Emmy nominations cheat sheet: You should predict Jon Hamm (twice), Viola Davis, Jeffrey Tambor …

Looking for a handy cheat sheet before entering our contest to predict this Thursday’s Emmy nominations for a chance to win one of three Amazon gift card prizes and a place of honor on our leaderboard? Then take a look at our racetrack odds below. The predicted winners are indicated in gold and spoilers for nominations are in italics (be sure to click on each category title for an in-depth look at that race).

Click here for our complete nominations by program.

These official odds are based on a combination of four sets of forecasts at Gold Derby: ExpertsEditors, the Top 24 Users (those two dozen folks who racked up the best scores among the thousands predicting last year’s Emmy nominations) and All Users. Last year, the Top 24 Users did the best forecasting Emmy nominations (78.55%) compared to the Editors (77.68%), All Users (74.78%) and the Experts (74.64%). 

Do you think you can outscore thousands of your fellow predictors? If you think you know who’s ahead in this year’s Emmy races, click here to make your predictions. Your picks will be pooled together to generate our official racetrack odds, and if you have one of this year’s best prediction scores, you could win one of three contest prizes: $500 for first place, $300 for second place, and $200 for third place. Prizes will be bestowed as gift certificates to be redeemed at Amazon (if you qualify according to our contest rules).

Remember that coming out on top doesn’t just mean having the most correct predictions. You also have to use your three big bets (one of 500 points and two of 200 points) strategically to score the most game points. If you bet on a long shot who pulls off an upset, you can really rack up the points. As we use those point totals to break ties when more than one user tops our leaderboard with the same number of correct predictions, don’t take them for granted.

Last year, our top User was Andrew Pierce, aka PierceUNC, who predicted 80% of the nominees. Do you have that kind of special insight into this year’s contest? If so, there’s still time to make your predictions before Thursday’s nominations announcement. Click here to visit our predictions center, where you can enter your picks, or use the easy drag-and-drop menu at the bottom of this post to get started.

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BEST COMEDY SERIES
“Modern Family” – 4/1
“Veep” – 9/2
“Transparent” – 6/1
“The Big Bang Theory” – 13/2
“Louie” – 8/1
“Silicon Valley” – 9/1
“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” – 16/1

Spoiler: “Jane the Virgin” – 50/1

BEST COMEDY ACTOR
Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent” – 10/3
Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory” – 4/1
Louis C.K., “Louie” – 11/2
William H. Macy, “Shameless” – 13/2
Matt LeBlanc, “Episodes” – 12/1
Billy Crystal, “The Comedians” – 14/1

Spoiler: Don Cheadle, “House of Lies” – 20/1

BEST COMEDY ACTRESS
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep” – 10/3
Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation” – 11/2
Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie” – 8/1
Ellie Kemper, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” – 12/1
Lily Tomlin, “Grace and Frankie” – 12/1
Amy Schumer, “Inside Amy Schumer” – 12/1

Spoiler: Lisa Kudrow, “The Comeback” – 14/1

BEST COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTOR
Ty Burrell, “Modern Family” – 7/2
Tony Hale, “Veep” – 4/1
Andre Braugher, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” – 11/2
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, “Modern Family” – 9/1
Tituss Burgess, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” – 12/1
Fred Armisen, “Portlandia” – 16/1

Spoiler: Eric Stonestreet, “Modern Family” – 25/1

BEST COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Allison Janney, “Mom” – 10/3
Julie Bowen, “Modern Family” – 9/2
Anna Chlumsky, “Veep” – 11/2
Judith Light, “Transparent” – 15/2
Mayim Bialik, “The Big Bang Theory” -8/1
Kate McKinnon, “Saturday Night Live” – 10/1

Spoiler: Jane Krakowski, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” – 33/1

BEST COMEDY GUEST ACTOR
Jon Hamm, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” – 4/1
Louis C.K., “Saturday Night Live” – 9/2
Bill Hader, “Saturday Night Live” – 6/1
Bradley Whitford, “Transparent” – 6/1
Nathan Lane, “Modern Family” – 13/2
Mel Brooks, “The Comedians” – 16/1

Spoiler: Chris Rock, “Saturday Night Live” – 50/1

BEST COMEDY GUEST ACTRESS
Tina Fey, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” – 7/2
Joan Cusack, “Shameless” – 4/1
Christine Baranski, “The Big Bang Theory” – 6/1
Kathy Bates, “Mike and Molly” – 8/1
Kyra Sedgwick, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” – 10/1
Tyne Daly, “Modern Family” – 16/1

Spoiler: Rita Moreno, “Jane the Vigin” – 16/1

BEST DRAMA SERIES
“Mad Men” – 9/2
“Game of Thrones” – 9/2
“House of Cards” – 11/2
“Orange is the New Black” – 8/1
“Downton Abbey” – 9/1
“Empire” – 10/1
“Better Call Saul” – 25/1

Spoiler: “The Americans” – 33/1

BEST DRAMA ACTOR
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men” – 7/2
Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards” – 4/1
Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul” – 11/2
Terrence Howard, “Empire” – 9/1
Jeff Daniels, “The Newsroom” – 12/1
Kyle Chandler, “Bloodline” – 14/1

Spoiler: Clive Owen, “The Knick” – 20/1

BEST DRAMA ACTRESS
Viola Davis, “How to Get Away with Murder” – 7/2
Taraji P. Henson, “Empire” – 9/2
Robin Wright, “House of Cards” – 5/1
Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife” – 6/1
Claire Danes, “Homeland” – 12/1
Ruth Wilson, “The Affair” – 16/1

Spoiler: Elisabeth Moss, “Mad Men” – 33/1

BEST DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTOR
Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones” – 7/2
Jonathan Banks, “Better Call Saul” – 9/2
Mandy Patinkin, “Homeland” – 6/1
Jon Voight, “Ray Donovan” – 13/2
Jim Carter, “Downton Abbey” – 10/1
Ben Mendelsohn, “Bloodline” – 16/1

Spoiler: John Slattery, “Mad Men” – 25/1

BEST DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey” – 4/1
Christina Hendricks, “Mad Men” – 5/1
Christine Baranski, “The Good Wife” – 11/2
Uzo Aduba, “Orange is the New Black” – 15/2
Lena Headey, “Game of Thrones” – 15/2
Sissy Spacek, “Bloodline” – 16/1

Spoiler: Joanne Froggatt, “Downton Abbey” – 20/1

BEST DRAMA GUEST ACTOR
Beau Bridges, “Masters of Sex” – 9/2
Michael J. Fox, “The Good Wife” – 5/1
David Hyde Pierce, “The Good Wife” – 11/2
Andre Braugher, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” – 8/1
Edward Asner, “The Good Wife” – 12/1
Dylan Baker, “The Good Wife” – 14/1

Spoiler: F. Murray Abraham, “Homeland” – 20/1

BEST DRAMA GUEST ACTRESS
Allison Janney, “Masters of Sex” – 4/1
Cicely Tyson, “How to Get Away with Murder” – 9/2
Diana Rigg, “Game of Thrones” – 11/2
Margo Martindale, “The Americans” – 8/1
Kate Burton, “Scandal” – 12/1
Lois Smith, “The Americans” – 16/1

Spoiler: Jennifer Hudson, “Empire”

BEST LIMITED SERIES
“Olive Kitteridge” – 15/8
“American Horror Story: Freak Show” – 11/2
“American Crime” – 11/2
“Wolf Hall” – 8/1
“The Honorable Woman” – 9/1

Spoiler: “The Missing” – 16/1

BEST TV MOVIE
“Bessie” – 17/10
“Killing Jesus” – 11/2
“Nightingale” – 11/2
“Derek: The Final Chapter” – 13/2
“Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Curtain, Poirot’s Last Case” – 12/1

Spoiler: “Foyle’s War: Elise, The Final Mystery” – 25/1

BEST MOVIE/LIMITED ACTOR
Richard Jenkins, “Olive Kitteridge” – 7/2
David Oyelowo, “Nightingale” – 9/2
Mark Rylance, “Wolf Hall” – 6/1
Bill Paxton, “Texas Rising” – 8/1
Ricky Gervais, “Derek: The Final Chapter” – 8/1
Adrien Brody, “Houdini” – 10/1

Spoiler: Timothy Hutton, “American Crime” – 20/1

BEST MOVIE/LIMITED ACTRESS
Frances McDormand, “Olive Kitteridge” – 3/1
Queen Latifah, “Bessie” – 9/2
Maggie Gyllenhaal, “The Honorable Woman” – 9/2
Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Freak Show” – 11/2
Felicity Huffman, “American Crime” – 15/2
Frances O’Connor, “The Missing” – 12/1

Spoiler: Emma Thompson, “Sweeney Todd (Live from Lincoln Center)” – 100/1

BEST MOVIE/LIMITED SUPPORTING ACTOR
Bill Murray, “Olive Kitteridge” – 10/3
Michael Chiklis, “American Horror Story: Freak Show” – 11/2
Stephen Rea, “The Honorable Woman” – 6/1
Jonathan Pryce, “Wolf Hall” – 13/2
Damian Lewis, “Wolf Hall” – 15/2
Finn Wittrock, “American Horror Story: Freak Show” – 14/1

Spoiler: Michael Kenneth Williams, “Bessie” – 20/1

BEST MOVIE/LIMITED SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Sarah Paulson, “American Horror Story: Freak Show” – 7/2
Mo’Nique, “Bessie” – 9/2
Kathy Bates, “American Horror Story: Freak Show” – 5/1
Janet McTeer, “The Honorable Woman” – 13/2
Susan Sarandon, “Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe” – 10/1
Cynthia Nixon, “Stockholm, Pennsylvania” – 20/1

Spoiler: Angela Bassett, “American Horror Story: Freak Show” – 25/1

BEST REALITY-COMPETITION SERIES
“The Amazing Race” – 7/2
“The Voice” – 9/2
“Dancing with the Stars” – 5/1
“Project Runway” – 6/1
“So You Think You Can Dance” – 15/2
“Top Chef” – 9/1

Spoiler: “Survivor” – 50/1

BEST REALITY HOST
Jane Lynch, “Hollywood Game Night” – 4/1
Cat Deeley, “So You Think You Can Dance” – 5/1
Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, “Project Runway” – 11/2
Anthony Bourdain, “The Taste” – 11/2
Tom Bergeron, “Dancing with the Stars” – 15/2
Phil Keoghan, “The Amazing Race” – 10/1

Spoiler: Jeff Probst, “Survivor” – 33/1

BEST VARIETY TALK SERIES
“The Colbert Report” – 10/3
“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” – 4/1
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” – 5/1
“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” – 13/2
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” – 15/2
“The Late Show with David Letterman” – 9/1

Spoiler: “Real Time with Bill Maher” – 33/1

BEST VARIETY SKETCH SERIES
“Saturday Night Live” – 10/3
“Inside Amy Schumer” – 4/1
“Portlandia” – 11/2
“Key and Peele” – 11/2
“The Soup” – 14/1
“Comedy Bang Bang” – 16/1

Spoiler: “Drunk History” – 20/1

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