Emmy predictions: ‘Black-ish’ will sneak into Best Comedy Series lineup says top user Ryan McIntire

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Last year our user Ryan McIntire (screen name James14) did so well at predicting the Emmy nominations — 21st place out of nearly 2,500 predictors — that he's now featured in a league along with the other Top 24 Users to forecast this year's noms. Scroll down to see McIntire's current Emmy picks and then make your own using our easy drag-and-drop menu at the bottom of this post.

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"I am predicting 'Black-ish' to sneak into the Best Comedy Series race this year," McIntire tells Gold Derby. "The television academy showed that 'Black-ish' was on their radar with a lead acting nomination for Anthony Anderson, but I think support for the show will grow in the coming year. With 'Parks and Recreation' and 'Louie' out of the race, there are at least two open slots in the Comedy Series race. With so many different Netflix, Hulu and other non-traditional cable options ('Master of None,' 'Horace and Pete,' 'Love,' 'Casual,' 'Mozart in the Jungle,' etc.), 'Black-ish' may be the safest and traditional network choice if votes are split between these non-standard options. It also doesn't hurt that the series is a strong contender for the Comedy Writing trophy for the topical and timely episode 'Hope' and has, from a quality perspective, clearly eclipsed ABC's other perennial nominee 'Modern Family' in the Comedy Series race." See all of McIntire's Emmy predictions right here.

Just last month, ABC's sophomore family comedy swept the Image Awards by winning Best Comedy, Best Actor (Anderson), Best Actress (Tracee Ellis Ross), Best Supporting Actress (Marsai Martin), Best Youth (Marcus Scribner) and Best Writing.

Rounding out the comedy races, Coffey predicts Jeffrey Tambor for Best Actor, Julia Louis-Dreyfus for Best Actress, Tony Hale ("Veep") for Best Supporting Actor and Allison Janney ("Mom") for Best Supporting Actress.

As for his drama picks, Coffey forecasts HBO's "Game of Thrones" for Best Drama Series, Kevin Spacey ("House of Cards") for Best Actor, Robin Wright ("House of Cards") for Best Actress, Christian Slater ("Mr. Robot") for Best Supporting Actor and Uzo Aduba ("Orange is the New Black") for Best Supporting Actress.

And over on the movie/mini side, he's going with FX's "Fargo" for Best Limited Series, HBO's "All the Way" for Best TV Movie, Bryan Cranston ("All the Way") for Best Actor, Kirsten Dunst ("Fargo") for Best Actress, Regina King ("American Crime") for Best Supporting Actress and Jesse Plemons ("Fargo") for Best Supporting Actor.

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What will be nominated at the Emmys for Best Comedy Series? Make your Emmy predictions using the menu to the right or below. 

You'll compete to win our contest prizes for best picks — $500 (first place), $300 (second place) and $200 (third place) in Amazon gift certificates — 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 Emmy nominations). Be sure to read our contest rules.

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