You decide: Who will win this year's Emmy Awards?
Last year's Emmys showcased both several surprise winners ("
Homeland," , Damian Lewis ) and a slew of returning favorites (" Jon Cryer Modern Family," , Claire Danes ). Julia Louis-Dreyfus
With all of those champs as well as so many other familiar contenders and hot newcomers in the running this year, who will make the cut when Emmy nominations are announced on July 18?
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Last year, "Homeland" shocked with its win for Best Drama Series in 2012. It returns to defend its crown, and all five of its competitors are again eligible: "
Boardwalk Empire," " Breaking Bad," " Downton Abbey," " Game of Thrones," and four-time winner " Mad Men." Other strong bets are " The Americans," " The Good Wife," " House of Cards," " Nashville," and " The Newsroom."
Lewis was part of that "Homeland" sweep, surprising as Best Drama Actor. He could contend again against three-time champ
("Breaking Bad"), Bryan Cranston ("Downton Abbey"), Hugh Bonneville ("Boardwalk Empire"), Steve Buscemi (" Michael C. Hall Dexter"), and ("Mad Men"). And watch out for Jon Hamm (" Kevin Bacon The Following"), ("The Newsroom"), Jeff Daniels (" Jonny Lee Miller Elementary"), (" Timothy Olyphant Justified"), and ("House of Cards"). Kevin Spacey
Danes ("Homeland") was a lock last year for Best Drama Actress. She defeated
("Harry's Law"), Kathy Bates (" Glenn Close Damages"), ("Downton Abbey"), Michelle Dockery ("The Good Wife"), and Julianna Margulies ("Mad Men"). All but Bates could return this year to contend again. Other possibilities are Elisabeth Moss ("Nashville"), Connie Britton ("Law and Order: Special Victims Unit"), Mariska Hargitay (" Debra Messing Smash"), ("The Newsroom"), Emily Mortimer ("The Americans"), Keri Russell (" Kerry Washington Scandal"), and ("House of Cards"). Robin Wright
For the third consecutive year, "Modern Family" won as Best Comedy Series. That ABC laffer returns to the 2013 race, along with four of its competitors: "
The Big Bang Theory," " Girls," " 30 Rock," and " Veep." The sixth nominee, " Curb Your Enthusiasm," is not eligible this time due to no new episodes. Others to consider this time around are the return of previous champ " Arrested Development," " Episodes," " Family Tree," " Louie," " New Girl," and " Parks and Recreation."
Two and a Half Men") was as shocked as we were when he won Best Comedy Actor last year. He is back in the hunt. While nominee ("Curb Your Enthusiasm") is not eligible this time, the other four from 2012 are: Larry David ("30 Rock"), Alec Baldwin (" Don Cheadle House of Lies"), ("Louie"), and Louis C.K. ("The Big Bang Theory"). Other strong candidates include Jim Parsons ("Arrested Development"), Jason Bateman ("The Big Bang Theory"), Johnny Galecki ("Episodes"), Matt LeBlanc (" Matthew Perry Go On"), and (" Andrew Rannells The New Normal").
Last year, Louis-Dreyfus ("Veep") won her third overall Emmy Award and second as Best Comedy Actress. She and all six of her competitors --:
("New Girl"), Zooey Deschanel ("Girls"), Lena Dunham (" Edie Falco Nurse Jackie"), ("30 Rock"), Tina Fey ("Mike and Molly"), and Melissa McCarthy ("Parks and Recreation") -- are again eligible. Also keep an eye on Amy Poehler (" Kat Dennings 2 Broke Girls"), (" Laura Dern Enlightened"), (" Mindy Kaling The Mindy Project"), (" Martha Plimpton Raising Hope").
The HBO political drama "Game Change" was the Emmy Award winner as Best TV Movie/Miniseries last year. This year's slate of contenders also features a large number of well-known stars from film and television. For the first time, there will be no supporting races, so all actors and actresses will be combined into two general acting categories.
Some of the top-billed titles include "
American Horror Story: Asylum" (with and Jessica Lange ), " Zachary Quinto Betty and Coretta" ( and Angela Bassett ), " Mary J. Blige Behind the Candelabra" ( and Michael Douglas ), "The Girl" ( Matt Damon and Sienna Miller ), " Toby Jones Mr. Selfridge" ( ), " Jeremy Piven Parade's End" ( and Benedict Cumberbatch ), " Rebecca Hall Phil Spector" ( and Al Pacino ), " Helen Mirren Political Animals" ( and Sigourney Weaver ), " Ellen Burstyn Steel Magnolias" ( and Queen Latifah ), " Alfre Woodard Top of the Lake" ( and Holly Hunter ), and " Elisabeth Moss Wallander" ( ). Kenneth Branagh