Experts’ Emmy Favorites, From Rami Malek to ‘Game of Thrones’ (Photos)

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Experts’ Emmy Favorites, From Rami Malek to ‘Game of Thrones’ (Photos)

Best Actor, Drama: Rami Malek, “Mr. Robot

In a field of mostly newbies, Critics Choice’ winner Rami Malek is the favorite to take the Emmy now that perennial nominee Jon Hamm is out of the running.

Best Actress, Drama: Robin Wright, “House of Cards”

While she has stiff competition from “How to Get Away With Murder’s” Viola Davis, Robin Wright is the favorite to take home Best Actress after a tour-de-force season on “House of Cards.”

Best Supporting Actress, Drama: Lena Headey, “Game of Thrones”

With three “Game of Thrones” ladies in the category, Headey has the best chance to take home her first Emmy.

Best Drama: “Game of Thrones”

It’s already the most awarded show in Emmy history following a strong showing at the Creative Arts Emmys, and that momentum should carry “Game of Thrones” to its second consecutive Best Drama win.

Best Supporting Actor, Drama: Kit Harington, “Game of Thrones”

Peter Dinklage has dominated this category in the past, but this past season was all about Jon Snow, so it’s probably Harington’s turn to take home an Emmy – with his first nomination – for “Game of Thrones.”

Best Comedy: “Veep”

“Veep” not only survived show creator and original showrunner Aarmondo Iannucci leaving after Season 4, it thrived, more biting and witty than ever. The Emmy voting body will likely reward it for the second year in a row.

Best Actress, Comedy: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”

“Veep” has been better than ever lately, and so has Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who’s a pretty sure thing to win her sixth Best Actress, Comedy statue.

Best Limited Series: “The People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story”

There’s no contest here, “People v OJ” is expected to sweep its categories, including the big one, for Best Limited Series.

Best Actress, Movie/Limited Series: Sarah Paulson, “The People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story”

Sarah Paulson finally winning her first Emmy after five worthy nominations, for what may be her best performance yet, is an undeniable storyline.

Best Actor, Movie/Limited Series: Courtney B. Vance, “The People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story”

Best Supporting Actress, Comedy: Allison Janney, “Mom”

CBS comedies are Emmy gold, especially when it comes to trophies for its actors, and Allison Janney has all the momentum and good will to win it for the third year in a row.

Best Supporting Actor, Movie/Limited Series: Sterling K. Brown, “The People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story”

Brown’s uncanny turn as prosecutor Chris Darden will make it a clean sweep for “People v OJ Simpson” in all its major categories.

Best Supporting Actress, Movie/Limited Series: Jean Smart, “Fargo”

While “People v OJ Simpson” is going home with the lion’s share of the Limited Series categories, the just as worthy “Fargo” should score at least one win, for the very deserving Jean Smart.

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