Watch Tom vs. Pete predictions slugfest: Can ‘Game of Thrones’ actress finally win an Emmy? [VIDEO & AUDIO PODCAST]

“It would be a shocker if ‘Game of Thrones’ lost” the Emmy race for Best Drama Series, Pete Hammond (Deadline Hollywood) declares in our predictions slugfest. (Watch video above or hear audio podcast below.) And he’s right, of course, considering that the HBO cult hit recently snagged 10 victories at the Creative Arts Emmys last weekend.

“It’s hard to imagine that kind of momentum could be stopped once we get to the biggest category,” Pete adds. But such early juggernauts have been halted in the past, as “Boardwalk Empire” notoriously proved in 2011 when it lost Best Drama Series to “Mad Men” after sweeping eight Creative Arts Emmys, including Best Casting (which often foretells a Best Series win) and Directing.

Perhaps the biggest Emmy mystery surrounding “Game of Thrones” this year is: Can one of its actresses can finally reign? Four compete against each other in the battle for Best Drama Supporting Actress: Lena Headey, Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner and Gwendoline Christie.

“I definitely think we’ve got a vote split here,” Pete adds. “The only one I could see winning, because she’s been a bridesmaid so long, is Lena Headey.” I don’t disagree about Headey, but I believe Maisie Williams has a serious shot to prevail, too.

But, meantime, Pete notes,” Julia Garner is so happy right now” as the “Ozark” star leads our racetrack odds and Experts’ predictions. And nominee Fiona Shaw (“Killing Eve”) “could be a sleeper.”

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