a9e74436675647ecc79381a1e2d4cba9Emmys: Final Predictions – Emmys 2014

The 66th annual Primetime Emmys will announce their nominations on Thursday July 10th at 8:30am EST and 5:30am PST. You can watch a live stream of the announcement on the Emmys official website here.

Afterwards we will have a little over a month to predict who will win in each category at the most coveted award ceremony for television. The ceremony will be announced on NBC on August 25th at 8pm EST and 5pm PST.

We have made all of our final predictions here, including 10 – 15 alternates in all acting categories (including guest and mini-series/tv movie categories), and also, for the first time including writing and directing predictions for both drama and comedy categories. We put a lot of work into this so be sure to check it out and use it to make your own predictions before Thursday!

Continue reading to see our predicted nominees in each category, we will compare/contrast once the Emmys are announced. We list them in ABC order in each category, but see the rankings by clicking the GREEN category link.

Best Television Series – Drama
Breaking Bad
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife
House of Cards
Masters of Sex
True Detective

Best Television Series – Comedy or Musical
The Big Bang Theory
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Modern Family
Orange is the New Black

Best Lead Actor – Drama
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Woody Harrelson, True Detective
Matthew McConaughey, True Detective
Michael Sheen, Masters of Sex
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Best Lead Actress – Drama
Claire Danes, Homeland
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
Kerry Washington, Scandal
Robin Wright, House of Cards

Best Lead Actor – Comedy or Musical
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Louis CK, Louie
Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Andy Samberg, Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Best Lead Actress – Comedy or Musical
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
Lena Dunham, Girls
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Taylor Schilling, Orange is the New Black

Best Supporting Actor – Drama
Josh Charles, The Good Wife
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Dean Norris, Breaking Bad
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan

Best Supporting Actress – Drama
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men
Michelle Monaghan, True Detective
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

Best Supporting Actor – Comedy or Musical
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Tony Hale, Veep
Ed O’Neill, Modern Family
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

Best Supporting Actress – Comedy or Musical
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Anna Chlumsky, Veep
Allison Janney, Mom
Kate Mulgrew, Orange is the New Black
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

Best Guest Actor – Drama
Beau Bridges, Masters of Sex
Dan Bucatinsky, Scandal
Paul Giamatti, Downton Abbey
Nathan Lane, The Good Wife
Robert Morse, Mad Men
Pedro Pascal, Game of Thrones

Best Guest Actress – Drama
Jane Fonda, The Newsroom
Allison Janney, Masters of Sex
Lisa Kudrow, Scandal
Margo Martindale, The Americans
Carrie Preston, The Good Wife
Diana Rigg, Game of Thrones

Best Guest Actor – Comedy or Musical
Louis CK, Saturday Night Live
Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live
James Earl Jones, The Big Bang Theory
Nathan Lane, Modern Family
Bob Newhart, The Big Bang Theory
Andy Samberg, Saturday Night Live

Best Guest Actress – Comedy or Musical
Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black
Ellen Burstyn, Louie
Joan Cusack, Shameless
Tina Fey, Saturday Night Live
Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live
Octavia Spencer, Mom

Best Directing – Drama
“Felina” – Breaking Bad
“Ozymandias” – Breaking Bad
“The Children” – Game of Thrones
“The Watchers on the Wall” – Game of Thrones
“Who Goes There” – True Detective

Best Directing – Comedy or Musical
“Elevator Part 6” – Louie
“Vegas” – Modern Family
“Can’t Fix Crazy” – Orange is the New Black
“Lesbian Request Denied” – Orange is the New Black
“Fishing” – Veep

Best Writing – Drama
“Felina” – Breaking Bad
“Ozymandias” – Breaking Bad
“Chapter 14” – House of Cards
“Waterloo” – Mad Men
“The Secret Fate Of All Of Life” – True Detective

Best Writing – Comedy or Musical
“Pamela 3” – Louie
“So Did The Fat Lady” – Louie
“Vegas” – Modern Family
“Can’t Fix Crazy” – Orange is the New Black
“Special Relationship” – Veep

Best Mini-Series
American Horror Story: Coven
Dancing on the Edge
The White Queen

Best TV Movie
House of Versace
The Normal Heart
Return to Zero
Sherlock: His Last Vow
The Trip to Bountiful

Best Lead Actor – TV Movie or Mini-Series
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: His Last Vow
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dancing on the Edge
Idris Elba, Luther
Martin Freeman, Fargo
Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart
Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo

Best Lead Actress – TV Movie or Mini-Series
Helena Bonham Carter, Burton and Taylor
Minnie Driver, Return to Zero
Rebecca Ferguson, The White Queen
Gina Gershon, House of Versace
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven
Cicely Tyson, The Trip to Bountiful

Best Supporting Actor – TV Movie or Mini-Series
Matt Bomer, The Normal Heart
Martin Freeman, Sherlock: His Last Vow
John Goodman, Dancing on the Edge
Colin Hanks, Fargo
Alfred Molina, Return to Zero
Jim Parsons, The Normal Heart

Best Supporting Actress – TV Movie or Mini-Series
Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Coven
Jacqueline Bisset, Dancing on the Edge
Ellen Burstyn, Flowers in the Attic
Janet McTeer, The White Queen
Julia Roberts, The Normal Heart
Allison Tohman, Fargo