Now that you have predicted who WILL be nominated for Emmys on Thursday, it is time to tell us who you WANT to see reap bids. Do that by filling out your Emmy Dream Ballot.
Using this year’s Emmy contenders as a starting point, tell us who is on your dream team, those shows and performers you would like to see nominated in the key categories. We will reveal your rosters on Wednesday, the day before the Emmy nominations are announced.
If you’re already registered at Gold Derby, go to your profile page and look down the left column for “Emmy Nominations 2014 Dream Ballot.” Click that link, and you can start casting your votes. And don’t forget to also make your predictions for the other award shows as well as your favorite reality TV series. And if you haven’t yet registered, start here.
While our Users are overwhemingly predicting that “Modern Family” will win a record-tying fifth consecutive Comedy Series award at the upcoming Emmys, they are backing “Veep” and “Orange is the New Black” when it comes to filling in their dream ballots. The disconnect between what our Users predict will win Best Comedy Series and what they think should win is startling. “Modern Family” has four times as much support as “Veep” as the predicted winner but ranks only fourth among those laffers that our Users like the most with “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” ranking third.
However, over on the drama side, our Users are embracing the same show that they expect TV academy voters to go for — reigning champ “Breaking Bad” has a large lead in both races. Eight times as many Users are predicting it to repeat at the Emmys as those that expect the freshman series “True Detective” to prevail. But that HBO anthology series ranks only fifth on your dream ballots, with the paycaster’s popular “Game of Thrones” coming in second there, with about one-third the support of “Breaking Bad.”
Among the other curious contrasts:
BEST COMEDY ACTRESS
Users’ Prediction: Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep”)
Dream Ballot: Amy Poehler (“Parks and Recreation”)
BEST COMEDY ACTOR
Users’ Prediction: Jim Parsons (“The Big Bang Theory”)
Dream Ballot: Andy Samberg (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”)
BEST MOVIE/MINI ACTRESS
Users’ Prediction: Minnie Driver (“Return to Zero”)
Dream Ballot: Jessica Lange (“AHS: Coven”)
BEST MOVIE/MINI ACTOR
Users’ Prediction: Mark Ruffalo (“The Normal Heart”)
Dream Ballot: Billy Bob Thornton (“Fargo”)
And while you both want and expect Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad”) and Robin Wright (“House of Cards“) to take the top acting awards for drama series, “Orphan Black” leading lady Tatiana Maslany is thisclose to overtaking Wright on your dream ballots.
Be sure to cast your own Emmy Dream Ballot starting below with Best Comedy Series
And take a look at our Top 10 Comedy Series as ranked by their odds of winning in the photo gallery at the bottom of this post.