Experts predict Emmys for Steve Carell and Julianna Margulies

Most experts polled by Gold Derby predict Emmys for “Mad Men” and “Modern Family” as Best Drama and Comedy Series plus they foresee acting victories for Jon Hamm (“Mad Men”), Julianna Margulies (“Good Wife”) and Steve Carell (“The Office”), but they’re sharply divided over other top contenders.

Gold Derby’s experts include Michael Ausiello (TVLine.com), Jace Lacob (Daily Beast), Daniel Manu (TV Without Pity), Melanie McFarland (IMDB), Frazier Moore (Associated Press), Chrissy Le Nguyen (Yahoo! TV), Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby), Rick Porter (Zap2It), Jill Serjeant  (Reuters), Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby) and Ken Tucker (Entertainment Weekly). Below are their predictions. See charts of their rankings here. Compare them with rankings by Gold Derby’s editors. And check out charts contrasting both sets of predictions with those made by Gold Derby site users.

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BEST DRAMA SERIES
“Boardwalk Empire” — Moore, Sheehan
“Mad Men” — Ausiello, Lacob, Manu, McFarland, Nguyen, O’Neil, Porter, Serjeant, Tucker

BEST DRAMA ACTOR
Steve Buscemi
(“Boardwalk Empire”) — Porter
Jon Hamm (“Mad Men”) — Ausiello, Lacob, Manu, McFarland, Moore, Nguyen, O’Neil, Serjeant, Sheehan, Tucker

BEST DRAMA ACTRESS
Julianna Margulies
  (“Good Wife”) — Ausiello, Lacob, Manu, McFarland, Moore, Nguyen, O’Neil, Porter, Serjeant, Sheehan
Elisabeth Moss (“Mad Men”) — Tucker

BEST DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTOR
Josh Charles  (“Good Wife”) — O’Neil
Alan Cumming (“Good Wife”) — Lacob, McFarland, Serjeant, Sheehan
Peter Dinklage  (“Game of Thrones”) — Moore
Walton Goggins (“Justified”) — Ausiello, Manu, Porter
John Slattery (“Mad Men”) —  Nguyen, Tucker

BEST DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Christine Baranski (“Good Wife”) — Porter
Kelly Macdonald (“Boardwalk Empire”) — Sheehan, Tucker
Margo Martindale (“Justified”) — Ausiello, Lacob, Manu, McFarland, Moore, Nguyen, O’Neil
Archie Panjabi (“Good Wife”) — Serjeant

BEST COMEDY SERIES
“Modern Family” — Ausiello, Lacob, Manu, McFarland, Nguyen, O’Neil, Porter, Serjeant, Sheehan, Tucker
“Parks and Recreation” — Moore

BEST COMEDY ACTOR
Steve Carell
(“The Office”) — Ausiello, Lacob, Manu, McFarland, Moore, Nguyen, O’Neil, Porter, Serjeant, Sheehan, Tucker

BEST COMEDY ACTRESS
Laura Linney
(“The Big C”) — Nguyen, O’Neil, Porter, Tucker
Melissa McCarthy (“Mike & Molly”) — Serjeant
Martha Plimpton (“Raising Hope”) — Ausiello
Amy Poehler (“Parks and Recreation”) — Lacob, Manu, McFarland, Moore, Sheehan

BEST COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTOR
Ty Burrell
(“Modern Family”) — Ausiello, Lacob, Manu, McFarland, Nguyen, O’Neil, Porter
Chris Colfer (“Glee”) — Serjeant
Jesse Tyler Ferguson (“Modern Family”) — Moore
Ed O’Neill (“Modern Family”) — Sheehan, Tucker

BEST COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Julie Bowen
(“Modern Family”) — Lacob, McFarland
Jane Lynch (“Glee”) — Moore, O’Neil, Porter
Sofia Vergara (“Modern Family”) — Ausiello, Manu
Betty White (“Lost in Cleveland”) — Nguyen, Sheehan, Tucker
Kristen Wiig (“Saturday Night Live”) —  Serjeant

BEST REALITY-COMPETITION SERIES
“The Amazing Race” — Manu, McFarland, Nguyen, Porter
“American Idol” — Sheehan
“Dancing With the Stars” — Moore
“Project Runway” — Serjeant
“Top Chef” — Lacob, O’Neil

BEST REALITY SERIES
“Deadliest Catch” — Manu, McFarland, Nguyen, Porter, Sheehan
“Hoarders” — Lacob, O’Neil
“MythBusters” — Moore
“Undercover Boss” — Serjeant

BEST REALITY HOST
Tom Bergeron
(“Dancing with the Stars”) — Moore
Cat Deeley (“So You Think You Can Dance”) — Lacob
Jeff Probst (“Survivor”) — Manu, McFarland, Nguyen, O’Neil, Porter, Sheehan
Ryan Seacrest (“American Idol”) —  Serjeant

BEST VARIETY SERIES
“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” — Lacob, Manu, McFarland, Moore, Nguyen, O’Neil, Porter, Serjeant, Sheehan

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