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The TV Ratings Guide's 69th Emmy Winner Predictions

The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards will be broadcast on CBS this Sunday, September 17. In anticipation of one of the biggest annual television celebrations, here are some of our contributors' predictions for the winners across the board.


Outstanding Comedy Series
Nominees: Atlanta, Black-ish, Master of None, Modern Family, Silicon Valley, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Veep

Ahmad:  Atlanta
Jordan: Veep
Rebecca: Veep
Ratings Addict: Veep

Outstanding Lead Actor - Comedy
Nominees: Anthony Anderson (Black-ish), Aziz Ansari (Master of None), Zach Galifianakis (Baskets), Donald Glover (Atlanta), William H. Macy (Shameless), Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent)

Ahmad: Donald Glover (Atlanta)
Jordan: Donald Glover
Rebecca: Donald Glover (Atlanta)

Outstanding Lead Actress - Comedy
Nominees: Pamela Adlon (Better Things), Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie), Allison Janney (Mom), Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep), Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish), Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie)

Ahmad: Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep)
Jordan: Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Rebecca: Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep)

Outstanding Supporting Actor - Comedy
Nominees: Louie Anderson (Baskets), Alec Baldwin (Saturday Night Live), Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Ty Burrell (Modern Family), Tony Hale (Veep), Matt Walsh (Veep)

Ahmad:  Alec Baldwin (SNL)
Jordan: Alec Baldwin
Rebecca: Alec Baldwin (SNL)

Outstanding Supporting Actress - Comedy
Nominees: Vanessa Bayer (Saturday Night Live), Anna Chlumsky (Veep), Kathryn Hahn (Transparent), Leslie Jones (Saturday Night Live), Judith Light (Transparent), Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live)

Ahmad: Kate McKinnon (SNL)
Jordan: Kate McKinnon
Rebecca: Kate McKinnon (SNL)

Outstanding Drama Series
Nominees: Better Call Saul, The Crown, The Handmaid's Tale, House of Cards, Stranger Things, This Is Us, Westworld

Ahmad: The Handmaid's Tale
Jordan: Westworld
Rebecca: Stranger Things
Ratings Addict: The Crown

Outstanding Lead Actor - Drama
Nominees: Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us), Anthony Hopkins (Westworld), Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul), Matthew Rhys (The Americans), Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan), Kevin Spacey (House of Cards), Milo Ventimiglia (This Is Us)

Ahmad: Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul)
Jordan: Sterling K. Brown
Rebecca: Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us)

Outstanding Lead Actress - Drama
Nominees: Viola Davis (How to Get Away with Murder), Claire Foy (The Crown), Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid's Tale), Keri Russell (The Americans), Evan Rachel Wood (Westworld), Robin Wright (House of Cards)

Ahmad: Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid's Tale)
Jordan: Elisabeth Moss
Rebecca: Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid's Tale)

Outstanding Supporting Actor - Drama
Nominees: Jonathan Banks (Better Call Saul), Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us), David Harbour (Stranger Things), Michael Kelly (House of Cards), John Lithgow (The Crown), Mandy Patinkin (Homeland), Jeffrey Wright (Westworld)

Ahmad: David Harbour (Stranger Things)
Jordan: John Lithgow
Rebecca: John Lithgow (The Crown)

Outstanding Supporting Actress - Drama
Nominees: Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black), Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things), Ann Dowd (The Handmaid's Tale), Chrissy Metz (This Is Us), Thandie Newton (Westworld), Samira Wiley (The Handmaid's Tale)

Ahmad: Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black)
Jordan: Thandie Newton
Rebecca: Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things)

Outstanding Limited Series
Nominees: Big Little Lies, Fargo, Feud: Bette and Joan, Genius, The Night Of

Ahmad: Fargo
Jordan: Big Little Lies
Rebecca: Feud: Bette and Joan

Outstanding TV Movie
Nominees: Black Mirror: San Junipero, Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love, The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks, Sherlock: The Lying Detective, The Wizard Of Lies

Ahmad: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Jordan: Black Mirror: San Junipero
Rebecca: Black Mirror: San Junipero

Outstanding Lead Actor - Limited Series or TV Movie
Nominees: Riz Ahmed (The Night Of), Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock: The Lying Detective), Robert DeNiro (The Wizard of Lies), Ewan McGregor (Fargo), Geoffrey Rush (Genius), John Turturro (The Night Of)

Ahmad: Riz Ahmed (The Night Of)
Jordan: Riz Ahmed
Rebecca: Riz Ahmed (The Night Of)

Outstanding Lead Actress - Limited Series or TV Movie
Nominees: Carrie Coon (Fargo), Felicity Huffman (American Crime), Nicole Kidman (Big Little Lies), Jessica Lange (Feud: Bette and Joan), Susan Sarandon (Feud: Bette and Joan), Reese Witherspoon (Big Little Lies)

Ahmad: Reese Witherspoon (Big Little Lies)
Jordan: Nicole Kidman
Rebecca: Jessica Lange (Feud)

Outstanding Supporting Actor - Limited Series or TV Movie
Nominees: Bill Camp (The Night Of), Alfred Molina (Feud: Bette and Joan), Alexander Skarsgard (Big Little Lies), David Thewlis (Fargo), Stanley Tucci (Feud: Bette and Joan, Michael K. Williams (The Night Of)

Ahmad: Bill Camp (The Night Of)
Jordan: Alexander Skarsgard
Rebecca: Alfred Molina (Feud)

Outstanding Supporting Actress - Limited Series or TV Movie
Nominees: Judy Davis (Feud: Bette and Joan), Laura Dern (Big Little Lies), Jackie Hoffman (Feud: Bette and Joan), Regina King (American Crime), Michelle Pfeiffer (The Wizard of Lies), Shailene Woodley (Big Little Lies)

Ahmad: Jackie Hoffman (Feud)
Jordan: Laura Dern
Rebecca: Judy Davis (Feud)

Outstanding Reality-Competition Competition
Nominees: The Amazing Race, American Ninja Warrior, Project Runway, RuPaul's Drag Race, Top Chef, The Voice

Ahmad: The Voice
Jordan: The Voice
Rebecca: The Voice

Outstanding Variety Talk Series
Nominees: Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, The Late Late Show with James Corden, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Real Time with Bill Maher

Ahmad: Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Jordan: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Rebecca Bunch: Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series
Nominees: Billy on the Street, Documentary Now!, Drunk History, Portlandia, Saturday Night Live, Tracey Ullman's Show

Ahmad: SNL
Jordan: Saturday Night Live
Rebecca Bunch: Saturday Night Live