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CAIRO – 17 September 2017: The 2017 Emmy Awards are taking place on Monday, honoring the best television productions in 2016. Westworld and Saturday Night Live lead the nominations this year with 22 nominations. Game of Thrones, which won the Outstanding Drama Series award last year, was not eligible this year because the season premiered after the eligibility date.
Back on August 22, the Hollywood Reporter’s awards analyst Scott Feinberg shared his predictions for the top categories, and here are some predictions of the top category:
The Winner is “This Is Us (NBC)”
Though Feinberg prefers the science fiction drama “the Handmaid's Tale,” he thinks that “This Is Us” will win the Emmy award for best Drama series because it was loved by critics and audiences. It is also the first broadcast show nominated since 2011.
This Is Us is a romantic comedy series, which follows a story of a unique ensemble who shares the same birthday, and it focuses on their daily life and the similarities and differences they share. It was created by Dan Fogelman and starring Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz, Justin Hartley, Susan Kelechi Watson, Chris Sullivan, and Ron Cephas Jones
The Winner is “Veep (HBO)”
Feinberg does not only think that Veep will win as the best comedy series, he thinks it should win!
“Veep, the year's most nominated comedy series, will three-peat, not least because laughing about politics has never felt as cathartic,” Feinberg said.
The Winner is “Black Mirror: San Junipero (Netflix)”
The thriller movie “Black Mirror: San Junipero” scored 8.8 on IMDB and it got good reviews from both audiences and critics.
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Feinberg said that Jimmy Kimmel Live for (ABC) network should win, but “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”, broadcasting on HBO leads the most nominations and is most likely to win this year.
The half an hour comedy late night show “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” scored 9.1 on IMDB. It first premiered on Sunday, April 27, 2014, on HBO.
Oliver said that the secret of his success, other than his natural talent, is that he has full creative freedom to criticize corporations. That’s why the show is in its fourth season now.
Actor, Drama Series
The winner is Sterling K. Brown for “This Is Us”
“Back-to-back wins seem in the cards for Sterling K. Brown, who won in 2016 for People v. O.J. Simpson and would be this category's first black winner since 1998. Caveat: He could lose votes to co-star Milo Ventimiglia. The likeliest beneficiary? Better Call Saul's Bob Odenkirk,” Feinberg stated.
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Actress, Drama Series
The winner is “Elisabeth Moss for “The Handmaid's Tale”
Critics have agreed that its Elisabeth Moss’ turn to win the Emmy award. They praised her incredible performance in The Handmaid’s Tale. They even think that this role showed her actual acting talents and skills.
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Actor, Comedy Series
The Winner is Jeffrey Tambor for “Transparent”
Critics expect that Tambor will win his third Emmy in a row for his role in Transparent. He appears in the series as a transgender person. The last person to pull this off was Michael J. Fox, who won three Emmys for “Family Ties” from 1986-1988, but can Tambor do it again?
Actress, Comedy Series
The winner is Julia Louis-Dreyfus for “Veep.”
“For her inimitable Selina Meyer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus has won this prize five years in a row,” Feinberg said. “A sixth win in a season in which she has already won a SAG Award and landed Golden Globe and Critics' Choice noms — would tie Cloris Leachman's record for most overall acting wins: eight,” he added.
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