Leading Actress - Miniseries/Movie
Nicole Kidman - Hemingway & Gellhorn
Emma Thompson - The Song of Lunch
Julianne Moore - Game Change
Ashley Judd - Missing
Connie Britton - American Horror Story
Predicted Winner: Julianne Moore
I actually decided to focus on the miniseries/TV movie categories this year because of how much attention it's gotten for American Horror Story's committing "category fraud." It's not a miniseries, but then again neither was Downton Abbey, last year's winner in many of these categories. Regardless, Julianne Moore's got this one locked up for her uncanny portrayal of Sarah Palin.
Leading Actor - Miniseries/Movie
Clive Owen - Hemingway & Gellhorn
Idris Elba - Luther
Woody Harrelson - Game Change
Benedict Cumberbatch - Sherlock
Kevin Costner - Hatfields & McCoys
Bill Paxton - Hatfields & McCoys
Predicted Winner: Idris Elba
Elba should've won last year (even though, once again, his show does not belong in this category since it is on its second season), so I'm predicting him for this year. A win for Clive Owen would also be welcome and not unexpected.
Supporting Actress - Miniseries/Movie
Jessica Lange - American Horror Story
Frances Conroy - American Horror Story
Sarah Paulson - Game Change
Judy Davis - Page Eight
Mare Winningham - Hatfields & McCoys
Predicted Winner: Jessica Lange
No matter how the show was submitted, Jessica Lange would have walked away with a statue. No one else can win this award.
Supporting Actor - Miniseries/Movie
Denis O'Hare - American Horror Story
David Strathairn - Hemingway & Gellhorn
Ed Harris - Game Change
Martin Freeman - Sherlock
Tom Berenger - Hatfields & McCoys
Predicted Winner: Ed Harris
This could easily go to either Ed Harris or Tom Berenger, but overall Game Change was much stronger than Hatfields & McCoys so I'm giving Harris the edge for his emobodiment of John McCain.
Miniseries or TV Movie
American Horror Story
Hemingway & Gellhorn
Hatfields & McCoys
Predicted Winner: Game Change
Hatfields & McCoys is the only true miniseries in contention, so I'd like to see it win for that fact alone. But both HBO films were better, particularly Game Change.
Reality Program - Competition
So You Think You Can Dance
The Amazing Race
Dancing with the Stars
Predicted Winner: The Amazing Race
I can never not predict The Amazing Race, considering it's only lost once (to Top Chef, which has not been nearly as strong since its win). But if it were to lose to anything this year, I'd think it would be The Voice.
Reality Program - Non-Competition
Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution
Who Do You Think You Are?
Predicted Winner: Shark Tank
For some reason, Shark Tank saw an explosion in popularity this past season. But any of the new nominees could take this one; I think Food Revolution has the best shot of those.
Host for a Reality Program
Cat Deeley - So You Think You Can Dance
Phil Keoghan - The Amazing Race
Ryan Seacrest - American Idol
Betty White - Betty White's Off Their Rockers
Tom Bergeron - Dancing with the Stars
Predicted Winner: Betty White
As much as I adore Cat Deeley and think she's the best host on TV, the voters love Betty White; and this would give her an award in a brand new category for her, so I think she'll take it.