Lynn Elber of the Associated Press has just entered her predictions, bring our Emmy Experts panel up to a baker’s dozen. Below, we detail her picks and compare them to the first 12 Emmyologists to make their forecasts. Click here to see charts revealing how all of our Experts rank nominees in all top categories according to likellihood of winning.
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She makes it five votes for Robin Wright (“House of Cards“) while 2011 winner Julianna Margulies (“The Good Wife“) has six. Reigning two-time champ Claire Danes (“Homeland) has the backing of Gold Derby founder Tom O’Neil while Kerry Washington (“Scandal“) has the support of freelancer Ken Tucker.
Elber is with the majority (10) in predicting a win for Oscar champ Matthew McConaughey while Robert Bianco (USA Today is forecasting Emmy #4 for Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad”) and Mike Cidoni (AP) foresees a first win for Kevin Spacey (“House of Cards”).
Drama Supporting Actress
She is the tenth Expert to predict that Anna Gunn (“Breaking Bad”) will win a bookend. Cidoni and Matthew Jacobs (HuffPo) favor Christine Baranski (“The Good Wife”) while Glenn Whipp (LA Times) is backing the bid by Joanne Froggatt (“Downton Abbey”).
Drama Supporting Actor
Elber is predicting another trophy for two-time champ Aaron Paul (“Breaking Bad”), which brings his support up to seven Experts; the others are split between Josh Charles (“The Good Wife”) and 2011 winner Peter Dinklage (“Game of Thrones) at two apiece and Oscar winner Jon Voight (“Ray Donovan“) with a lone vote.
Elber joins two pundits — O’Neil and Steve Pond (The Wrap”) — in predicting that “Modern Family” will win this race for a fifth consecutive year, tying the Emmy record set by “Frasier” (1994-1998). They are in the minority, as is Lynnette Rice (People) who is for “Louie.” The others are split 5-4 between “Orange is the New Black” and “Veep.”
Elber is with the majority (11) who expect Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep“) to win this race for the third year running. Bianco is predicting an upset by newcomer Taylor Schilling (“Orange is the New Black”).
She makes it four votes for William H. Macy (“Shameless“). However, six Experts forecast a fourth Emmy for Jim Parsons (“The Big Bang Theory“). Ricky Gervais (“Derek”) — who pulled off an upset over Steve Carell (“The Office”) back in 2006 with his win for “Extras” — has two votes while Louis C.K. (“Louie“) has the backing of one Expert.
Comedy Supporting Actress
Elber is the eleventh Expert to expect four-time Emmy champ Allison Janney (“Mom“) to prevail. Scott Feinberg (THR) and Whipp are predicting an upset by Kate Mulgrew (“OITNB”).