Glenn Whipp of the Los Angeles Times has just entered his predictions, bring our Emmy Experts panel up to an even dozen. Below, we detail his picks and compare them to the first 11 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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Whipp is with the overwhelming majority (11) to predict that “Breaking Bad” will repeat in this race. The only Expert not to back this bid is Mike Cidoni (AP) who is going with “True Detective.”
He makes it seven votes for Robin Wright (“House of Cards“). 2011 champ Julianna Margulies (“The Good Wife“) has four votes and Kerry Washington (“Scandal“) has the support of freelancer Ken Tucker.
Whipp is with the majority (10) in predicting a win for Oscar champ Matthew McConaughey while Robert Bianco (USA Today) and Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby) are forecasting Emmy #4 for Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad”).
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He is alone in predicting a win for Joanne Froggatt (“Downton Abbey“). Eight Experts predict Anna Gunn (“Breaking Bad”) to win a bookend while the other three favor Christine Baranski (“The Good Wife”).
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Whipp is predicting another trophy for two-time champ Aaron Paul (“Breaking Bad”), which brings his support up to six Experts; the others are split between Josh Charles (“The Good Wife”) with three, 2011 winner Peter Dinklage (“Game of Thrones) at two and Oscar winner Jon Voight (“Ray Donovan“) with a lone vote.
Whipp casts his vote for “Orange is the New Black,” putting it one ahead of “Veep” at 5-4. The other two pundits — O’Neil and Steve Pond (The Wrap”) — are predicting that “Modern Family” will win this race for a fifth consecutive year, tying the Emmy record set by “Frasier” (1994-1998).
Whipp is with the majority (10) who expect Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep“) to win this race for the third year running. Bianco and Cidoni are predicting an upset by newcomer Taylor Schilling (“Orange is the New Black”).
He makes it six Experts forecasting a fourth Emmy for Jim Parsons (“The Big Bang Theory“). William H. Macy (“Shameless“) has three votes, Ricky Gervais (“Derek”) — who pulled off an upset over Steve Carell (“The Office”) back in 2006 with his win for “Extras” — has two and Louis C.K. (“Louie“) has the backing of one Expert.