Emmy Awards nominations predictions by program: ‘The Good Wife,’ ‘SNL,’ ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ will clean up

When the 2016 Emmy Awards nominations are announced on Thursday, look for “The Good Wife,” “Saturday Night Live” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” to earn huge hauls in the top races for series and/or acting. Below, we list a program-by-program nominations analysis based on the predictions of our Emmy experts — journalists from major media outlets like TV Guide, Entertainment Weekly, Variety, etc.

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6 major nominations

“The Good Wife”
Best Drama Actress, Julianna Margulies
Best Drama Supporting Actor, Alan Cumming
Best Drama Supporting Actress, Christine Baranski
Best Drama Guest Actor, Michael J. Fox
Best Drama Guest Actor, Josh Charles
Best Drama Guest Actor, Blair Underwood

“Saturday Night Live”
Best Variety Sketch Series
Best Comedy Supporting Actress, Kate McKinnon
Best Comedy Guest Actor, Larry David
Best Comedy Guest Actor, Tracy Morgan
Best Comedy Guest Actor, Fred Armisen
Best Comedy Guest Actress, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
Best Comedy Series
Best Comedy Actress, Ellie Kemper
Best Comedy Supporting Actor, Tituss Burgess
Best Comedy Supporting Actress, Jane Krakowski
Best Comedy Guest Actress, Anna Camp
Best Comedy Guest Actress, Tina Fey

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5 major nominations

Fargo
Best Limited Series
Best Movie/Mini Actor, Patrick Wilson
Best Movie/Mini Actress, Kirsten Dunst
Best Movie/Mini Supporting Actor, Jesse Plemons
Best Movie/Mini Supporting Actress, Jean Smart

House of Cards
Best Drama Series
Best Drama Actor, Kevin Spacey
Best Drama Actress, Robin Wright
Best Drama Guest Actor, Reg E. Cathey
Best Drama Guest Actress, Ellen Burstyn

The People v. O.J. Simpson
Best Limited Series
Best Movie/Mini Actor, Courtney B. Vance
Best Movie/Mini Actress, Sarah Paulson
Best Movie/Mini Supporting Actor, Sterling K. Brown
Best Movie/Mini Supporting Actor, John Travolta

Transparent
Best Comedy Series
Best Comedy Actor, Jeffrey Tambor
Best Comedy Supporting Actress, Judith Light
Best Comedy Guest Actor, Bradley Whitford
Best Comedy Guest Actress, Anjelica Huston

Veep
Best Comedy Series
Best Comedy Actress, Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Best Comedy Supporting Actor, Tony Hale
Best Comedy Supporting Actor, Hugh Laurie
Best Comedy Supporting Actress, Anna Chlumsky

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4 major nominations

All the Way
Best Limited Series
Best Movie/Mini Actor, Bryan Cranston
Best Movie/Mini Supporting Actor, Anthony Mackie
Best Movie/Mini Supporting Actress, Melissa Leo

American Crime
Best Limited Series
Best Movie/Mini Actress, Felicity Huffman
Best Movie/Mini Actress, Lili Taylor
Best Movie/Mini Supporting Actress, Regina King

The Big Bang Theory
Best Comedy Actor, Jim Parsons
Best Comedy Supporting Actress, Mayim Bialik
Best Comedy Guest Actor, Bob Newhart
Best Comedy Guest Actress, Christine Baranski

Game of Thrones
Best Drama Series
Best Drama Supporting Actor, Peter Dinklage
Best Drama Supporting Actress, Lena Headey
Best Drama Guest Actor, Max Von Sydow

Mr. Robot
Best Drama Series
Best Drama Actor, Rami Malek
Best Drama Supporting Actor, Christian Slater
Best Drama Guest Actor, B.D. Wong

Roots
Best Limited Series
Best Movie/Mini Supporting Actor, Forest Whitaker
Best Movie/Mini Supporting Actress, Emayatzy Corinealdi
Best Movie/Mini Supporting Actress, Anika Noni Rose

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3 major nominations

“The Americans”
Best Drama Series
Best Drama Guest Actress, Margo Martindale
Best Drama Guest Actress, Annet Mahendru

“Better Call Saul”
Best Drama Series
Best Drama Actor, Bob Odenkirk
Best Drama Supporting Actor, Jonathan Banks

“Billions”
Best Drama Actor, Paul Giamatti
Best Drama Actor, Damian Lewis
Best Drama Supporting Actress, Maggie Siff

“Black-ish”
Best Comedy Series
Best Comedy Actor, Anthony Anderson
Best Comedy Actress, Tracee Ellis Ross

“Downton Abbey”
Best Drama Series
Best Drama Supporting Actor, Jim Carter
Best Drama Supporting Actress, Maggie Smith

“Homeland”
Best Drama Series
Best Drama Actress, Claire Danes
Best Drama Supporting Actor, Mandy Patinkin

“The Night Manager”
Best Limited Series
Best Movie/Mini Actor, Tom Hiddleston
Best Movie/Mini Supporting Actor, Hugh Laurie

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2 major nominations

“Confirmation”
Best TV Movie
Best Movie/Mini Actress, Kerry Washington

“Dancing with the Stars”
Best Reality-Competition Program
Best Reality Host, Tom Bergeron

“How to Get Away with Murder”
Best Drama Actress, Viola Davis
Best Drama Guest Actress, Cicely Tyson

“Inside Amy Schumer”
Best Variety Sketch Series
Best Comedy Actress, Amy Schumer

“Luther”
Best TV Movie
Best Movie/Mini Actor, Idris Elba

“Master of None”
Best Comedy Series
Best Comedy Actor, Aziz Ansari

“Modern Family”
Best Comedy Series
Best Comedy Supporting Actor, Ty Burrell

“Mom”
Best Comedy Supporting Actress, Allison Janney
Best Comedy Guest Actress, Ellen Burstyn

“Portlandia”
Best Variety Sketch Series
Best Comedy Guest Actor, Steve Buscemi

“Project Runway”
Best Reality-Competition Series
Best Reality Host, Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn

“So You Think You Can Dance”
Best Reality-Competition Series
Best Reality Host, Cat Deeley

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