My 2019 Emmys Ballot

Sunday, September 22, 2019
This seems kind of weird to do since I haven't seen everything (which you can probably tell from my picks), but here we go. In my ideal world, the Emmy goes to:

Outstanding Comedy Series: Fleabag
Outstanding Drama Series: Succession
Outstanding Miniseries: Sharp Objects
Outstanding Television Movie: -
Outstanding Variety Sketch: Documentary Now!
Outstanding Variety Talk: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Lead Actor in a Comedy: Ted Danson, The Good Place
Lead Actress in a Comedy: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Lead Actor in a Drama: Billy Porter, Pose
Lead Actress in a Drama: Jodie Comer, Killing Eve
Lead Actor in a Miniseries: Jared Harris, Chernobyl
Lead Actress in a Miniseries: Amy Adams, Sharp Objects
Supporting Actor in a Comedy: Anthony Carrigan, Barry
Supporting Actress in a Comedy: Sian Clifford, Fleabag
Supporting Actor in a Drama: -
Supporting Actress in a Drama: Fiona Shaw, Killing Eve
Supporting Actor in a Miniseries: Ben Whishaw, A Very English Scandal
Supporting Actress in a Miniseries: Patricia Clarkson, Sharp Objects
Writing for a Comedy: Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag
Writing for a Drama: Jesse Armstrong, Succession
Writing for a Miniseries: Craig Mazin, Chernobyl
Writing for a Variety Series: Documentary Now!
Directing for a Comedy: Bill Hader, Barry
Directing for a Drama: Adam McKay, Succession
Directing for a Miniseries: Johan Renck, Chernobyl
Directing for a Variety Series: Documentary Now!

I haven't seen When They See Us, but it's Ava Duvernay, so she's probably going away with quite a few statues, and deservedly so. I did see the documentary on the Exonerated Five from 2012, and that wrecked me. And I loved Sharp Objects and Chernobyl. Both of them were engrossing watches and it was a toss up between the two, and I feel like once I get to When They See Us, I would've had an even harder time making the pick for miniseries.

I wish I thought The Good Place had a chance at winning more awards, and honestly Bill Hader is probably going to win lead in a comedy so they'll most likely walk away with nothing. But they still have one more season, so there's a shot that next year they can win a truckload of Emmys they should've already been nominated for multiple times. Also, how was D'Arcy Carden not nominated for the episode "Janet(s)"? I'm still mad about that. I was torn between Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Phoebe Waller-Bridge for lead in a comedy, but it's Julia Louis-Dreyfus, c'mon.

I kind of don't want Game of Thrones to win any major awards. I only watched the last season and a few episodes here and there, but even I can tell they didn't serve up a satisfying final season, and that their better seasons were well behind them. I also liked other things more than Thrones.

My biggest long shot on this list, because the majority of my picks have at least decent odds, is Documentary Now! beating Saturday Night Live for best variety sketch series. I love Documentary Now! so much, and this season was it's best season yet, but it probably won't win because it is so niche. But I'm imploring everyone to watch it because it is some of the best tv I've seen.

Sorry for the length, didn't mean to go on a rant.
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