“I’m most anxious to see the ‘Breaking Bad‘-‘True Detective‘ battle play out,” says our latest Emmy expert Matthew Jacobs (Huffington Post) about one of the season’s biggest awards rivalries. “Both are worthy of the big kahuna, so it’ll be interesting to see which prevails, or whether ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘The Good Wife‘ or ‘House of Cards‘ can trump all of them.”
Jacobs is an entertainment editor at the Huffington Post. A longtime pop-culture junkie, he says that he lives for awards season. After hightailing it out of Louisiana for New York City, he was a copy editor and TV writer at Metro New York. He has a degree in English literature from Louisiana State University, where he served as editor-in-chief of The Daily Reveille.
He currently predicts the “Bad”/”Detective” battle to end in victory for AMC’s defending champ in the Best Drama contest, and he’s also predicting a fourth Best Drama Actor win for Bryan Cranston. Jacobs ranks “True Detective” second in the top race, and also ranks its star Matthew McConaughey in the runner-up spot for Best Drama Actor behind Cranston.
Among comedies, he’s hoping for a strong showing by “Orange is the New Black“: “The well-timed airing of season two may help to amplify voters’ affection for the show. Kate Mulgrew and Uzo Aduba simply must get nominations.”
He’s betting on nominations for Mulgrew, Aduba, and Best Comedy Series, as well as for Comedy Actress contender Taylor Schilling and Comedy Guest Actress contender Laverne Cox, but he thinks “Modern Family” will prevail in the top category for a record-tying fifth year in a row.
Is Jacobs right? Click here to see all his predictions, and make your own predictions for Best Drama Series below: