We've already called the lead acting Emmy races here. Need your supporting acting winners? They're over here. Now it's time to wrap things up and predict the Emmys for drama and comedy series. Tune in Sunday (the show starts at 5 p.m. PDT) to see how we did.
Odds: 2-1. The season under consideration was excellent. The current series-ending season — airing while ballots were out — has been phenomenal. And it has never won this Emmy, even though its actors have been amply rewarded. All signs point to a victory. (But then, they kind of did last year too, so we're not getting too cocky.)
Odds: 7-2. Though a few critics carped about some outlandish plot points in the show's second season, "Homeland" also produced some of the most heart-stopping moments on TV this year. It won last year and could easily wind up repeating.
"House of Cards"
Odds 6-1. The Netflix buzz might make it a spoiler here, even though, in terms of quality, it's the lesser entry.
"Game of Thrones"
Odds: 10-1. If the television academy's fanboys (and girls) were ever going to stage a palace coup, this would be the year. There's no debating its worthiness.
Odds: 20-1. The lack of writing nominations is telling. "Mad Men" show runner Matthew Weiner will need to regroup for the series' final, two-part run.
Odds: 25-1. It has its ardent admirers, but not enough to win this competitive category.
Odds: 2-1. It has already won for each of its first three seasons. Certainly, the novelty is gone and, arguably, the quality has dipped. But it still has the broadest appeal of the nominees, making it likely to win yet again.
Odds: 3-1. It's the critics' choice, and you could certainly make a case for Louis C.K. being the man of the moment in comedy. Do enough voters share that comic sensibility? We'll soon find out.
"The Big Bang Theory"
Odds: 7-1. If voters wanted to reward another broadcast network comedy, this hugely popular CBS sitcom would be a nice fit.
Odds: 10-1. It really found its footing in its second season, making Julia Louis-Dreyfus' vice president more than a punching bag. Doesn't have "Louie's" buzz, though.
Odds: 12-1. "30 Rock" delivered a near-perfect, 13-episode final season. But a reward, though welcome, is unlikely as it seems past its Emmy-winning prime.
Odds: 25-1. Great enough to be nominated, but probably too divisive to win.
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