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Feinberg Predictions: Final Emmy Nomination Predictions

Please Note: This forecast was sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter for the awards Columnist Scott Feinberg reflects on his best attempt at predicting the behavior of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, not his personal preference. He bases these rankings on consultations with voters and strategists, analysis of marketing and events, previous Emmy awards results and the history of the Emmys themselves.


Prospective nominees
Succession (HBO/Max)
White Lotus: Sicily (HBO/Max)
The Last of Us (HBO/Max)
Better Call Saul(AMC)
Yellow Shirts (Show Time)
The Crown (Netflix)
Andorra (Disney+)
House of the Dragon (HBO/Max)

Diplomat (Netflix)

Potential surprise
The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)

should become ContendaYellowstone (Paramount) *BEST COMEDY SERIES*

Prospective nominees
Abbott Elementary School (ABC)
Ted La So (Apple TV+)
Murder Building Only (Hulu)
Wednesday (Netflix)
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)

Zoom out (Apple TV+)

Poker Face (Peacock)

Potential Surprise
we are at What to do in the shadows (FX)

should become Contenda

rehearse (HBO/Max)
*Best Limited or Anthology Series*

Prospective nominee
Beef (Netflix)
Dahmer—Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story(Netflix)Blackbird(Apple TV+)A Little Light(NatGeo) Daisy Jones and the Six (Amazon)


White House Plumber(HBO/Max)

Potential surprise
tiny beauty (Hulu)

should become Contenda
George and Tammy (Showtime)


Prospective nominee

Strange: The Aryankovic Story (Roku Channel)

Fire Island(Hulu)REAL (HBO/Max) Dolly Parton’s Magical Christmas in the Mountains (NBC) — Podcast [Dolly Parton]

Reno (Comedy Central)

Potential surprise
Beavis and Ass Head Do Universe (Paramount+)

should become Contenda
Jerry and Maggie Grow Big (Paramount+)

*Best Variety Talk Series*

Expected nominees
Late Late Show With Stephen Colbert (CBS) — Podcast [Stephen Colbert]
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central) – Podcast [Trevor Noah]
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)—
Podcast [Jimmy Kimmel]

Late Night With Seth Meyers

(NBC) — Podcast [Seth Meyers]

Jon Stewart Questions (Apple TV+)

Spare )
Late Late Show James Corden (CBS) — Podcast [James Corden]

Potential surprise

Bill Maher’s Live Show (HBO/Max) — Podcast [Bill Maher]

should become Contenda

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

(NBC) — Podcast [Jimmy · Fallon]

*Best Scripted Variety Show Series*

Prospective nominee

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO/Max )
Saturday Night Live (NBC ) — Podcast [Lorne Michaels]
The Black Ladies Sketch Show (HBO/Max) – Podcast [Robin Tedder]

Inside Amy Schumer (Paramount+) — Podcast [Amy Schumer]

Potential Surprise

SHOULD Become Contenda
Ziwe (Showtime)

*Best Variety Special Program (Live) *

Prospective nominees Super Bowl LVII halftime show on Apple Music starring Rihanna (Fox)

Chris Rock: Selective Rage (Netflix)

Oscar (ABC) — Podcast (Jimmy Kimmel)
this Annual Grammy Awards (CBS) — Podcast (Trevor Noah )
Elton John Live: Dodger Stadium Farewell (Disney+) — Podcast ( Elton John)

this 2nd Tony Awards (CBS)

Potential surprises
Apple Music Live: Ed Sheeran (Apple TV+)

should be Contanda
Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert (Paramount+)

*Best Variety Special Program (pre-recorded)

Estimated nominees

John Mulaney: Baby J (Netflix) — podcast (John Mulaney)
James Corden Carpool Karaoke LATE LATE SHOW FINAL LATE LATE SPECIAL (CBS) — Podcast (James Corden)
Sarah Silverman : Someone You Love (HBO/Max) — Podcast

(Sarah Silverman)
Carol Burnett: Laughter + Years of Love (NBC) — Podcast(Carol Burnett)

Library of Congress Gershwin Award for Pop Song: Joni Mitchell (PBS)


Jon Stewart: Kennedy Center Mark Twain America Humor Award (PBS)

Potential Surprise
Hannah Gates Than: Something Special (Netflix) — Podcast (Hannah Gatsby)

should become Contenda
Norman Lear: Years of Music and Laughter ( ABC) — Podcast (Norman Lear)

*Best Documentary or Non-Fiction Series*

Expected nominees

Harry & Meghan (Netflix)
America and the Holocaust (PBS) — Podcast [Ken Burns]
The Last Movie Star (HBO/Max) — Podcast
[Ethan Hawke]
project ( Hulu)

Alternate Murdo Murders: A Scandal in the South ( Netflix)

Potential surprises
Full Swing ( Netflix)

should become Contenda

Dear Mama: The Legend of Affini and Tupac Shakur


*Best Documentary or Non-Fiction Special*

Prospective nominees
Still: Michael J. Fox Movies (Apple TV+ ) – podcast [ Davis Guggenheim]
Becomes Mary Taylor Moore (HBO/Max) Pamela: A Love Story (Netflix) Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields (Hulu) If these walls could sing (Disney+)

Forever Judy Bloom (Amazon)

potential Surprise

Selena Gomez: My Mind and Me (Apple TV+) — Podcast [Selena Gomez]

should become Contenda
Love you, Donna Summer (HBO/Max)

*Best Hosted Non-Fiction Series or Special*

Expected nominees
My next guest doesn’t need a David Letterman & Vladimir Zelensky introduction (Netflix) — podcast(David Letterman)
Stan Leigh Tucci: Finding Italy (CNN)
Somebody Feed Phil (Netflix)
“America’s One Color” by W. Kamau Bell (CNN)

Chris Hemsworth Unlimited (Disney+)

Potential Surprise
SmartLess: on the way (Max)

should become Contenda
Jay Leno’s Garage (CNBC) — Podcast (Jay Leno)

Projected nominees
Queer Eye(Netflix) Shark Tank (ABC) — Podcast (Mark Cuban)
Love is blind (Netflix) Antique Roadshow (PBS)Couple Therapy (Showtime)



Potential surprise

The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning (Peacock)

should be Contenda

what do you think Who are you? (NBC)


Prospective Nominators
RuPaul’s Drag Race: Unraveled

(VH1) – podcast

Sell Sunset (Netflix)
Welcome to Wrexham (FX) — Podcast (Ryan Reynolds)
Indian Matchmaking (Netflix)
Vanderpump Rules (Bravo)

Deadliest Catch (Discovery)

Potential surprise
The Kardashians(Hulu ) — Podcast

(Kris Jenner)

should be a Contenda
My Unorthodox Life (Netflix)
*Best Reality Competition*

Expected nominees
RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1) — Podcast (RuPaul)
Good Voice (NBC)
Speed ​​ (CBS)

Success! (Netflix)
Top Chef (Excellent)

The Circle (Netflix)

Potential Surprise Pickling(CBS)— Podcast (Stephen Colbert)

should become Contenda
American Ninja Warrior(NBC)

*Best Game Show

Expected nominees
Jeopardy ! (Syndicate)
the price is right (CBS)
Wheel of Fortune(joint)

family feud(Syndicate)
Let’s make a deal (CBS)

replaces That’s My Jam (NBC)

Potential surprise

Password (NBC)

should become Contenda
Weakest link (TK)
*Best Actor in a Drama Series*

Prospective nominees
Pedro Pascal ( The Last of Us )
Jeremy Strong ( inherits from ) — podcast

Bob Odenkirk ( Better Call Saul ) —podcast

Kieran Culkin(Succession)

Brian Cox( succeeds) — Podcast
Jeff Bridges (elder) – podcast

Go Luna(Andor)

Potential Surprise
Paddy Kang Steyn (Dragon House )

should become Contenda
Kevin Costner(Yellowstone)

Best Actress in a Drama Series

Expected nominees
Sarah Snook (inherit) — podcast

Melanie Lynskey ( Yellow Jackets )
Bella Ramsay (The Last of Us )
Imelda Staunton(Crown)
Elizabeth Moss( The Handmaid’s Tale ) — podcast

Helen Mirren (

) — podcast


Kerry Russell(Diplomat) — Podcast

Potential surprises
Emma Darcy( Dragon House )

should become Contenda Juliette Lewis( Yellow Shirts )

*Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series *

Prospective nominees Matthew McFadden ( inherits )
Nicholas Braun ( succeeds

Giancarlo Esposito ( better call Saul ) — podcast

Jonathan Banks(Better Call Saul )
F. Murray Abraham ( White Lotus: Sicily ) — podcastAlan Rooker(inherited from)Alexander Skarsgard(inherited)
John Lithgow(Old man)


Michael Imperioli(White Lotus: Sicily)

Potential surprise
Matt Smith(Dragon House )

should become Contenda
Tom Holland ( White Lotus: Sicily )
*Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series*

Prospective Nominators
Jennifer Coolidge(White Lotus: Sicily)J. Smith-Cameron ( succeeds )
Rhea Seehorn ( Better Call Saul ) — podcastElizabeth Debicki(Crown) Christina Ricci (
Wong Shirt Army

Carol Burnett( Better call Saul ) — Podcast

Aubrey Plaza ( White Lotus: Sicily ) — podcast

Megan Fahy( White Lotus: Sicily )

Ann Dodd( The Handmaid’s Tale )

Potential surprises
Millie Alcock ( House of the Dragon )

should be Contenda
Hayley Lou Richardson (White Lotus: Sicily )
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series*

Prospective nominees

James Cromwell(inherited

Nick Offerman(The Last of Us )

Murray Bartlett( The last survivor )
Ann Dee Serkis(Ando)

Giancarlo Esposito (The Mandalorian) — podcast

Bryan Cranston(Better Call Saul) — podcast

Primary Threat
Lamar Johnson ( The Last of Us )

Potential Surprise
Jon Gris ( White Lotus: Sicily )

should become Contenda
Paul Reiser ( the boys )
*Best Guest Actress in a Drama

ahead By

Anna Torv(The Last of Us )
Harry Ter Walter ( inherits )

Melanie Lynskey (The Last of Us)

Fiona Shaw ( Andor )
Shyam Abbas ( inherits )

Cherry Jones ( inherits from )

Major Threat

Storm Reed(The Last of Us)

Potential surprise
Claire Foy ( Crown )

should be a contender
Margot Martindale (

) Your Honor )
*Best Actor in a Comedy Series*

Expected nominees

Jason Sue Dyches (Ted Russo ) Jeremy Allen White (Bear) Bill Hader(Barry) — podcast
Steve Martin ( Murder in the building only )Martin Short(Only Murder in the Building )—podcast


Jason Segel (shrink) — podcast

POTENTIAL SURPRISE Donald Glover(Atlanta)

should become Contenda
Nathan Field(Rehearsal)

*Best Actress in a Comedy Series*

Expected nominees
Kun Ta Brunson ( Abbott Elementary School ) — podcast
Rachel Brosnahan(The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

) — podcast
Jenna Ortega (Wednesday)Selena Gomez(Building Only Murders) – podcast

Natasha Lyonne(poker face) – podcast

Elle Fanning ( great )— Podcast

Potential surprises Christina Applegate( Dead to me )

should become Contenda

Brigitte E. Fritter (someone somewhere )
*Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series*

Expected nominees

Taylor James Williams( Abbott Elementary School )
Brett Goldstein ( Ted Russo )
Henry Winkler ( Barry ) — podcastAnthony Carrigan(Barry)Tony Shalhoub( Amazing Mai Mrs. Searle ) — podcast

Ebony Moss – Barkrack (Bear)

Harrison Ford(Shrinkage)

Stephen Root(Barry)

Potential surprises James Marsden(JURY DUTY)

should become Contenda
Michael Zegan( The Marvelous Messer Mrs. Hall


Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series*

Prospective nominee

Hannah Waddingham ( Ted Russo )
Cheryl Lee Ralph ( Abbott Elementary School ) — podcast
Janelle James(Abbott Elementary School)Alex Borstein( )The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) — podcast

Ayo Edebiri (Bear)
Sarah Goldberg ( Barry )
Juno Temple(Ted Russo)

Jessica Williams(shrunk)

Potential Surprise
Lisa Ann Walter ( Ted Russo )

should become Contenda
Molly Shannon ( the other two )

*Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series*

Prospective nominees

Dave Chappelle( Week Six Nights Live )

Steve Martin and Martin Short ( Saturday Night Live) — Podcast (short )
Pedro Pascal(Saturday Night Live )
Leslie Odom Jr.( Abbott Elementary School ) — podcastOliver Platt(Bear)Nathan( Only murders in the building )

Luke Kirby(The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)

Potential surprises

Brad Pitt(Dave)

should be a Contenda )Adrien Brody(Poker Face)
*Best Guest Actress in a Comedy*

Prospective nominee

Taraji P. Henson ( Abbott Elementary School ) — podcast
Quinta Brunson (Saturday Night Live) – podcast
Sarah Niles(Ted Russo )
Catherine Zeta-Jones (Wednesday)

Shirley MacLaine ( Only Murder in the Building ) — podcast

Harriet Walter(Ted Russo)

Spare Ayo Edebiri (Abbott Primary School


Potential surprises

Rachel McAdams(Dave)

should become Contenda

JENNA ORTEGA (Saturday Night Live)

*Best Actor in a Limited Series, Anthology or TV Movie*

Prospective NominatorsEvan Peters( Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story )
Taron Egerton(Blackbird) – podcastSteven Yuan(Beef ) — podcast

Daniel Radcliffe(Strange: The Al Yankovic Story)
Steve Carell(Patient) — podcastMichael Shannon(George and Tammy) —podcast

Sam Claflin ( Daisy Jones and the Six )

Potential surprises
Joe Cole(A Little Light)

should become Contenda

Ben Whishaw(this will hurt)
*Best Actress in a Limited Series or Anthology Series or TV Movie*

Prospective nominees
Ali Huang(Beef)1000612274485
Jessica Chastain ( George & Tammy ) — 1000605106382podcast
Katherine Hahn ( beautiful little things ) — 1000570438959podcast
Rachel Weisz(Dead Ringers )

Bell Polley(A Little Light) Riley Keough(Daisy Jones and the Six)

Emily Blunt(British)

Potential surprises

Sydney Sweeney(Reality) — podcast

should become Contenda

Dominic Fishback(Swarm)

*Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series, Anthology or TV Movie*

Prospective Nominators
Paul Walter Hauser(

Blackbird) – 1000576584050podcast
Richard Jenkins( Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story)
Domhnall Gleeson( )Patient)
Ray Liotta( )Blackbird) – 1000570438959 podcast
Greg · Kinnear(Blackbird)
Rodney Burford Jr. ( Dahmer – The Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story ) Timothy Oliphant(Daisy Jones and the Six)

Justin Theroux(White House Plumbing Work )

Potential surprises
Yang Bowen(Fire Island)

should become Contenda

Young Mazzino(Beef)
*Best Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or TV Movie*

Prospective nominees
Nicey Nash-Bates( Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story )Claire Dennis(Fleishman in trouble)—1000570438959 Podcast
Merritt Wey F(Tiny Beautiful Thing)
Lily Rabe (Love and Death) Suki Waterhouse (Daisy Jones and the Six ) Camila Morrow(Daisy Jones and the Six


Molly Ringwald(da Mer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story )


Maria Bay Lo(Beef)

Potential surprise

Lena Headey( White House Plumber )

should Be Contenda

Harriet Walter( This will hurt )1000570438959



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