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I’m excited for this Sunday’s Emmy Awards, which I'll be attending for the first time (follow my tweets @GoldDerby throughout the night). And one of the things I’m most excited about is the chance to witness TV history. This year two dramas are on a collision course; it seems like either HBO's fantasy epic “Game of Thrones” will take flight or AMC’s '60s drama “Mad Men” will win the pitch. (Watch our riotous slugfest below to see Gold Derby editors go head to head to assess the chances for both series.)
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Emmy Dream Ballot results: How will our picks ('Game of Thrones,' 'Veep,' Jon Hamm ...) compare to actual winners?
While the TV academy doesn't announce its choices for the best programs of the season at Sunday's Primetime Emmy Awards, our users already have had their say. They have been voting by the hundreds in our Emmy Dream Ballot. And these avid awards watchers are at least as savvy as the industry pros. Below, our Dream Ballot winners and predicted Emmy champs. To see our complete Emmy predictions by category, click here.
'Downton Abbey' creators Julian Fellowes, Gareth Neame reveal secrets of emotional series finale [Exclusive Video]
Filming of the final episode of Emmy-winning "Downton Abbey" was an emotional affair, especially for the show's creators. We chatted with Julian Fellowes, who has written every episode of the program, and executive producer Gareth Neame on Friday at a TV academy event celebrating this year's nominated producers (watch both below).
'Transparent' creator Jill Soloway dishes Emmy Awards, Jeffrey Tambor and Bradley Whitford [Exclusive Video]
"It would be mind-blowing" to win Best Comedy Series at the Emmy Awards, "Transparent" creator/writer/director Jill Soloway confesses on the red carpet of the TV academy's recent event saluting this year's nominated producers. "It would be crazy. It's kind of beyond my wildest dreams." Watch our entire red carpet Q&A below.
When Pete Hammond (Deadline) and I dished our Emmy predictions for the comedy races (watch video here), we had a lively exchange. Now that we're warmed up, we're out for blood in this new video as we clash over the top drama categories: Best Series, Actor and Actress.
"Game of Thrones" has been nominated for Best Drama Series for the last five years in a row at the Emmys, and including its eight Creative Arts victories last Saturday, it has won 22 Emmys since it debuted in 2011. This year it will finally win the top prize according to our predictions. Our exclusive Gold Derby odds place it out front at 10/11 to prevail. At the primetime telecast on September 20 it also contends for Best Drama Supporting Actor (Peter Dinklage), Best Drama Supporting Actress (Lena Headey and Emilia Clarke), Best Drama Writing and Best Drama Directing. It only needs to win two of those to break "The West Wing's" record of nine series wins in a single year.
Comedy Central's "Inside Amy Schumer" is expected to prevail in the first-ever Emmy race for Best Variety Sketch Series. Our exclusive Gold Derby odds have the series heavily favored to win with leading odds of 1/5. It picked up seven nominations this year, including Best Comedy Actress (Amy Schumer). It already won once at last week's Creative Arts Awards: Best Music and Lyrics for "Girl You Don't Need Make Up."
The final list of presenters announced for Sunday's Emmy Awards ceremony includes comedy duo "Key and Peele" as well as all four guest star winners from last weekend: drama champs Reg E. Cathey ("House of Cards") and Margo Martindale ("The Americans") as well as comedy victors Joan Cusack ("Shameless") and Bradley Whitford ("Transparent").
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