Emmy predictions: ‘American Horror Story,’ ‘Modern Family’ will lead nominations

Our experts, editors, and more than 1,300 users are predicting Emmy nominations in 22 categories that will be announced tomorrow, and in those major categories we’re expecting strong showings for the FX anthology series “American Horror Story: Asylum,” ABC’s comedy “Modern Family,” and CBS’s legal drama “The Good Wife,” among others.

American Horror Story: Asylum” will be nominated for Best Movie/Miniseries and sweep the acting categories with five bids and three wins — for lead star Jessica Lange and supporting actors James Cromwell and Sarah Paulson — though, like last year, it’s a true-life HBO drama that is likely to win the top prize in that race: “Behind the Candelabra,” about the relationship between Liberace and his younger lover Scott Thorson.

Modern Family,” the three-time defending champion for Best Comedy Series, will once again lead the way among laffers. It is expected to win the top prize for the fourth year in a row — tying “All in the Family” and “Cheers” — in addition to two acting wins (for two-time champs Eric Stonestreet and Julie Bowen) out of seven bids.

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The Good Wife” is also poised to receive multiple nominations. Though it is not ranked by our predictors as a likely contender for Best Drama, it is expected to sweep the acting categories with eight nominations, thanks mostly to its prestigious guest actors, including previous Emmy winners Michael J. Fox, Stockard Channing, and 2012’s defending Drama Guest Actress champ Martha Plimpton.

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