Emmys: Outstanding Drama Series Predictions

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I’m going to admit this is one of the easier categories to predict, since there’s a clear frontrunner. If you’ve seen the past Emmy Awards in recent years, you know what I’m talking about. Before I explain, here are the nominees:

Lost (ABC)

Breaking Bad (AMC)

Dexter (Showtime)

Mad Men (AMC)

True Blood (HBO)

The Good Wife (CBS)

I’d just like to note that out of the six nominations, only two are network television shows (ABC, CBS) and that says a lot. So step it up big networks!

Like I mentioned in the beginning, there’s a clear frontrunner and I can’t imagine you not knowing who it is. Mad Men is of course going to win, it’s won for 2 years in a row, and it’s the first basic cable television series to win the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series. Many shows in this category improved as well. Breaking Bad and Dexter are getting better with each passing season. Many people are hoping that Lost wins since this was the final season for the show and it left with a huge 2 hour finale that was considered the end of an era in television. At one point, the show reached over 30 million viewers and was the biggest hit for ABC since Who Wants To Be A Millionaire in the early 2000s.

Newcomers True Blood and The Good Wife both had fantastic seasons. This is the first time True Blood has been nominated since it premiered 2 years ago. As for The Good Wife, it quickly got a nomination after it’s freshman season, becoming the only first season show to get a nomination this year. Even though I think it’s a longshot, The Good Wife has a pretty decent chance of winning. The only reason is because a network show hasn’t won the the longest time and Emmy voter love a big network drama. It seems like the popular shows on CBS like NCIS and CSI don’t get nominated as much as they used to. Critics are completely in love with Mad Men, and I’m convinced that it has this Emmy locked up for AMC. It seems like they never go wrong. Many networks are following AMC’s footsteps and are launching shows that take place in the past, like Showtime’s The Tudors and HBO’s hyped crime drama Boardwalk Empire, which they hope will be the next Sopranos.

So here’s my final decision:

Who will win: Mad Men

Who should win: Mad Men

I’ll be posting a prediction for Outstanding Actor in A Drama in a bit.

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