2020 Emmy Best Drama Series Predictions [UPDATED JULY 15]

What will win Best Drama Series at the 2020 Emmy Awards? The race is on! Reigning four-time champ “Game of Thrones” has left the airwaves, which opens the door for a plethora of new and returning shows. Of last year’s eight nominees for Best Drama Series, six are currently eligible: “Better Call Saul,” “Killing Eve,” “Ozark,” “Pose,” “Succession” and “This Is Us.” (“GoT” and “Bodyguard” did not air within the 2019-20 television season.) Some former nominees hoping to return to the Emmy lineup include “The Crown,” “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Stranger Things” and “Westworld.”

Tour our photos below to see Gold Derby’s Emmy predictions and hot contenders for Best Drama Series. Our odds are based on the combined rankings of Experts we’ve polled from major media outlets, Editors who cover awards year-round for this website, Top 24 Users who did the best predicting last year’s nominations, All-Star Users who had the best prediction scores over the last two years, and the mass of Users who make up our biggest predictions bloc. Join the Emmy discussion in our TV forums. Originally published March 3, 2020.