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Jon Hamm will win, and some-more intrepid Emmy predictions

Is “Orange Is a New Black” a improved play array than “Downton Abbey”? Which is tops, “Game of Thrones” or “Mad Men”?

Obviously, those series, all good in opposite ways, are unfit to review fairly. And that’s what creates a Emmys, and awards shows like them, so wily to handicap.

This year, a Television Academy done presaging Emmy winners even worse by expanding a play and comedy array nominees to 7 each. New manners also direct that a half-hour uncover is a comedy, while a one-hour uncover is a drama, and that’s that.

Degree of problem aside, here are my intrepid picks for a shows and people who should win (and will win) in vital categories Sunday night.

DRAMA SERIES

The nominees

• “Game of Thrones,” HBO

• “Mad Men,” AMC

• “Downton Abbey,” PBS

• “Homeland,” Showtime

• “Orange Is a New Black,” Netflix

• “House of Cards,” Netflix

• “Better Call Saul,” FX

Last year’s leader • “Breaking Bad,” AMC

Should win • “Mad Men.” In a final season, Matthew Weiner’s masterpiece reached a place it was always heading, and did so beautifully.

Will win • “Mad Men.” But Emmy electorate desired “Breaking Bad,” and they competence share that adore with “Better Call Saul,” even nonetheless a prequel isn’t nonetheless Emmy quality.

COMEDY SERIES

The nominees• “Louie,” FX• “Modern Family,” ABC

• “Transparent,” Amazon

• “Silicon Valley,” HBO

• “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” Netflix

• “Veep,” HBO

• “Parks and Recreation,” NBC

Last year’s leader • “Modern Family.”

Should win • “Parks and Recreation.” we don’t always trust in honoring a array only since it ended. But, like “Mad Men,” “Parks and Rec” wrapped adult in a approach that respected all that went before. The final deteriorate was also hilarious.

Will win • “Parks and Recreation.” However, if “Kimmy Schmidt” took home a Emmy, I’d hearten loudly.

ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

The nominees• Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”• Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”

• Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards”

• Jeff Daniels, “The Newsroom”

• Kyle Chandler, “Bloodline”

• Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan”

Last year’s leader • Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad.”

Should win • Hamm should have won before, though he was always overlooked, infrequently for estimable competitors (Cranston), other times for “huh?” choices. This has to be his year; it’s a final time Emmy electorate can respect him for transforming into Don Draper.

Will win • Hamm. we exclude to cruise alternatives.

ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

The nominees• Taraji P. Henson, “Empire”• Viola Davis, “How To Get Away With Murder”

• Robin Wright, “House of Cards”

• Elisabeth Moss, “Mad Men”

• Claire Danes, “Homeland”

• Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black”

Last year’s leader • Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife.”

Should win • Davis (left), for being a resplendent core of a infrequently foolish series. And for that stage in that she resolutely took off her wig and makeup.

Will win • Davis, nonetheless Henson (right) is positively a contender for her intensely lofty opening in a strike of a year, that didn’t land a array nomination.

ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

The nominees• Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”• Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation”

• Lily Tomlin, “Grace and Frankie”

• Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”

• Amy Schumer, “Inside Amy Schumer”

• Lisa Kudrow, “The Comeback”

Last year’s leader • Louis-Dreyfus.

Should win • we could contend Schumer; we could advise that Falco deserves another win for what was never unequivocally a comedy series. But we know I’m meditative Poehler (left).

Will win • I’d put income on Tomlin (right), who is dear and also superb in Netflix’s “Grace and Frankie.”

ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

The nominees• Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent”• Louis C.K., “Louie”

• Anthony Anderson, “black-ish”

• William H. Macy, “Shameless”

• Matt LeBlanc, “Episodes”

• Don Cheadle, “House of Lies”

• Will Forte, “The Last Man on Earth”

Last year’s leader • Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory.”

Should win • Tambor (left) is dauntless and unhappy and humorous as a transgender heroine of “Transparent.”

Will win • This off-kilter list is full of warn nominees, though a win for Louis C.K. (right) would not be surprising.

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

The nominees• Jonathan Banks, “Better Call Saul”• Ben Mendelsohn, “Bloodline”

• Jim Carter, “Downton Abbey”

• Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones”

• Alan Cumming, “The Good Wife”

• Michael Kelly, “House of Cards”

Last year’s leader • Aaron Paul, “Breaking Bad.”

Should win • Dinklage (left) for everything, always. But anyone who has seen Netflix’s “Bloodline” knows that Mendelsohn was breathtakingly good.

Will win • Banks (right) has a goodwill vote, personification a dear impression who’s no longer dead.

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

The nominees• Joanne Froggatt, “Downton Abbey”• Lena Headey, “Game of Thrones”

• Emilia Clarke, “Game of Thrones”

• Christine Baranski, “The Good Wife”

• Christina Hendricks, “Mad Men”

• Uzo Aduba, “Orange Is a New Black”

Should win • Can Hendricks (left) finally be famous for personification a multifaceted Joan on “Mad Men”? Like Hamm, she has one final chance.

Will win • Comedy or drama, Aduba (right) is irresistible.

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

The nominees• Andre Braugher, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”• Adam Driver, “Girls”

• Keegan-Michael Key, “Key Peele”

• Ty Burrell, “Modern Family”

• Tituss Burgess, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”

• Tony Hale, “Veep”

Last year’s leader • Burrell.

Should win • Now that a Emmys have online screeners, electorate contingency plead that they watched a submitted element before casting their ballot. That means Burgess (left) should be a shoo-in as Ellie Kemper’s baffled, individualist roommate on “Kimmy Schmidt.” (Speaking of Kemper: She was robbed.)

Will win • Emmy electorate adore “Veep,” so they competence go for Hale (right).

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

The nominees• Mayim Bialik, “The Big Bang Theory”• Niecy Nash, “Getting On”

• Julie Bowen, “Modern Family”

• Allison Janney, “Mom”

• Kate McKinnon, “Saturday Night Live”

• Gaby Hoffmann, “Transparent”

• Jane Krakowski, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”

• Anna Chlumsky, “Veep”

Last year’s leader • Janney

Should win • Bialik (left) is unequivocally some-more than a ancillary actor on “Big Bang,” and a win for her could make adult for a miss of other nominations for a top-rated comedy.

Will win • Beloved for a physique of her work, Janney (right) only competence take a esteem again.

‘The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards’

When • 7 p.m. Sunday (red runner coverage, 5 p.m. on E!)

Where • Fox

More • Fox.com/emmys; Emmys.com

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