Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Watch: James Bond Is Back In First Trailer For 'Spectre' Starring Daniel Craig, Lea Seydoux, Dave Bautista, & More Watch: James Bond Is Back In First Trailer For 'Spectre' Starring Daniel Craig, Lea Seydoux, Dave Bautista, & More Terrence Malick's Next Film With Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara & Michael Fassbender Reportedly Gets Titled Terrence Malick's Next Film With Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara & Michael Fassbender Reportedly Gets Titled Watch: Jake Gyllenhaal Gets Bloody And Bruised In First Trailer For Boxing Drama 'Southpaw' Watch: Jake Gyllenhaal Gets Bloody And Bruised In First Trailer For Boxing Drama 'Southpaw' New Infographic Lays Out Canonical 'Star Wars' Timeline With Films, TV And Books New Infographic Lays Out Canonical 'Star Wars' Timeline With Films, TV And Books First Official Image: Jesse Eisenberg As Lex Luthor In 'Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice' First Official Image: Jesse Eisenberg As Lex Luthor In 'Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice' Watch: First Trailer For Arnold Schwarzenegger's Zombie Pic 'Maggie' With Abigail Breslin Watch: First Trailer For Arnold Schwarzenegger's Zombie Pic 'Maggie' With Abigail Breslin Idris Elba Replaces Jamie Foxx In Harmony Korine's 'The Trap,' Al Pacino, Robert Pattinson, James Franco Also Join Idris Elba Replaces Jamie Foxx In Harmony Korine's 'The Trap,' Al Pacino, Robert Pattinson, James Franco Also Join Watch: Explore The Loneliness Of Sofia Coppola's Films With This Supercut Watch: Explore The Loneliness Of Sofia Coppola's Films With This Supercut 10 Terrible Films Starring Great Actors 10 Terrible Films Starring Great Actors Watch: Tom Hanks Acts Out His Filmography In 7-Minutes On 'The Late Late Show' Watch: Tom Hanks Acts Out His Filmography In 7-Minutes On 'The Late Late Show' New Directors/New Films Review: Jia Zhang-ke Produced 'K' Is A New Take On Franz Kafka's 'The Castle' New Directors/New Films Review: Jia Zhang-ke Produced 'K' Is A New Take On Franz Kafka's 'The Castle' Viggo Mortensen Reveals He Turned Down Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight,' Auditioned For 'Reservoir Dogs' Viggo Mortensen Reveals He Turned Down Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight,' Auditioned For 'Reservoir Dogs' Jonathan Nolan Says His Original Ending To 'Interstellar' Was “Much More Straightforward” Jonathan Nolan Says His Original Ending To 'Interstellar' Was “Much More Straightforward” The 25 Best Animated Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Animated Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen Best Of 2014: The 15 Best Movie Soundtracks Of 2014 Best Of 2014: The 15 Best Movie Soundtracks Of 2014 The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More

The Playlist Predicts The 2012 Emmy Nominations

Photo of Oliver Lyttelton By Oliver Lyttelton | The Playlist July 18, 2012 at 1:16PM

Yeah, yeah, yeah, "The Dark Knight Rises", blah blah blah. Friday might be the day that many movie-watchers have been waiting for for four years, but tomorrow sees one of the biggest points of the year for watchers of the small screen; namely, the announcement of the Emmy nominations.
5

The Comedies

Julie Bowen Modern Family
Best Supporting Actress - Comedy
Betty White - "Hot In Cleveland"
Julie Bowen - "Modern Family"
Sofia Vergara - "Modern Family
Kristin Wiig - "Saturday Night Live"
Cheryl Hines - "Suburgatory"
Maya Rudolph - "Up All Night"
As ever, the supporting comedy categories should be dominated by "Modern Family," and it'll likely be either Bowen or Vergara for the win. We don't know anyone who's ever watched an episode of "Hot In Cleveland," but that won't stop Betty White getting in, and Kristen Wiig should repeat for SNL, given that it was her last season on the show. Past staples Jane Lynch and Jane Krakowski are feasible, as well as veteran Cloris Leachman, for "Raising Hope," and first-timer Kristen Bell, for "House Of Lies," while there could be a posthumous nomination for "Desperate Housewives" star Kathryn Joosten. But we think that it'll be two beloved comedy actresses from a pair of new shows -- Cheryl Hines and Maya Rudolph, of "Suburgatory" and "Up All Night," that'll make up the rest.  

Best Supporting Actor - Comedy
Ty Burrell - "Modern Family"
Ed O'Neill - "Modern Family"
Eric Stonestreet - "Modern Family"
Jesse Tyler Ferguson - "Modern Family"
Max Greenfield - "New Girl"
Nick Offerman - "Parks & Recreation"
Despite the show essentially having become a series about a gay couple who just argue all the fucking time, "Modern Family" should continue to dominate, and we're expecting all four actors who were nominated last time to repeat. Otherwise, we think this'll finally be Nick Offerman's year (Ron! Fucking! Swanson!), and "New Girl" breakout Max Greenfield should join them, but don't count out past nominees Chris Colfer or Neil Patrick Harris, or "The Big Bang Theory"'s Simon Helberg.

Parks & Rec Amy Poehler
Best Actress - Comedy
Tina Fey - "30 Rock"
Lena Dunham - "Girls"
Melissa McCarthy - "Mike & Molly"
Zooey Deschanel - "New Girl"
Amy Poehler - "Parks & Recreation"
Julia Louis-Dreyfus - "Veep"
Having finally broken through last year, our gut says that this should be Amy Poehler's year for the win: Season 4 might have been a touch weaker than the last, but it was a much better showcase for Poehler. She's got touch competition from Julia Louis-Dreyfus and multiple winner Tina Fey, and while last year's victor Melissa McCarthy is unlikely to repeat, she should get a nod, along with first-timer Zooey Deschanel (even those who don't like the show have to concede it's a pretty terrific comic turn). And we think she'll be joined by Lena Dunham -- "Girls" might not be classic Emmy material, but we think there'll be recognition for her if nothing else. That said, Laura Dern for "Englightened" is a strong contender (and we confess that we've not seen the show; if we had, we might have her in the final six), and Laura Linney and Edie Falco are both contenders too.

Best Actor - Comedy
Alec Baldwin - "30 Rock"
Johnny Galecki - "The Big Bang Theory"
Jim Parsons - "The Big Bang Theory"
Joel McHale - "Community"
Don Cheadle - "House Of Lies"
Louis C.K. - "Louie"
To a degree, this is likely to be the same story as last year; Jim Parsons winning, co-star Galecki nominated, Alec Baldwin there again, and a deserved nod for critic's favorite Louis C.K. We think that he's taken that playing-a-version-of-yourself slot over Larry David -- "Curb" didn't have its strongest season, which opens the way for movie star Don Cheadle to come in. And if "Community" ever gets a nod, it might be Joel McHale, the acceptable face of the show, and a weaker-than-usual category makes that plausible here.

Louie Episode One
Best Comedy Series
"The Big Bang Theory"
"Girls"
"Louie"
"Modern Family"
"New Girl"
"Parks And Recreation"
Again, this should be "Modern Family"'s category all over, although "Parks & Recreation" could be set for an upset. Otherwise, expect to see "Big Bang Theory" and "Louie" in there again, and our gut says that for the first time in years, we could see "30 Rock" fall out, in favor of freshman "New Girl." And for the sixth slot, we reckon critically lauded "Girls" will just sneak in, but "Curb Your Enthusiasm" might return, while "Veep" has a strong shot too, and "Community" could surprise (though probably not).

This article is related to: Features, Emmy Awards, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, HBO's Game of Thrones, Louie, Girls, Parks and Recreation


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


Check out Indiewire on LockerDome on LockerDome

E-Mail Updates