Emmys 2019: Predicting winners of the major categories

Ozark - Credit: Jessica Miglio/Netflix
Ozark - Credit: Jessica Miglio/Netflix /

Who do you think will win the Emmys 2019? Netflix Life predicts the winner of all the major categories at the 71st Emmy Awards!

The Emmys are almost here! At Netflix Life, we picked winners in all the major categories, including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Comedy Series and more!

The 71st Annual Emmy Awards will be announced on Sunday, Sept. 22, at 8 p.m. ET. You can watch the awards show on FOX.

Netflix is up for a bunch of Emmys for shows like When They See Us, Russian Doll, Ozark, and more! There’s a chance the network wins in a lot of categories.

Below, you’ll find out predictions in the major categories!

Outstanding Comedy Series

Nominees: Barry, Fleabag, Russian Doll, Schitt’s Creek, The Good Place, Veep, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel 

Who should win: The Good Place 

The comedy category is so weird. I feel like Schitt’s Creek, Veep and The Good Place are the only comedies among the nominees. Barry, Fleabag, Russian Doll and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel are basically dramas with a few more jokes. I think The Good Place should win the Emmy, but I don’t think it will actually happen.

Who will win: Veep 

Veep is one of the most decorated comedies of all time, and with the show ending, this is the show’s last Emmys. It’s always safe to go with the legacy pick at the Emmys. While the show wasn’t as good in its last season as it had been earlier in the series, I think it’s still going to win the Emmy this year.

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Nominees: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Christina Applegate, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Natasha Lyonne, Catherine O’Hara, Rachel Brosnahan

Who should win: Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep)

Who will win: Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep) 

Julia Louis-Dreyfus is going to win this award for the seventh time for this show. There’s no question about it.

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Nominees: Bill Hader, Don Cheadle, Anthony Anderson, Ted Danson, Eugene Levy, Michael Douglas

Who should win: Bill Hader (Barry)

Who will win: Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method)

Douglas won the Golden Globe for his role in The Kominsky Method earlier this year, and I think he’s in a great position to win the Emmy in the same category. Danson and Hader could also win in this category, but I think Douglas has it.

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Nominees: Sarah Goldberg, Sian Clifford, Olivia Colman, Betty Gilpin, Kate McKinnon, Marin Hinkle, Alex Borstein, Anna Chlumsky

Who should win: Kate McKinnon (SNL)

Who will win: Anna Chlumsky (Veep)

What McKinnon does every week on Saturday Night Live is incredible, and I don’t think she gets enough credit for the diversity of her performances. I think she has a good chance to win the Emmy.

Chlumsky will probably win this award. With Veep ending, I think it’s going to dominate the Comedy categories, and Chlumsky is truly outstanding in this role. She’s been nominated several times for this award, and this will be the year that she wins.

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Nominees: Anthony Carrigan, Stephen Root, Henry Winkler, Alan Arkin, Tony Hale, Tony Shalhoub

Who should win: Tony Hale (Veep)

Who will win: Tony Shalhoub (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)

This one is another toss-up! There’s a strong case to be made for each nominee, and I really don’t know who “should” win this award. I picked Hale because I enjoy his performance most out of all these actors, and it’s the last time I can pick him.

Based on the buzz heading into the night, Tony Shalhoub of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel seems to be in a good position to win, and that’s why I think he’s going to win.

Outstanding Drama Series

Nominees: Game of Thrones, Ozark, Better Call Saul, Bodyguard, Killing Eve, Succession, Pose, This Is Us 

Who should win: Game of Thrones

Who will win: Game of Thrones

There are few TV spectacles like Game of Thrones, and while some fans were unhappy with the final season, the show is going to win a ton of Emmys for its final season.

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Nominees: Emilia Clarke, Robin Wright, Viola Davis, Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer, Laura Linney, Mandy Moore

Who should win: Sandra Oh (Killing Eve)

Who will win: Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones)

Sandra Oh has delivered incredible performances through two seasons of Killing Eve. I think she deserves to win the award.

Emilia Clarke, though, has not won many awards for playing one of the most important characters in recent TV history. We saw more range in her performance than ever before in the final season, and that’s why I think she’ll win the award.

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Nominees: Bob Odenkirk, Kit Harrington, Jason Bateman, Sterling K. Brown, Billy Porter, Milo Ventimiglia

Who should win: Billy Porter (Pose)

Who will win: Billy Porter (Pose)

This is another wide-open category. I think there’s a good case to be made for four of the six nominees, including Kit Harrington, Bob Odenkirk, Sterling K. Brown and Billy Porter. Pose star Porter seems like the favorite, and I’m going with Porter to win the award.

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Nominees: Maisie Williams, Julie Garner, Gwendoline Christie, Sophie Turner, Lena Headey, Fiona Shaw

Who should win: Julia Garner (Ozark)

Who will win: Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones)

I think this could be a year where Game of Thrones takes basically every drama category. I’m sure I’ll be wrong in a few categories, but it just feels like one of those years. Williams was excellent in the final season of Game of Thrones. Over the years, I don’t think she got quite enough credit for her excellent performances, and this could be the year she’s rewarded.

If that doesn’t happen, Garner should win this award. In fact, she probably turned in the best performance of the year in a supporting role as Ruth in Ozark. I could easily see her winning her first Emmy on Sunday.

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Nominees: Alfie Allen, Giancarlo Esposito, Jonathan Banks, Peter Dinklage, Michael Kelly, Nikolaj Coster-Waldeau, Christ Sullivan

Who should win: Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) 

Who will win: Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) 

Again, it comes down to Game of Thrones. I think Dinklage should win and probably will win for this category, but there’s a chance Coster-Waldeau gets the win.

Outstanding Limited Series

Nominees: When They See Us, Sharp Objects, Chernobyl, Fosse/Verdon, Escape at Dannemora 

Who should win: When They See Us 

Who will win: When They See Us 

I’m calling for a When They See Us sweep in the limited series category. To me, this is the best show of 2019, and I don’t think any of the other limited series stand a chance against it.

Catch the Emmys on Sunday, Sept. 22, at 8 p.m. ET on Fox! 

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