Expert Predictions for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards: “Orange Is the New Black” and “Breaking Bad” Lead the Race

By Monica Antonio | 3 years ago
Expert Predictions for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards: “Orange Is the New Black” and “Breaking Bad” Lead the Race
Bryan Cranston speaking at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con International, San Diego, California, 2012.

The race to the Emmys has finally begun! According to Bustle, nomination ballots for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards have been sent out to the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS) on Monday, July 14, 2014, for voting. With only more than just a month before the award’s night, the internet has been buzzing with prediction for the 2014 winners. Here are some of the experts’ predictions via GoldDerby.

Among the six nominees for the Best Comedy Series, “Orange Is the New Black” seems to play the upper hand, with five expert predictions out of 12. The Netflix comedy-drama created by Jenji Kohan outnumbered Emmy veteran “Modern Family” and “Veep,” which come second and third accordingly.

It’s a battle between Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep”) and Taylor Schilling (“Orange Is the New Black”) for the Best Actress (Comedy). While Jim Parsons (“The Big Bang Theory”), William H. Macy (“Shameless”) and Ricky Gervais (“Derek”) vie for the Best Actor (Comedy) award.

In the drama category, “Breaking Bad” garners a landslide prediction with 11 out of 12 expert votes. Nine-time Primetime Emmy winner Julianna Marguiles (“The Good Wife”) and two-time Primetime Emmy winner Robin Wright (“House of Cards”) battle head-to-head for the Best Actress award.

Matthew McConaughey seemed to have impressed a lot of experts with his performance as Detective Rustin Spencer in “True Detective,” garnering most of the expert predictions for the Best Actor award. Bryan Craston, a.k.a Walter White, comes second for “Breaking Bad.”

According to The Wire, the Emmys has changed their roster of nominees, specifically in the comedy category, where new shows, such as “Orange Is the New Black” and “Silicon Valley,” join old-timers, “The Big Bang Theory” and “Modern Family.” However, “Girls,” who has been nominated for two years now, did not elicit a lot of nods from the award-giving body.

For the drama category, “Game of Thrones” took the lead with 19 nominations, followed by “Fargo” with 18. The Emmys also held on to old favorites such as “Downton Abbey” and “Mad Men.”

Do you agree with the predictions? Watch out for the live telecast of The Emmys on Aug. 15, 2014 via NBC. It will be hosted by Seth Meyers.

There you have for the experts’ predictions for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards. Check Movie News Guide (MNG) regularly for more updates about your favorite celebrities, upcoming movies and TV shows.

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