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Emmy prediction smackdown: Experts forecast who'll win

August 26, 2010 |  1:39 pm

Here's a roundup of Emmy Award predictions from the best pundits on the planet: Mike Ausiello (Entertainment Weekly), Kristin dos Santos (E! Online), Maggie Furlong (AOL TV Squad), Joseph Kapsch (Zap2It), Steve Pond (The Odds, The Wrap), Matt Roush (TV Guide) plus the Gold Derby/The Envelope team of Chris "Boomer" Beachum, Rob Licuria and me. Read category-per-category analysis here.

Emmy Awards predictions news

COMEDY SERIES
"Curb Your Enthusiasm"
"Glee" — Dos Santos
"Modern Family" — Ausiello, Beachum, Furlong, Kapsch, Licuria, O'Neil, Pond, Roush
"Nurse Jackie"
"The Office"
"30 Rock"

COMEDY ACTOR
Jim Parsons ("The Big Bang Theory") — Ausiello, Beachum, Dos Santos, Furlong, Pond, Roush
Larry David ("Curb Your Enthusiasm")
Matthew Morrison ("Glee")
Tony Shalhoub ("Monk") — Kapsch, Licuria, O'Neil
Steve Carell ("The Office")
Alec Baldwin ("30 Rock")

COMEDY ACTRESS
Lea Michele ("Glee") — Dos Santos
Julia Louis-Dreyfus ("The New Adventures of Old Christine")
Edie Falco ("Nurse Jackie") — Ausiello, Beachum, Kapsch, Licuria, O'Neil, Pond, Roush
Amy Poehler ("Parks and Recreation")
Tina Fey ("30 Rock")
Toni Collette ("United States of Tara") — Furlong

SUPPORTING COMEDY ACTOR
Chris Colfer ("Glee") — Kapsch, O'Neil
Neil Patrick Harris ("How I Met Your Mother")
Jesse Tyler Ferguson ("Modern Family")
Eric Stonestreet ("Modern Family") — Beachum, Dos Santos, Licuria, Pond
Ty Burrell ("Modern Family") — Ausiello, Furlong, Roush
Jon Cryer ("Two and a Half Men")

SUPPORTING COMEDY ACTRESS
Jane Lynch ("Glee") — Ausiello, Beachum, Dos Santos, Furlong, Kapsch, Licuria, O'Neil, Pond, Roush
Julie Bowen ("Modern Family")
Sofia Vergara ("Modern Family")
Kristen Wiig ("Saturday Night Live")
Jane Krakowski ("30 Rock")
Holland Taylor ("Two and a Half Men")

DRAMA SERIES
"Breaking Bad" — Dos Santos
"Dexter"
"The Good Wife"
"Lost" — Furlong
"Mad Men" — Ausiello, Beachum, Kapsch, Licuria, O'Neil, Pond, Roush
"True Blood"

DRAMA ACTOR
Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad") — Ausiello, Furlong
Michael C. Hall ("Dexter") — Beachum, Kapsch, Licuria, O'Neil, Pond, Roush
Kyle Chandler ("Friday Night Lights") — Dos Santos
Hugh Laurie ("House")
Matthew Fox ("Lost")
Jon Hamm ("Mad Men")

DRAMA ACTRESS
Kyra Sedgwick ("The Closer")
Glenn Close ("Damages")
Connie Britton ("Friday Night Lights")
Julianna Margulies ("The Good Wife") — Ausiello, Beachum, Dos Santos, Furlong, Kapsch, Licuria, O'Neil, Pond, Roush
Mariska Hargitay ("Law & Order: Special Victims Unit")
January Jones ("Mad Men")

SUPPORTING DRAMA ACTOR
Aaron Paul ("Breaking Bad") — Ausiello, Roush
Martin Short ("Damages")
Terry O'Quinn ("Lost") — Beachum, Kapsch, Licuria, O'Neil, Pond
Michael Emerson ("Lost") — Dos Santos, Furlong
John Slattery ("Mad Men")
Andre Braugher ("Men of a Certain Age")

SUPPORTING DRAMA ACTRESS
Sharon Gless ("Burn Notice")
Rose Byrne ("Damages")
Archie Panjabi ("The Good Wife")
Christine Baranski ("The Good Wife") — Beachum, Pond
Christina Hendricks ("Mad Men") — Ausiello, Dos Santos, Kapsch, Licuria, O'Neil, Roush
Elisabeth Moss ("Mad Men") — Furlong

TV MOVIES
"Endgame"
"Georgia O'Keeffe"
"Moonshot"
"The Special Relationship"
"Temple Grandin" — Ausiello, Beachum, Dos Santos, Furlong, Licuria, O'Neil, Pond, Roush
"You Don't Know Jack" — Kapsch

MINISERIES
"The Pacific" — Ausiello, Beachum, Dos Santos, Furlong, Kapsch, Licuria, O'Neil, Pond, Roush
"Return to Cranford"

LEAD ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Maggie Smith ("Capturing Mary")
Joan Allen ("Georgia O'Keeffe") — Furlong
Judi Dench ("Return to Cranford") — Dos Santos, Kapsch
Hope Davis ("The Special Relationship")
Claire Danes ("Temple Grandin") — Ausiello, Beachum, Licuria, O'Neil, Pond, Roush

LEAD ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Jeff Bridges ("A Dog Year") — Furlong
Ian McKellen ("The Prisoner") — Dos Santos
Michael Sheen ("The Special Relationship")
Dennis Quaid ("The Special Relationship")
Al Pacino ("You Don't Know Jack") — Ausiello, Beachum, Kapsch, Licuria, O'Neil, Pond, Roush

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Kathy Bates ("Alice") — Ausiello
Julia Ormond ("Temple Grandin") — Dos Santos
Catherine O'Hara ("Temple Grandin")
Brenda Vaccaro ("You Don't Know Jack")
Susan Sarandon ("You Don't Know Jack") — Beachum, Furlong, Kapsch, Licuria, O'Neil, Pond, Roush

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Michael Gambon ("Emma")
Patrick Stewart ("Hamlet") — Beachum, Dos Santos, Kapsch, Licuria, O'Neil, Pond
Jonathan Pryce ("Return To Cranford") — Roush
David Strathairn ("Temple Grandin") — Ausiello, Furlong
John Goodman ("You Don't Know Jack")

VARIETY, MUSIC, OR COMEDY SERIES
"The Colbert Report" — Pond
"The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" — Dos Santos, Furlong, Licuria, Roush
"Real Time With Bill Maher"
"Saturday Night Live" — Beachum
"The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien" — Ausiello, Kapsch, O'Neil

REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM
"The Amazing Race" — Ausiello, Beachum, Dos Santos, Licuria, Pond, Roush
"American Idol" — Kapsch, O'Neil
"Dancing With the Stars"
"Project Runway"
"Top Chef" — Furlong

Photos: Michael C. Hall in "Dexter" (Showtime), Bryan Cranston in "Breaking Bad" (AMC) and Kyle Chandler in "Friday Night Lights" (NBC/ DirecTV)

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