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Emmy Preview: BroadwayWorld Staff and Fans Predict Emmy Winners!

Emmy Preview: BroadwayWorld Staff and Fans Predict Emmy Winners!

The 66th Annual Emmy Awards will come to you from the Nokia Theater at L.A. Live in Los Angeles on NBC on Monday, August 25th live at 8:00pm. All week, and up until the broadcast, BWW has been spotlighting the Emmy-nominated performances of some of the theatre's biggest stars. If you want to follow along and interact with all of BroadwayWorld's Emmy coverage, check out #BWWEmmys on Twitter or visit our BWW Emmy Coverage Home.

To handicap some of the most compelling races, I have assembled the predictions of some of BroadwayWorld's most passionate TV watchers. We will see the picks of BWW Founder Rob Diamond, TV Editor Caryn Robbins, and the collective results from our 35 writers who will be recapping shows on BWW TV this fall. We also asked our friends on Facebook (go ahead and "Like" us here) and followers on Twitter (you just "Liked" us, you might as well "Follow" us too, so click here) whom they thought would win in each category. Finally, I made my picks for whom I believe will win, and whom I want to win; sometimes that selection is because I think they gave the best performance of the season, and sometimes that was simply because I like them.

Take a look at all of our picks, and whether we got it just right, or completely wrong, let us know in the comments below. If you take particular exception with any of my picks, feel free to discuss them with me on Twitter @BWWMatt. I will also be live recapping the Emmy Awards on Monday night, so you will want to keep one eye on your TV, and the other on BWW TV!


Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama SeriesEmmy Preview: BroadwayWorld Staff and Fans Predict Emmy Winners!
Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley on "Downton Abbey"
Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison "Homeland"
Robin Wright as Claire Underwood on "House of Cards"
Lizzy Caplan as Virginia Johnson on "Masters Of Sex"
Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope on "Scandal"
Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick on "The Good Wife"

Rob Diamond (BWW Editor-in-Chief & CEO): Robin Wright as Claire Underwood on "House of Cards"
Caryn Robbins (BWW TV Editor-in-Chief): Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley on "Downton Abbey"
Matt Tamanini (BWW Chief TV Critic):
Who Will Win:
Robin Wright as Claire Underwood on "House of Cards"
Who I Want to Win: I want Tatiana Maslany to win for "Orphan Black," but she didn't get nominated, so I would like to see Kerry Washington win for "Scandal"
BWW TV Recappers: Robin Wright as Claire Underwood on "House of Cards"
BWW Facebook & Twitter Followers: Robin Wright as Claire Underwood on "House of Cards"


Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama SeriesEmmy Preview: BroadwayWorld Staff and Fans Predict Emmy Winners!
Bryan Cranston as Walter White on "Breaking Bad"
Kevin Spacey as Francis Underwood on "House of Cards"
Jon Hamm as Don Draper on "Mad Men"
Jeff Daniels as Will McAvoy on "The Newsroom"
Woody Harrelson as Martin Hart on "True Detective"
Matthew McConaughey as Rust Cohle on "True Detective"

Rob Diamond (BWW Editor-in-Chief & CEO): Bryan Cranston as Walter White on "Breaking Bad"
Caryn Robbins (BWW TV Editor-in-Chief): Bryan Cranston as Walter White on "Breaking Bad"
Matt Tamanini (BWW Chief TV Critic):
Who Will Win:
Matthew McConaughey as Rust Cohle on "True Detective"
Who I Want to Win: Matthew McConaughey as Rust Cohle on "True Detective"
BWW TV Recappers: Bryan Cranston as Walter White on "Breaking Bad"
BWW Facebook & Twitter Followers: Bryan Cranston as Walter White on "Breaking Bad"


Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series Emmy Preview: BroadwayWorld Staff and Fans Predict Emmy Winners!
Anna Gunn as Skyler White on "Breaking Bad"
Maggie Smith as Dowager Countess of Grantham/ Violet on "Downton Abbey"
Joanne Froggatt as Anna Bates on "Downton Abbey"
Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister on "Game Of Thrones"
Christina Hendricks as Joan Harris on "Mad Men"
Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart on "The Good Wife"

Rob Diamond (BWW Editor-in-Chief & CEO): Anna Gunn as Skyler White on "Breaking Bad"
Caryn Robbins (BWW TV Editor-in-Chief): Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister on "Game Of Thrones"
Matt Tamanini (BWW Chief TV Critic):
Who Will Win:
Anna Gunn as Skyler White on "Breaking Bad"
Who I Want to Win: Anna Gunn as Skyler White on "Breaking Bad"
BWW TV Recappers: TIE: Anna Gunn as Skyler White on "Breaking Bad" and Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister on "Game Of Thrones"
BWW Facebook & Twitter Followers: Anna Gunn as Skyler White on "Breaking Bad"


Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama SeriesEmmy Preview: BroadwayWorld Staff and Fans Predict Emmy Winners!
Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman on "Breaking Bad"
Jim Carter as Mr. Carson on "Downton Abbey"
Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister on "Game Of Thrones"
Mandy Patinkin as Saul Berenson on "Homeland"
Jon Voight as Mickey Donovan on "Ray Donovan"
Josh Charles as Will Gardner on "The Good Wife"

Rob Diamond (BWW Editor-in-Chief & CEO): Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman on "Breaking Bad"
Caryn Robbins (BWW TV Editor-in-Chief): Jim Carter as Mr. Carson on "Downton Abbey"
Matt Tamanini (BWW Chief TV Critic):
Who Will Win:
Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister on "Game Of Thrones"
Who I Want to Win: Josh Charles as Will Gardner on "The Good Wife"
BWW TV Recappers: Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister on "Game Of Thrones"
BWW Facebook & Twitter Followers: Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman on "Breaking Bad"


Outstanding Drama SeriesEmmy Preview: BroadwayWorld Staff and Fans Predict Emmy Winners!
"Breaking Bad" on AMC
"Downton Abbey" on PBS
"Game Of Thrones" on HBO
"House of Cards" on Netflix
"Mad Men" on AMC
"True Detective" on HBO

Rob Diamond (BWW Editor-in-Chief & CEO): "Breaking Bad" on AMC
Caryn Robbins (BWW TV Editor-in-Chief): "Breaking Bad" on AMC
Matt Tamanini (BWW Chief TV Critic):
What Will Win:
"Breaking Bad" on AMC
What I Want to Win: "True Detective" on HBO
BWW TV Recappers: "Breaking Bad"
BWW Facebook & Twitter Followers: "Game Of Thrones" on HBO


Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy SeriesEmmy Preview: BroadwayWorld Staff and Fans Predict Emmy Winners!
Lena Dunham as Hannah Horvath on "Girls"
Melissa McCarthy as Molly Flynn on "Mike & Molly"
Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton on "Nurse Jackie"
Taylor Schilling as Piper Chapman on "Orange Is The New Black"
Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope on "Parks And Recreation"
Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Vice President Selina Meyer on "Veep"

Rob Diamond (BWW Editor-in-Chief & CEO): Taylor Schilling as Piper Chapman on "Orange Is The New Black"
Caryn Robbins (BWW TV Editor-in-Chief): Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Vice President Selina Meyer on "Veep"
Matt Tamanini (BWW Chief TV Critic):
Who Will Win:
Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Vice President Selina Meyer on "Veep"
Who I Want to Win: Taylor Schilling as Piper Chapman on "Orange Is The New Black"
BWW TV Recappers: Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Vice President Selina Meyer on "Veep"
BWW Facebook & Twitter Followers: Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope on "Parks And Recreation"


Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy SeriesEmmy Preview: BroadwayWorld Staff and Fans Predict Emmy Winners!
Ricky Gervais as Derek on "Derek"
Matt LeBlanc as Matt LeBlanc on "Episodes"
Don Cheadle as Marty Kaan on "House Of Lies"
Louis C.K. as Louie on "Louie"
William H. Macy as Frank Gallagher on "Shameless"
Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper on "The Big Bang Theory"

Rob Diamond (BWW Editor-in-Chief & CEO): Matt LeBlanc as Matt LeBlanc on "Episodes"
Caryn Robbins (BWW TV Editor-in-Chief): Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper on "The Big Bang Theory"
Matt Tamanini (BWW Chief TV Critic):
Who Will Win:
Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper on "The Big Bang Theory"
Who I Want to Win: William H. Macy as Frank Gallagher on "Shameless"
BWW TV Recappers: Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper on "The Big Bang Theory"
BWW Facebook & Twitter Followers: Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper on "The Big Bang Theory"

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Matt Tamanini Matt is BroadwayWorld's Chief TV and Film critic. He also writes across other BWW sites, including BWW Orlando, and serves as BWW's Database Manager. He received a BA in Journalism/Communications from The Ohio State University and has worked in sports broadcasting, media relations, and journalism. He also has directed and/or produced over 30 plays and musicals, and is currently writing two plays of his own. You can connect with Matt through Twitter: @BWWMatt.



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