Emmy predictions slugfest: Our editors preview the major Creative Arts categories

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Can Allison Janney (“Masters of Sex”) take down Cicely Tyson (“How to Get Away with Murder”) for Best Drama Guest Actress? Is Best Comedy Guest Actress really a six-woman race? Gold Derby editors Tom O’Neil, Chris Beachum, Marcus James Dixon and Daniel Montgomery come out swinging with tough predictions in a lively pundit battle over this year’s Creative Arts Emmys. After watching our video slugfest below, be sure to make/update your own predictions before the ceremony takes place Saturday, September 12.

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In addition to the actress categories, our editors also scrutinize the races for Best Comedy Guest Actor (can Bradley Whitford overtake Jon Hamm?) and Best Drama Guest Actor (is Beau Bridges really unbeatable?).

Emmy prediction Viola Davis How to Get Away with Murder Taraji P. Henson Tatiana MaslanyThey also discuss other major Creative Arts races like Best TV Movie, Best  Variety Sketch Series, Best Reality Host,  Best Variety Special and Best Special Class Program.

After watching our slugfest below, hurry and make your Emmy picks now. You could win one of our three prizes ($500, $300 and $200 Amazon gift certificates) as well as a place of honor on our leaderboard and a starring role in next year’s Top 24 Users (the two dozen folks who do the best predicting this year’s Emmys line-up).

Last year our Experts had an accuracy rate of 58.62% when it came to predicting the Emmy winners. That score tied them with both Gold Derby’s Editors and the Top 24 Users (those two dozen folks who did the best at predicting last year’s Emmys). 

Our Users scored 51.72% (Click on any of these groups to see what they got right and wrong last year.) Which group will be victorious this year? Meet the guy who won our contest to predict the Emmys last year — and learn how he did it and how you can be our next Gold Derby superstar.

As some of our Users turn out to be our smartest prognosticators, it’s important that you give us your predictions. Your picks influence our Users racetrack odds, which also factor into our official combined odds. If you’ve got strong opinions on these close Emmy battles, join the discussion going on right now in our lively forums.

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