Feinberg Forecast: Emmy Standings As the Race Heads Into May

2:30 PM 4/30/2018

by Scott Feinberg

THR's awards columnist Scott Feinberg offers the second of his weekly assessments of the race. This one covers 18 categories — now including best variety sketch series and best variety talk series!

Frankie Shaw on 'SMILF'
Frankie Shaw on 'SMILF'
Courtesy of Mark Schafer/Showtime

The charts below reflect how THR's awards columnist Scott Feinberg believes the Emmy standings would look if voting for the 2018 race ended today. (Eligible for consideration is work released between June 1, 2017 and May 31, 2018.) These projections are formulated using a combination of personal impressions (from sampling many programs), historical considerations (how other shows with similar pedigrees have resonated), precursor awards (some groups have historically correlated with the TV Academy more than others) and consultations with industry insiders (including voters, content creators, awards strategists and fellow members of the press).