The Onion’s 2020 Emmy Predictions

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The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards, virtually hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will honor a combination of good and bad things that were on television from the past year. Here are The Onion’s predictions for this year’s winners.

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Ozark (Outstanding Drama Series):

Netflix has never won an Outstanding Drama Emmy, and we have a soft spot for an underdog.

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The Good Place (Outstanding Comedy Series):

This one was good because new stuff kept happening, which is an especially outstanding thing for a TV show to do.

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Meryl Streep (Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series):

Streep’s ability to seamlessly transition from being nominated for Oscars to being nominated for Emmys deserves the prize.

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Steve Carell (Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series):

He went to the trouble of growing a beard for The Morning Show, so that’s got to be worth something.

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Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones (Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special):

Director Stan Latham masterfully kept the camera on Dave Chappelle throughout the special, an artistic choice that makes the bold statement “this is who this special is about.”

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Cecily Strong (Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series):

It would mean so much to her mom.


Abstract: The Art Of Design (Outstanding Main Title Design):

Yeah, no shit they’re giving the title design award to the show about design. Seriously, how is this even fair?

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Ted Danson (Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series):

Danson’s 17 career Emmy nominations have critics and fans alike agreeing he’s coming off as pretty desperate at this point.

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The Voice (Outstanding Competition Program):

Currently in its 19th season, the singing competition series continues to dominate Blake Shelton’s IMDb page.

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Michael Douglas (Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series):

Honestly, it’s really unfair to pit mere TV actors against a bona fide movie star.

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