Emmy Dream Ballot results: How will our picks (‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Veep,’ Jon Hamm …) compare to actual winners?

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While the TV academy doesn’t announce its choices for the best programs of the season at Sunday’s Primetime Emmy Awards, our users already have had their say. They have been voting by the hundreds in our Emmy Dream Ballot. And these avid awards watchers are at least as savvy as the industry pros. Below, our Dream Ballot winners and predicted Emmy champs. To see our complete Emmy predictions by category, click here.

In most races, our users’ choices agree with the predicted frontrunners, like “Game of Thrones” for Best Drama Series and Jeffrey Tambor (“Transparent“) for Best Comedy Actor. However, in a couple of key categories, our users’ picks differ from what we think the academy will choose, like Amy Poehler (“Parks and Recreation“) for Best Comedy Actress and Finn Wittrock (“American Horror Story: Freak Show“) for Best Movie/Mini Supporting Actor.

As some of our Users turn out to be our smartest prognosticators, it’s important that you give us your predictions. Your picks influence our Users racetrack odds, which also factor into our official combined odds. Make your own Emmys picks now starting with Best Drama Series to the right or at the bottom of this post.

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Emmy predictions: ‘Game of Thrones’ gets 10-to-11 odds to be crowned drama king

 

BEST COMEDY SERIES
Dream Emmy winner: “Veep”
Predicted Emmy winner: “Veep”

BEST COMEDY ACTRESS
Dream Emmy winner: Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation
Predicted Emmy winner: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”

BEST COMEDY ACTOR
Dream Emmy winner: Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent
Predicted Emmy winner: Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent”

BEST COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Dream Emmy winner: Anna Chlumsky, “Veep”
Predicted Emmy winner: Allison Janney, “Mom”

BEST COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTOR
Dream Emmy winner: Tituss Burgess, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
Predicted Emmy winner: Tituss Burgess, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”

BEST COMEDY DIRECTING
Dream Emmy winner: “Veep” (“Testimony”)
Predicted Emmy winner: “Veep” (“Testimony”)

BEST COMEDY WRITING
Dream Emmy winner: “Veep” (“Election Night”)
Predicted Emmy winner: “Transparent” (“Pilot”)

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BEST DRAMA SERIES
Dream Emmy winner: “Game of Thrones”
Predicted Emmy winner: “Game of Thrones”

BEST DRAMA ACTRESS
Dream Emmy winner: Viola Davis, “How to Get Away with Murder”
Predicted Emmy winner: Viola Davis, “How to Get Away with Murder”

BEST DRAMA ACTOR
Dream Emmy winner: Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”
Predicted Emmy winner: Jon Hamm, “Mad Men””

BEST DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Dream Emmy winner: Lena Headey, “Game of Thrones”
Predicted Emmy winner: Lena Headey, “Game of Thrones”

BEST DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTOR
Dream Emmy winner: Jonathan Banks, “Better Call Saul”
Predicted Emmy winner: Jonathan Banks, “Better Call Saul”

BEST DRAMA DIRECTING
Dream Emmy winner: “Game of Thrones” (“Mother’s Mercy”)
Predicted Emmy winner: “Game of Thrones” (“Mother’s Mercy”)

BEST DRAMA WRITING
Dream Emmy winner: “Mad Men” (“Person to Person”)
Actual Emmy winner: “Mad Men” (“Person to Person”)

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BEST LIMITED SERIES
Dream Emmy winner: “Olive Kitteridge”
Predicted Emmy winner: “Olive Kitteridge”

BEST MOVIE/MINI ACTRESS
Dream Emmy winner: Frances McDormand, “Olive Kitteridge”
Predicted Emmy winner: Frances McDormand, “Olive Kitteridge”

BEST MOVIE/MINI ACTOR
Dream Emmy winner: Richard Jenkins, “Olive Kitteridge”
Predicted Emmy winner: David Oyelowo, “Nightingale”

BEST MOVIE/MINI SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Dream Emmy winner: Sarah Paulson, “American Horror Story: Freak Show”
Predicted Emmy winner: Sarah Paulson, “American Horror Story: Freak Show”

BEST MOVIE/MINI SUPPORTING ACTOR
Dream Emmy winner: Finn Wittrock, “American Horror Story: Freak Show””
Predicted Emmy winner: Bill Murray, “Olive Kitteridge”

BEST MOVIE/MINI DIRECTING
Dream Emmy winner: “Olive Kitteridge”
Predicted Emmy winner: “Olive Kitteridge”

BEST MOVIE/MINI WRITING
Dream Emmy winner: “Olive Kitteridge”
Predicted Emmy winner: “Olive Kitteridge”

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BEST REALITY-COMPETITION SERIES
Dream Emmy winner: “The Amazing Race”
Predicted Emmy winner: “The Amazing Race”

BEST VARIETY TALK SERIES
Dream Emmy winner: “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”
Predicted Emmy winner: “The Colbert Report”

BEST VARIETY SKETCH SERIES
Dream Emmy winner: “Inside Amy Schumer”
Predicted Emmy winner: “Inside Amy Schumer”

Photo: Amy Poehler in “Parks and Recreation.” Credit: NBC

Photo: Finn Wittrock in “American Horror Story: Freak Show.” Credit: FX

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