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Due to the Da'Vonne vs. Audrey vs. Clay drama on Wednesday's episode of "Big Brother," you may have missed the subtle ways in which train wreck survivor Becky Burgess emerged as the smartest player in the house. After reading my analysis, make your predictions for the rest of Week 2 and you could win our prize of a $100 Amazon gift certificate. It's fun and easy, so start now by scrolling down and predicting who will be eliminated.
Even before last year's Emmy nominations were announced, we had "Modern Family" pegged to win Best Comedy Series for the fifth year in a row. And we predicted four of the other five laffers that would be in the running for this award: "Louie," "Orange is the New Black," "The Big Bang Theory" and "Veep."
However, we did not tap "Silicon Valley" for a nomination, ranking it in ninth place. Rather, we were expecting Golden Globes champ "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" to reap a bid.
This year, we are predicting that all five of last year's eligible nominees will be back. With "OITNB" now categorized as a drama and the category expanded to at least seven nominees, what other comedy series do we expect to contend?
Editors Emmy slugfest: Which shows will get last two Drama Series slots? 'Americans,' 'Empire' ...? (Video)
"I think your four shows from last year [are safe for nominations]," says editor Chris Beachum in our latest editors' slugfest about this year's contenders for Best Drama Series (watch it below). He believes "Game of Thrones," "Downton Abbey," "House of Cards" and "Mad Men" will return, and that "Orange is the New Black" will make the move to drama "pretty easily" after competing last year as a comedy. "That makes five, but that still leaves us with two open slots."
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Can six-time Emmy loser Jeffrey Tambor ('Transparent') take down four-time champ Jim Parsons ('Big Bang')?
Poor Jeffrey Tambor. He's been nominated six different times at the Emmys (see photo gallery below), but has so far come up empty-handed. Will this one-time featured player finally enter the Emmy winner's circle this year for his buzzed-about leading role on Amazon's "Transparent"?
What if the answer to some of the biggest head scratchers in recent Emmy history was simply where one's name landed in the alphabet? Is it possible some of the most surprising nominations like Michelle Dockery ("Downton Abbey") owe credit to her last name starting with a D while someone like Nick Offerman ("Parks and Recreation") can blame his snub on the fact that his last name starts with an O?
Are you like me and mourn the absence of some of your favorite TV stars from the Emmy nominations every year? Our readers have been having their say on the subject in our forums. Add your favorite to that forums post here after reading a sampling of their suggestions below.
For the past five years in a row, I have been hoping in vain that the TV academy would nominate Eden Sher for Comedy Supporting Actress for her work as Sue Heck, eternal optimist and all-around do-gooder, on "The Middle." She is the heart and soul of that show and should have a shelf full of Emmys by now. Instead, she barely cracks our Top 10 contenders.
What do you think, Derbyites? Will those kooky Emmy voters nominate Donald Trump for hosting "Celebrity Apprentice"? After all, this is his final year of eligibility, since NBC recently dumped him due to his controversial comments about Mexican immigrants.
Our readers have been furiously debating this hot topic in our forums. Join in their fiery fight here after reading a sampling of their comments below.
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