Emmy predictions slugfest: Who can topple Julia Louis-Dreyfus (‘Veep’) and Jeffrey Tambor (‘Transparent’)?

Will Jeffrey Tambor (“Transparent”) win a comedy award for his serious role? Can Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep”) really go four-for-four?

In our new Emmy predictions slugfest (watch below), Gold Derby editors Daniel Montgomery, Charles Bright and Ralph Galvan join me in making our forecasts for Best Comedy Actor and Best Comedy Actress.

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Nipping at Tambor’s high heels are Jim Parsons (“The Big Bang Theory”), Thomas Middleditch (“Silicon Valley”), Louis C.K. (“Louie”), William H. Macy (“Shameless”) and Billy Crystal (“The Comedians”). Does Tambor have enough industry support to take down all these funny men?

As for Louis-Dreyfus, is this the year voters finally move on to another TV leading lady like Amy Poehler (“Parks and Recreation”), Edie Falco (“Nurse Jackie”), Ellie Kemper (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”), Gina Rodriguez (“Jane the Virgin”) or Lily Tomlin/Jane Fonda (“Grace and Frankie”)?

Also in our slugfest, we discuss our longshot predictions for the comedy lead races and what dream contenders we want to see nominated at the Emmys.

See all of the Editors’ Emmy predictions. Compare them to the Experts’ predix, our Top 24 Users’ forecasts, all Users’ rankings and Gold Derby’s overall combined odds.

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