t announce anything about their midseason schedule. Usually they at least reveal when/where they expect American Idol to premiere. But they didn’t make any mention in their official press release. The only thing mentioned at the upfront presentation was that the show’s episode order would be reduced and it would likely go to one-night a week. I’m surprised that Glee didn’t have a spot on the schedule either. And from the sounds of it, the president of FOX hinted that the episode order would very likely be reduced from 22.*

Fall Schedule Predictions: CW

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Fall Schedule Predictions: CW

CW
Officially Renewed: Arrow, The Originals, Reign, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries
TBA: America’s Next Top Model, Beauty and the Beast, The Carrie Diaries, Hart of Dixie, The 100, Star-Crossed, The Tomorrow People, Whose Line Is It Anyway?
Canceled/Ended: Nikita

*The CW is basically a glorified cable network masquerading as a broadcast one. Their ratings barely crack the 2 million mark and I honestly don’t watch any of these shows outside of ANTM and Whose Line Is It Anyway?. But it also helps with these predictions because I don’t have any kind of emotional ties with any of the programs. I can objectively make predictions based on ratings and buzz.*

MONDAY:
8PM: The Originals
9PM: iZombie

*Monday nights have been a trouble spot for the network. Nothing they’ve had has been successful. Even shows that have established audiences have seemed to falter on this night. I have a feeling that will change with The Originals. The show has a loyal following and has actually gotten some positive attention from the press and critics. It should remain solid on Monday nights. iZombie is a pilot that has been getting positive attention so far. It seems like a classic WB show and could draw in some different viewers on Monday nights.*

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TUESDAY:
8PM: Supernatural
9PM: Supernatural: Bloodlines

*Going into its 10th (!) season, Supernatural is still one of the highest rated shows on the network. It performs well on whatever night they place it. I think it’s time they think about a replacement for it. What’s a better one than a spin-off? The spin-off has been getting some positive attention, and it’s obviously a very compatible pairing.*

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WEDNESDAY:
8PM: Arrow
9PM: The Flash

*Arrow is the CW’s highest rated series. There’s no way it’s moving from this time slot. It might seem too obvious that the network will pair its highest profile pilot The Flash with it. They are both about superheroes, both DC Comics related. But I think it will prove a powerful pair and pretty much hold all of Arrow‘s audience. I think The Flash will eventually distinguish itself enough that it will be able to lead-off a night of its own next season.*

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THURSDAY:
8PM: The Vampire Diaries
9PM: Reign

*The Vampire Diaries has yet to produce a successful show following its timeslot. The CW should just close up shop and leave the already renewed Reign there. The show has done well and gained a following of its own. It’s still early to move it from this prime position, but I think eventually it will be strong enough on its own.*

FRIDAY:
8PM: America’s Next Top Model
9PM: Hart of Dixie

*Friday nights are pretty much a wasteland for the CW. Whose Line Is It Anyway? is the most successful thing the network has had on Fridays in a while. But it has a weird airing schedule where new episodes will be broadcast in the summer. I’m not sure if it will have enough episodes to air in the fall also. ANTM doesn’t have an official air date yet, so I assume it will follow the previous cycle and begin airing in August and continue into the fall. Hart of Dixie is a falling star. But it will probably only need one more season to have enough for syndication. It’s a safe bet for renewal.*

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Midseason: The Messengers, Whose Line Is It Anyway?

*Whose Line Is It Anyway? has been the most successful thing the CW has done in a while. But the network is constantly airing the series, including new episodes in the summer. The show should be on the fall schedule, but they might not have enough stored up to air year-round. The CW needs one midseason replacement and The Messengers sounds the most network-friendly, and honestly, the most interesting.*