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.