QMI fearless Emmy predictions

Bill Harris, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:24 PM ET

The Emmy Awards give out more trophies on their televised night than any other major awards show. The producers always point that out, because they rightly don't want to be blamed when things start to drag with too many categories that the public doesn't care about.

Luckily, we easily can pare things down to the biggest comedy, drama, mini-series/movies, reality and variety races. You probably don't care about all of these, either, but a little self-editing is required here, we can't hold your hand all the way.

So here's a handy list with some predictions. Keep in mind that Emmy voters are a strange lot, so if all my picks turn out to be wrong, let's never speak of this again.

OUTSTANDING COMEDY

LIKELY WINNER: Modern Family

POSSIBLE THREAT: The Big Bang Theory

MY FAVE: Veep

LEAD ACTRESS COMEDY

LIKELY WINNER: Amy Poehler

DARK HORSE: Lena Dunham

MY FAVE: Julia Louis-Dreyfus

LEAD ACTOR COMEDY

LIKELY WINNER: Louis C.K.

POSSIBLE THREAT: Jim Parsons

MY FAVE: Larry David

SUPPORTING ACTRESS COMEDY

LIKELY WINNER: Kathryn Joosten

POSSIBLE THREAT: Julie Bowen

MY FAVE: Kristen Wiig

SUPPORTING ACTOR COMEDY

DARK HORSE: Jesse Tyler Ferguson

MY FAVE: Bill Hader

OUTSTANDING DRAMA

LIKELY WINNER: Breaking Bad

POSSIBLE THREAT: Mad Men

MY FAVE: Breaking Bad

LEAD ACTRESS DRAMA

LIKELY WINNER: Claire Danes

POSSIBLE THREAT: Julianna Margulies

MY FAVE: Michelle Dockery

LEAD ACTOR DRAMA

LIKELY WINNER: Bryan Cranston

DARK HORSE: Damian Lewis

MY FAVE: Jon Hamm

SUPPORTING ACTRESS DRAMA

LIKELY WINNER: Maggie Smith

POSSIBLE THREAT: Archie Panjabi

MY FAVE: Maggie Smith

SUPPORTING ACTOR DRAMA

LIKELY WINNER: Peter Dinklage

POSSIBLE THREAT: Giancarlo Esposito

MY FAVE: Giancarlo Esposito

OUTSTANDING MINI-SERIES OR MOVIE

LIKELY WINNER: Game Change

POSSIBLE THREAT: Hemingway & Gellhorn

MY FAVE: American Horror Story

LEAD ACTRESS MINI-SERIES OR MOVIE

LIKELY WINNER: Julianne Moore

POSSIBLE THREAT: Nicole Kidman

MY FAVE: Julianne Moore

LEAD ACTOR MINI-SERIES OR MOVIE

LIKELY WINNER: Clive Owen

DARK HORSE: Woody Harrelson

MY FAVE: Woody Harrelson

SUPPORTING ACTRESS MINI-SERIES OR MOVIE

LIKELY WINNER: Jessica Lange

POSSIBLE THREAT: Nobody

MY FAVE: Jessica Lange

SUPPORTING ACTOR, MINI-SERIES OR MOVIE

LIKELY WINNER: Ed Harris

DARK HORSE: David Strathairn

MY FAVE: Tom Berenger

OUTSTANDING REALITY COMPETITION

LIKELY WINNER: The Amazing Race

DARK HORSE: The Voice

MY FAVE: The Voice

REALITY HOST

LIKELY WINNER: Phil Keoghan

POSSIBLE THREAT: Cat Deeley

MY FAVE: Betty White

OUTSTANDING VARIETY

LIKELY WINNER: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

DARK HORSE: The Colbert Report

MY FAVE: Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

bill.harris@sunmedia.ca


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