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My fearless, 100% accurate Emmy nominations predictions

July 6, 2010 | 11:35 am
Emmy Awards 12

Here's who I predict will score bids when Emmy Awards nominations are unveiled Thursday morning:

BEST DRAMA SERIES
"Breaking Bad"
"Damages"
"Dexter"
"Mad Men"
"The Good Wife"
"Lost"

ALTERNATES: "Big Love," "Friday Night Lights," "House M.D.," "Sons of Anarchy," "Treme"


BEST COMEDY SERIES
"The Big Bang Theory"
"Curb Your Enthusiasm"
"Family Guy"
"Glee"
"Modern Family"
"30 Rock"

ALTERNATES: "Community," "How I Met Your Mother," "Entourage," "Nurse Jackie," "The Office," "Parks and Recreation," "Weeds"


BEST DRAMA ACTOR
Simon Baker ("The Mentalist")
Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad")
Michael C. Hall ("Dexter")
Jon Hamm ("Mad Men")
Hugh Laurie ("House")
Timothy Olyphant ("Justified")

ALTERNATES: Matt Bomer ("White Collar"), Kyle Chandler ("Friday Night Lights"), Matthew Fox ("Lost"), Peter Krause ("Parenthood"), Denis Leary ("Rescue Me"), Bill Paxton ("Big Love"), Wendell Pierce ("Treme"), Kiefer Sutherland ("24")


BEST DRAMA ACTRESS
Glenn Close ("Damages")
Mariska Hargitay ("Law & Order: SVU")
January Jones ("Mad Men")
Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife")
Katey Sagal ("Sons of Anarchy")
Kyra Sedgwick ("The Closer")

ALTERNATES: Sally Field ("Brothers and Sisters"), Anna Gunn ("Breaking Bad"), Holly Hunter ("Saving Grace"), Melissa Leo ("Treme"), Anna Paquin ("True Blood")


BEST COMEDY ACTOR
Steve Carell ("The Office")
Alec Baldwin ("30 Rock")
Larry David ("Curb Your Enthusiasm")
Matthew Morrison ("Glee")
Jim Parsons ("The Big Bang Theory")
Tony Shalhoub ("Monk")

ALTERNATES: David Duchovny ("Californication"), Joel McHale ("Community"), Thomas Jane ("Hung"), Charlie Sheen ("Two and a Half Men")

BEST COMEDY ACTRESS
Toni Collette ("United States of Tara")
Edie Falco ("Nurse Jackie")
Tina Fey ("30 Rock")
Lea Michele ("Glee")
Mary-Louise Parker ("Weeds")
Amy Poehler ("Parks and Recreation")

ALTERNATES: Courteney Cox-Arquette ("Cougar Town"), Patricia Heaton ("The Middle"), Felicity Huffman ("Desperate Housewives"), Julia Louis-Dreyfus ("New Adventures of Old Christine"), Sarah Silverman ("The Sarah Silverman Program"), Tracey Ullman ("State of the Union")


BEST SUPPORTING COMEDY ACTOR
Ty Burrell ("Modern Family")
Jon Cryer ("Two and a Half Men")
Neil Patrick Harris ("How I Met Your Mother")
Tracy Morgan ("30 Rock")
Eric Stonestreet ("Modern Family")
Ed O'Neill ("Modern Family")

ALTERNATES: Chris Colfer ("Glee"), Nick Offerman ("Parks & Recreation"), Jeremy Piven ("Entourage"), Rainn Wilson ("The Office")


BEST SUPPORTING COMEDY ACTRESS
Julie Bowen ("Modern Family")
Jane Krakowski ("30 Rock")
Jane Lynch ("Glee")
Sofia Vergara ("Modern Family")
Kristen Wiig ("Saturday Night Live")
Vanessa Williams ("Ugly Betty")

ALTERNATES: Jane Adams ("Hung"), Rosemarie DeWitt ("United States of Tara"), Jenna Fischer ("The Office"), Cheryl Hines ("Curb Your Enthusiasm"), Elizabeth Perkins ("Weeds"), Merritt Wever ("Nurse Jackie")


BEST SUPPORTING DRAMA ACTOR
Michael Emerson ("Lost")
John Goodman ("Treme")
Terry O'Quinn ("Lost")
Aaron Paul ("Breaking Bad")
Martin Short ("Damages")
John Slattery ("Mad Men")

ALTERNATES: Vincent Kartheiser ("Mad Men"), Chris Noth ("The Good Wife"), Dean Norris ("Breaking Bad"), Campbell Scott ("Damages"), Andre Braugher ("Men of a Certain Age")


BEST SUPPORTING DRAMA ACTRESS
Christine Baranski ("The Good Wife")
Rose Byrne ("Damages")
Elisabeth Moss ("Mad Men")
Sandra Oh ("Grey's Anatomy")
Chloë Sevigny ("Big Love")
Chandra Wilson ("Grey's Anatomy")

ALTERNATES: Khandi Alexander ("Treme"), Ginnifer Goodwin ("Big Love"), Christina Hendricks ("Mad Men"), S. Epatha Merkerson ("Law & Order"), Monica Potter ("Parenthood")


BEST TV MOVIE
"Georgia O'Keeffe"
"The Special Relationship"
"Temple Grandin"
"When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story"
"You Don't Know Jack"

ALTERNATES: "Amish Grace," "Einstein and Eddington," "Endgame," "Jesse Stone: No Remorse," "A Number," "Who Is Clark Rockefeller?"
 

BEST TV MINISERIES
"The Pacific"
"Return to Cranford"

ALTERNATES: "Alice," "Emma," Occupation," "The Prisoner," "Small Island"


BEST ACTOR IN A TV MOVIE/MINISERIES
Jeff Bridges ("A Dog Year")
Jeremy Irons ("Georgia O'Keeffe")
Dennis Quaid ("The Special Relationship")
Al Pacino ("You Don't Know Jack")
Michael Sheen ("The Special Relationship")

ALTERNATES:
James Badge Dale ("The Pacific"), Chiwetel Ejiofor ("Endgame"), William Hurt ("Endgame"), Ian McKellen ("The Prisoner"), Tom Selleck ("Jesse Stone: No Remorse"), Tom Wilkinson ("A Number")


BEST ACTRESS IN A TV MOVIE/MINISERIES
Joan Allen ("Georgia O'Keeffe")
Claire Danes ("Temple Grandin")
Hope Davis ("The Special Relationship")
Judi Dench ("Return to Cranford")
Maggie Smith ("Capturing Mary")
 
ALTERNATES: Tammy Blanchard ("Amish Grace"), Romola Garai ("Emma"), Winona Ryder ("When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story"), Jill Scott ("Sins of the Mother"), Ruth Wilson ("The Prisoner")


BEST REALITY TV / COMPETITION SHOW
"The Amazing Race"
"American Idol"
"Dancing With the Stars"
"Project Runway"
"Top Chef"

ALTERNATES:
"The Biggest Loser," "Celebrity Apprentice," "Hell's Kitchen," "So You Think You Can Dance," "Survivor"


BEST REALITY TV HOST
Phil Keoghan ("The Amazing Race")
Ryan Seacrest ("American Idol")
Tom Bergeron ("Dancing With the Stars")
Heidi Klum ("Project Runway")
Jeff Probst ("Survivor")

ALTERNATES: Tyra Banks ("America's Next Top Model"), Cat Deeley ("So You Think You Can Dance"), Chris Harrison ("The Bachelor"), Cesar Millan ("The Dog Whisperer"), Padma Lakshmi and Tom Colicchio ("Top Chef"), Mike Rowe ("Dirty Jobs"), William Shatner ("Shatner's Raw Nerve"), Allison Sweeney ("The Biggest Loser")


BEST REALITY PROGRAM
"Antiques Roadshow"
"Dirty Jobs"
"The Dog Whisperer"
"Intervention"
"Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List"

ALTERNATES: "Ace of Cakes," "Addicted," "Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew," "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution," "Mythbusters," "Penn & Teller ...," "Who Do You Think You Are?"


BEST VARIETY SERIES
"The Colbert Report"
"The Daily Show"
"Late Show With David Letterman"
"Saturday Night Live"
"Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien"

ALTERNATES: "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon," "The Mo'Nique Show," "Real Time With Bill Maher," "Tonight Show With Jay Leno," "Tracey Ullman's State of the Union"

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