Four Emmy experts have chimed in with their predictions in advance of Sunday night’s primetime telecast: Lynn Elber (Associated Press), AJ Hammer (HLN Showbiz Tonight), Melanie McFarland (IMDb), and Piya Sinha-Roy (Reuters).
All four agree with the general consensus that “Breaking Bad” will win Best Drama Series, while three of the four are betting on a fourth consecutive Best Comedy Series win for “Modern Family“; Sinha-Roy is going out on a limb for the farewell season of “30 Rock,” which, like “Modern Family,” is also a three-time previous winner.
Hammer expects Comedy Supporting Actress to go to underdog Mayim Bialik (“The Big Bang Theory“), and he gives Ellen Burstyn (“Political Animals“) the edge to defeat frontrunner Sarah Paulson (“American Horror Story: Asylum“) for Movie/Mini Supporting Actress.
McFarland thinks Alec Baldwin will surprise to win a farewell Emmy for “30 Rock,” and that “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” will finally be defeated for Best Variety Series after 10 consecutive wins; she favors fellow Comedy Central satire “The Colbert Report” instead.
Sinha-Roy is expecting a night of upsets: she’s forecasting victories for Sofia Vergara (“Modern Family”), Adam Driver (“Girls“), Aaron Paul (“Breaking Bad“), and Jane Campion (“Top of the Lake“), whom she thinks will defeat heavy favorite Steven Soderbergh (“Behind the Candelabra“) for Best Movie/Mini Directing.
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