2014 Emmys Predictions: Who Will Win in the Drama Categories
By Leanne Aguilera
Listen up, TV Lovers!
As you all should already know, The 66th Annual Primetime Emmys are right around the corner (it's Monday at 5PT/8ET to be exact!) and the best and brightest from the small screen will all be in attendance. It's a night filled with fashion, somewhat memorable red carpet moments, and most importantly, it's the time to crown the best television series, actors and etc. of the season.
We at ETonline are pretty obsessed with all things TV, so we're using our insane knowledge and passion to make our predictions for who we think will dominate the drama categories.
Will Breaking Bad leave their final Emmys with yet another victory? Can Matthew McConaughey steal the win from three-time winner Bryan Cranston? And which of the actress will be crowned the best drama queen of them all? Keep reading for our picks…
Outstanding Drama: Although some would think HBO's star-studded freshman series True Detective is worthy of one of the night's top honors, we're betting that Breaking Bad will once again prove victorious for their final season. There's no denying that the final eight episodes of the AMC hit were some of the best episodes in the history of television, and each cast member was absolutely mesmerizing series finale.
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama: Get excited HBO fans because we're betting that this is where True Detective will get their time to shine. Both of the series' stars, Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, have been nominated, and this year they're going up against three-time winner Bryan Cranston. However, we think McConaughey's transformative performance will snag him an Emmy to go along with the Oscar he won earlier this year. Alright, alright, aright!
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama: And of course we can't forget the ladies! This year there are some truly astounding actresses vying for the top spot in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama category. However in the race for the winner, it really is only going to come down to two leading ladies: Robin Wright from House of Cards and The Good Wife's Julianna Margulies. Both women gave exceptional performances this year, and, honestly, we think it’s a toss-up. Either one could leave Monday night victorious.
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama: It's a no brainer, bitch! Aaron Paul's performance as Jesse Pinkman in the final season of Breaking Bad was emotionally raw and thrilling and we think he will score an unprecedented third win in the category. We're sending our honorable mentions out to Game of Throne's Game of Thrones and Homeland's Mandy Patinkin.
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama: Yes, we're predicting that once again it's pretty much going to be Breaking Bad night at the Emmys because we think Anna Gunn will snag the win in this category as well. In her final season as Skylar White, Gunn pushed that character to some mind-blowing lengths, and we think it'll pay off.
The 2014 Primetime Emmys air Monday 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET on NBC.
Now we want to hear from you! Who are your top drama picks for the 2014 Emmys? Let us know on Twitter using the hashtag ET Emmys or shout out your favorites in the comments below!