Emmy predictions: ‘Modern Family,’ ‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘Louie,’ ‘Homeland’

Gold Derby surveyed 17 experts, our editors, and hundreds of users to predict the winners of this weekend’s Primetime Emmys.

Below, our predictions for the outcomes in Sunday night’s top races. Our forecasted champs are in gold while potential spoilers are below in italics. (For a breakdown of wins per program click here.)

Click on each category title to be taken to an overview of that race. And be sure to vote for the winner of one of the most competitive races — Movie/Mini Actress — at the bottom of the post. 

COMEDY

BEST COMEDY SERIES
“Modern Family”
Spoiler: “Louie”

BEST COMEDY ACTOR
Louis C.K., “Louie”
Spoiler: Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”

BEST COMEDY ACTRESS
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”
Spoiler: Tina Fey, “30 Rock”

BEST COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTOR
Ty Burrell, “Modern Family”
Spoiler: Ed O’Neill, “Modern Family”

BEST COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Julie Bowen, “Modern Family”
Spoiler: Jane Krakowski, “30 Rock”

BEST COMEDY WRITING
“30 Rock” – “Last Lunch”
Spoiler: “Louie” – “Daddy’s Girlfriend, Part 1”

BEST COMEDY DIRECTING
“Louie” – “New Year’s Eve”
Spoiler: “30 Rock” – “Hogcock/Last Lunch”
 

DRAMA

BEST DRAMA SERIES
“Breaking Bad”
Spoiler: “Homeland”

BEST DRAMA ACTOR
Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”
Spoiler: Damian Lewis, “Homeland”

BEST DRAMA ACTRESS
Claire Danes, “Homeland”
Spoiler: Kerry Washington, “Scandal”

BEST DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTOR
Mandy Patinkin, “Homeland”
Spoiler: Aaron Paul, “Breaking Bad”

BEST DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Anna Gunn, “Breaking Bad”
Spoiler: Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey”

BEST DRAMA WRITING
“Homeland” – “Q&A”
Spoiler: “Game of Thrones” – “The Rains of Castamere”

BEST DRAMA DIRECTING
“House of Cards” – “Chapter 1  (Pilot)”
Spoiler: “Breaking Bad” – “Gliding Over All”

MOVIE/MINISERIES

BEST MOVIE/MINISERIES
“Behind the Candelabra”
Spoiler: “American Horror Story: Asylum”

BEST MOVIE/MINI ACTOR
Michael Douglas, “Behind the Candelabra”
Spoiler: Matt Damon, “Behind the Candelabra”

BEST MOVIE/MINI ACTRESS
Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Asylum”
Spoiler: Elisabeth Moss, “Top of the Lake”

BEST MOVIE/MINI SUPPORTING ACTOR
James Cromwell, “American Horror Story: Asylum”
Spoiler: Peter Mullan, “Top of the Lake”

BEST MOVIE/MINI SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Sarah Paulson, “American Horror Story: Asylum”
Spoiler: Ellen Burstyn, “Political Animals”

BEST MOVIE/MINI WRITING
“Behind the Candelabra”
Spoiler: “Top of the Lake”

BEST MOVIE/MINI DIRECTING
“Behind the Candelabra”
Spoiler: “Top of the Lake”
 

VARIETY

BEST VARIETY SERIES
“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”
Spoiler: “The Colbert Report”
 

REALITY

BEST REALITY-COMPETITION SERIES
“The Amazing Race”
Spoiler: “The Voice”

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