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The 67th annual edition of the Emmy Awards begin at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET on Sunday, Sept. 20. Awards in 26 categories will be handed out at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles during a three-hour ceremony hosted by Andy Samberg that airs live nationwide on FOX. 

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We are predicting the winners of all the races including Best Drama Series and Best Comedy Series. Our forecasts are based on a combination of four sets of predictions by: 18 Experts (journalists from outlets like Deadline, Variety and TV Guide who write about the Emmys)our seven EditorsTop 24 Users (those two dozen folks who scored the best predicting last year’s winners); and thousands of reader just like you.

The battle for Best Drama Series is between four-time champ “Mad Men,” which would be the first to win for a final season since “The Sopranos” (2007), and “Game of Thrones,” a four-time also-ran in this race that won a record eight Creative Arts Emmys last Saturday. Either would set a record with a victory: “Mad Men” would be the only drama to win this award five times while “Game of Thrones” would be tied with “The West Wing” for most Emmys in a single season. 

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Comedy Series is shaping up to be showdown between “Veep,” which has lost its first three bids in this race, and the freshman “Transparent.” “Modern Family,” which has owned this award for five years running, is unlikely to break its tie with “Frasier” for most wins. 

Which show do you think will win Best Drama Series? Make your own Emmys picks now to the right or at the bottom of this post, and 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. Our Users scored  51.72% (Click on any of these groups to see what they got right and wrong last year.)

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