The 2014 Emmy Awards will be some of the hardest to call in recent memory as one of the all-time greats, AMC’s Breaking Bad, checks out and gives way to HBO’s freshman stunner True Detective. Momentum seems to favor the final year of Walter White but an upset wouldn’t be unheard of. We’ll find out when the Emmys air live on NBC tonight at 8/7c, and we’ve got the scoop on how to watch the 2014 Emmys live online streaming.
Before getting into the 66th Annual Emmy Awards 2014 predictions, a touching moment awaits tonight when Billy Crystal will take the stage and lead a tribute the recently departed Robin Williams. This tribute will be set to the song ‘Hercules’ and should be a tear-jerker.
Best Drama Series will no doubt come down to Breaking Bad and True Detective, with no offense to Game of Thrones or Downton Abbey. Both shows are worthy of the big prize, but since only one can win, my prediction is that Breaking Bad goes out with a bang by winning this tough category.
Best Actor in a Drama would seem to favor Bryan Cranston, but I’m going to predict the upset here and pick Matthew McConaughey. Yes, Cranston has four wins under his belt, but I felt like McConaughey had the tougher job and pulled it off to perfection.
For Best Supporting Actor in a Drama I can’t go against Aaron Paul in Breaking Bad considering the torment his character endured over the final episodes. Peter Dinklage had some great scenes in Game of Thrones and has won before in the role of Tyrion Lannister, but I can’t see Paul losing this one out.
Supporting Actress in a Drama has Anna Gunn’s name all over it. Her turn as Skylar in the final season of Breaking Bad was some of her best work of the entire series. And that’s saying a lot.
I would like to see Lizzie Caplan for Masters of Sex take home Best Actress in a Drama, but Claire Danes will be extremely tough so my nod once again goes to her inspired work in Homeland.
On the comedy side, look for Orange is the New Black to win Best Series, Ricky Gervais to win Best Actor in a Comedy for Derek, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus to win Best Actress in a Comedy for Veep.
You can live stream the 2014 Emmys red carpet here leading up to the 5pm broadcast on NBC.