Emmy Awards cheat sheet: You should predict ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Veep’ …

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Looking for a handy cheat sheet before entering our contest to predict Sunday night's Emmy Awards for a chance to win one of our three prizes ($500, $300 and $200 Amazon gift certificates) and a place of honor on our leaderboard? Then take a look at our racetrack odds below. The predicted winners are indicated in gold (be sure to click on each category title for an in-depth look at that race).

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These official odds are based on a combination of four sets of forecasts at Gold Derby: ExpertsEditors, the Top 24 Users (at last year's awards) and All Users. Last year, our Experts had an accuracy rate of 58.62% when it came to predicting the Emmy winners. That score tied them with both Gold Derby's Editors and the Top 24 Users (those two dozen folks who did the best at predicting last year's Emmys). Our Users scored  51.72%.

Remember that coming out on top doesn't just mean answering the week's questions correctly. 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 JSydel893, who predicted 65.52% of the winners. Do you have that kind of special insight into this year's contest? If so, there's still time to make or edit your predictions before Sunday's awards. 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
"Veep" – 10/11
"Transparent" – 27/10
"Modern Family" – 13/2
"Parks and Recreation" – 25/1
"Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" – 100/1
"Silicon Valley" – 100/1
"Louie" – 100/1

BEST COMEDY ACTRESS
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep" – 8/13
Amy Poehler, "Parks and Recreation" – 11/2
Amy Schumer, "Inside Amy Schumer – 9/1
Lisa Kudrow, "The Comeback" – 14/1
Lily Tomlin, "Grace and Frankie" – 25/1
Edie Falco, "Nurse Jackie" – 100/1

BEST COMEDY ACTOR
Jeffrey Tambor, "Transparent" – 2/11
William H. Macy, "Shameless" – 25/1
Will Forte, "The Last Man on Earth" – 25/1
Anthony Anderson, "Black-ish" – 50/1
Louis C.K., "Louie" – 50/1
Matt LeBlanc, "Episodes" – 100/1
Don Cheadle, "House of Lies" – 100/1

BEST COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Allison Janney, "Mom" – 8/13
Anna Chlumsky, "Veep" – 10/3
Julie Bowen, "Modern Family" – 20/1
Jane Krakowski, "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" – 25/1
Gaby Hoffmann, "Transparent" – 50/1
Mayim Bialik, "The Big Bang Theory" – 50/1
Niecy Nash, "Getting On" – 100/1
Kate McKinnon, "Saturday Night Live" – 100/1

BEST COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTOR
Tituss Burgess, "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" – 5/4
Tony Hale, "Veep" – 14/5
Ty Burrell, "Modern Family" – 7/2
Andre Braugher, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" – 25/1
Keegan-Michael Key, "Key and Peele" – 50/1
Adam Driver, "Girls" – 100/1

BEST COMEDY DIRECTING
"Veep" ("Testimony") – 10/11
"Transparent" ("Best New Girl") – 21/10
"The Last Man on Earth" ("Alive in Tucson") – 13/2
"Louie" ("Sleepover") – 50/1
"Silicon Valley" ("Sand Hill Shuffle") – 100/1

BEST COMEDY WRITING
"Transparent" ("Pilot") – 2/3
"Veep" ("Election") – 27/10
"The Last Man on Earth" ("Alive in Tucson") – 16/1
"Louie" ("Bobby's House") – 16/1
"Silicon Valley" ("Two Days of the Condor") – 50/1
"Episodes" ("Episode 409") – 100/1

BEST DRAMA SERIES
"Game of Thrones" – 10/11
"Mad Men" – 8/5
"House of Cards" – 50/1
"Orange is the New Black" – 50/1
"Better Call Saul" – 50/1
"Downton Abbey" – 100/1
"Homeland" – 100/1

BEST DRAMA ACTRESS
Viola Davis, "How to Get Away with Murder" – 4/7
Taraji P. Henson, "Empire" – 6/1
Robin Wright, "House of Cards" – 12/1
Tatiana Maslany, "Orphan Black" – 14/1
Elisabeth Moss, "Mad Men" – 16/1
Claire Danes, "Homeland" – 50/1

BEST DRAMA ACTOR
Jon Hamm, "Mad Men" – 1/4
Bob Odenkirk, "Better Call Saul" – 8/1
Kevin Spacey, "House of Cards" – 20/1
Kyle Chandler, "Bloodline" – 50/1
Jeff Daniels, "The Newsroom" – 50/1
Liev Schreiber, "Ray Donovan" – 100/1

BEST DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Lena Headey, "Game of Thrones" – 13/8
Christina Hendricks, "Mad Men" – 14/5
Uzo Aduba, "Orange is the New Black" – 10/3
Christine Baranski, "The Good Wife" – 12/1
Joanne Froggatt, "Downton Abbey" – 25/1
Emilia Clarke, "Game of Thrones" – 100/1

BEST DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTOR
Jonathan Banks, "Better Call Saul" – 8/15
Peter Dinklage, "Game of Thrones" – 11/2
Ben Mendelsohn, "Bloodline" – 10/1
Michael Kelly, "House of Cards" – 14/1
Alan Cumming, "The Good Wife" – 50/1
Jim Carter, "Downton Abbey" – 100/1

BEST DRAMA DIRECTING
"Game of Thrones" ("Mother's Mercy") – 8/13
"The Knick" ("Method and Madness") – 4/1
"Homeland" ("From A to B and Back Again") – 12/1
"Boardwalk Empire" ("Eldorado") – 20/1
"Game of Thrones" ("Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken") – 20/1

BEST DRAMA WRITING
"Mad Men" ("Person to Person") – 1/4
"Game of Thrones" ("Mother's Mercy") – 12/1
"Better Call Saul" ("Five-O") – 20/1
"Mad Men" ("Lost Horizon") – 25/1
"The Americans" ("Do Mail Robots Dream of Electric Sheep?") – 50/1

BEST LIMITED SERIES
"Olive Kitteridge" – 4/11
"American Horror Story: Freak Show" – 8/1
"American Crime" – 9/1
"The Honorable Woman"  33/1
"Wolf Hall" – 50/1

BEST MOVIE/MINI ACTRESS
Frances McDormand, "Olive Kitteridge" – 2/5
Queen Latifah, "Bessie" – 15/2
Jessica Lange, "American Horror Story: Freak Show" – 12/1
Maggie Gyllenhaal, "The Honorable Woman" – 25/1
Felicity Huffman, "American Crime" – 33/1
Emma Thompson, "Sweeney Todd (Lincoln Center)" – 100/1

BEST MOVIE/MINI ACTOR
David Oyelowo, "Nightingale" – 8/11
Richard Jenkins, "Olive Kitteridge" – 10/3
Mark Rylance, "Wolf Hall" – 10/1
Timothy Hutton, "American Crime" – 16/1
Ricky Gervais, "Derek: The Final Chapter" – 50/1
Adrien Brody, "Houdini"  – 50/1

BEST MOVIE/MINI SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Sarah Paulson, "American Horror Story: Freak Show" – 3/10
Mo'Nique, "Bessie" – 13/2
Regina King, "American Crime" – 25/1
Kathy Bates, "American Horror Story: Freak Show" – 25/1
Zoe Kazan, "Olive Kitteridge" – 100/1
Angela Bassett, "American Horror Story: Freak Show" – 100/1

BEST MOVIE/MINI SUPPORTING ACTOR
Bill Murray, "Olive Kitteridge" – 8/11
Finn Wittrock, "American Horror Story: Freak Show" – 9/2
Damian Lewis, "Wolf Hall" – 15/2
Richard Cabral, "American Crime" – 16/1
Denis O'Hare, "American Horror Story: Freak Show" – 25/1
Michael Kenneth Williams, "Bessie" – 33/1

BEST MOVIE/MINI DIRECTING
"Olive Kitteridge" – 1/3
"American Horror Story: Freak Show" – 8/1
"The Honorable Woman" – 14/1
"Bessie" – 33/1
"Wolf Hall" – 50/1
"The Missing" – 100/1
"Houdini" – 100/1

BEST MOVIE/MINI WRITING
"Olive Kitteridge" – 4/7
"American Crime" – 10/3
"Wolf Hall" – 12/1
"The Honorable Woman" – 50/1
"Bessie" – 50/1
"Hello Ladies: The Movie" – 100/1

BEST REALITY-COMPETITION SERIES
"The Amazing Race" – 4/7
"The Voice" – 13/5
"Dancing with the Stars" – 33/1
"Top Chef" – 33/1
"So You Think You Can Dance" – 50/1
"Project Runway" – 100/1

BEST VARIETY TALK SERIES
"The Colbert Report" – 3/2
"The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" – 7/2
"The Late Show with David Letterman" – 4/1
"Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" – 13/2
"The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" – 33/1
"Jimmy Kimmel Live" – 100/1

BEST VARIETY SKETCH SERIES
"Inside Amy Schumer" – 1/5
"Saturday Night Live" – 9/1
"Key and Peele" – 20/1
"Portlandia" – 50/1
"Drunk History" – 100/1

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