72nd Primetime Emmy Awards Predictions + Winners (Updating Live)

We’ve almost made it to one of the best fall nights of the year: Emmys night. Who will come out on top? We have Watchmen with 11 nominations, Succession with 10 nominations, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Schitt’s Creek each with 8 nominations. Will those series be the ones to win the most awards? This is how I see the awards going on Sunday.

The shows I hope bring home some wins (in order of likelihood) are Schitt’s Creek, Watchmen, The Crown, Unbelievable, Ramy, Pose, and Insecure. The only shows I’m not predicting in at least one category would be Insecure and Pose, which would be surprises but VERY happy surprises. Ramy Youssef is not the leader of the odds to win in either of his categories, but he may find himself an Emmy winner on Sunday if enough support is behind him. He definitely would have had mine. If Billy Porter can pull off a repeat win in Lead Actor in a Drama Series, the neighbors will hear my screams several doors down.

I will update this page live as the awards are being announced! I hope you tune in to the ceremony on ABC, as well.

Congratulations to Schitt’s Creek for their historic sweep, Watchmen and Succession with 4 wins each, and Zendaya with the history with the youngest Lead Actress in a Drama Series win ever for Euphoria. An incredible night overall!

PROGRAMS

Comedy Series

Schitt’s Creek (Pop TV)

  • Tied for most nominations for a comedy series

Possible: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Prime Video)

WINNER: SCHITT’S CREEK (POP TV)

Drama Series

Succession (HBO)

  • Most nominations for a drama series

Possible: The Crown (Netflix)

WINNER: SUCCESSION (HBO)

Limited Series

Watchmen (HBO)

  • Most nominations for a limited series

Possible: Unbelievable (Netflix)

WINNER: WATCHMEN (HBO)

Variety Talk Series

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

  • 2016 – 2019 Winner

Possible: The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)

WINNER: LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER (HBO)

Competition Program

RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)

  • 2018 – 2019 Winner

Possible: Nailed It! (Netflix)

WINNER: RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE (VH1)

ACTING

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Ramy Youssef, Ramy (Hulu)

  • Also nominated for Writing for a Comedy Series

Possible: Eugene Levy, Schitt’s Creek (Pop TV)

WINNER: EUGENE LEVY, SCHITT’S CREEK

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Catherine O’Hara, Schitt’s Creek (Pop TV)

Possible: Christina Applegate, Dead to Me (Netflix)

WINNER: CATHERINE O’HARA, SCHITT’S CREEK (POP TV)

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Dan Levy, Schitt’s Creek (Pop TV)

  • Also nominated for Comedy Series, Directing for a Comedy Series, and Writing for a Comedy Series

Possible: Mahershala Ali, Ramy (Pop TV)

WINNER: DAN LEVY, SCHITT’S CREEK (POP TV)

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Annie Murphy, Schitt’s Creek (Pop TV)

Possible: Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Prime Video)

WINNER: ANNIE MURPHY, SCHITT’S CREEK (POP TV)

Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Jason Bateman, Ozark (Netflix)

  • 2019 Winner for Directing for a Drama Series for Ozark

Possible: Jeremy Strong, Succession (HBO)

WINNER: JEREMY STRONG, SUCCESSION (HBO)

Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Laura Linney, Ozark (Netflix)

Possible: Jennifer Aniston, The Morning Show (Apple TV+)

WINNER: ZENDAYA, EUPHORIA (HBO)

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Billy Crudup, The Morning Show (Apple TV+)

Possible: Matthew Macfadyen, Succession (HBO)

WINNER: BILLY CRUDUP, THE MORNING SHOW (APPLE TV+)

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown (Netflix)

Possible: Fiona Shaw, Killing Eve (BBC America)

WINNER: JULIA GARNER, OZARK (NETFLIX)

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Television Movie

Paul Mescal, Normal People (Hulu)

Possible: Mark Ruffalo, I Know This Much Is True (HBO)

WINNER: MARK RUFFALO, I KNOW THIS MUCH IS TRUE (HBO)

Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Television Movie

Regina King, Watchmen (HBO)

  • 3x Emmy winner, once in this category

Possible: Shira Haas, Unorthodox (Netflix)

WINNER: REGINA KING, WATCHMEN (HBO)

Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Television Movie

Louis Gossett Jr., Watchmen (HBO)

Possible: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Watchmen (HBO)

WINNER: YAHYA ABDUL-MATEEN II, WATCHMEN (HBO)

Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Television Movie

Toni Collette, Unbelievable (Netflix)

Possible: Jean Smart, Watchmen (HBO)

WINNER: UZO ADUBA, MRS. AMERICA (FX)

DIRECTING

Directing for a Comedy Series

Andrew Cividino and Dan Levy, Schitt’s Creek (Episode: “Happy Ending”) (Pop TV)

Possible: Ramy Youssef, Ramy (Episode: “Miakhalifa.mov”) (Hulu)

WINNER: ANDREW CIVIDINO AND DAN LEVY, SCHITT’S CREEK (EPISODE: “HAPPY ENDING”) (POP TV)

Directing for a Drama Series

Alik Sakharov, Ozark (Episode: “Fire Pink”) (Netflix

  • 2019 Winner (Ozark – Jason Bateman, Director)

Possible: Mark Mylod, Succession (Episode: “This Is Not for Tears”) (HBO)

WINNER: ANDRIJ PAREKH, SUCCESSION (EPISODE: “HUNTING”) (HBO)

Directing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special

Stephen Williams, Watchmen (Episode: “This Extraordinary Being”) (HBO)

Possible: Lynn Shelton, Little Fires Everywhere (Episode: “Find a Way”) (Hulu)

WINNER: MARIA SCHRADER, UNORTHODOX (NETFLIX)

WRITING

Writing for a Comedy Series

Dan Levy, Schitt’s Creek (Episode: “Happy Ending”) (Pop TV)

Possible: Michael Schur, The Good Place (Episode: “Whenever You’re Ready”)

WINNER: DAN LEVY, SCHITT’S CREEK (EPISODE: “HAPPY ENDING”) (POP TV)

Writing for a Drama Series

Jesse Armstrong, Succession (Episode: “This Is Not for Tears”) (HBO)

  • 2019 Winner

Possible: Miki Johnson, Ozark (Episode: “Fire Pink”) (Netflix)

WINNER: JESSE ARMSTRONG, SUCCESSION (EPISODE: “THIS IS NOT FOR TEARS”) (HBO)

Writing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special

Damon Lindelof and Cord Jefferson, Watchmen (Episode: “This Extraordinary Being”) (HBO)

Possible: Susannah Grant, Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman, Unbelievable (Episode: “Episode 1”) (Netflix)

WINNER: DAMON LINDELOF AND CORD JEFFERSON, WATCHMEN (EPISODE: “THIS EXTRAORDINARY BEING”) (HBO)


Predicted Wins by Show:

  • Schitt’s Creek (Pop TV) – 6 predicted wins
    • Comedy Series, Comedy Lead Actress, Comedy Supporting Actor, Comedy Supporting Actress, Comedy Directing, Comedy Writing
  • Watchmen (HBO) – 5 predicted wins
    • Limited Series, Limited/TV Movie Lead Actress, Limited/TV Movie Supporting Actor, Limited/Movie/Dramatic Special Directing, Limited/Movie/Dramatic Special Writing
  • Ozark (Netflix) – 3 predicted wins
    • Drama Lead Actor, Drama Lead Actress, Drama Directing
  • Succession (HBO) – 2 predicted wins
    • Drama Series, Drama Writing
  • The Crown (Netflix) – 1 predicted win
    • Drama Supporting Actress
  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) – 1 predicted win
    • Variety Talk Series
  • The Morning Show (Apple TV+) – 1 predicted win
    • Drama Supporting Actor
  • Normal People (Hulu) – 1 predicted win
    • Limited/TV Movie Lead Actor
  • Ramy (Hulu) – 1 predicted win
    • Comedy Lead Actor
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1) – 1 predicted win
    • Competition Program
  • Unbelievable (Netflix) – 1 predicted win
    • Limited/TV Movie Supporting Actress

Predicted Wins by Network:

  • HBO: 8
  • Pop TV: 6
  • Netflix: 5
  • Hulu: 2
  • Apple TV+: 1
  • VH1: 1

Actual Wins by Show:

  • Schitt’s Creek (Pop TV): 7
    • Comedy Series, Comedy Lead Actor, Comedy Lead Actress, Comedy Supporting Actor, Comedy Supporting Actress, Comedy Directing, Comedy Writing
  • Succession (HBO): 4
    • Drama Series, Drama Lead Actor, Drama Directing, Drama Writing
  • Watchmen (HBO): 4
    • Limited Series, Limited/TV Movie Lead Actress, Limited/TV Movie Supporting Actor, Limited/Movie/Dramatic Special Writing
  • Euphoria (HBO): 1
    • Drama Lead Actress
  • I Know This Much Is True (HBO): 1
    • Limited/TV Movie Lead Actor
  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO): 1
    • Variety Talk Series
  • The Morning Show (Apple TV+): 1
    • Drama Supporting Actress
  • Mrs. America (FX): 1
    • Limited/TV Movie Supporting Actress
  • Ozark (Netflix): 1
    • Drama Supporting Actress
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1): 1
    • Competition Program
  • Unorthodox (Netflix): 1
    • Limited/Movie/Dramatic Special Directing

Actual Wins by Network:

  • HBO: 11
  • Pop TV: 7
  • Netflix: 2
  • Apple TV+: 1
  • FX: 1
  • VH1: 1

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