2014 Emmys Predictions: Who Will Win in the Comedy Categories
By Leanne Aguilera
Lights… Camera… Emmys!
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, 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, (Our DVR's are our best friends!) so we're using our insane knowledge and passion to make our predictions for who we think will dominate the comedy categories this year.
Will Modern Family steal their fifth win in a row, or is it time for a new comedy king to take the throne? Can Jim Parson's awkwardly off-beat performance in The Big Bang Theory snag him yet another statuette? And which of the extremely talented (and hilarious!) women will win the highly competitive Lead Actress in a Comedy category? Keep reading for our picks…
Outstanding Comedy: Although Modern Family has completely dominated this category for the past four years, we think that this is the year that their reign could be ending. Netflix's smash series Orange is the New Black is proving to be a strong contender against the ABC family ensemble, and we think the ladies of Litchfield will steal the win. (Pie for everyone!)
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy: This category is consistently filled with some incredibly funny men—and of course, this year is no exception. Although Louis C.K and Rickey Gervais are consistently hilarious in Louie and Derek, respectively, we're predicting that 3-time winner will Jim Parsons will once again steal the prize. Jim's quirky portrayal of Sheldon Cooper in The Big Bang Theory is always favorite amongst the voters, and the CBS hit continues to be the No. 1 comedy series on the air.
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy: We say this with an extremely heavy heart, Parks and Rec fans, but unfortunately we don’t think first-time nominee Amy Poehler will be able to beat Julia Louis-Dreyfus this year. (hey, we're bummed too!) Over the course of her career the Veep star has snagged 4 Emmy wins, and after her performance in the hit HBO comedy this past season, we're betting she's about to secure her fifth.
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy: Honestly, we think this category could go to any one of the ridiculously funny men who are nominated. However, if we really have to pick, we'd say it's going to be a tie between Veep's Tony Hale, And Brooklynn Nine-Nine's Andre Braugher. Although we'd like to see Hale take home the prize, we're predicting that Braugher's breakout performance in the freshman series will lead him to victory.
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy: Just like its male counterpart, the competition for this category is tough and we're stuck between two fantastic actresses: Mom's Allison Janney and Orange is the New Black's Kate Mulgrew. Although we'd like to see Mulgrew emerge from Litchfield with an Emmy in hand, we think that Janney's reputation and consistently strong performances will tip the votes in her favor.
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!