Gold Derby forecasts that the laffer “Modern Family” and the dark drama “Breaking Bad” will dominate Sunday’s Primetime Emmy Awards. Each is expected to take the top prize in their genre as well as win two acting awards apiece. (Cast your vote for Best Comedy Series at the bottom of this post.)
Among telefilms and miniseries, “Behind the Candelabra” is on track to come out ahead in four races. When added to the eight trophies it claimed at the Creative Arts last Sunday, this HBO biopic of Liberace will have won an even dozen Emmys, thereby besting the record set by the TV movie “Eleanor and Franklin” back in 1976.
For a breakdown of the winners (and potential spoilers) by category, click here.
“30 Rock” is forecast to win one of its seven bids: Comedy Writing.
“Breaking Bad” is forecast to win three of its eight bids: Drama Series, Drama Actor (Bryan Cranston), Drama Supporting Actress (Anna Gunn). Add in the Picture Editing prize from the Creative Arts for a total of four Emmys in all.
“House of Cards” is forecast to win one of its four bids: Drama Directing. Add in the Creative Arts awards for Casting and Cinematography and three times is the charm for the first online-only series to triumph at the Emmys.
“Behind the Candelabra” is forecast to win four of its six bids: TV Movie/Miniseries, Actor (Michael Douglas), Directing, Writing. It prevailed in eight races at the Creative Arts awards: Art Direction, Casting, Costumes, Hairstyling, Makeup, Picture Editing, Prosthetic Makeup and Sound Mixing.
Programs with multiple nominations set to be shut out are:
“Downton Abbey” [it won Music Composition at Creative Arts]
“Top of the Lake” [it won Cinematography at the Creative Arts]
“The Big Bang Theory” [it won Guest Actor (Bob Newhart) and Technical Direction at the Creative Arts]
“Mad Men” [it lost all eight of its Creative Arts bids]
“Girls” [it lost its single Creative Arts bid as well]