Emmy Predictions 2012: Drama

Prepare yourself for a whole lot of Breaking Bad love. I don’t have much of anything to say in these categories, since I almost exclusively followed comedies last year. Basically, it’s time for Breaking Bad to sweep where Mad Men has previously dominated.


Breaking Bad (AMC)
Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Downton Abbey (PBS)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
Homeland (Showtime)
Mad Men (AMC)

Should and could win: Breaking Bad
Will win: Mad Men
Should have been nominated: Men of a Certain Age (TNT)


Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Damian Lewis, Homeland

Should and will win: Bryan Cranston
Could win: Jon Hamm
Should have been nominated: Jason Isaacs, Awake


Kathy Bates, Harry’s Law
Glenn Close, Damages
Claire Danes, Homeland
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Julianna Marguiles, The Good Wife
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

Should and could win: Claire Danes
Will win: Julianna Marguiles
Should have been nominated: Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit


Jim Carter, Downton Abbey
Brendan Coyle, Downton Abbey
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Giancarlo Esposito, Breaking Bad
Jared Harris, Mad Men
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad

Should win: Giancarlo Esposito
Could win: Peter Dinklage
Will win: Jared Harris
Should have been nominated: Andre Braugher, Men of a Certain Age


Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men
Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

Should win: Anna Gunn
Could win: Christine Baranski
Will win: Maggie Smith
Should have been nominated: Christina Ricci, Pan Am


Julian Fellowes, Downton Abbey (“Episode Seven”)
Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon & Gideon Raff, Homeland (Pilot episode)
Andre & Maria Jacquemetton, Mad Men (“Commissions and Fees”)
Semi Chellas & Matthew Weiner, Mad Men (“Far Away Places”)
Semi Chellas & Matthew Weiner, Mad Men (“The Other Woman”)

Should win: Homeland
Could win: Downton Abbey
Will win: Mad Men (“Far Away Places”)
Should have been nominated: Men of a Certain Age (“A League of Their Owen”)

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