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5 reasons why Julia Louis-Dreyfus ('Veep') will win Best Comedy Actress at Emmys

By Marcus James Dixon
By Marcus James Dixon
Aug 22 2014 06:00 am

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If you ask me, Best Comedy Actress is one of the easiest races to call at this year's Emmys. Julia Louis-Dreyfus ("Veep") has been the overwhelming favorite since before Emmy nominations even came out. However, my fellow Editor Ralph Galvan is clearly off his meds, instead favoring an emotional performance by Melissa McCarthy ("Mike and Molly"). Below, I give the top 5 reasons why Louis-Dreyfus is a lock to win this category and why Galvan is going to lose this easy prediction point.

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5 reasons why Melissa McCarthy ('Mike & Molly') will win Best Comedy Actress at Emmys

By Ralph Galvan
By Ralph Galvan
Aug 22 2014 05:59 am

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Best Comedy Actress is essentially a two-woman race at this year's Emmys, and while I am sticking my neck out for underdog Melissa McCarthy ("Mike and Molly") because of her fantastic episode submission, my fellow Editor Marcus James Dixon is going for the easy call of Julia Louis-Dreyfus ("Veep"). Below, I enumerate the top 5 reasons why McCarthy is going to win her second Emmy, and why Dixon is so very wrong.

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Emmy predictions slugfest: Watch our mano-a-mano battle over all 26 categories

By Marcus James Dixon
By Marcus James Dixon
Aug 22 2014 05:38 am

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With the 66th Primetime Emmys only days away, Gold Derby senior editors Marcus James Dixon and Daniel Montgomery battled it out mano-a-mano style in all 26 Emmy categories for your enjoyment. (Watch the slugfest below.)

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'Project Runway' recap: Who got to dress Heidi Klum for the Emmys?

By Daniel Montgomery
By Daniel Montgomery
Aug 21 2014 22:22 pm

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Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn didn't repeat their success at the Emmys this year; they won Reality Host in 2013 for "Project Runway," but were bested this time by Jane Lynch ("Hollywood Game Night"). However, Klum did make a winner out of one of this season's "Runway" designers. This week's task was to design a red-carpet dress that she would actually wear to the Creative Arts Emmys.

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Emmy predictions slugfest: All 26 categories in a 30-minute video smackdown

By Chris Beachum & Rob Licuria
By Chris Beachum & Rob Licuria
Aug 21 2014 14:44 pm

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Before next Monday's Emmys, senior editors Rob Licuria and Chris Beachum battled over their predictions in all 26 categories in a 30-minute video slugfest that you can watch below.

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Oscar experts predict Best Picture battle: 'Boyhood' vs. 'Unbroken'

By Paul Sheehan
By Paul Sheehan
Aug 21 2014 10:57 am

Eleven of our Oscar experts have weighed in with their first wave of predictions. While many of the top contenders for this year's Academy Awards have yet to be screened, these Oscarologists have peered into their crystal balls and cast the following predictions.

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MTV VMAs predictions: Miley Cyrus, Beyonce, Eminem will be big winners

By Daniel Montgomery
By Daniel Montgomery
Aug 21 2014 06:58 am

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Our predictions for Sunday's winners at the MTV Video Music Awards are based upon a combination of three sets of forecasts at Gold Derby: Editors, Top 24 Users (highest scorers predicting last year's awards) and All Users.

Our forecasted champs are in gold while potential spoilers are in italics.

Click on each category title to be taken to an overview of that race.

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Did the guilds predict Drama Series Emmy nominations?

By Riley Chow
By Riley Chow
Aug 21 2014 06:09 am

While the industry guilds are excellent guides to predicting the eventual Oscar winners, they are less certain when it comes to forecasting the Emmy champs. While the producers’ and casting directors’ guilds share the June to May cycle of the Emmys, the others operate on the calendar year. 

However, they do tip off changes in industry support in broad terms and in specific categories. Let's take a look at how the six Emmy nominees for Best Drama Series fared first with the guilds.

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5 reasons why Julianna Margulies ('Good Wife') will win Best Drama Actress at Emmys

By Daniel Montgomery
By Daniel Montgomery
Aug 21 2014 05:29 am

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Best Drama Actress is one of the most competitive categories at this year's Emmys, with strong performances submitted by most of the contenders, but I think Julianna Margulies ("The Good Wife") has the edge, and here's why:

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