2016 Emmy Winner Predictions: Best Drama Series

Given the show’s fierce popularity and the rave reviews from critics, this category really is Game of Thrones’ to lose. Considering the show won last year’s Drama Series award in an upset win over the presumptive winner (Mad Men), it shouldn’t be surprising if the HBO series manages to hold onto its crown. While it faces great competition, one of the other nominees have the same amount of clout as Game of Thrones. The Americans is fortunate enough to have been nominated, having been ignored by voters for its previous seasons. Better Call Saul and House of Cards both had stellar seasons, but their lack of a direction nomination doesn’t put either in a good position to pull off a win. Both of these shows would have to rely on popularity to truly pull off a win. Downton Abby had a phenomenal final season, but the chances of the quieter, more subtle show of defeating the grandiose Game of Thrones does not seem likely. Homeland has proven itself since last season after its misstep of a second and third season. The show continues to be one of the most popular shows on Showtime and that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Yet if any show has the chance of pulling off an upset, it’s the brilliant USA show, Mr. Robot. The show has already won a Golden Globe for Drama Series and it is a groundbreaking, brilliantly written show. It’s not likely Mr. Robot could pull off the win, but it stands as the only show that could.

The Nominees:
The Americans
Better Call Saul
Downton Abby
Game of Thrones
Homeland
House of Cards
Mr. Robot

Will Win: Game of Thrones
Could Win: Mr. Robot
Should Win: Game of Thrones

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