Emmy Awards predictions: ‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘Normal Heart’ will clean up

Our predictions for Monday’s winners at the Primetime Emmy Awards are based upon a combination of four sets of forecasts at Gold Derby: Experts, Editors, Top 24 Users (highest scorers predicting last year’s awards) and All Users.

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

Click on each category title to be taken to an overview of that race. And to see our complete predictions by series, click here.

Emmy predictions slugfest:
Marcus Dixon and Daniel Montgomery battle mano-a-mano over all 26 categories

BEST COMEDY SERIES
“Modern Family”
Spoiler: “Orange is the New Black”

BEST COMEDY ACTRESS
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”
Spoiler: Melissa McCarthy, “Mike and Molly”

BEST COMEDY ACTOR
Ricky Gervais, “Derek”
Spoiler: Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”

BEST COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Allison Janney, “Mom”
Spoiler: Kate Mulgrew, “Orange is the New Black”

BEST COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTOR
Andre Braugher, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
Spoiler: Tony Hale, “Veep”

BEST COMEDY DIRECTING
Jodie Foster, “Orange is the New Black” (“Lesbian Request Denied”)
Spoiler: Gail Mancuso, “Modern Family” (“Las Vegas”)

BEST COMEDY WRITING
Louis C.K., “Louie” (“So Did the Fat Lady”)
Spoiler: Liz Friedman and Jenji Kohan, “Orange is the New Black” (“I Wasn’t Ready”)

BEST DRAMA SERIES
“Breaking Bad”
Spoiler: “True Detective”

BEST DRAMA ACTRESS
Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife”
Spoiler: Robin Wright, “House of Cards”

Emmy predictions slugfest:
Rob Licuria and Chris Beachum debate 26 categories in a 30-minute video smackdown

BEST DRAMA ACTOR
Matthew McConaughey, “True Detective”
Spoiler: Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”

BEST DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Anna Gunn, “Breaking Bad”
Spoiler: Christine Baranski, “The Good Wife”

BEST DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTOR
Aaron Paul, “Breaking Bad”
Spoiler: Josh Charles, “The Good Wife”

BEST DRAMA DIRECTING
Cary Joji Fukunaga, “True Detective” (“Who Goes There”)
Spoiler: Vince Gilligan, “Breaking Bad” (“Felina”)

BEST DRAMA WRITING
Moira Walley-Beckett, “Breaking Bad” (“Ozymandias”)
Spoiler: Vince Gilligan, “Breaking Bad” (“Felina”)

BEST MINISERIES
“Fargo”
Spoiler: “American Horror Story: Coven”

BEST TV MOVIE
“The Normal Heart”
Spoiler: “Sherlock: His Last Vow”

BEST MOVIE/MINI ACTRESS
Cicely Tyson, “The Trip to Bountiful”
Spoiler: Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Coven”

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BEST MOVIE/MINI ACTOR
Billy Bob Thornton, “Fargo”
Spoiler: Mark Ruffalo, “The Normal Heart”

BEST MOVIE/MINI SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Julia Roberts, “The Normal Heart”
Spoiler: Allison Tolman, “Fargo”

BEST MOVIE/MINI SUPPORTING ACTOR
Matt Bomer, “The Normal Heart”
Spoiler: Martin Freeman, “Sherlock: His Last Vow”

BEST MOVIE/MINI DIRECTING
Ryan Murphy, “The Normal Heart”
Spoiler: Adam Bernstein, “Fargo” (“The Crocodile’s Dilemma”)

BEST MOVIE/MINI WRITING
Larry Kramer, “The Normal Heart”
Spoiler: Noah Hawley, “Fargo” (“The Crocodile’s Dilemma”)

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

BEST VARIETY SERIES
“The Colbert Report”
Spoiler: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”

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