Last year our user Michael Swan (screen name “mswan”) did so well at predicting the Emmy nominations — 24th 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.)
Swan is 24 years old and hails from West Hollywood, CA, where he’s a receptionist at a film/TV production company. We sat down with Swan to get a feel for what he’s currently predicting in the red-hot Emmy race for Best Drama Series. See Swan’s predictions below, and resist the urge to copy or steal them as your own.
“With ‘Breaking Bad’ out of the picture we seem to have an open race for Best Drama Series. Though it’s still sight unseen, at the moment I would give the upper hand to ‘Game of Thrones,” says Swan.
“It’s consistently growing in popularly as well as quality, and I know some exciting material is coming up this season. Though the Emmys have always had a genre bias, I think the prestige of HBO as well as the overwhelming public support could result in a win for the fantasy series.”
Swan has “House of Cards” in his second-place position for Best Drama Series, followed by “Mad Men” in third, “Downton Abbey” in fourth, “Better Call Saul” in fifth, “Homeland” in sixth and “The Leftovers” in seventh.
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.