Emmy fans, did you miss any of Gold Derby’s predictions slugfests this week featuring our editors — Marcus James Dixon, Rob Licuria, Charles Bright and Riley Chow — clashing over who would win each of the four Guest acting races? Fear not, as we’ve listed them all below for your viewing pleasure. After watching our video slugfests, be sure to make/update your own predictions for these categories before the Creative Arts Emmy ceremony takes place Saturday, September 12.
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Last year’s winner as Best Drama Guest Actress was Allison Janney (“Masters of Sex”), and she returns in 2015 to face two of the same rivals: Margo Martindale (“The Americans”) and Diana Rigg (“Game of Thrones”). Three newcomers to this category are Khandi Alexander (“Scandal”), Rachel Brosnahan (“House of Cards”) and Cicely Tyson (“How to Get Away with Murder”). VIDEO SLUGFEST:
Last year’s Best Drama Guest Actor winner Joe Morton (“Scandal”) was moved into the supporting race per new Emmy rules, so he is not back to defend his title. Three of the contenders are among the most nominated in Emmy history: Alan Alda (“The Blacklist”), Michael J. Fox (“The Good Wife”) and Beau Bridges (“Masters of Sex”). The other nominees are Oscar champ F. Murray Abraham (“Homeland”), Reg E. Cathey (“House of Cards”) and Pablo Schreiber (“Orange is the New Black”). VIDEO SLUGFEST:
Joan Cusack (“Shameless”) is the only Best Comedy Guest Actress nominee from last year who returns in 2015. Three past Emmy champs — Pamela Adlon (“Louie”), Tina Fey (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”) and Christine Baranski (“The Big Bang Theory”) — are in the running as are previous nominee Elizabeth Banks (“Modern Family”) and Gaby Hoffmann (“Girls”), who also contends this year for Comedy Supporting Actress for “Transparent.” VIDEO SLUGFEST:
Last year’s Best Comedy Guest Actor winner was Jimmy Fallon for hosting “Saturday Night Live.” While he isn’t eligible this time around, two other “SNL” hosts are nominated: Louis C.K. and Bill Hader. They are up against past Emmy winners Mel Brooks (“The Comedians”), Paul Giamatti (“Inside Amy Schumer”) and Bradley Whitford (“Transparent”), plus perpetual also-ran Jon Hamm (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”). VIDEO SLUGFEST:
See Dixon’s Emmy predictions here, Licuria’s here, Bright’s here and Chow’s here. Compare their Emmy predix to the overall combined Gold Derby odds and rankings here.
Experts Emmy predictions: All 32 categories
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