While our Users are overwhemingly predicting that “House of Cards” will win Best Drama Series at the upcoming Emmys, they are backing “Game of Thrones” when it comes to filling in their dream ballots. Likewise, over on the comedy side of the Emmys ledger, they expect “Modern Family” will claim a record-breaking sixth consecutive Comedy Series prize but their wish list is topped by “Veep,” followed closely by “Parks and Recreation.”
“House of Cards” has twice as many Users predicting it to prevail at the Emmys as “Game of Thrones,” but the numbers are reversed on the dream ballot chart. The disconnect between what our Users predict will win Best Comedy Series and what they think should win is even more startling. “Modern Family” has fives times as much support as “Veep” as the predicted champ but ranks only fourth among those laffers that our Users like the most. Besides “Veep” and “Parks and Recreation,” the new series “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” also attracts more dream first-place votes than “Modern Family.”
The dream picks for Drama Actor (Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards”) and Actress (Viola Davis, “How to Get Away with Murder“) — match up with the predicted Emmy winners. Likewise for Drama Supporting Actor (Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones). However, our Users would love Dinklage’s co-star Lena Headey to win Drama Supporting Actress but are predicting that 2012 winner Maggie Smith (“Downton Abbey“) will claim a bookend.
Our Users own preferences line up with what they expect TV academy voters to go for in Comedy Actor (Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent“) and Comedy Supporting Actress (Allison Janney, “Mom“). However their love affair with “Parks and Recreation” means they favor Amy Poehler and Chris Pratt. for Comedy Actress and Supporting Actor respectively. While Poehler is second to “Veep” star Julia Louis-Dreyfus in our predictions chart, Pratt is way down in 11th, far behind Ty Burrell (“Modern Family”) who is tipped to take home his third trophy.
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