Emmys predictions slugfest 2019: Chris Beachum and Rob Licuria fiercely debate all 27 categories in 27 minutes [WATCH]

“It’s our annual tradition,” declares Gold Derby managing editor Chris Beachum as he fiercely debates senior editor Rob Licuria on their final predictions for all 27 prime-time Emmy categories in 27 minutes. Chris and Rob put their reputations on the line and throw out their supporting arguments for who and what they think will win on Emmy night. This year, the Fox ceremony will be without a host, much like the Oscars were back in February, with festivities commencing at 5.00 p.m. PT on Sunday, September 22.

“I’m kind of beside myself,” Rob declares, as they both agonize over some of the tougher categories to predict. Watch their lively discussion in a video above. View the complete predictions in all 27 categories here for Rob and here for Chris.

“We’re going to go through some really fast because they don’t need a lot of discussion and some we’re going to take our time,” Chris explains. “One that needs a little bit of time is [Best] Comedy Series,” he admits. “I think you could make a really good argument for all of them,” Rob says. “I’m going with ‘Fleabag,'” he says, to which Chris agrees is his pick to win the big comedy prize. “I think it has rallied over the last few weeks, particularly during voting. It’s beloved by the industry, it’s respected, Phoebe Waller-Bridge has had an amazing last couple of years, and although ‘Barry,’ ‘Veep,’ ‘Marvelous Mrs Maisel’ particularly are very much in the running, I’m going out on a limb for ‘Fleabag,'” Rob explains.

As for Best Drama Series, the guys freely admit that it will be a much less suspenseful outcome, as Emmy juggernaut “Game of Thrones” is almost guaranteed the big drama prize on Emmy night. “Even in its final season, which was not that well received it got more nominations than it ever got before,” Chris explains. “I’m sure it will win drama series,” Rob agrees, adding that “it has the inertia!”

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