Emmy nominations predictions: ‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘Modern Family’ will lead

Our predictions for Thursday morning’s nominees in 23 Emmys races are based upon a combination of four sets of forecasts at Gold Derby: Experts, Editors, Top 24 Users (highest scorers predicting last year’s nominations) and All Users.

Our forecasted champs are in gold while potential spoilers for nominations are in italics.

Click on each category title to be taken to an overview of that race.

Top 10 Emmy contenders for Best Comedy Series: ‘Modern Family,’ ‘Veep’ …

BEST COMEDY SERIES
“Modern Family”
“The Big Bang Theory”
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
“Louie”
“Orange is the New Black”
“Veep”

Spoiler: “Girls”

BEST COMEDY ACTRESS
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”
Lena Dunham, “Girls”
Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”
Anna Faris, “Mom”
Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation”
Taylor Schilling, “Orange is the New Black”

Spoiler: Mindy Kaling, “The Mindy Project”

BEST COMEDY ACTOR
Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”
Louis C.K., “Louie”
Don Cheadle, “House of Lies”
Matt LeBlanc, “Episodes”
Andy Samberg, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
Robin Williams, “The Crazy Ones”

Spoiler: William H. Macy, “Shameless”

BEST COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Allison Janney, “Mom”
Mayim Bialik, “The Big Bang Theory”
Julie Bowen, “Modern Family”
Kate Mulgrew, “Orange is the New Black”
Sofia Vergara, “Modern Family”
Merritt Wever, “Nurse Jackie”

Spoiler: Anna Chlumsky, “Veep”

BEST COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTOR
Ty Burrell, “Modern Family”
Andre Braugher, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, “Modern Family”
Tony Hale, “Veep”
Ed O’Neill, “Modern Family”
Eric Stonestreet, “Modern Family”

Spoiler: Adam Driver, “Girls”

BEST COMEDY GUEST ACTRESS
Tina Fey, “Saturday Night Live”
Uzo Aduba, “Orange is the New Black”
Ellen Burstyn, “Louie”
Joan Cusack, “Shameless”
Melissa McCarthy, “Saturday Night Live”
Octavia Spencer, “Mom”

Spoiler: June Squibb, “Girls”

BEST COMEDY GUEST ACTOR
Jimmy Fallon, “Saturday Night Live”
Louis C.K., “Saturday Night Live”
Brad Garrett, “The Crazy Ones”
James Earl Jones, “The Big Bang Theory”
Stephen Merchant, “Modern Family”
Bob Newhart, “The Big Bang Theory”

Spoiler: Carl Reiner, “Two and a Half Men”

Top 10 Emmy contenders for Best Drama Series: ‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘House of Cards’ …

BEST DRAMA SERIES
“Breaking Bad”
“Game of Thrones”
“The Good Wife”
“House of Cards”
“Mad Men”
“True Detective”

Spoiler: “Downton Abbey”

BEST DRAMA ACTRESS
Robin Wright, “House of Cards”
Claire Danes, “Homeland”
Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife”
Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black”
Elisabeth Moss, “Mad Men”
Kerry Washington, “Scandal”

Spoiler: Keri Russell, “The Americans”

BEST DRAMA ACTOR
Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”
Woody Harrelson, “True Detective”
Matthew McConaughey, “True Detective”
Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards”
James Spader, “The Blacklist”

Spoiler: Michael Sheen, “Masters of Sex”

BEST DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Anna Gunn, “Breaking Bad”
Christine Baranski, “The Good Wife”
Emilia Clarke, “Game of Thrones”
Christina Hendricks, “Mad Men”
Michelle Monaghan, “True Detective”
Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey”

Spoiler: Joanne Froggatt, “Downton Abbey”

BEST DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTOR
Aaron Paul, “Breaking Bad”
Josh Charles, “The Good Wife”
Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones”
Dean Norris, “Breaking Bad”
Mandy Patinkin, “Homeland”
Jon Voight, “Ray Donovan”

Spoiler: Jeffrey Wright, “Boardwalk Empire”

BEST DRAMA GUEST ACTRESS
Allison Janney, “Masters of Sex”
Jane Fonda, “The Newsroom”
Lisa Kudrow, “Scandal”
Margo Martindale, “The Americans”
Carrie Preston, “The Good Wife”
Diana Rigg, “Game of Thrones”

Spoiler: Marcia Gay Harden, “The Newsroom”

BEST DRAMA GUEST ACTOR
Beau Bridges, “Masters of Sex”
Dan Bucatinsky, “Scandal”
Paul Giamatti, “Downton Abbey”
Harry Hamlin, “Mad Men”
Nathan Lane, “The Good Wife”
Robert Morse, “Mad Men”

Spoiler: Pedro Pascal, “Game of Thrones”

Top 10 Emmy contenders for Best Miniseries: ‘Fargo,’ ‘AHS: Coven’ …

BEST MINISERIES
“Fargo”
“American Horror Story: Coven”
“Dancing on the Edge”
“Luther”
“The White Queen”

Spoiler: “The Hollow Crown”

BEST TV MOVIE
“The Normal Heart”
“Killing Kennedy”
“Return to Zero”
“Sherlock: His Last Vow”
“The Trip to Bountiful”

Spoiler: “Burton and Taylor”

BEST MOVIE/MINI ACTRESS
Cicely Tyson, “The Trip to Bountiful”
Helena Bonham Carter, “Burton and Taylor”
Minnie Driver, “Return to Zero”
Rebecca Ferguson, “The White Queen”
Whoopi Goldberg, “A Day Late and a Dollar Short”
Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Coven”

Spoiler: Sarah Paulson, “American Horror Story: Coven”

BEST MOVIE/MINI ACTOR
Billy Bob Thornton, “Fargo”
Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock: His Last Vow”
Chiwetel Ejiofor, “Dancing on the Edge”
Idris Elba, “Luther”
Martin Freeman, “Fargo”
Mark Ruffalo, “The Normal Heart”

Spoiler: Paul Adelstein, “Return to Zero”

BEST MOVIE/MINI SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Julia Roberts, “The Normal Heart”
Kathy Baker, “Return to Zero”
Kathy Bates, “American Horror Story: Coven”
Jacqueline Bisset, “Dancing on the Edge”
Ellen Burstyn, “Flowers in the Attic”
Allison Tolman, “Fargo”

Spoiler: Angela Bassett, “American Horror Story: Coven”

BEST MOVIE/MINI SUPPORTING ACTOR
Matt Bomer, “The Normal Heart”
Martin Freeman, “Sherlock: His Last Vow”
John Goodman, “Dancing on the Edge”
Colin Hanks, “Fargo”
Alfred Molina, “Return to Zero”
Jim Parsons, “The Normal Heart”

Spoiler: Frank Langella, “Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight”

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BEST REALITY-COMPETITION SERIES
“The Voice”
“The Amazing Race”
“Dancing with the Stars”
“Project Runway”
“Survivor”
“Top Chef”

Spoiler: “So You Think You Can Dance”

BEST REALITY HOST
Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, “Project Runway”
Tom Bergeron, “Dancing with the Stars”
Anthony Bourdain, “The Taste”
Cat Deeley, “So You Think You Can Dance”
Jeff Probst, “Survivor”
Betty White, “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers”

Spoiler: Carson Daly, “The Voice”

BEST VARIETY SERIES
“The Colbert Report”
“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”
“Late Show with David Letterman”
“Saturday Night Live”
“The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon”

Spoiler: “Real Time with Bill Maher”

2 thoughts on “Emmy nominations predictions: ‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘Modern Family’ will lead

  1. i think that giving all the prices to breaking bad would be unfair, and it will be just because its the last serie. peter dinklage deserve the emmy better than aaron paul,and so matthew in true detective! true detective was a masterpiece, better than breaking bad

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