Given the vastness of the TV landscape, it’s tougher than ever to predict what’s going to be nominated for this year’s Emmys. It’s even challenging to judge just the amount of nominees there could be if they are announced on July 16.
Major categories like Outstanding Drama or Comedy, for example, typically consist of seven nominated programs. But due to what’s called the 2 percent rule, there may be eight or nine: How it works is that if an eighth or ninth show comes within 2 percent of the same amount of votes because the seventh nominee, those extra a couple of displays must be nominated also. The total is capped at nine, however. (If you’d like to read more about Emmy rules like these and give yourself a spectacular headache, rock .)
In other words, forecasting, constantly a laborious job under the best of situation, feels especially murky in regards to the Emmys. What follows are basically shots in the dark, is what I’m saying. So let us cut on the lights and start shooting some 2019 Emmy predictions to the void, will we?