How many Emmy nominations will your favorite drama series get?

Gold Derby surveyed 17 Experts, our 10 Editors and over a thousand Users to predict Thursday’s nominees for the Emmy Awards in seven Drama categories — Best Series and the six acting races. (See the breakdown for comedy series here.) 


Below are our predictions for each show across the genre. Those predicted to win at the Emmys on Sept. 23 are in gold.

Click on each show title to be taken to a page detailing its awards history. 

Click here to see our predictions by each of these drama categories. 

Mad Men
Drama Series
Drama Actor (Jon Hamm)
Drama Actress (Elisabeth Moss)
Drama Supporting Actor (John Slattery)
Drama Supporting Actress (Christina Hendricks)
Drama Guest Actor (Robert Morse)

The Good Wife
Drama Actress (Julianna Margulies)
Drama Supporting Actor (Alan Cumming)
Drama Supporting Actress (Christine Baranski)
Drama Supporting Actress (Archie Panjabi)
Drama Guest Actor (Michael J. Fox)
Drama Guest Actor (Matthew Perry)

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Breaking Bad
Drama Series
Drama Actor (Bryan Cranston)
Drama Supporting Actor (Giancarlo Esposito)
Drama Supporting Actor (Aaron Paul)
Drama Supporting Actress (Anna Gunn)

Downton Abbey
Drama Series
Drama Actress (Michelle Dockery)
Drama Actress (Elizabeth McGovern)
Drama Supporting Actress (Maggie Smith)

Drama Series
Drama Actor (Damian Lewis)
Drama Actress (Claire Danes)
Drama Supporting Actor (Mandy Patinkin)

Boardwalk Empire
Drama Series
Drama Actor (Steve Buscemi)
Drama Supporting Actress (Kelly McDonald)

Drama Actress (Glenn Close)
Drama Guest Actor (Chris Messina)

Game of Thrones
Drama Series
Drama Supporting Actor (Peter Dinklage)

Drama Guest Actress (Joan Cusack)
Drama Guest Actress (Lousie Fletcher)

Drama Guest Actress (Bernadette Peters)
Drama Guest Actress (Uma Thurman)

Drama Actor (Kelsey Grammer)

The Closer
Drama Guest Actor (Fred Willard)

Grey’s Anatomy
Drama Guest Actress (Loretta Devine)

Harrys Law
Drama Guest Actress (Jean Smart)

Drama Guest Actor (Jeremy Davies)

Drama Actor (Dustin Hoffman)


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