Top 24 User Zack Gallagher predicts Emmys: ‘Bloodline,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ for Best Drama

Last year our user Zack Gallagher (screen name “BurnBook”) did so well at predicting the Emmy nominations — 13th place out of more than 2,500 predictors — that he’s now featured in a league along with the other Top 24 Users to predict this year’s noms.

The Top 24 Users did the best at predicting last year’s Emmy nominations (78.55%) when competing against Gold Derby’s Editors (77.68%), All Users (74.78%) and our Experts (74.64%). Which group will come out victorious this year? (See all prediction accuracy rates here.)

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Gallagher is 19 years old and hails from Chicago, Illinois, where he’s a student. We sat down with Gallagher to get a feel for what he’s currently predicting in the red-hot Emmy race for Best Drama Series. See Gallagher’s predictions below, and resist the urge to copy or steal them as your own.

“This race will be between the three series that we and the critics have yet to see: ‘Bloodline,’ ‘Game of Thrones‘ and ‘Mad Men,'” predicts Gallagher.

“‘Bloodline’ has all the right stuff behind it to win and it’s something new and exciting. ‘Game of Thrones’ has the most buzz and it grows every year. And, of course, this is the final season of the beloved ‘Man Men.’ I’m not buying that ‘House of Cards‘ can win because even though it’s opening with solid reviews, none of them scream Best Drama Series. As of right now, my prediction to win the Emmy is ‘Game of Thrones,’ but it will ultimately come down to the quality of the episodes,” he concludes.

Gallagher’s line-up of predicted Best Drama Series nominees continues with “Downton Abbey” in his fifth-place position, “The Affair” in sixth place and How to Get Away with Murder” in seventh place.

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To see what else Gallagher is predicting for the 2015 Emmy nominations, be sure to click here. And view his nomination predictions from last year right here.

Make your own Emmys picks now — click here — or scroll down to predict the Best Drama Series winner using our easy drag-and-drop menu. Best predictions will win $1,000. And the 24 Users with the best scores advance to a team to compete against our Experts and Editors next year. 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 account so you can also compete to predict “The Walking Dead,” “Survivor,” “The Amazing Race,” “Dancing with the Stars” and more.

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