The guest actor winners in both drama and comedy categories offer a few clues about the shows that might come out ahead on Emmys night.
Morton's win could signal that nominee, Kerry Washington, will finally get to go home with some hardware for the series. Many award show pundits have been squawking about the fact that the ABC actress has been overlooked as the front-runner in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category. Voters are clearly watching Shonda Rhimes' juicy show, so hopefully, Washington will get some love on Monday.
Showtime's newest entry this TV season is Masters Of Sex and Janney ran home with the award for her role as Margaret Scully. This is the actress's fifth Emmy after four wins for The West Wing. Her Masters of Sex win could narrow the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama to two women — Kerry Washington for Scandal or Emmy newcomer, Lizzy Caplan, for Masters of Sex. It's also entirely possible that Janney will go home with her sixth Emmy for her role on Mom in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. That's a lot of metal!
His win could signal two possibilities on Emmys night: The voters could choose to award The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon or SNL for Outstanding Variety Series. Our money is on The Tonight Show, since they already won an Emmy for Outstanding Interactive Program.
Netflix might hit big with its critically acclaimed series, OITNB, now that Aduba went home with the award last Saturday. She was also up against fellow co-stars, Laverne Cox and Natasha Lyonne. This might signal a changing of the guard if the series is handed the Best Comedy Show award. It also bodes well for Taylor Schilling, who is nominated in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series category, and for Kate Mulgrew in the Supporting Actress category. However, Schilling will have a great fight wrestling that Emmy away from voter favorite, Julia Louis-Dreyfus for Veep.
To see how accurate we are with our Emmy predictions, tune into the show on Monday, Aug. 25 on NBC. An edited version of the Creative Arts Emmys ceremony will be broadcast on FXM on Sunday, Aug. 24.
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