“This year, I’m very curious to see how the drama races will shake out, mostly in series and lead actor,” says our newest Emmy Expert Joyce Eng (TV Guide). “Both fields are loaded and something’s got to give.”
She’s currently predicting a split decision in the top drama races, betting on defending champ “Breaking Bad” to win a farewell Emmy for Best Drama and Matthew McConaughey (“True Detective“) to swoop in to take Best Drama Actor away from three-time winner Bryan Cranston.
But she hopes the Emmys will also give FX’s “The Americans” a second chance after snubs in most top categories last year. “I think Keri Russell is their best shot,” she says, and she’s predicting Russell to break through with her first Drama Actress nomination.
Eng isn’t as optimistic about the top comedy categories: “I don’t want ‘Modern Family‘ to match ‘Frasier’ [for the most Comedy Series wins], but right now, pre-nods, I can’t see anything beating it yet … I personally want ‘Veep‘ to win. Season three was fantastic — the bathroom scene in ‘Crate’ was gold! — and it has all the makings of an Emmy-winning comedy, but it really needs to break into directing and/or writing this year.”
Will Eng get her wish? Click here to see her complete predictions, then predict Best Comedy Series below: