The 2014 Emmy nominees won’t be announced until July 10th, at which point we can bitch about Jim Parsons and the lack of Walton Goggins (AGAIN). But that’s still a few weeks away, so all we can do right now is pore over the “nominating ballots,” which are already available online. They’re interesting to look at, because it gives you a sense of the episodes and performers your favorite shows are most proud of (for instance, only two Louie episodes were submitted for Outstanding Writing For a Comedy Series: “So Did The Fat Lady” and “Pamela 3,” which hasn’t even aired yet). We’ll have full Emmy predictions soon, but until then, let’s have a look at some of the toughest in-show decisions. What I mean by that is, instead of stressing out over ALL of the nine dozen worthy Outstanding Supporting Actor In a Drama Series nominees, I’m focusing on which Lannister will be represented. It’s a win-win.
1. Outstanding Lead Actor In a Miniseries or a Movie: Billy Bob Thornton vs. Martin Freeman
2. Outstanding Supporting Actress In a Drama Series: Melissa McBride vs. Danai Gurira
3. Outstanding Supporting Actor In a Comedy Series: Chris Pratt vs. Nick Offerman
4. Outstanding Writing For a Comedy Series: “The Gang Broke Dee” vs. “The Gang Tries Desperately to Win an Award” (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia)
6. Outstanding Supporting Actress In a Comedy Series: Danielle Brooks vs. Kate Mulgrew
7. Outstanding Supporting Actor In a Drama Series: Peter Dinklage vs. Charles Dance
8. Outstanding Lead Actress In a Drama Series: Tatiana Maslany vs. Tatiana Maslany
Does she win for Alison, or Sarah?