Emmy predictions: Connor Jessup (‘American Crime’) will be surprise winner says top user Umur Tas

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Last year our user Umur Tas did so well at predicting the Emmy nominations — 2nd 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 Tas’ 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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“The only interesting prediction of mine is Connor Jessup from ‘American Crime‘,” Tas tells Gold Derby about his pick for Best Movie/Mini Supporting Actor. “I think he is the Regina King of this year’s Emmys. He will get a nomination and there will be lots of jaw-drops when he gets his golden statuette.” See all of Tas’ Emmy predictions right here.

Jessup plays Taylor Blaine on the second season of ABC’s anthology series, a poor kid from the wrong side of the tracks attending the exclusive Leyland Academy on a scholarship. After attending a party thrown by the basketball team, he suspects he has been sexually assaulted. The justice system and the school turn their backs on him, which leads to tragic consequences.

Rounding out the movie/mini races, Tas predicts 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 and Jean Smart (“Fargo”) for Best Supporting Actress.

As for his drama picks, Tas forecasts HBO’s “Game of Thrones” for Best Drama Series, Bobby Cannavale (“Vinyl”) for Best Actor, Viola Davis (“How to Get Away with Murder”) for Best Actress, Peter Dinklage (“Game of Thrones”) for Best Supporting Actor and Uzo Aduba (“Orange is the New Black”) for Best Supporting Actress.

And over on the comedy side, he’s going with HBO’s “Veep” for Best Comedy Series, Jeffrey Tambor (“Transparent”) for Best Actor, Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep”) for Best Actress, Tony Hale (“Veep”) for Best Supporting Actor and Allison Janney (“Mom”) for Best Supporting Actress.

Top 24 Users: See what they’re predicting will earn 2016 Emmy nominations

Who will be nominated at the Emmys for Best Movie/Mini Supporting Actor? 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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