Arch Campbell: Preview of Monday night's Emmy Awards
Updated: August 25, 2014 - 06:25 pm
ARLINGTON, Va. (WJLA) - The Emmys move to Monday night this year, mainly because NBC wanted to make all that money on Sunday Night Football.
I mention that because Monday night's awards will honor the small shows with loyal audiences that have turned cable TV into entertainment's most creative outlet.
Insiders believe AMC's "Breaking Bad" will win the top drama prize - that is, unless Netflix's "House of Cards" pulls an upset. And actress Robyn Wright has the edge as Best Actress for her Lady MacBeth-like role as Claire Underwood.
"True Detective," up for Best Drama even though it felt like a mini-series, got a lot of buzz, and many would enjoy seeing Matthew McConaughey winning Best Actor in the same year he won the Oscar.
Speaking of mini-series - it's all over but for the awarding itself when it comes to "Fargo" as Best Mini-Series. Billy Bob Thornton has come to the awards most likely to pick up his Emmy in person.
On the comedy side, "Orange is the New Black" - like "House of Cards," streaming on Netflix - has audiences buzzing. But some complain this prison story should have entered as a drama. Either way, you can expect more audiences to look for the show in its next season.