Checking My Work: How Did I Fare With My Emmy Nomination Predictions?

Julianna Margulies

I’ve already spelled out The Good, The Bad and The Surprising From the Emmy Nominations, but after spending the past month Predicting the Emmy Nominations, I had to close the loop by going back and seeing how I fared. Turns out I got 53 out of 74 of my predictions correct — 72%. Not too shabby! Here’s a summary of where I went right — and where I went oh-so wrong:

Drama Series
5 out of 6 correct
I had The Americans making the cut instead of House of Cards.

Comedy Series 
6 out of 6 correct
My one perfect score!

Lead Actress in a Drama Series
5 out of 7 correct
I had included The Good Wife‘s Julianna Marguilies, and left Downton Abbey‘s Michelle Dockery and House of Cards‘ Robin Wright off of the list.

Lead Actor in a Drama Series
4 out of 6 correct
I had included The Americans’ Matthew Rhys and Boardwalk Empire‘s Steve Buscemi, while The Newsroom‘s Jeff Daniels and Downton Abbey‘s Hugh Bonneville actually got the nods.

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
5 out of 6 correct
I thought Nurse Jackie Edie Falco would get the boot this year; instead it was New Girl‘s Zooey Deschanel who was left on the sidelines.

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
5 out of 6 correct
Who would have guessed last year’s winner Jon Cryer would get left out in the cold? Not me! I had him making the race, and Episodes‘ Matt LeBlanc getting snubbed.

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
4 out of 6 correct
I had included Nashville‘s Hayden Panetierre and Parenthood‘s Monica Potter (boo!), but Homeland‘s Morena Baccarin and Game of Thrones‘ Emilia Clarke got those spots instead.

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
3 out 6 correct
In my worst showing overall, I had included House of Cards‘ Corey Stoll, Bates Motel‘s Freddie Highmore and Scandal‘s Jeff Perry; it turns out Boardwalk Empire‘s Bobby Cannavale, Downton Abbey‘s Jim Carter and Breaking Bad‘s Jonathan Banks got the nominations.

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
4 out of 7 correct
I let my heart get in the way of my head predicting Happy Endings‘ Casey Wilson would be nominated, and threw in Melissa Rauch even though I don’t watch The Big Bang Theory; instead, Veep‘s Anna Chlumsky, Nurse Jackie‘s Merritt Wever and Glee‘s Jane Lynch got the nods.

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
3 out of 6 correct
I was right in thinking a Modern Family star would get snubbed — I just thought it would be Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Ed O’Neill (both of whom made the race), and not last year’s champ Eric Stonestreet. I also believed The Big Bang Theory‘s Simon Helberg would get in and New Girl‘s Max Greenberg would be back; instead, it’s Veep‘s Tony Hale who picked up a nod for Veep.

Reality Competition Show
5 out of 6 correct
I thought it was high time for Rupaul’s Drag Race to replace Project Runway on this list; apparently the Academy disagreed.

Reality Competition Show Host
4 out of 6 correct
I had Rupaul and The Amazing Race‘s Phil Keoghan making the list this year; Project Runway‘s Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum, along with Anthony Bourdain for (what?) The Taste, are in the running instead.

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