AP’s Lynn Elber: ‘Breaking Bad’ will win Emmy for Best Drama

Long-time Gold Derby pundit Lynn Elber (Associated Press) just gave us her Emmy predictions and – rejoice, “Breaking Bad” fans – she’s not going with the consensus view that “Homeland” has Best Drama Series in the bag for a second year in a row.

“I’m picking ‘Breaking Bad‘ even though there’s been a reluctance by the TV academy to choose gritty shows in the past,” Elber tells Gold Derby. “‘The Sopranos’ finally broke through after its fifth season. Now history can repeat itself.”

In the race for Best Comedy Series, Elber agrees with the overwhelming pundit view that “Modern Family” will repeat for a fourth year in a row. But that may be risky. Yes, “Frasier” won five times, but “30 Rock” couldn’t get past three consecutive victories (cut short by “Modern Family” in 2011).

In the top series acting races, she’s betting on Jim Parsons (“The Big Bang Theory“), Lena Dunham (“Girls“), Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad“) and Claire Danes (“Homeland“).

See all of Elber’s Emmy predictions here. View her predix side by side with other gurus here.

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3 thoughts on “AP’s Lynn Elber: ‘Breaking Bad’ will win Emmy for Best Drama

  1. Well, it definitely deserves it. Bryan Cranston too, and Jonathan Banks. I’m also hoping that Rectify and Hannibal get nominations, and that they don’t give them to House of Cards or The Newsroom.

  2. It is a crime that Breaking Bad has not already won Best Drama. Seasons 3 and 4 were spectacular. I will seriously puke if Homeland wins again – overrated show and season 2 was weak. Mad Men took a step back this season too, IMO. GOT season 3 was really good, though. Dinklage deserves an Emmy already.

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