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Okay, my hope from last week did not happen. Since I haven't been doing well with Emmy predictions in recent years, I was hoping to at least get back up to where I was two years ago, even though that won't be satisfactory enough for me. It did not rise, but if I can find a silver lining at all, it's that I stayed right at 33% from last year. So yay! But not really, because, seriously, who wants to be that low? I might as well quit and not do these anymore--no, we all know that's never going to happen.
But in case you were wondering how it all broke down, take a look at the list of winners compared to my predictions:
Breaking Bad (+)
Modern Family (+)
Best Lead Actor in a Drama:
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards (-)
Whoa! No one in a million years would have predicted a win for Jeff Daniels, no matter how good he may be on The Newsroom. It was supposed to be Bryan Cranston, and if not him, then Kevin Spacey.
Best Lead Actress in a Drama:
Claire Danes, Homeland
Claire Danes, Homeland (+)
Best Lead Actor in a Comedy:
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory (+)
I'm glad I went with a dark horse pick on this one.
Best Lead Actress in a Comedy:
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep (+)
Best Supporting Actor in a Drama:
Bobby Cannavale, Boardwalk Empire
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad (-)
Again, another surprise win. Who thought Bobby Cannavale had a chance at winning?
Best Supporting Actress in a Drama:
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey (-)
This one was really a split prediction. I was going back and forth on whether to side with Gunn or Smith.
Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy:
Tony Hale, Veep
Ed O'Neill, Modern Family (-)
Yet another surprise. What happened this year? It's as if the voters thought, hey, why don't we purposefully vote for people who no one think is going to win and screw with their prediction ballots?
Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy:
Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie
Julie Bowen, Modern Family (-)
Even though this was another category with a surprising outcome, I love, love, love Merritt Wever's acceptance speech where she said thank you and then said she had to go and walked off stage. Brilliant!
Best Guest Actor in a Drama:
Dan Bucatinsky, Scandal
Nathan Lane, The Good Wife (-)
Best Guest Actress in a Drama:
Carrie Preston, The Good Wife
Margo Martindale, The Americans (-)
Best Guest Actor in a Comedy:
Bob Newhart, The Big Bang Theory
Justin Timberlake, Saturday Night Live (-)
Best Guest Actress in a Comedy:
Melissa Leo, Louie
Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live (-)
Best Miniseries or Movie:
Behind the Candelabra
Behind the Candelabra (+)
Best Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie:
Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra
Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra (+)
Best Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie:
Laura Linney, The Big C: hereafter
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Asylum (-)
Nothing against Laura Linney, but boo! Jessica Lange was robbed!
Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie:
James Cromwell, American Horror Story: Asylum
Zachary Quinto, American Horror Story: Asylum (-)
Right show, wrong actor.
Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie:
Ellen Burstyn, Political Animals
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Asylum (-)
Best Competition Reality Show:
The Amazing Race (-)
I'm not even going to comment on this one because if I did, I'd be going on for an hour about how pissed off I am that The Voice won. Not because The Amazing Race lost, but I bet you can guess why.
Best Non-Competition Reality Program:
Deadliest Catch (-)
Best Reality Show Host:
Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, Project Runway
Tom Bergeron, Dancing with the Stars (-)
Best Variety, Music or Comedy Series:
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (-)
Best Variety, Music or Comedy Special:
The Kennedy Center Honors
The Kennedy Center Honors (+)
How'd you do in your 2013 Emmy predictions? Hopefully you did better than me.