Emmy nomination predictions: Comedy

Gold Derby surveyed our editors, more than a dozen experts, and over a thousand users to predict the Emmy Awards nominations, which will be announced on Thursday morning.

Below, our predictions for the nominees in the top seven races. Our forecasted champs are in gold while potential spoilers for nominations are in italics.

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Click on each category title to be taken to an overview of that race. (See Drama predictions here and Movie/Mini & Reality & Variety predictions here)

BEST COMEDY SERIES
“Modern Family”
“Arrested Development”
“The Big Bang Theory”
“Girls”
“Louie”
“30 Rock”

Spoiler: “Veep”

BEST COMEDY ACTOR
Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”
Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”
Jason Bateman, “Arrested Development”
Louis C.K., “Louie”
Don Cheadle, “House of Lies”
Jake Johnson, “New Girl”

Spoiler: Jon Cryer, “Two and a Half Men”

BEST COMEDY ACTRESS
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”
Zooey Deschanel, “New Girl”
Lena Dunham, “Girls”
Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”
Tina Fey, “30 Rock”
Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation”

Spoiler: Melissa McCarthy, “Mike and Molly”

BEST COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTOR
Eric Stonestreet, “Modern Family”
Will Arnett, “Arrested Development”
Ty Burrell, “Modern Family”
Max Greenfield, “New Girl”
Ed O’Neill, “Modern Family”
Jeffrey Tambor, “Arrested Development”

Spoiler: Jesse Tyler Ferguson, “Modern Family”

BEST COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Julie Bowen, “Modern Family”
Mayim Bialik, “The Big Bang Theory”
Kaley Cuoco, “The Big Bang Theory”
Jane Krakowski, “30 Rock”
Sofia Vergara, “Modern Family”
Jessica Walter, “Arrested Development”

Spoiler: Allison Williams, “Girls”

BEST COMEDY GUEST ACTOR
Bob Newhart, “The Big Bang Theory”
Will Arnett, “30 Rock”
Matthew Broderick, “Modern Family”
Martin Short, “Saturday Night Live”
Justin Timberlake, “Saturday Night Live”
Patrick Wilson, “Girls”

Spoiler: Louis C.K., “Saturday Night Live”

BEST COMEDY GUEST ACTRESS
Elaine Stritch, “30 Rock”
Elizabeth Banks, “Modern Family”
Melissa Leo, “Louie”
Melissa McCarthy, “Saturday Night Live”
Parker Posey, “Louie”
Kristen Wiig, “Saturday Night Live”

Spoiler: Liza Minnelli, “Arrested Development”

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