Updated Emmy Predictions – May

Updated Emmy Predictions – May

The People v. OJ Simpson is the talk of Emmy prognosticators every where. It is surely to score many nominations, whether or not HBO’s “All the Way” knocks it out of a few victories is another story.

HBO isn’t just doing great in the Limited Series/TV Movie categories. We have it in first for drama with the return of “Game of Thrones” and 2 of their shows atop the comedy list – “Veep” and “Silicon Valley.”

Check out the predictions below and keep in touch with our Emmy page for updated predictions.

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Game of Thrones
House of Cards
Downton Abbey
Better Call Saul
Mr. Robot
Homeland
Orange is the New Black

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Oscar: “Gravity” vs. “12 Years a Slave”

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Last night Alfonso Cuaron picked up one of the biggest precursor awards for his space epic. It wasn’t a complete surprise when Cuaron’s name was announced; he previously received a Golden Globe for “Gravity” as well. If we have learned anything from this win it is that “12 Years a Slave’s” front-runner status is in danger.

“12 Years a Slave” was the early favorite. People loved “Gravity” when it landed in theaters, but people still said “12 Years a Slave” was the film to beat. When December came around and critic’s awards were being announced you often heard one of the two films being named best picture of 2013 with “Her” and “American Hustle” thrown in intermittently.

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Awards: “Argo” is named Best Picture of 2012

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Awards: Argo named Best Picture of 2012

Argo has just been named the best film of 2012 by the Academy, where the film received 3 Oscars, the other two for Editing and Adapted Screenplay. The most Oscars was given to Life of Pi which received four including Best Director for Ang Lee, Visual Effects, Cinematography, and Original Score.  Tying with Argo with three also was Les Miserables.

So what does everyone think? Any snubs? Did Argo deserve the title? I have never seen so much flip-flopping by Oscar predictors over the last few months, when Argo became the clear front-runner it was clear what happened. The momentum had been shifting since October from Argo to Silver Linings Playbook to Zero Dark Thirty to Lincoln to Les Miserables the back to Lincoln and then landed on Argo again. The thing about those other four films, and this would include Life of Pi as well is that they were all loved, just not by everyone and those people who didn’t “love” them kind of hated them.  Continue reading