We’ve already made our predictions about who’s taking home the hardware at Sunday’s Emmy Awards. Now let’s turn our attention to what other TV obsessives are saying.
If there’s a lock in any of the big categories, people seem to think it’s Julianna Margulies scoring a win for her lead role in “The Good Wife.” The ingredients all seem to be there — she’s on a new and popular network series, she’s won once and been nominated several times before (for “ER”) — and, oh yeah, she turned in a great performance.
Here’s a sampling of some other Emmy picks from around the web. For each, we’ll list their choices for best comedy and drama series and one other notable pick.
The Envelope: The consensus among nine panelists — including Zap2it editorial director Joseph Kapsch — is that “Modern Family” will dethrone “30 Rock” for best comedy and “Mad Men” will three-peat as best drama.
Notable pick: Jim Parsons of “The Big Bang Theory” for best comedy actor. He’s getting a lot of support to upset favorites Alec Baldwin and Tony Shalhoub.
TV Guide: The mag’s Emmy pundits split their series votes between “Lost” and “Breaking Bad” on the drama side and “Glee” and “Modern Family” for top comedy.
Notable pick: They think Conan O’Brien‘s “Tonight Show” will win for best variety series in a stick-it-to-the-man moment.
Vulture: Another vote for “Mad Men” for best drama and one for “Glee” as best comedy.
Notable pick: Ty Burrell for supporting actor in a comedy. A lot of forecasters think the three “Modern Family” nominees in the category might split votes, but Vulture likes his “wonderfully goofy” performance.
New York Times: Critic Alessandra Stanley likes “The Good Wife” and “Modern Family” in the series races.
Notable pick: Kyle Chandler. A lot of people (including us) are saying the “Friday Night Lights” star deserves an Emmy, but not many are saying he’s actually going to win. The NYT thinks otherwise.
TV Squad: The editors are backing “Modern Family” and calling a “sentimental” drama win for “Lost.”
Notable pick: Jane Lynch for her “Glee” supporting role. OK, so everyone else is picking her too — we just thought it was important to mention that.
HitFix: “Glee’s” hype wins out over “Modern Family’s” consistency, and “Mad Men” ekes out fellow AMC show “Breaking Bad.”
Notable pick: Chris Colfer. The “Glee” fan favorite is a little under the radar in the comedy supporting actor category, but his submitted episode (“Laryngitis”) was a great showcase for him.
The Daily Beast: In line with the general consensus — “Modern Family” and “Mad Men.”
Notable pick: Edie Falco of “Nurse Jackie.” She’s one of the favorites in the comedy lead actress category, to be sure, but it would be a rare feat if she could add a comedy Emmy to her previous dramatic wins for “The Sopranos.”
You can see how everyone’s picks came out when the Emmys air at 8 p.m. ET/5 PT Sunday on NBC.
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