Here’s an exclusive sneak peek at the PBS ‘Masterpiece’ Emmy Awards campaign

In a Gold Derby exclusive, PBS has revealed the category placements of its key Emmy Awards contenders for the programming on the long-running “Masterpiece.”

Last year, Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman both won for “Sherlock: His Last Vow.” And “Downton Abbey‘ reaped bids for Michelle Dockery, Joanne Froggatt, Maggie Smith and Jim Carter as well as for Best Drama Series.

How will PBS fare at this year’s Emmy Awards? Hurry — make your predictions now. You could win our $1,000 prize, earn a place of honor on our leaderboard, and a leading role in next year’s Top 24 Users (the two dozen folks who do the best predicting this year’s Emmys).

Below, the complete list of PBS “Masterpiece” submissions across the drama, movie, and limited series categories. (Performers not on this list could be submitted by their personal reps.)

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Drama Actor – Hugh Bonneville
Drama Actress – Michelle Dockery, Elizabeth McGovern
Drama Supporting Actor – Jim Carter, Robert James-Collier, Allen Leech
Drama Supporting Actress – Laura Carmichael, Joanne Froggatt, Lily James, Maggie Smith
Drama Guest Actor – Richard E. Grant

Drama Actor – Jeremy Piven
Drama Actress – Amanda Abbington
Drama Supporting Actor – Tom Goodman-Hill
Drama Supporting Actress – Aisling Loftus
Drama Guest Actress – Kelly Adams

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Movie/Limited Series Actor: Mark Rylance
Movie/Limited Series Supporting Actor: Anton Lesser, Damian Lewis, Jonathan Pryce
Movie/Limited Series Supporting Actress: Claire Foy, Charity Wakefield, Joanne Whalley


Movie/Limited Series Actor: Bill Nighy
Movie/Limited Series Actress: Helena Bonham Carter
Movie/Limited Series Supporting Actor: Ralph Fiennes
Movie/Limited Series Supporting Actress: Judy Davis

Make your Emmys picks now — click here — or scroll down to predict the Best Drama Series nominees and winner using our easy drag-and-drop menu. Best predictions will win $1,000. And the 24 Users with the best scores advance to a team to compete against our Experts and Editors next 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. See contest rules.

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The Top 24 Users did the best at predicting last year’s Emmy nominations (78.55%) when competing against Gold Derby’s Editors (77.68%), all Users (74.78%) and the Experts (74.64%). Which group will come out victorious this year?

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