house-of-cards-season-2-trailer-kevin-spaceyEmmys: 2015 Emmy Predictions – Year in Advance

Monday night was full of surprises. In the end, “Breaking Bad” swept the dramatic categories, and “Modern Family” swept the comedic categories.

“Breaking Bad” and several other shows will not be making such an impact next year. Shows like “House of Cards” and “Game of Thrones” should be able to fight off the rest in the dramatic categories, and “Modern Family” will have to stay consistent, and not be intimidated by the several new fall comedies coming out this year.

So here’s a quick look at the main categories: series, lead/supporting acting. Keep refreshing our Emmys page for more future updates and to see more contenders per category.

Predictions are listed below alphabetically, check the pages for rankings, click on the category link to get there.

Best Television Series – Drama
Boardwalk Empire
Game of Thrones
House of Cards
Mad Men
Masters of Sex

Best Television Series – Comedy
The Big Bang Theory
Modern Family
Orange is the New Black
Silicon Valley

Best Lead Actor – Drama
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
Michael Sheen, Masters of Sex
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
James Spader, The Blacklist

Best Lead Actress – Drama
Lizzy Caplan, Masters of Sex
Claire Danes, Homeland
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
Kerry Washington, Scandal
Robin Wright, House of Cards

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

Best Lead Actress – Comedy
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
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
John Slattery, Mad Men
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan
Jeffrey Wright, Boardwalk Empire

Best Supporting Actress – Drama
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men
January Jones, Mad Men
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

Best Supporting Actor – Comedy
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
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