Will it fi­nally be Moss’ turn?

TV crit­ics give pre­dic­tions for 69th Emmy Awards air­ing Sun­day night

Standard-Freeholder (Cornwall) - - ENTERTAINMENT - LYNN EL­BER and FRA­ZIER MOORE

The win­ners will be named Sun­day night when the 69th Emmy Awards are pre­sented at the Mi­crosoft Theater in Los An­ge­les, with Stephen Col­bert as host.

A pair of in­trepid TV crit­ics are go­ing pub­lic with their picks for who will win — and who should. Here are some of their fore­casts:


Bet­ter Call Saul, The Crown, The Hand­maid’s Tale, House of Cards, Stranger Things, This Is Us, West­world Lynn El­ber Should win: The Hand­maid’s

Tale. A work of art so rev­e­la­tory of our time should reign.

Will win: The Crown. It’s not just that Hol­ly­wood is filled with an­glophiles, al­though that’s one rea­son the lav­ish story of young Queen El­iz­a­beth will win. Emmy vot­ers also adore epic sweep (see pre­vi­ous win­ner Game of Thrones) and this has it. Fra­zier Moore Should win: This Is Us. Is this the gut­si­est drama on TV? It dares to con­front ev­ery­day, or­di­nary life — and makes it ex­tra­or­di­nary. No won­der it touched hearts.

Will win: The Hand­maid’s Tale. A clas­sic novel from the past is trans­formed into a haunt­ingly upto-the-minute cau­tion­ary tale. No won­der it touched nerves.


At­lanta, Black-ish, Mas­ter of None, Mod­ern Fam­ily, Sil­i­con

Val­ley, Un­break­able Kimmy Sch­midt, Veep El­ber

Should win: At­lanta. A tour de force by cre­ator and star Don­ald Glover epit­o­miz­ing the small screen’s em­brace of un­ex­pected and chal­leng­ing ma­te­rial.

Will win: Veep. Come­dies keep win­ning streaks go­ing, and with just two Em­mys so far, it’s far be­hind the five top com­edy tro­phies each that Mod­ern Fam­ily

and Frasier col­lected. Moore

Should win: Mas­ter of None. Mov­ing even be­yond the mas­ter­ful first sea­son, Year Two was a fes­ti­val of in­spired short films, with emo­tions and ideas sup­ple­ment­ing its wit.

Will win: Veep. De­spite a field of bright, new and var­ied can­di­dates, vot­ers will de­fault to this plen­tyre­warded, all-too-sea­soned Emmy main­stay.


Ster­ling K. Brown (This Is Us), An­thony Hop­kins (West­world), Bob Odenkirk (Bet­ter Call Saul), Matthew Rhys (The Amer­i­cans), Liev Schreiber (Ray Dono­van), Kevin Spacey (House of Cards), Milo Ven­timiglia (This Is Us) El­ber

Should win: Ster­ling K. Brown. First among equals in an ex­cel­lent cast, with a nu­anced vul­ner­a­bil­ity that al­ways keeps the heart­break

on the right side of soap opera.

Will win: Brown. His win­ning turn last year as de­ter­mined O.J. Simp­son pros­e­cu­tor Christo­pher Dar­den shows his ver­sa­til­ity. Moore

Should win: Matthew Rhys. He’s so long over­due af­ter five sea­sons of high in­trigue and mul­ti­ple per­sonas in his role as a Rus­sian spy mas­querad­ing as a 1980s Amer­i­can subur­ban dad!!

Will win: This Is Us stars Ster­ling K. Brown and Milo Ven­timiglia will can­cel out each other in the vot­ing.

That leaves lov­ably shifty Bob Odenkirk the win­ner af­ter three con­sec­u­tive nom­i­na­tions as the lead on Bet­ter Call Saul.


Vi­ola Davis (How to Get Away with Mur­der), Claire Foy (The Crown), Elis­a­beth Moss (The Hand­maid’s Tale), Keri Rus­sell (The Amer­i­cans), Evan Rachel

Wood (West­world), Robin Wright (House of Cards) El­ber Should win: Elis­a­beth Moss.

The Mad Men curse never lifted for Moss as it did for Jon Hamm, but her sub­tly fierce por­trayal of a woman caught in hell shouldn’t be slighted.

Will win: Claire Foy. A lovely and del­i­cate turn, and play­ing Bri­tish queens on the big screen worked for Os­car-win­ners Judi Dench and He­len Mir­ren. Moore

Should win: Keri Rus­sell. She’s so long over­due af­ter five sea­sons of high in­trigue and mul­ti­ple per­sonas in her role as a Rus­sian spy mas­querad­ing as a 1980s Amer­i­can subur­ban mom!

Will win: Elis­a­beth Moss, passed over as a nom­i­nee seven times in the past for Mad Men and other great work. Vot­ers re­al­ize it’s her turn.

HULU Elis­a­beth Moss could win an Emmy for her role as Of­fred in­The Hand­maid’s Tale, which is also up for an award. The 69th Emmy Awards will be pre­sented on Sun­day.

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