Emmy experts Robert Bianco (USA Today), Lynette Rice (People) split on winners

Two more Emmy Experts have weighed in with their predictions: Robert Bianco (USA Today) and Lynette Rice (People). Below, we break down their predictions and compare them to the first nine Emmyologists to make their forecasts. Click here to see charts revealing how all of our Experts rank nominees in all top categories according to likellihood of winning.

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Comedy Series
Bianco backs “Orange is the New Black,” bringing that up to a tie with “Veep” at four Experts apiece. Rice is the lone vote for “Louie.” The other two pundits — Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby) and Steve Pond (The Wrap”) — are predicting that “Modern Family” will win this race for a fifth consecutive year, tying the Emmy record set by “Frasier” (1994-1998). 

Comedy Actress
Rice is with the majority (9) who expect Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep“) to win this race for the third year running.
Bianco joins Mike Cidoni (AP) in predicting an upset by newcomer Taylor Schilling (“Orange is the New Black”). 

Comedy Actor
Rice is the lone vote for Louis C.K. (“Louie”). 
Bianco makes it five Experts forecasting a fourth Emmy for Jim Parsons (“The Big Bang Theory“).

Comedy Supporting Actress
They both predict Allison Janney (“Mom“) to win bring her support up to nine Experts.

Comedy Supporting Actor
Bianco is with the majority (7) in predicting a win for Andre Braugher (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine“) while Rice is one of four who expects last year’s champ Tony Hale (“Veep”) to repeat. 

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Drama Series
They both predict “Breaking Bad” will repeat in this race. The only Expert not to back this bid is Mike Cidoni (AP) who is going with “True Detective.”

Drama Actress
They both predict another win for 2011 champ Julianna Margulies (“The Good Wife“) who now has four votes compared to six for Robin Wright (“House of Cards“). 

Drama Actor
Rice is with the majority (9) in predicting a win for Oscar champ Matthew McConaughey while Bianco joins Tom O’Neil in forecasting Emmy #4 for Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad”).

Drama Supporting Actress
They both predict Anna Gunn (“Breaking Bad”) to win a bookend, bringing her support to eight Experts. The other three favor Christine Baranski (“The Good Wife”). 

Drama Supporting Actor
Bianco goes with two-time champ Aaron Paul (“Breaking Bad”) bringing him up to five Experts while Rice is the third Expert to tout Josh Charles (“The Good Wife”). 

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WIth both backing “Fargo,” it continues to have unanimous support among the Experts

TV Movie
Likewise for “The Normal Heart.”

Movie/Mini Actress
And Cicely Tyson (“The Trip to Bountiful“).

Movie/Mini Actor
Both back Billy Bob Thornton (“Fargo”) bringing him to nine while Mark Ruffalo (“The Normal Heart”) has two. 

Movie/Mini Supporting Actress
With their support, Allison Tolman (“Fargo”) has extended her lead over Julia Roberts (“The Normal Heart”) to 8-3.

Movie/Mini Supporting Actor
Matt Bomer (“The Normal Heart”) still has the votes of all the Experts. 

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Reality Competition Series
Rice is the seventh Expert to predict “The Voice” to repeat while Bianco is the first to predict a win for “So You Think You Can Dance.”

Reality Host
Bianco joins Mike Cidoni (AP) in predicting Cat Deeley (“SYTYCD”) while Rice makes it five for Jane Lynch (“Hollywood Game Night“). Heidi Klum/Tim Gunn (“Project Runway“) have three votes.

Variety Series
Rice is the third Expert to predict an upset by “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” over reigning champ “Colbert Report,” which Bianco is backing, bringing its support up to eight. 

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