“The Crown” and “Ted Lasso” will be by far the biggest winners at the Primetime Emmys this Sunday, September 19, when they’re presented at a ceremony on CBS hosted by Cedric the Entertainer. That’s according to the combined predictions of thousands of Gold Derby users. Scroll down for those complete forecasts in all 27 categories listed by program. And make or update your own predictions here before this weekend’s show for a chance to win our contest.
“The Crown” is favored to win Best Drama Series for the first time after four seasons on Netflix. It would also be the first win in that category for the pioneering streaming service. But that’s not all. We’re also betting on it to win acting prizes for leads Emma Corrin and Josh O’Connor, plus supporting actress Gillian Anderson, a writing victory for the season finale episode “War” and a directing prize for “Fairytale.” Combined with the four awards the show won at last weekend’s Creative Arts Awards, that would bring the show to 10 total victories for the year. That would make it one of the most awarded dramas of all time in a single year, behind “Game of Thrones,” which won 12 times at three different ceremonies.
“Ted Lasso” is the front-runner for Best Comedy Series and has been for most of the year, even before the nominations were announced. It picked up 20 bids, more than any first-year series in history. Of those it’s also tipped to win acting honors for Jason Sudeikis, Brett Goldstein, and Hannah Waddingham, plus a writing award for the pilot episode and the directing prize for Zach Braff‘s “Biscuits.” Added to the show’s three Creative Arts victories, that would bring its total to nine wins, tying the record set by “Schitt’s Creek,” which won nine times last year, the most for a comedy in a single year.
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Best Drama Series
Best Drama Actress — Emma Corrin
Best Drama Actor — Josh O’Connor
Best Drama Supporting Actress — Gillian Anderson
Best Drama Directing — “Fairtytale”
Best Drama Writing — “War”
Best Comedy Series
Best Comedy Actor — Jason Sudeikis
Best Comedy Supporting Actress — Hannah Waddingham
Best Comedy Supporting Actor — Brett Goldstein
Best Comedy Directing — “Biscuits”
Best Comedy Writing — “Pilot”
“LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER”
Best Variety Talk Series
Best Variety Series Writing
“MARE OF EASTTOWN”
Best Movie/Limited Actress — Kate Winslet
Best Movie/Limited Supporting Actor — Evan Peters
“THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT”
Best Limited Series
Best Movie/Limited Directing
Best Movie/Limited Actor — Paul Bettany
Best Movie/Limited Supporting Actress — Kathryn Hahn
“CELEBRATING AMERICA: AN INAUGURATION NIGHT SPECIAL”
Best Variety Special (Live)
Best Comedy Actress — Jean Smart
Best Variety Special (Pre-Recorded)
“I MAY DESTROY YOU”
Best Movie/Limited Writing
Best Drama Supporting Actor — Michael K. Williams
“RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE”
Best Competition Program
“SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE”
Best Variety Sketch Series
Update: A previous version of this article indicated that “Ted Lasso” was predicted to win five awards, but since publication the odds changed so that the series was favored to win six.
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