Emmys: Final Emmy Nomination Predictions – 2015

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Emmys: Final Emmy Nomination Predictions – 2015

These are our final predictions for the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy nominations. Nominations will be announced on July 16th.

Each category ranks contenders by most likely to be nominated. We went ahead and did all acting categories (including guest acting). All TV Movie and Limited Series categories are included, and we just did the front-runners for the directing/writing categories.

Let us know your predictions! And check our our Emmys page for updated changes after the nominations are announced.

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HBO — Game of Thrones

Television Series – Drama
Game of Thrones
Downton Abbey
House of Cards
Mad Men
The Good Wife
The Affair
Orange is the New Black

Alternates
Empire
Better Call Saul
Boardwalk Empire
Homeland
Marvel’s Daredevil
Ray Donovan

Dark Horses
Bloodline
The Americans
How to Get Away with Murder
The Blacklist
The Knick
The Leftovers
Masters of Sex
The Newsroom
Scandal
The Fall
Penny Dreadful
Broadchurch

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Amazon — Transparent

Television Series – Comedy
Transparent
Silicon Valley
Veep
Modern Family
Louie
The Big Bang Theory
Parks and Recreation

Alternates
Jane the Virgin
Nurse Jackie
Broad City
Mom
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Dark Horses
The Last Man on Earth
Black-ish
Shameless
The Comeback
Girls
House of Lies
Grace and Frankie
Togetherness
Fresh Off the Boat
Mike & Molly
The Comedians
Mozart in the Jungle

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Netflix — House of Cards

Lead Actor – Television Drama Series
Kevin Spacey – House of Cards
Jon Hamm – Mad Men
Clive Owen – The Knick
Dominic West – The Affair
Liev Schreiber – Ray Donovan
Bob Odenkirk – Better Call Saul

Alternates
Steve Buscemi – Boardwalk Empire
Michael Sheen – Masters of Sex
Terrence Howard – Empire
Hugh Bonneville – Downton Abbey
Jeff Daniels – The Newsroom
James Spader – The Blacklist
Kyle Chandler – Bloodline

Dark Horses
Justin Theroux – The Leftovers
Matthew Rhys – The Americans
Charlie Cox – Marvel’s Daredevil
Cillian Murphy – Peaky Blinders
Timothy Dalton – Penny Dreadful
Lee Pace – Halt and Catch Fire
Timothy Olyphant – Justified

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Netflix — Transparent

Lead Actor – Television Comedy Series
Jeffrey Tambor – Transparent
Louis C.K. – Louie
Jim Parsons – The Big Bang Theory
Don Cheadle – House of Lies
William H. Macy – Shameless
Billy Crystal – The Comedians

Alternates
Will Forte – The Last Man on Earth
Matt LeBlanc – Episodes
Andy Samberg – Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Anthony Anderson – Black-ish
Steve Coogan – HAPPYish
Thomas Middleditch – Silicon Valley

Dark Horses
Adam Scott – Parks and Recreation
Johnny Galecki – The Big Bang Theory
Jonathan Groff – Looking
Gael Garcia Bernal – Mozart in the Jungle
Adam Brody – Billy & Billie

Marc Maron – Maron
Joel McHale – Community
Chris Messina – The Mindy Project

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ABC — How to Get Away with Murder

Lead Actress – Television Series Drama
Viola Davis – How to Get Away with Murder
Robin Wright – House of Cards
Julianna Margulies – The Good Wife
Ruth Wilson – The Affair
Claire Danes – Homeland
Taylor Schilling – Orange is the New Black

Alternates
Taraji P. Henson – Empire
Elisabeth Moss – Mad Men
Michelle Dockery – Downton Abbey
Kerry Washington – Scandal
Connie Britton – Nashville
Lizzy Caplan – Masters of Sex
Olivia Colman – Broadchurch

Dark Horses
Tatiana Maslany – Orphan Black
Catriona Balfe – Outlander
Vera Farmiga – Bates Motel
Patricia Arquette – CSI Cyber
Keri Russell – The Americans
Elizabeth McGovern – Downton Abbey
Megan Boone – The Blacklist

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NBC — Parks and Recreation

Lead Actress – Television Series Comedy
Amy Poehler – Parks and Recreation
Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Veep
Edie Falco – Nurse Jackie
Gina Rodriguez – Jane the Virgin
Amy Schumer – Inside Amy Schumer
Melissa McCarthy – Mike & Molly

Alternates
Ellie Kemper – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Patricia Heaton – The Middle
Lily Tomlin – Grace and Frankie
Jane Fonda – Grace and Frankie
Lisa Kudrow – The Comeback
Anna Faris – Mom
Lena Dunham – Girls

Dark Horses
Zooey Deschanel – New Girl
Emmy Rossum – Shameless

Ilana Glazer – Broad City
Kristen Schaal – The Last Man on Earth
Abbi Jacobson – Broad City
Mindy Kaling – The Mindy Project
Laurie Metcalf – Getting On

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HBO — Game of Thrones

Supporting Actor – Television Series Drama
Peter Dinklage – Game of Thrones
Jon Voight – Ray Donovan
Jonathan Banks – Better Call Saul
Mandy Patinkin – Homeland
John Slattery – Mad Men
Ben Mendelsohn – Bloodline

Alternates
Alan Cumming – The Good Wife
Michael Kelly – House of Cards
Jim Carter – Downton Abbey
Matt Czuchry – The Good Wife
Michael McKean – Better Call Saul
Rob James-Collier – Downton Abbey

Dark Horses
Kit Harington – Game of Thrones
Vincent Kartheiser – Mad Men
Christopher Eccleston – The Leftovers
Andre Holland – The Knick
Tony Goldwyn – Scandal
Jeff Perry – Scandal
Sam Waterston – The Newsroom
Frank Langella – The Americans

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HBO — Veep

Supporting Actor – Television Series Comedy
Tony Hale – Veep
Fred Armisen – Portlandia
Andre Braugher – Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Ty Burrell – Modern Family
Jesse Tyler Ferguson – Modern Family
Hugh Laurie – Veep

Alternates
Tituss Burgess – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Martin Sheen – Grace and Frankie
Sam Waterston – Grace and Frankie
Eric Stonestreet – Modern Family
T.J. Miller – Silicon Valley
Laurence Fishburne – Black-ish

Dark Horses
Mark Duplass – Togetherness
Adam Driver – Girls

Jay Duplass – Transparent
Chris Pratt – Parks and Recreation
Josh Gad – The Comedians
Gary Cole – Veep
Tony Shalhoub – Nurse Jackie
Bradley Whitford – HAPPYish

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AMC — Mad Men

Supporting Actress – Television Series Drama
Christian Hendricks – Mad Men
Uzo Aduba – Orange is the New Black
Lena Headey – Game of Thrones
Joanne Froggatt – Downton Abbey
Christine Baranski – The Good Wife
Maggie Smith – Downton Abbey

Alternates
Sissy Spacek – Bloodline
January Jones – Mad Men
Hayden Panettiere – Nashville
Kate Mulgrew – Orange is the New Black
Laverne Cox – Orange is the New Black

Emilia Clarke – Game of Thrones

Dark Horses
Lorraine Toussaint – Orange is the New Black
Carrie Coon – The Leftovers
Monica Potter – Parenthood
Jane Fonda – The Newsroom
Molly Parker – House of Cards
Caitlin Fitzgerald – Masters of Sex
Alfre Woodard – State of Affairs
Archie Panjabi – The Good Wife

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CBS — Mom

Supporting Actress – Television Series Comedy
Allison Janney – Mom
Julie Bowen – Modern Family
Anna Chlumsky – Veep
Kate McKinnon – Saturday Night Live
Merritt Wever – Nurse Jackie
Judith Light – Transparent

Alternates
Mayim Bialik – The Big Bang Theory
Jane Krakowski – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Sofia Vergara – Modern Family
Carrie Brownstein – Portlandia
Cecily Strong – Saturday Night Live
Carol Kane – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Dark Horses
Gaby Hoffmann – Transparent
Kristen Bell – House of Lies
Andrea Navedo – Jane the Virgin
Allison Williams – Girls
Ellen Barkin – HAPPYish
Amanda Peet – Togetherness
Betty White – Hot in Cleveland
Melanie Lynskey – Togetherness

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CBS — The Good Wife

 Guest Actor – Television Drama Series
Michael J. Fox – The Good Wife
David Hyde Pierce – The Good Wife
Dylan Baker – The Good Wife
Beau Bridges –  Masters of Sex
Sam Shepard – Bloodline
Edward Asner – The Good Wife

Alternates
Andre Braugher – Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
F. Murray Abraham – Homeland
Robert Morse – Mad Men
Lars Mikkelsen – House of Cards
Raymond Cruz – Better Call Saul
Corey Stoll – Homeland
Oliver Platt – The Good Wife

Dark Horses
Courtney B. Vance – Scandal
Gary Cole – The Good Wife
Mel Rodriguez – Better Call Saul
Scott Glenn – The Leftovers
Reg E. Cathey – House of Cards
Alan Alda – The Blacklist
David Strahairn – The Blacklist
Pablo Schreiber – Orange is the New Black
Walton Goggins – Sons of Anarchy

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Netflix — Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Guest Actor – Television Series Comedy
Jon Hamm – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Louis C.K. – Saturday Night Live
Nathan Lane – Modern Family
Mel Brooks – The Comedians
Michael Rapaport – Louie
Bradley Whitford – Transparent

Alternates
Bill Hader – Saturday Night Live
Dick Van Dyke – The Middle
Josh Charles – Inside Amy Schumer
Billy Bob Thornton – The Big Bang Theory
Chris Rock – Saturday Night Live
Paul Giamatti – Inside Amy Schumer
Jim Carrey – Saturday Night Live

Dark Horses
Stephen Colbert – The Mindy Project
Steve Buscemi – Portlandia
Ricky Gervais – Galavant
Scott Bakula – Looking
Zachary Quinto – Girls
Charles Grodin – Louie
Chris Hemsworth – Saturday Night Live

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HBO — Olive Kitteridge

Limited Series
Olive Kitteridge
The Honorable Woman
Wolf Hall
American Crime
The Missing

Alternates
The Book of Negroes
American Horror Story: Freak Show
Sons of Liberty
Gracepoint

Dark Horses
Babylon
The Casual Vacancy
Houdini
The Slap
The Red Tent
The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe
24 Live Another Day
The Lizzie Borden Chronicles
Dig
A.D. The Bible Continues

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HBO — Nightingale

TV Movie
Nightingale
Bessie
Derek The Final Chapter
Outlaw Prophet
Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Curtain, Poirot’s Last Case

Alternates
Whitney
Killing Jesus
Foyle’s War Elise, The Final Mystery
Hello Ladies The Movie
Stockholm, Pennsylvania
Grace of Monaco

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HBO — Olive Kitteridge

Lead Actor – Limited Series or TV Movie
Richard Jenkins – Olive Kitteridge
David Oyelowo – Nightingale
Adrien Broady – Houdini
Ricky Gervais – Derek The Final Chapter
Mark Rylance – Wolf Hall
Timothy Hutton – American Crime

Alternates
Bill Paxton – Texas Rising
James Nesbitt – The Missing
David Tennant – Gracepoint
Nathan Lane – The Nance
Evan Peters – American Horror Story: Freak Show
David Suchet – Agatha Christies Poirot: Curtain, Poirot’s Last Case

Dark Horses
Stephen Merchant – Hello Ladies The Movie
Bill Nighy – Worricker, Salting the Battlefield
Tony Goldwyn – Outlaw Prophet
Kiefer Sutherland – 24 Live Another Day
Ben Barnes – Sons of Liberty
Jeffrey Dean Morgan – Texas Rising
Michael Kitchen – Foyle’s War: Elise, The Final Mystery
Benito Martinez – American Crime
Jason Isaacs – Dig
Peter Sarsgaard – The Slap

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HBO — Olive Kitteridge

Lead Actress – Limited Series or TV Movie
Frances McDormand – Olive Kitteridge
Maggie Gyllenhaal – The Honorable Woman
Queen Latifah – Bessie
Jessica Lange – American Horror Story: Freak Show
Felicity Huffman – American Crime
Frances O Connor – The Missing

Alternates
Anna Gunn – Gracepoint
Christina Ricci – The Lizzie Borden Chronicles
Aunjanue Ellis – The Book of Negroes
Yaya DeCosta – Whitney
Emma Thompson – Sweeney Todd (Lincoln Center)
Saorise Ronan – Stockholm, Pennsylvania

Dark Horses
Allison Williams – Peter Pan Live
Kelli Garner – Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe
Nicole Kidman – Grace of Monaco
Rebecca Ferguson – The Red Tent
Helena Bonham Carter – Worricker, Salting the Battlefield
Brit Marling – Babylon
Anne Heche – Dig

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HBO — Olive Kitteridge

Supporting Actor – Limited Series or TV Movie
Bill Murray – Olive Kitteridge
Jonathan Pryce – Wolf Hall
Stephen Rea – The Honorable Woman
Michael Chiklis – American Horror Story: Freak Show
Damian Lewis – Wolf Hall
Louis Gossett Jr. – The Book of Negroes

Alternates
Michael Kenneth Williams – Bessie
Sam Neill – The Dovekeepers
Finn Wittrock – American Horror Story: Freak Show
Nick Nolte – Gracepoint
Neil Patrick Harris – American Horror Story: Freak Show

Dark Horses
Hugh Fraser – Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Curtain, Poirot’s Last Case
Stephen Moyer – Killing Jesus
Christopher Walken – Peter Pan Live
Dean Norris – Sons of Liberty
Jonathan Banks – The Lizzie Borden Chronicles
Tim Roth – Grace of Monaco
Zachary Quinto – The Slap
Martin Landau – Outlaw Prophet
Kelsey Grammer – Killing Jesus

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Sundance TV — The Honorable Woman

Supporting Actress – Limited Series or TV Movie
Janet McTeer – The Honorable Woman
Sarah Paulson – American Horror Story: Freak Show
Kathy Bates – American Horror Story: Freak Show
MoNique – Bessie
Angela Bassett – American Horror Story: Freak Show
Susan Sarandon – Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe

Alternates
Claire Foy – Wolf Hall
Regina King – American Crime
Cynthia Nixon – Stockholm, Pennsylvania
Khandi Alexander – Bessie
Frances Conroy – American Horror Story: Freak Show
Minnie Driver – The Red Tent

Dark Horses
Zoe Kazan – Olive Kitteridge
Uma Thurman – The Slap
Judy Davis – Worricker, Salting the Battlefield
Debra Winger – The Red Tent
Kristen Connolly – Houdini
Clea DuVall – Lizze Borden Chronicles
Lindsay Duncan – The Honorable Woman
Rosemarie DeWitt – Olive Kitteridge

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NBC – The Voice

Reality Competition
The Voice
The Amazing Race
Dancing with the Stars
Project Runway
So You Think You Can Dance
Top Chef

Alternates
Survivor
American Idol
Hells Kitchen
MasterChef Junior
Cutthroat Kitchen

Dark Horses
Hollywood Game Night
Face Off
The Biggest Loser
Americas Got Talent
RuPauls Drag Race
The Chair
Chopped
The Taste
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Cat Deeley – So You Think You Can Dance
Jane Lynch – Hollywood Game Night
Anthony Bourdain – The Taste
Tom Bergeron – Dancing with the Stars
Heidi Klum, Tim Gunn – Project Runway
Phil Keoghan – The Amazing Race

Alternates
Jeff Probst – Survivor
Carson Daly – The Voice
RuPaul Charles – RuPauls Drag Race
Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio – Top Chef
Gordon Ramsay – MasterChef Junior
Ryan Seacrest – American Idol

Dark Horses
Alison Sweeney – The Biggest Loser
Guy Fieri – Diners, Drive-Ins, and Drive
Chris Harrison – The Bachelor
Alton Brown – Cutthroat Kitchen
Bobby Flay – Beat Bobby Flay
Nick Cannon – Americas Got Talent
Mark L. Walberg – Antiques Roadshow
Ted Allen – Chopped

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Comedy Central — The Colbert Report

Variety Talk Series
Colbert Report
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Late Show with David Letterman
Jimmy Kimmel Live

Alternates
Real Time with Bill Maher
Conan
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Late Late Show with James Corden
Watch What Happens Live
The Nightly Show
Last Call with Carson Daly
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
@Midnight

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NBC – Saturday Night Live

Variety Sketch Series
Saturday Night Live
Inside Amy Schumer
Portlandia
Key and Peele
Drunk History
Comedy Bang Bang

Alternates
The Soup
Tosh.0
Kroll Show
Grace Helbig Show

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FX – Archer

Animated Program
Archer – Pocket Listing
Bob’s Burgers – Can’t Buy Me Math
Gravity Falls – Not What He Seems
Toy Story That Time Forgot
Phineas and Ferb Star Wars

Alternates
South Park – Freemium Isn’t Free
Star Wars Rebels – Fire Across the Galaxy
Regular Show: Brilliant Century Duck Crisis Special
Over the Garden Wall
The Simpsons – Treehouse of Horror XXV
BoJack Horseman – Downer Ending

Dark Horses
How Murray Saved Christmas
Mixel Moon Madness
Sofia the First: The Curse of Princess Ivy
Brickleberry – Global Warming
American Dad!  – Dreaming of a White Porsche
China, IL – Charlize
Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas

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HBO — Game of Thrones

Directing – Drama Series
Miguel Sapochnik – Game of Thrones – Hardhome
David Nutter – Game of Thrones – Mother’s Mercy
Matthew Weiner – Mad Men – Person To Person
Minkie Spiro – Downton Abbey – Episode 9
Robin Wright – House of Cards – Chapter 35
Tim Van Patten – Boardwalk Empire – Eldorado

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FX — Louie

Directing – Comedy Series
Louis C.K. – Louie – Sleepover
Steven Levitan – Modern Family – Connection Lost
Jill Soloway – Transparent – Best New Girl
Alec Berg – Silicon Valley – Two Days Of The Condor
Armanda Iannucci – Veep – Testimony
Christopher Miller – The Last Man on Earth – Alive in Tuscon (Pilot)

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HBO — Olive Kitteridge

Directing – Limited Series, TV Movie, or Dramatic Special
Lisa Cholodenko – Olive Kitteridge
John Ridley – American Crime – Episode 1
Dee Rees – Bessie
Hugo Blick – The Honorable Woman
Peter Kosminsky – Wolf Hall
Tom Shankland – The Missing

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AMC — Mad Men

Writing – Drama Series
Mad Men – Person To Person
Game of Thrones – Mother’s Mercy
House of Cards – Chapter 35
Downton Abbey – Episode 8
Better Call Saul – Five-O
Masters of Sex – Fight

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FX — Louie

Writing – Comedy Series
Louie – Bobby’s House
Modern Family – Connection Lost
Transparent – Pilot
Silicon Valley – Two Days Of The Condor
Veep – Election Night
Parks and Recreation – One Last Ride

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HBO — Olive Kitteridge

Writing – Limited Series, TV Movie, or Dramatic Special
Olive Kitteridge
The Honorable Woman
American Crime – Episode One
The Missing
Agatha Christies Poirot: Curtain, Poirot’s Last Case
Wolf Hall

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