Wild-Card Emmy Predictions: 12 Crazy (and Early) Snubs and Surprises That Could Happen This Year

IndieWire | 4/23/2018 | Staff
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Across the country, countless Americans have been long-awaiting the ouster of an elected entity that’s overstayed its welcome. Some suspected it would be gone last year, while other, more pessimistic people have accepted its seemingly permanent place in power.

But no more. The tea leaves have been read, and a future without this fading former favorite feels inevitable. That’s right. In 2018, “Modern Family” will not be nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series at the Emmys.

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OK, to be fair, comparing a four-time winner in the category (and a still solid) ABC family comedy — and a somewhat progressive one, at that — to our all-but-officially corrupt Cheeto-in-Chief is out of line. Steven Levitan, we apologize. But even you would probably admit it’s time for TV Academy voters to shine their light on lesser known series in need of a boost.

Will they? Probably not. But could they? That’s what IndieWire’s awards experts are here to predict. In the latest episode of Very Good Television Podcast, IndieWire TV Editor Liz Shannon Miller and TV Critic Ben Travers take their swings at the wild (but possible), absurd (but wanted), and far too early (no disagreement here) Emmy predictions they want to see, think might happen, and sometimes even hope do go down.

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It’s a sequel to last year’s semi-successful edition (R.I.P. “The Leftovers”), and none of the picks are meant as guarantees — looking over the state of the race very early on, these are a few snubs and surprises that could happen. Below, we’ve listed just some of the picks with brief explanations, but be sure to listen to the episode in its entirety above.

Put it on the record: Liz Shannon Miller said on the podcast that “despite its long legacy of kicking **** at the Emmys, I think ‘Game of Thrones’ gets snubbed, even...
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