Breaking Bad

Indiewire will provide regular updates of our predictions through August 25th, when the winners will be announced. 

Anna Gunn, Maggie Smith, Christine Baranski and Christina Hendricks did indeed nab their third consecutive nominations in the category, this time joined by Joanne Forgott from "Downton Abbey" and Lena Headly from "Game of Thrones." The latter two came as a bit of a surprise, especially considering the former is a relative unknown and the latter is usually overshadowed by co-star Emilia Clarke. Still, there's no clear frontrunner here, meaning anyone could win. Anna Gunn probably has the edge given its her goodbye year, but this will be one of the more interesting races to track in 2014. 

Below are predictions for best drama supporting actress from both Indiewire Awards Editor Peter Knegt and Assistant TV Editor Ben Travers. Check out predictions in all the categories here.

The nominees:
Christine Baranski, "The Good Wife"
Joanne Forgott, "Downton Abbey"
Anna Gunn, "Breaking Bad"
Lena Headley, "Game of Thrones"
Christina Hendricks, "Mad Men"
Maggie Smith, "Downton Abbey"

Ben's predictions:
Will win: Anna Gunn, "Breaking Bad"
Could win: Christine Baranski, "The Good Wife"
Should win: Anna Gunn, "Breaking Bad"
Shoulda been here: Rachel Brosnahan, "House of Cards"

Peter's predictions:
Will win: Anna Gunn, "Breaking Bad"
Could win: Maggie Smith, "Downton Abbey"
Should win: Anna Gunn, "Breaking Bad"
Shoulda been here: Maggie Siff, "Sons of Anarchy"