When we invited 15 Emmy experts to predict nominations, we asked them to rank contenders in each category according to likelihood of winning. Over all, they fared pretty well with their forecasts compared to the real list of nominees (see those here), so now let's look back at their original rankings and racetrack odds to forecast who'll win.
Note: In the acting categories, we do not yet know what sample episodes the nominees intend to submit to Emmy juries. Usually, the strongest entries win. Many of these predictions may change drastically after Gold Derby reports the titles of the episodes and we offer in-depth analysis.
BEST COMEDY ACTRESS: Last year's champ was Emmy darling Julia Louis-Dreyfus ("Veep") who has the overwhelming support of 12 Experts, while 2 pick Lena Dunham ("Girls") and 1 opts for Tina Fey ("30 Rock"). Louis-Dreyfus also leads among our Editors (5), but by a much smaller margin as 3 choose Fey and 1 backs Dunham.
TV history is filled with stars who have toiled for years without a single Emmy nomination to show for their efforts. It's surprising, then, when you consider some of the stars who have won Emmys, and how they won them. So for those long-ignored stars trying to finally break through at the Emmys -- or others looking to cross the E off their EGOT -- here are some of the quickest ways to win TV's top prize.
Above: All it took for Anne Hathaway to win was one episode of "The Simpsons" in 2010.