Emmy experts predict movie/mini winners: ‘Fargo,’ ‘The Normal Heart,’ …

Unlike their splits over many of the comedy and drama series races, our Emmy experts are unified as to what will win both Best Miniseries and Best TV Movie. And there are overwhelming frontrunners in three of the four movie/mini acting races, with only supporting actress shaping up to be a contest. 

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All nine of our Emmyologists — Mike Cidoni (AP), Joyce Eng (TV Guide), Scott Feinberg (THR) Matthew Jacobs (HuffPo), Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby), Steve Pond (The Wrap), Matt Roush (TV Guide) Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby) and freelancer Ken Tucker — are predicting that FX’s “Fargo” will win Best Miniseries.

And they are agreed that HBO’s “The Normal Heart” looks like a lock for Best TV Movie

All but one are predicting that Oscar winner Billy Bob Thornton (“Sling Blade”) will win Mini/Movie Actor for “Fargo”; Tucker touts Mark RuffaloThe Normal Heart”).

Everyone expects Cicely Tyson to win Movie/Mini Actress for recreating her Tony-winning performance in “The Trip to Bountiful

And they all believe that Matt Bomer will win Movie/Mini Supporting Actor for his heartbreaking performance in “The Normal Heart.” 

However, the Movie/Mini Supporting Actress race is shaping up to be a contest between Oscar champ Julia Roberts (“Erin Brockovich”) for her show-stopping work in “The Normal Heart” and newcomer Allison Tolman for her sizeable role in “Fargo.” Tolman is touted by six Experts while Roberts has the backing of three. 

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See how our Experts rank predictions in each category and see charts detailing their racetrack odds (click “More” within each category box to see extended data). Review contenders here and enter you predictions here or start above with Best Comedy Series by using our easy drag-and-drop menu. 

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