66th Primetime Emmy Nominees Announcement
66th Primetime Emmy Nominees Announcement Reuters

As television shows keep raising the bar every year, we’re thinking it must be extremely hard to choose one actor or one show out of all of the amazing nominees. The good thing is, this heavy duty chore is left to the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, while we still get to watch as many of them as each day will allow us. The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony will be hosted by funny man Seth Meyers, on Aug. 25 at the NOKIA Theatre in LA. So far, it looks like it will be full of surprises!

With a mix of newly added old-time favorites and some newbies in each category, it’s hard to tell who will take home most of the statuettes. The same questions always arise: Are they awarding new shows to promote them? Are the same ones always winning because they have better publicists? Are they giving out last-chance Emmys? Who knows? This is why I made a list of predictions and potential snubs. Now we can all sit back, enjoy the show and say, “I told you so” every time we feel like it.

DRAMA SERIES: “Breaking Bad,” “Downton Abbey,” “Game of Thrones,” “House of Cards,” “Mad Men,” “True Detective.”

Prediction: “Breaking Bad,” AMC

Should win: “Breaking Bad,” AMC

COMEDY SERIES: “The Big Bang Theory,” “Louie,” “Modern Family,” “Orange Is The New Black,” “Silicon Valley,” “Veep.”

Prediction: “Orange Is the New Black,” Netflix

Should win: “Veep,” HBO

ACTOR DRAMA SERIES: Bryan Cranston, Jeff Daniels, Jon Hamm, Woody Harrelson, Matthew McConaughey, Kevin Spacey.

Prediction: Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad” (AMC)

Should win: Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad” (AMC)

ACTRESS DRAMA SERIES: Lizzy Caplan, Claire Danes, Michelle Dockery, Julianna Margulies, Kerry Washington.

Prediction: Robin Wright, "House of Cards" (Netflix)

Should win: Robin Wright, House of Cards (Netflix)

ACTOR COMEDY SERIES: Louis C.K., Don Cheadle, House of Lies, Ricky Gervais, Matt LeBlanc, William H. Macy, Jim Parsons.

Prediction: Louis C.K., “Louie” (FX)

Should win: Louis C.K.,“Louie” (FX)

ACTRESS COMEDY SERIES: Lena Dunham, Edie Falco, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Melissa McCarthy, Amy Poehler, Taylor Schilling.

Prediction: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep” (HBO)

Should win: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep” (HBO)

SUPPORTING ACTOR DRAMA SERIES: Aaron Paul, Jim Carter, Peter Dinklage, Mandy Patinkin, Jon Voight, Josh Charles.

Prediction: Aaron Paul, “Breaking Bad” (AMC)

Should win: Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones” (HBO)

SUPPORTING ACTRESS DRAMA SERIES: Anna Gunn, Maggie Smith, Joanne Froggatt, Lena Headey, Christina Hendricks, Christine Baranski.

Prediction: Anna Gunn, "Breaking Bad" (AMC)

Should win: Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey” (PBS)

SUPPORTING ACTOR COMEDY SERIES: Andre Braugher, Adam Driver, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Fred Armisen, Tony Hale.

Prediction: Tony Hale, "Veep" (HBO)

Should win: Tony Hale, "Veep" (HBO)

SUPPORTING ACTRESS COMEDY SERIES: Julie Bowen, Allison Janney, Kate Mulgrew, Kate McKinnon, Mayim Bialik, Anna Chlumsky.

Prediction: Kate Mulgrew, "Orange Is the New Black" (Netflix)

Should win: Kate Mulgrew, "Orange Is the New Black" (Netflix)

ACTOR MINISERIES OR MOVIE: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Idris Elba, Martin Freeman, Mark Ruffalo, Billy Bob Thornton.

Prediction: Mark Ruffalo, "The Normal Heart" (HBO)

Should win: Mark Ruffalo, "The Normal Heart" (HBO)

ACTRESS MINISERIES OR MOVIE: Helena Bonham Carter, Minnie Driver, Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Cicely Tyson, Kristen Wiig.

Prediction: Jessica Lange, "American Horror Story: Cove" (FX)

Should win: Helena Bonham Carter, "Burton and Taylor" (BBC America)

VARIETY SHOW: "The Colbert Report," "The Daily Show," "Jimmy Kimmel Live!," "Saturday Night Live," "Real Time With Bill Maher," "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon."

Prediction: "The Colbert Report," Comedy Central

Should win: "The Colbert Report," Comedy Central

REALITY COMPETITION: "The Amazing Race," "Dancing With the Stars," "Project Runway," "So You Think You Can Dance," "Top Chef," "The Voice."

Prediction: "The Voice," NBC

Should win: "Top Chef," Bravo

REALITY HOST: Betty White, Tom Bergeron, Jane Lynch, Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, Cat Deeley, Anthony Bourdain.

Prediction: Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, "Project Runway" (Lifetime)

Should win: Anthony Bourdain, "The Taste" (ABC)

MINISERIES: "American Horror Story: Coven," "Fargom," "Luther, Bonnie & Clyde," "Treme," "The White Queen."

Prediction: "American Horror Story: Coven," FX

Should win: "Fargo," FX

MOVIE: Killing Kennedy, Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight, The Normal Heart, Sherlock: His Last Vow, Trip to Bountiful.

Prediction: "The Normal Heart," HBO

Should win: "The Normal Heart," HBO

GUEST ACTOR DRAMA SERIES: Paul Giamatti, Reg E. Cathey, Robert Morse, Beau Bridges, Joe Morton, Dylan Baker.

Prediction: Joe Morton, "Scandal"

Should win: Reg E. Cathey, "House of Cards" (Netflix)

GUEST ACTRESS DRAMA SERIES: Dianna Rigg, Kate Mara, Allison Janney, Kate Burton, Margo Martindale, Jane Fonda.

Prediction: Margo Martindale, "The Americans"

Should win: Jane Fonda, "The Newsroom" (HBO)

GUEST ACTOR COMEDY SERIES: Nathan Lane, Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Fallon, Louis C.K., Bob Newhart, Gary Cole.

Prediction: Louis C.K., "SNL" (NBC)

Should win: Gary Cole, "Veep" (HBO)

GUEST ACTRESS DRAMA SERIES: Uzo Aduba, Laverne Cox, Natasha Lyonne, Tina Fey, Melissa McCarthy, Joan Cusack.

Prediction: Uzo Aduba, "Orange Is the New Black" (Netflix)

Should win: Uzo Aduba, "Orange Is the New Black" (Netflix)

ANIMATED PROGRAM: "Archer," "Bob's Burgers," "Futurama," "South ParK," "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Manhattan Project."

Prediction: "Archer," FX

Should win: "Archer," FX

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