Emmy predictions: Make room for new blood

emmy-predictions-320.jpgIf the forecasters are right, Thursday's (July 8) Emmy nominations will feature a number of new faces, especially in the comedy categories.

Then again, never overestimate Emmy voters' preference for the familiar.

We've rounded up some of the predictions from leading awards-watchers around the web. They say a mix of newcomers ("Glee," "Modern Family," "The Good Wife") and returnees ("Mad Men," "30 Rock," "Lost") will lead the nominees. Read on for predictions in the 10 biggest series categories from The Envelope (a consensus of their three experts), TV.com, TV Guide, The Wrap and EW.com. (The Wrap's "inside track" and "second tier" picks are included here; it did not offer predictions in the supporting categories.)

Outstanding drama series

The Envelope: "Breaking Bad," "Damages," "Dexter," "The Good Wife," "Lost," "Mad Men"
TV.com: "Breaking Bad," "Damages," "Dexter," "The Good Wife," "Lost," "Mad Men"
TV Guide: "Breaking Bad," "Damages," "Dexter," "The Good Wife," "House," "Mad Men"
The Wrap: "Breaking Bad," "Dexter," "The Good Wife," "Lost," "Mad Men"
EW.com: "Breaking Bad," "Dexter," "The Good Wife," "Lost," "Mad Men," "True Blood"

Outstanding comedy series

The Envelope: "30 Rock," "The Big Bang Theory," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Glee," "Modern Family," "The Office"
TV.com: "30 Rock," "The Big Bang Theory," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Glee," "Modern Family," "Nurse Jackie"
TV Guide: "30 Rock," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Entourage," "Glee," "Modern Family," "The Office"
The Wrap: "30 Rock," "Glee," "Modern Family," "The Big Bang Theory," "Curb Your Enthusiasm"
EW.com: "30 Rock," "Entourage," "Family Guy," "Glee," "Modern Family," "The Office"

Outstanding lead actress in a drama

The Envelope: Glenn Close, "Damages"; Mariska Hargitay, "Law & Order: SVU"; January Jones, "Mad Men"; Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife"; Anna Paquin, "True Blood"; Kyra Sedgwick, "The Closer"
TV.com: Close; Hargitay; Jones; Margulies; Katey Sagal, "Sons of Anarchy"; Sedgwick
TV Guide: Close; Sally Field, "Brothers & Sisters"; Hargitay; Holly Hunter, "Saving Grace"; Margulies; Sedgwick
The Wrap: Close, Margulies, Hargitay, Jones, Sedgwick
EW.com: Close, Field, Hargitay, Jones, Margulies, Sedgwick

Outstanding lead actor in a drama

The Envelope: Simon Baker, "The Mentalist"; Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad"; Michael C. Hall, "Dexter"; Jon Hamm, "Mad Men"; Hugh Laurie, "House"
TV.com: Baker; Cranston; Matthew Fox, "Lost"; Hall; Hamm; Ray Romano, "Men of a Certain Age"
TV Guide: Baker; Cranston; Hall; Hamm; Laurie; Kiefer Sutherland, "24"
The Wrap: Cranston, Hall, Hamm, Laurie, Baker
EW.com: Baker; Cranston; Hall; Hamm; Laurie; Timothy Olyphant, "Justified"

Outstanding lead actress in a comedy

The Envelope: Toni Collette, "United States of Tara"; Courteney Cox, "Cougar Town"; Edie Falco, "Nurse Jackie"; Tina Fey, "30 Rock"; Lea Michele, "Glee"; Mary-Louise Parker, "Weeds"
TV.com: Collette; Falco; Fey; Michele; Parker; Amy Poehler, "Parks and Recreation"
TV Guide: Collette; Cox; Falco; Fey; Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "The New Adventures of Old Christine"; Parker
The Wrap: Collette, Falco, Fey, Cox, Michele, Parker
EW.com: Collette, Cox, Falco, Fey, Louis-Dreyfus, Parker

Outstanding lead actor in a comedy

The Envelope: Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock"; Steve Carell, "The Office"; Larry David, "Curb Your Enthusiasm"; Matthew Morrison, "Glee"; Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory"; Tony Shalhoub, "Monk"
TV.com: Baldwin, Carell, David, Morrison, Parsons, Shalhoub
TV Guide: Baldwin; Carell; David; Parsons; Shalhoub; Charlie Sheen, "Two and a Half Men"
The Wrap: Baldwin, Shalhoub, Morrison, Parsons
EW.com: Baldwin; Carell; Joel McHale, "Community"; Parsons; Shalhoub; Sheen

Outstanding supporting actress in a drama

The Envelope: Christine Baranski, "The Good Wife"; Rose Byrne, "Damages"; Elisabeth Moss, "Mad Men"; Sandra Oh, "Grey's Anatomy"; Chloe Sevigny, "Big Love"
TV.com: Khandi Alexander, "Treme"; Byrne; Christina Hendricks, "Mad Men"; Moss; Sevigny; Chandra Wilson, "Grey's Anatomy"
TV Guide: Baranski, Byrne, Moss, Oh, Sevigny, Wilson
EW.com: Baranski, Byrne, Hendricks, Moss, Oh, Wilson

Outstanding supporting actor in a drama

The Envelope: Michael Emerson, "Lost"; John Goodman, "Treme"; Terry O'Quinn, "Lost"; Aaron Paul, "Breaking Bad"; Martin Short, "Damages"; John Slattery, "Mad Men"
TV.com: Josh Holloway, "Lost"; Chris Noth, "The Good Wife"; O'Quinn; Paul; Short; Slattery
TV Guide: Emerson; John Noble, "Fringe"; O'Quinn; Paul; Short; Slattery
EW.com: Emerson, Noth, O'Quinn, Paul, Short, Slattery

Outstanding supporting actress in a comedy

The Envelope: Julie Bowen, "Modern Family"; Jane Krakowski, "30 Rock"; Jane Lynch, "Glee"; Sofia Vergara, "Modern Family"; Kristen Wiig, "Saturday Night Live"; Vanessa Williams, "Ugly Betty"
TV.com: Bowen; Cheryl Hines, "Curb Your Enthusiasm"; Krakowski; Lynch; Elizabeth Perkins, "Weeds"; Vergara
TV Guide: Krakowski; Lynch; Perkins; Busy Philipps, "Cougar Town"; Vergara; Williams
EW.com: Bowen, Hines, Krakowski, Lynch, Vergara, Wiig

Outstanding supporting actor in a comedy

The Envelope: Ty Burrell, "Modern Family"; Jon Cryer, "Two and a Half Men"; Neil Patrick Harris, "How I Met Your Mother"; Tracy Morgan, "30 Rock"; Ed O'Neill, "Modern Family"; Eric Stonestreet, "Modern Family"; Rainn Wilson, "The Office"
TV.com: Cryer; Harris; Morgan; O'Neill; Jeremy Piven, "Entourage"; Stonestreet
TV Guide: Burrell; Cryer; Harris; Jack McBrayer, "30 Rock"; Morgan; Stonestreet
EW.com: Burrell, Harris, McBrayer, Morgan, Stonestreet, Wilson

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