This year’s Emmy predictions have been easy in some cases. However, the 2010 Emmy predictions for the final category are easy and hard, though Emmy predictions have usually favored Mad Men. They are still the favorite to win the Best Drama award until they are knocked off, or until they have a bad season. Since their last season didn’t have those troubles, especially at the end, a three-peat seem like the safe bet. Still, the 2010 Emmy predictions are bound to have a few nods for some of the upset-minded competition.
The nominations for Best Drama include Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Lost, The Good Wife, Dexter and True Blood. Once again, basic cable is leading the way, with a freshman hit and a dearly departed show representing the networks. But the category is still under a cloud of smoke and advertising.
Most Emmy predictions have a changing of the guard for Best Comedy, yet they pick the same old winner for Best Drama. Mad Men is still cited as the best show on television, as its power among critics and viewers continues to grow. Despite some early doubt about Season 3, the last several episodes – especially the game-changing finale – quelled all skeptics.
The obvious pick is Mad Men, but yet some might be more daring with their 2010 Emmy predictions. If any show is going to dethrone Don Draper and company, it could be a past winner from five years ago. This is Lost’s last chance at awards, so they could get a parting gift in a second Best Drama win – even though their finale was much more divisive than Mad Men’s.
However, it could be another AMC show that finally breaks from the Mad Men shadow. Breaking Bad got its first big boost when Bryan Cranston won his awards. But now, after another acclaimed season, it could be time for the show itself to get honored. At the least, the Emmy predictions 2010 have Breaking Bad as the dark horse pick.
The Good Wife is the only freshman show to make the cut, as it is that rare highly rated network show to get awards attention. But a win for Julianna Margulies might be its big victory for the night. Meanwhile, bloody cable favorites Dexter and True Blood round out the category, after their biggest seasons to date. However, Dexter may just settle for a Michael C. Hall triumph, while True Blood remains more of an audience favorite than an awards one.
If the Emmy predictions 2010 for a Mad Men three-peat are correct, few might really argue. Any backlash for the show’s constant winning will probably be held off until next year, like with 30 Rock this year. But for now, the Academy may still be glad to be stuck in the 60’s.
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