Update (9/19 11:05 a.m. ET): How did celebrity psychic Thomas John do on his predictions for the 2016 Emmy Awards last night? Not great.
The medium and clairvoyant correctly predicted four of the 10 major category winners, including overwhelming acting favorites Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Jeffrey Tambor and comedy series favorite “Veep.” For more on Thomas John and his predictions for the awards, check out the rest of the article below.
Original article: Thomas John is a psychic medium, clairvoyant and author who has displayed his remarkable talents on national television and in front of sold-out audiences at events around the world.
"I speak with the dead and I also get intuitive feelings about people and things that are gonna happen," John told me during a recent interview. "Guidance comes through me in different ways. I connect with my guides, angels to sort of bring that information through. That's basically how I work. I'm a medium and an intuitive; I do both sides of things."
In addition to conducting readings with private citizens, John also claims a roster of celebrity clients, including Janet Jackson, Courteney Cox, Jennifer Lopez, Jenny McCarthy, Julianne Moore and Goldie Hawn.
John has also “rubbed elbows” with some of Hollywood’s most dearly departed, but is quick to point out that contacting a celebrity on the “other side” is not as easy as picking up a phone to the afterlife.
“I have done things with passed over celebrities like Whitney Houston, Anna Nicole Smith,” John explained. “Most people want to really communicate with their own dead people. It’s important that there’s a connection for that person, too. You can’t just dial-a-dead-person. I have contacted certain celebrities. I did some stuff this summer with some high-profile cases like the JonBenet [Ramsey] case. I was consulted by some people involved with that. I can’t really say a lot. I did try to reach her.”
This week, in an XFINITY.com exclusive, John turned his attention to living celebrities—namely the stars nominated this Sunday at the 68th Emmy Awards—for predictions on who will take home television’s most coveted trophies.
"With things like the Emmys or the Oscars, I have to really be careful not to put forth my imagination," John told me. "Sometimes I may have something I want to win, or maybe a show I've watched. I have to be careful that I try to give what I'm seeing. I just sort of get senses of things. I find in doing these predictions types of things, there's certain categories that there's a stronger feeling with and then there's certain things that there's a weaker connection with."
He added, “It really depends on, sometimes, the energy of some of the shows and stuff like that.”
Who does Thomas John foresee winning at this Sunday’s Emmys? Check out his picks for 10 of the hottest categories below:
Outstanding Comedy Series
Nominees: “Black-ish,” “Master of None,” “Modern Family,” “Silicon Valley,” “Transparent,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” “Veep”
Thomas John’s prediction: “Veep” CORRECT
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Nominees: Anthony Anderson (“Black-ish”), Aziz Ansari (“Master of None”), William H. Macy (“Shameless”), Thomas Middleditch (“Silicon Valley”), Will Forte (“The Last Man on Earth”), Jeffrey Tambor (“Transparent”)
Thomas John’s prediction: Jeffrey Tambor (“Transparent”) CORRECT
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Nominees: Tracee Ellis Ross (“Black-ish”), Laurie Metcalf (“Getting On”), Lily Tomlin (“Grace and Frankie”), Amy Schumer (“Inside Amy Schumer”), Ellie Kemper (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep”)
Thomas John’s prediction: Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep”) CORRECT
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Nominees: Louie Anderson (“Baskets”), Andre Braugher (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”), Keegan-Michael Key (“Key & Peele”), Ty Burrell (“Modern Family”), Tituss Burgess (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”), Matt Walsh (“Veep”), Tony Hale (“Veep”)
Thomas John’s prediction: Tony Hale (“Veep”) INCORRECT
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Nominees: Niecy Nash (“Getting On”), Allison Janney (“Mom”), Kate McKinnon (“Saturday Night Live”), Judith Light (“Transparent”), Gaby Hoffman (“Transparent”), Anna Chlumsky (“Veep”)
Thomas John’s prediction: Judith Light (“Transparent”) INCORRECT
Outstanding Drama Series
Nominees: “Better Call Saul,” “Downton Abbey,” “Game of Thrones,” “Homeland,” “House of Cards,” “Mr. Robot,” “The Americans”
Thomas John’s prediction: “The Americans” INCORRECT
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Nominees: Bob Odenkirk (“Better Call Saul”), Kyle Chandler (“Bloodline”), Kevin Spacey (“House of Cards”), Rami Malek (“Mr. Robot”), Liev Schreiber (“Ray Donovan”), Matthew Rhys (“The Americans”)
Thomas John’s prediction: Rami Malek (“Mr. Robot”) CORRECT
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Nominees: Taraji P. Henson (“Empire”), Claire Danes (“Homeland”), Robin Wright (“House of Cards”), Viola Davis (“How to Get Away with Murder”), Tatiana Maslany (“Orphan Black”), Keri Russell (“The Americans”)
Thomas John’s prediction: Viola Davis (“How to Get Away with Murder”) INCORRECT
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Nominees: Jonathan Banks (“Better Call Saul”), Ben Mendelsohn (“Bloodline”), Peter Dinklage (“Game of Thrones”), Kit Harington (“Game of Thrones”), Michael Kelly (“House of Cards”), Jon Voight (“Ray Donovan”)
Thomas John’s prediction: Kit Harington (“Game of Thrones”) INCORRECT
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Nominees: Dame Maggie Smith (“Downton Abbey”), Lena Headey (“Game of Thrones”), Emilia Clarke (“Game of Thrones”), Maisie Williams (“Game of Thrones”), Maura Tierney (“The Affair”), Constance Zimmer (“UnREAL”)
Thomas John’s prediction: Lena Headey (“Game of Thrones”) INCORRECT
As an added bonus, John also gave an early prediction for next year's Best Picture winner at the 89th Oscars in January. And the Oscar goes to might go to… Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone’s musical “La La Land.”
“I think that is gonna do very, very well,” John revealed. “The Denzel Washington movie will get nominated—the ‘Fences’ one. I think that ‘Hidden Figures’ will be nominated. But I think the ‘La La Land’ movie’s gonna do the best. I feel like they’re gonna do very well in a lot of categories.”
For more on Thomas John, check out his website MediumThomas.com.