‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘Good Wife’ likely to clean up at Emmy nominations for drama

Breaking Bad” and “Homeland” are expected to do well at the Emmy nominations according to the combined predictions of our experts, editors, and more than a thousand users who logged predictions at Gold Derby. Both shows will receive nominations for Best Drama Series as well as four acting bids apiece. “Homeland” was the surprise winner of the top category last year, but “Bad” is favored to win this time around.

But “The Good Wife” is also poised to receive multiple nominations. Though the CBS legal drama is not ranked by our predictors among likely contenders for Best Drama, it is expected to sweep the acting categories with eight nominations, thanks mostly to its prestigious guest actors, including previous Emmy winners Michael J. Fox, Stockard Channing, and Martha Plimpton.

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Downton Abbey” and “Mad Men” are both predicted to return to the Drama Series race, but both shows will likely lose ground in the acting categories. They earned six acting bids apiece in 2012, and this year are forecast to pick up three.

Rounding out the Drama Series race will be two-time previous nominee “Game of Thrones” and rookie contender “House of Cards.”

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Below are our predicted Emmy nominees for drama by program. Click here for our predictions by category.

The Good Wife
Drama Actress – Julianna Margulies
Drama Supporting Actress – Christine Baranski
Drama Guest Actor – Dylan Baker
Drama Guest Actor – Michael J. Fox
Drama Guest Actor – Nathan Lane
Drama Guest Actor – Matthew Perry
Drama Guest Actress – Stockard Channing
Drama Guest Actress – Martha Plimpton

Breaking Bad
Drama Series
Drama Actor – Bryan Cranston

Drama Supporting Actor – Jonathan Banks
Drama Supporting Actor – Aaron Paul
Drama Supporting Actress – Anna Gunn

“Homeland”
Drama Series
Drama Actor – Damian Lewis
Drama Actress – Claire Danes
Drama Supporting Actor – Mandy Patinkin
Drama Supporting Actress – Morena Baccarin

Downton Abbey
Drama Series
Drama Actress – Michelle Dockery
Drama Supporting Actress – Maggie Smith
Drama Guest Actress – Shirley MacLaine

Mad Men
Drama Series
Drama Actor – Jon Hamm
Drama Actress – Elisabeth Moss
Drama Supporting Actress – Christina Hendricks

Game of Thrones
Drama Series
Drama Supporting Actor – Peter Dinklage
Drama Guest Actress – Diana Rigg

House of Cards
Drama Series
Drama Actor – Keevin Spacey
Drama Supporting Actor – Corey Stoll

“The Newsroom”
Drama Actor – Jeff Daniels
Drama Supporting Actor – Sam Waterston
Drama Guest Actress – Jane Fonda

“The Americans”
Drama Actress – Keri Russell
Drama Guest Actress – Margo Martindale

“Parenthood”
Drama Supporting Actress – Monica Potter
Drama Guest Actor – Ray Romano

“Boardwalk Empire”
Drama Actor – Steve Buscemi

“Scandal”
Drama Actress – Kerry Washington

“Sons of Anarcy”
Drama Guest Actor – Jimmy Smits

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