Emmy 2016 Predictions: Who Will Win the Biggest Categories?

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Get out your Emmy ballots, it’s time to make your picks!
With the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards just days away, frontrunners for several of the major categories have bubbled up to the surface. ET is predicting who we think are the surest bets to take home the coveted Emmy statuette and who could be potential spoilers on Sunday night. PICS: See the All-Time Emmy Record Holders
After taking home nine Emmys (that’s not a typo!) last weekend at the Creative Arts Emmys, we’re betting big on HBO’s Game of Thrones to continue the momentum and add to its already impressive haul. Last year’s Drama Series winner, it’s difficult to see the others spoiling GoT’s potentially big night. Critical darlings The Americans and Mr. Robot, both first-timers, may have the best shot.
Jon Snow himself, first-time nominee Kit Harington, is a very strong contender to take home the crown for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, thanks to his top-notch performance in the episode, “Battle of the Bastards.” Harington’s co-star Lena Headey is our pick in the corresponding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series category.
The same could be said for HBO’s Veep, our pick to repeat as this year’s Comedy Series winner, which continues to ride the awards wave. It wouldn’t be a shock to see Julia-Louis Dreyfus pick up her fifth straight Emmy for playing Selina Meyer, but it sure would be nice to see others get some love too (we’re lookin’ at you Ellie Kemper)! PICS: The Emmy First-Timers You Need to Know
Perhaps the biggest lock of the night, though, is FX’s spell-binding crime drama, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, up for more than a dozen awards. Sarah Paulson’s near-perfect portrayal of prosecutor Marcia Clark should finally snag the actress the first Emmy of her career.
Though many of the People v. O.J. Simpson stars up for acting Emmys will be competing against each other, we’re picking Sterling K. Brown, who played prosecutor Christopher Darden, and Courtney B. Vance, who portrayed defense attorney Johnnie Cochran, to dominate their respective categories.
For a list of ET’s Emmy predictions, see the list below. RELATED: The Standout Dramatic Performances of the Season
OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES Black-ish – DARK HORSE Master of None Modern Family Silicon Valley Transparent Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Veep – PREDICTED WINNER
OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES The Americans – DARK HORSE Better Call Saul Downton Abbey Game of Thrones – PREDICTED WINNER Homeland House of Cards Mr. Robot
OUTSTANDING LIMITED SERIES American Crime Fargo – DARK HORSE Roots The Night Manager The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story – PREDICTED WINNER
OUTSTANDING TV MOVIE All the Way – PREDICTED WINNERConfirmation Luther Sherlock: The Abominable Bride – DARK HORSE A Very Murray Christmas RELATED: The Standout Comedic Performances of the Season
OUTSTANDING VARIETY TALK SERIESComedians in Cars Getting Coffee Jimmy Kimmel Live Last Week With John Oliver – PREDICTED WINNER Real Time With Bill Maher The Late Late Show With James Corden – DARK HORSE The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
OUTSTANDING VARIETY SKETCH SERIESDocumentary Now! Drunk History Inside Amy Schumer – PREDICTED WINNERKey & Peele – DARK HORSE PortlandiaSaturday Night Live
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES Kyle Chandler, Bloodline Rami Malek, Mr. Robot – PREDICTED WINNER Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul – DARK HORSE Matthew Rhys, The Americans LievSchreiber, Ray Donovan Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIESClaire Danes, Homeland Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder Taraji P. Henson, Empire Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black Keri Russell, The Americans – DARK HORSE Robin Wright, House of Cards – PREDICTED WINNERRELATED: Inside the Governors Ball, Emmys' Most Exclusive Party
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul – DARK HORSE Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones Kit Harington, Game of Thrones – PREDICTED WINNER Michael Kelly, House of Cards Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline Jon Voight, Ray Donovan
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIESEmilia Clarke, Game of Thrones Lena Headey, Game of Thrones – PREDICTED WINNER Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey – DARK HORSE Maura Tierney, The Affair Maisie Williams, Game of Thrones Constance Zimmer, UnREAL
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES Anthony Anderson, Black-ish – DARK HORSE Aziz Ansari, Master of None Will Forte, The Last Man on Earth William H. Macy, Shameless Thomas Middleditch, Silicon Valley Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent – PREDICTED WINNER
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIESEllie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – DARK HORSE Julia-Louis Dreyfus, Veep – PREDICTED WINNER Laurie Metcalf, Getting On Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish Amy Schumer, Inside Amy Schumer Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie RELATED: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Win Emmy, Make History Together
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIESLouie Anderson, Baskets Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Ty Burrell, Modern Family Tony Hale, Veep – PREDICTED WINNER Keegan-Michael Key, Key & Peele Matt Walsh, Veep – DARK HORSE
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIEBryan Cranston, All the Way – DARK HORSE Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: The Abominable Bride Idris Elba, Luther Cuba Gooding Jr., The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story – PREDICTED WINNER
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIEKirsten Dunst, Fargo Felicity Huffman, American Crime Audra McDonald, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grille Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story – PREDICTED WINNER Lili Taylor, American Crime Kerry Washington, Confirmation
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIESterling K. Brown, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story – PREDICTED WINNER Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager – DARK HORSE Jesse Plemmons, Fargo  David Schwimmer, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story John Travolta, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story Bokeem Woodbine, Fargo
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIEKathy Bates, American Horror Story: Hotel Olivia Colman, The Night Manager – DARK HORSE Regina King, American Crime Melissa Leo, All the Way Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Hotel Jean Smart, Fargo – PREDICTED WINNER
Jimmy Kimmel hosts the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards, which will air live coast-to-coast at 5 p.m. ET/8 p.m. ET on ABC.
What can viewers expect from Kimmel’s second turn as Emmy host? Watch ET’s exclusive video below.