Our exclusive odds based on the predictions of our editors and users favor “Breaking Bad” and “Louie” dominating the 28th annual Television Critics Assn. awards on Saturday. The TCA, which is comprised primarily of print and web writers, caps off the summer press tour with these kudos.
“Breaking Bad” is forecast to take the top prize of Program of the Year for the first time. And it is expected to claim Achievement in Drama again after wins in 2010 and 2012 while star Bryan Cranston should pick up a bookend to his 2009 trophy for Individual Achievement in Drama.
“The Americans,” which leads with four bids, is expected to be named only Best New Program.
While last year’s Program of the Year champ, “Game of Thrones,” contends again, it is a longshot to as only one program has ever repeated in this top race: “The Sopranos” (1999 and 2001).
“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” which is enjoying a 10-year winning streak at the Emmys, has only won the News and Information Program prize from the TCA once and that was way back in 2004. However, it is predicted to finally pick up a matching bookend tonight.
“Behind the Candelabra” is forecast to win the TV Movie/Mini race over Emmy rival “American Horror Story: Asylum.”
And “Bunheads,” which was axed after just one season, should pick up the consolation prize of Youth Series.