See experts clash over Emmy predictions in comedy races: Lynette Rice (EW), Ken Tucker (Yahoo) and Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby)

“‘Veep’ can’t possibly lose!” declares Lynette Rice (Entertainment Weekly) in our Emmy predictions slugfest (watch above) with Ken Tucker (Yahoo) as we discuss the new race for Best Comedy Series involving last year’s champ now battling “Silicon Valley,” “Master of None,” “Transparent,” “Modern Family,” “Big Bang Theory” and other leading laffers.

See our latest predictions (plus picks by 16 other experts) here. See how they combine into racetrack odds.

Rice’s confidence seems well-grounded. Emmy voters like to repeat past winners (“Modern Family” romped for five years in a row) and now timing is key as the U.S. is engrossed in a presidential election with a woman at the top of the Democratic ticket.

“I think the only possible surprise upset would be ‘Black-ish,’ which has a lot of momentum and did magnificent work this year,” adds Tucker. “But that said, I think it’s ‘Veep’ all the way.”

Rice, Tucker and I frankly discuss  all key contenders in all three top races: Comedy Series, Actor and Actress. To see what we say about the top drama races, click here.

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