The 2014 Emmy Nominations are right around the corner (July 10th to be exact) and lawd are we in for an interesting Emmy race this year. Anyone who knows me knows that I’ve watched a ton of TV (25 shows to be exact) but when it came time to do these predictions, stuff started getting dicey. 1 cause there are so many categories and 2) the Emmys can either be really bland nomination wise or go crazy. For the moment, it appears that the nominations will look glitzy from the outside, but looking deeper into some of these categories its not that great (Supporting Actor in a Drama is particularly depressing unless they go outside of the norm). So without further ado, here are my picks for the Emmy nominations.

Reality Competition Series
The Amazing Race
Dancing with the Stars
Project Runway
So You Think You Can Dance
Top Chef
The Voice

Reality Host
Tom Bergaron, Dancing with the Stars
Carson Daly, The Voice
Cat Deely, So You Think You Can Dance
Heidi Klum/Tim Gunn, Project Runway
Jeff Probst, Survivor
Betty White, Betty White’s Off Their Rockers

Variety Series
Colbert Report
Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Jimmy Kimmel Live
The Late Show with David Letterman
The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon
Saturday Night Live


Killing Kennedy
Muhammad Alis Greatest Fight
The Normal Heart
Return to Zero
The Trip to Bountiful

American Horror Story: Coven
Dancing on the Edge
The White Queen

Best Actor
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: His Last Vow
Chiwetel Ejiofer, Dancing on the Edge
Idris Elba, Luther
Martin Freeman, Fargo
Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart
Billy Bob Thorton, Fargo

Best Actress
Helena Bonham Carter, Burton and Taylor
Rebecca Ferguson, The White Queen
Whoopi Goldberg, A Day Late and a Dollar Short
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Coven
Cicely Tyson, The Trip to Bountiful

Best Supporting Actor
Matt Bomer, The Normal Heart
Martin Freeman, Sherlock: The Last Vow
John Goodman, Dancing on the Edge
Colin Hanks, Fargo
Frank Langella, Muhammed Ali’s Greatest Fight
Jim Parsons, The Normal Heart

Best Supporting Actress
Angela Bassett, American Horror Story: Coven
Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Coven
Jacqueline Bisset, Dancing on the Edge
Audra MacDonald, The Sound of Music
Julia Roberts, The Normal Heart
Allison Tolman, Fargo


Best Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Modern Family
Orange is the New Black

Best Actor
Louis C.K., Louie
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men
Matt Leblanc, Episodes
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Andy Samberg, Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Best Actress
Julia Louis Dreyfus, Veep
Lena Dunham, Girls
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Amy Phoeler, Parks and Recreation
Wendi McLendon-Covey, The Goldbergs
Taylor Schilling, Orange is the New Black

Best Supporting Actor
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Adam Driver, Girls
Tony Hale, Veep
Ed O’Neill, Modern Family
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

Best Supporting Actress
Mayim Bialick, The Big Band Theory
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Anna Chlumsky, Veep
Kate Mulgrew, Orange is the New Black
Merritt Weaver, Nurse Jackie
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

Guest Actor
Louis C.K., Saturday Night Live
Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live
James Earl Jones, The Big Bang Theory
Chris Meloni, Veep
Bob Newhart, The Big Bang Theory
Andy Samberg, Saturday Night Live

Guest Actress
Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black
Ellen Burstyn, Louie
Tina Fey, Saturday Night Live
Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live
Octavia Spencer, Mom
June Squibb, Girls


Best Drama Series
Breaking Bad
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife
House of Cards
Mad Men
True Detective

Best Actor
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Woody Harrelson, True Detective
Matthew McConaughey, True Detective
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
James Spader, The Blacklist

Best Actress
Claire Danes, Homeland
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Julianna Marguiles, The Good Wife
Elizabeth Moss, Mad Men
Kerry Washington, Scandal
Robin Wright, House of Cards

Best Supporting Actor
Josh Charles, The Good Wife
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Dean Norris, Breaking Bad
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
John Voight, Ray Donovan

Best Supporting Actress
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
Michelle Monaghan, True Detective
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Bellamy Young, Scandal

Guest Actor
Beau Bridges, Masters of Sex
Dan Bucatinsky, Scandal
Nathan Lane, The Good Wife
Robert Morse, Mad Men
Joe Morton, Scandal
Pedro Pascal, Game of Thrones

Guest Actress
Jane Fonda, The Newsroom
Allison Janney, Masters of Sex
Lisa Kudrow, Scandal
Margo Martindale, The Americans
Carrie Preston, The Good Wife
Diana Rigg, Game of Thrones