Emmy nominations 2016 predictions: Experts forecast top categories

Who are you predicting will make the cut when Emmy nominations are announced on Thursday, July 14? Gold Derby is predicting the nominees in 24 categories across drama, comedy, movie/limited series, reality and variety genres, and there’s still time to make your own picks. But before you do, find out what the experts are saying. Spoiler alert: you may want to bet big on “Game of Thrones,” “Veep” and “The People v. O.J. Simpson.”

We’ve polled 20 of the TV industry’s top journalists for their predictions: Robert Bianco (USA Today), Debra Birnbaum (Variety), Eric Deggans (NPR), Lynn Elber (Associated Press), Joyce Eng (TV Guide), Pete Hammond (Deadline Hollywood), Matthew Jacobs (Huffington Post), Don Kaplan (NY Daily News), Richard Lawson (Vanity Fair), Kerr Lordygan (Rotten Tomatoes), Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby), Lynette Rice (Entertainment Weekly), Robert Rorke (New York Post), Matt Roush (TV Guide Magazine), Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby), Anne Thompson (Indiewire), Ken Tucker (Yahoo), Adnan Virk (ESPN), Glenn Whipp (LA Times) and Jarett Wieselman (Buzzfeed).

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Below, click through to read our reports on the experts’ odds and then watch our in-depth editor slugfests in which we break down each genre.


Drama Series: ‘Game of Thrones’ gets 1-to-10 odds to win Best Drama again at Emmys: Is anti-fantasy bias finally over?

Drama Actor: It’s Emmy Awards war! Kevin Spacey, Rami Malek, Bob Odenkirk battle for Best Drama Actor

Drama Actress: Emmy Awards nailbiter: Will Viola Davis, Robin Wright or Julianna Margulies win Best Drama Actress?

Drama Supporting Actor: Emmy Awards cliffhanger: Record for Peter Dinklage (‘Game of Thrones’) or win for Christian Slater (‘Mr. Robot’)?

Drama Supporting Actress: Emmy Awards showdown: Lena Headey (‘Game of Thrones’) vs. Uzo Aduba (‘Orange is the New Black’)

[WATCH] Editors on Drama Series: Can ‘Mr. Robot’ dethrone ‘Game of Thrones’?

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Comedy Series: ‘Veep’ gets 1-10 odds to win Best Comedy Series at the Emmys

Comedy Actor: Jeffrey Tambor (‘Transparent’) gets 1-to-10 odds to repeat at Emmys: Can Anthony Anderson (‘Black-ish’) upset?

Comedy Actress: Julia Louis-Dreyfus (‘Veep’) is 1-to-10 favorite to set Emmy record with 5th consecutive win

Comedy Supporting Actor: Tony Hale (‘Veep’) aims for 3rd Emmy, but Tituss Burgess (‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’) is a major threat

Comedy Supporting Actress: Allison Janney (‘Mom’) getting closer to Emmy record: She’s 1-to-10 favorite to win her 8th acting prize

[WATCH] Editors on Comedy Series: Will ‘Veep,’ ‘Black-ish’ or ‘Kimmy Schmidt’ rule the comedy races?

[PHOTOS] Top 10 Emmy milestones in the making: ‘Game of Thrones,’ Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Allison Janney …


TV Movie: ‘All the Way’ gets 2-to-11 odds to win Emmy for Best TV Movie, but ‘Confirmation’ is close behind

Limited Series: Emmy battle between two FX Limited Series: ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson’ and ‘Fargo’

Movie/Limited Actor: Emmy Awards showdown: Veteran Bryan Cranston (‘All the Way’) vs. rookie Courtney B. Vance (‘The People v. O.J. Simpson’)

Movie/Limited Actress: Emmy Awards experts: Sarah Paulson is unbeatable for ‘People v. O.J. Simpson’

Movie/Limited Supporting Actor: Emmy Awards experts: Sterling K. Brown (‘People v. O.J. Simpson’) vs. Jesse Plemons (‘Fargo’)

Movie/Limited Supporting Actress: Emmy Awards experts: Jean Smart (‘Fargo’), you better watch out for Regina King (‘American Crime’)

[WATCH] Editors on Limited Series: ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson’ and ‘Fargo’ battle for the win

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