Gold Derby has exclusively learned the six episodes that will be submitted to the Emmys by five of the seven 2015 nominees for Best Drama Series. Because there are seven contenders this year, that means 42 episodes will potentially be viewed by voters. All of them will be available on the Television Academy’s secure website this time and not sent out in random pairings on DVDs.
With two-time reigning champ “Breaking Bad” now gone, it opens the field potentially to a new winner. In fact, the only contenders victorious in this category before are “Mad Men” with its four wins and “Homeland” with its single trophy. Back for another try are “Downton Abbey,” “Game of Thrones,” and “House of Cards.” Former comedy nominee “Orange is the New Black” makes its first efforts as a drama. AMC enters “Breaking Bad” prequel “Better Call Saul” for its debut season.
BEST DRAMA SERIES EPISODE SUBMISSIONS:
“BETTER CALL SAUL”
“Uno,” “Mijo,” “Five-0,” “Bingo,” “Pimento,” “Marco”
“Episode 5.1,” “Episode 5.2,” “Episode 5.3,” “Episode 5.5,” “Episode 5.8,” “Episode 5.9”
“GAME OF THRONES”
“Kill the Boy,” “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken,” “The Gift,” “Hardhome,” “The Dance of Dragons,” “Mother’s Mercy”
“From A to B and Back Again,” “Redux,” “Halfway to a Donut,” “There’s Something Else Going On,” “13 Hours in Islamabad,” “Krieg Nicht Lieb”
“HOUSE OF CARDS”
Still To Be Announced
“Severance,” “The Forecast,” “Time and Life,” “Lost Horizon,” “The Milk and Honey Route,” “Person to Person”
“ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK”
Still To Be Announced
We will continue to reveal all other Emmy submissions this year for the series and acting races as they are provided to us by networks, studios, or personal reps.
Make your own Emmys picks now starting with this category above or at the bottom of this post.
You could win one of our three prizes ($500, $300 and $200 Amazon gift certificates) as well as a place of honor on our leaderboard and a starring role in next year’s Top 24 Users (the two dozen folks who do the best predicting this year’s Emmys line-up).
Meet the guy who won our contest to predict the Emmys last year — and learn how he did it and how you can be our next Gold Derby superstar.
Register/log in to your Gold Derby account so you can also compete to predict the Tonys, “Game of Thrones” and more.
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% (Click on any of these groups to see what they got right and wrong last year.)
Which group will be victorious this year?
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.