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Here Are Our Predictions for the 2019 Emmys

Emma Specter

Emmys season is upon us once more, and while the night always holds a few surprises (remember Merritt Wever accepting her 2013 award with “I gotta go, bye”?), it’s usually easy enough to get a sense of who will go home a winner. Here are our Emmy predictions, in case you need help filling out your ballot.

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Stephen Root, Barry (HBO)

Henry Winkler, Barry (HBO)

Anthony Carrigan, Barry (HBO)

Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method (Netflix)

Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)

PREDICTED WINNER: Tony Hale, Veep (HBO)

Hale’s work as Selina Meyer’s beleaguered, besotted assistant, Gary, on Veep won him two Emmys in 2013 and 2015, and he’s likely to win one final time.

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Sarah Goldberg, Barry (HBO)

Sian Clifford, Fleabag (Amazon)

Olivia Colman, Fleabag (Amazon)

PREDICTED WINNER: Betty Gilpin, GLOW (Netflix)

Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)

Marin Hinkle, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)

Anna Chlumsky, Veep (HBO)

Gilpin was previously nominated in this category for her role as Debbie Egan on Glow, but 2019 looks like it could be her year to take home the Emmy.

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Christina Applegate, Dead to Me (Netflix)

Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep (HBO)

Natasha Lyonne, Russian Doll (Netflix)

Catherine O’Hara, Schitt’s Creek (CBC)

PREDICTED WINNER: Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag (Amazon)

Waller-Bridge and Louis-Dreyfus will likely duke it out, but Waller-Bridge seems favored to ultimately win. (Sorry, Nataha!)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish (ABC)

Don Cheadle, Black Monday (Showtime)

PREDICTED WINNER: Ted Danson, The Good Place (NBC)

Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method (Netflix)

Bill Hader, Barry (HBO)

Eugene Levy, Schitt’s Creek (CBC)

Danson hasn’t won an Emmy in 26 years, but his performance on The Good Place might be strong enough to help him beat out Hader.

Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Jason Bateman, Ozark (Netflix)

Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us (NBC)

PREDICTED WINNER: Kit Harington, Game of Thrones (HBO)

Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul (AMC)

Billy Porter, Pose (FX)

Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us (NBC)

Harington looks to be the favorite, although Porter could give him a run for his money.

Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones (HBO)

Jodie Comer, Killing Eve (BBC America)

Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder (ABC)

Laura Linney, Ozark (Netflix)

Mandy Moore, This Is Us (NBC)

PREDICTED WINNER: Sandra Oh, Killing Eve (BBC America)

Robin Wright, House of Cards (Netflix)

Even if Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s spy thriller loses to Game of Thrones for outstanding drama series, its odds are good in this category; Oh and Comer are both nominated.

Outstanding Limited Series

Chernobyl (HBO)

Escape at Dannemora (Showtime)

Fosse/Verdon (FX)

Sharp Objects (HBO)

PREDICTED WINNER: When They See Us (Netflix)

Ava DuVernay’s Netflix miniseries chronicling the case of the Central Park Five garnered rave reviews and will more than likely edge out Sharp Objects.

Outstanding Comedy Series

Barry (HBO)

Fleabag (Amazon)

The Good Place (NBC)

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)

Russian Doll (Netflix)

Schitt’s Creek (CBC)

PREDICTED WINNER: Veep (HBO)

It’s hard to imagine Veep not getting a nod for its final season, but Fleabag could surprise us all.

Outstanding Drama Series

Better Call Saul (AMC)

Bodyguard (Netflix)

PREDICTED WINNER: Game of Thrones (HBO)

Killing Eve (BBC America)

Ozark (Netflix)

Pose (FX)

Succession (HBO)

This Is Us (NBC)

We can say fairly confidently that this category is all but owned by Game of Thrones.

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul (AMC)

Giancarlo Esposito, Better Call Saul (AMC)

Alfie Allen, Game of Thrones (HBO)

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Game of Thrones (HBO)

PREDICTED WINNER: Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones (HBO)

Michael Kelly, House of Cards (Netflix)

Chris Sullivan, This Is Us (NBC)

Even throughout the HBO behemoth’s uneven final season, Game of Thrones’s Dinklage received critical praise, so he’s our pick for best supporting actor.

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Gwendoline Christie, Game of Thrones (HBO)

Lena Headey, Game of Thrones (HBO)

Sophie Turner, Game of Thrones (HBO)

Maisie Williams, Game of Thrones (HBO)

Fiona Shaw, Killing Eve (BBC America)

PREDICTED WINNER: Julia Garner, Ozark (Netflix)

Perhaps it’s perverse not to give the nod to a Game of Thrones player here, given the stacked lineup, but will voters be able to split the difference between the fantasy show’s female stars?

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Emily Watson, Chernobyl (HBO)

Margaret Qualley, Fosse/Verdon (FX)

PREDICTED WINNER: Patricia Clarkson, Sharp Objects (HBO)

Patricia Arquette, The Act (Hulu)

Marsha Stephanie Blake, When They See Us (Netflix)

Vera Farmiga, When They See Us (Netflix)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Ben Whishaw, A Very English Scandal (Amazon)

Stellan Skarsgard, Chernobyl (HBO)

Paul Dano, Escape at Dannemora (Showtime)

PREDICTED WINNER: John Leguizamo, When They See Us (Netflix)

Michael K. Williams, When They See Us (Netflix)

Asante Blackk, When They See Us (Netflix)

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series

Barry, “Ronny/Lily” (HBO)

Fleabag, “Episode 1” (Amazon)

PREDICTED WINNER: Pen15, “Anna Ishii-Peters” (Hulu)

Russian Doll, “A Warm Body” (Netflix)

Russian Doll, “Nothing in This World Is Easy” (Netflix)

The Good Place, “Janet(s)” (NBC)

Veep, “Veep” (HBO)

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series

Barry, “The Audition” (HBO)

PREDICTED WINNER: Barry, “Ronny/Lily” (HBO)

Fleabag, “Episode 1” (Amazon)

The Big Bang Theory, “The Stockholm Syndrome” (CBS)

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, “All Alone” (Amazon)

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, “We’re Going to the Catskills!” (Amazon)

Writing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special

Russell T. Davies, A Very English Scandal (Amazon)

PREDICTED WINNER: Craig Mazin, Chernobyl (HBO)

Brett Johnson, Michael Tolkin, Jerry Stahl, Escape at Dannemora (Showtime)

Brett Johnson, Michael Tolkin, Escape at Dannemora (Showtime)

Steven Levenson, Joel Fields, Fosse/Verdon (FX)

Ava DuVernay, Michael Starrbury, When They See Us (Netflix)

Directing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special

Stephen Frears, A Very English Scandal (Amazon)

Johan Renck, Chernobyl (HBO)

Ben Stiller, Escape at Dannemora (Showtime)

Jessica Yu, Fosse/Verdon, FX

Thomas Kail, Fosse/Verdon, FX

PREDICTED WINNER: Ava DuVernay, When They See Us, Netflix

Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

PREDICTED WINNER: Amy Adams, Sharp Objects (HBO)

Patricia Arquette, Escape at Dannemora (Showtime)

Aunjanue Ellis, When They See Us (Netflix)

Joey King, The Act (Hulu)

Niecy Nash, When They See Us (Netflix)

Michelle Williams, Fosse/Verdon (FX)

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Mahershala Ali, True Detective (HBO)

Benicio Del Toro, Escape at Dannemora (Showtime)

Hugh Grant, A Very English Scandal (Amazon)

PREDICTED WINNER: Jared Harris, Chernobyl (HBO)

Jharrel Jerome, When They See Us (Netflix)

Sam Rockwell, Fosse/Verdon (FX)

Writing for a Variety Special

Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh (Netflix)

Amy Schumer Growing (Netflix)

Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney Live From Liverpool (CBS)

PREDICTED WINNER: Hannah Gadsby: Nanette (Netflix)

Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé (Netflix)

Wanda Sykes: Not Normal (Netflix)

Directing for a Variety Special

Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney Live From Liverpool (CBS)

PREDICTED WINNER: Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé (Netflix)

Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons’ (ABC)

Springsteen on Broadway (Netflix)

The Oscars (ABC)

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

Better Call Saul, “Winner” (AMC)

Bodyguard, “Episode 1” (Netflix)

Game of Thrones, “The Iron Throne” (HBO)

Killing Eve, “Nice and Neat” (BBC America)

PREDICTED WINNER: Succession, “Nobody Is Ever Missing” (HBO)

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series

PREDICTED WINNER: Game of Thrones, “The Iron Throne” (HBO)

Game of Thrones, “The Last of the Starks” (HBO)

Game of Thrones, “The Long Night” (HBO)

Killing Eve, “Desperate Times” (BBC America)

Ozark, “Reparations” (Netflix)

Succession, “Celebration” (HBO)

The Handmaid’s Tale, “Holly” (Hulu)

Outstanding Reality Competition

American Ninja Warrior (NBC)

Nailed It! (Netflix)

PREDICTED WINER: RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)

The Amazing Race (CBS)

The Voice (NBC)

Top Chef (Bravo)

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series

At Home With Amy Sedaris (TruTV)

Documentary Now! (IFC)

Drunk History (Comedy Central)

PREDICTED WINNER: I Love You, America With Sarah Silverman (Hulu)

Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Who Is America? (Showtime)

Outstanding Variety Talk Series

Full Frontal With Samantha Bee (TBS)

Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)

PREDICTED WINNER: The Daily Show With Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)

The Late Late Show With James Corden (CBS)

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert (CBS)

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Originally Appeared on Vogue