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2016 Emmy Predictions

"Game of Thrones" & "Veep" look to dominate again, but a herd of hungry newcomers aim to pull the upset at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards.

Last year’s biggest winners are in prime position yet again, as “Game of Thrones” and “Veep” lead their respective fields in nominations. HBO’s drama snagged the most of any program with 23 nods, while the premium cable giant’s defending comedy champ led the half-hour series with 17. But it was FX who took control of the limited series categories, as “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (22) and “Fargo” (18) had the second and third most nominations overall. Can anyone threaten the leaders?

In short, you bet.

There’s a long race ahead, and IndieWire will be tracking it closely. Below you will find IndieWire’s predictions for the 2016 Primetime Emmys. IndieWire TV Critic Ben Travers has spoken with various industry insiders and gauged the general buzz around nominees to predict who among TV’s finest are most likely to win. Predictions will be updated throughout the season, so keep checking IndieWire for up-to-date power rankings, and make sure to follow IndieWire on Twitter and Facebook for all the latest Emmys news.

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Outstanding Drama Series

Outstanding Comedy Series

Outstanding Limited Series

Outstanding TV Movie

Outstanding Variety Talk Series

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series

Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie

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Blanca P

Vanessa Hudgens should be nominated for best supporting actress in a comedy or musical, for Grease:Live. That show was a huge success, and she was the best part of it.

Chris

I second Bianca on Vanessa Hudgens. I still remember her performance. It had so much soul and complexity. Grease Live completely trumped all the previous live musicals. She deserves a nomination (and a possible win) but I’m not sure which category she’d belong in.

Alina

I agree! Vanessa Hudgens was truly amazing as Rizzo and Grease Live was such a success. If she’s not nominated, no, if she doesn’t win an Emmy then the industry is messed up.

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all 3 of y’all (or should i said the one of y’all) are hilarious with this vanessa hudgens hype. yes she was good but its very difficult to be nominated this year given the contenders. the talks for her is good enough to be honest

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