Jace Lacob (Daily Beast) and Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby) top Emmy experts

As a group, the Gold Derby Emmy experts did not foresee many of the upsets at Sunday’s show. Ten of our panel predicted 17 of the Primetime Emmy categories and managed to get just 84 out of a possible 170 correct. That is one pick shy of 50 percent. See all of their rankings here

The best of the bunch were Jace Lacob (Daily Beast) and Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby) who each got 11 right. Jace and Melanie McFarland (IMDB), who came in second with 10 correct, were the only two to pick Julie Bowen (“Modern Family”) as Best Supporting Comedy Actress. 

Tied for third with nine apiece were Daniel Manu (TV Without Pity) and Chrissy Le Nguyen (Yahoo! TV) while Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby) and Rick Porter (Zap2It) both picked eight of the Emmy winners. 

Special mention must be made of the special powers of prognostication of two of our experts. Jill Serjeant  (Reuters) was the only expert to predict that Melissa McCarthy (“Mike & Molly”) would win Best Comedy Actress while Frazier Moore (Associated Press) was the only pundit to pick Peter Dinklage (“Game of Thrones”) for Supporting Drama Actor. They both got six right as did Tim Appelo (THR). 

Two of our pundits only predicted the 10 comedy and drama races. Michael Ausiello (TVLine.com) foresaw four of these while Ken Tucker (Entertainment Weekly) picked two winners. 

Seven of our experts also predicted eight of the races at last Saturday’s Creative Arts — the four guest acting categories as well as Reality Series, Reality Host, Variety Special and the Special Class category for awards shows. Paul predicted seven of these, Daniel had six of these right, Chrissy and Tom each got five correct, Tim had four and both Frazier and Jace picked one winner. 

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