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Awards Radars Updated 2021 Emmy Predictions and Rankings

*Editor’s Note: As always, I’m fairly ignorant to television, so kudos to Steve and company for handling the ARTV team. Awards Radar is not just about films, so thanks again to everyone who helped out with these Emmy predictions. Take a look and enjoy!*

The 72nd Emmy Awards season is upon us and as you may have noticed Awards Radar is right in the mix of it all. The ARTV team has been speaking to a who’s who of this year’s Emmy nominees. From the creators of our favorite karate show, Cobra Kai to the cast and team behind the standout, stand-up comedy series Hacks – and dozens of amazing series in between. Comedy, Drama, Limited, Reality – we have you covered.

And, we do not stop there. The official Emmy nominees have been named and, as numerous television and awards voters and fans have already seen, the ARTV team has also put our heads together for our phase 2 predictions. There are some familiar favorite nominees as well as some new names in what looks to be very competitive year.

Categories like Outstanding Actor in a Comedy series may look like a runaway contest with the ever popular Jason Sudeikis leading the pack for his titular role on the series Ted Lasso. But, is it possible the early lead will make him susceptible to a sneak attack from a crafty veteran actor or an SNL mainstay?

When it comes to our supporting actresses, the Drama categories are expectedly providing a good amount of drama. Will Gillian Anderson take the crown or will one of the Handmaids‘ escape with it? Yvonne Strahovski, Anne Dowd, Samara Wiley and Madeline Brewer closed out their latest season with a bang. Then again, the love for the work of Aunjanue Ellis on Lovecraft Country seems unlimited.

That takes us to Limited Series where voters, fans and even the ARTV are butting heads in a strategic chess match over where the trophy is going to go. The Queen’s Gambit has been a fan and critical darling for quite some time and looked to be prepared to checkmate any competition. Then The Mare of Easttown and WandaVision moved in. And just when you thought the competition could not be a tighter stellar series I May Destroy You and The Underground Railroad join the race. Whoever wins or loses with one of the best, top to bottom categories in memory, the viewers all win. If you have not done so, finish reviewing our picks and go watch them all. Now!

In the hunt for the Outstanding Variety Talk Series we cannot help but wonder if John Oliver is getting a little comfortable on the throne, especially after Conan O’Brien just wrapped his almost three decade talk show run with an emotional final season of Conan. Can everybody’s favorite string-dancing, redhead see an Emmy in his future (‘the future, Conan?’)? We certainly are starting think might just happen.

Below you will find our current predictions. If you agree or disagree let us know here or on Twitter. And, if your favorite is not predicted do not fret because the ARTV team is hard at work debating our rankings. Expect frequent prediction updates, added insights, category breakdown, additional nominee interviews, and more. Be sure to check back with Awards Radar for all your Emmy and year-round television coverage.

Our latest predictions are below, additional categories (i.e. writing/directing) will be added in the coming days.

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS, COMEDY

OUTSTANDING ACTOR, COMEDY

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS, COMEDY

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR, COMEDY

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS, DRAMA

OUTSTANDING ACTOR, DRAMA

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS, DRAMA

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR, DRAMA

OUTSTANDING, LIMITED SERIES

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS, LIMITED SERIES

OUTSTANDING ACTOR, LIMITED SERIES

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS, LIMITED SERIES

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR, LIMITED SERIES

OUTSTANDING ANIMATED PROGRAM

OUTSTANDING TELEVISION MOVIE

OUTSTANDING REALITY COMPETITION PROGRAM

OUTSTANDING STRUCTURED REALITY PROGRAM

OUTSTANDING VARIETY SKETCH SERIES

OUTSTANDING VARIETY TALK SERIES

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