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Emmy Awards predictions

Joel D. Amos is a Los Angeles-based writer, and the Senior Entertainment Editor here at SheKnows. He has interviewed numerous celebrities, including Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts, Katherine Heigl, Rachel McAdams, Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaw...

Who will win Emmy?

Emmy Awards will be passed out on Sunday, August 29 with host Jimmy Fallon serving as the Emmy circus ringmaster. Fantastic new shows are challenging Emmy stalwarts for the big prize this year including upstarts Glee, Modern Family and The Good Wife.

Mad Men cast

Do the new shows stand a chance of winning Emmy Awards when the Television Academy has shown a long penchant for rewarding shows they know and love including 30 Rock and Mad Men?

Here are the nominees and who we think will win:

DRAMA

OUTSTANDING DRAMA
Lost
Breaking Bad
Dexter
Mad Men
True Blood
The Good Wife

Who will win: Mad Men
Why: Oh, boy, this is difficult. One could easily think that Lost might take the award, much as Return of the King took the Oscar for the collective work of Lord of the Rings. But, that would be wrong because Lost has had an iffy relationship with Emmy from the get-go. Look for Mad Men to continue its love affair with Emmy.

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Jon Hamm (Mad Men)
Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights)
Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad)
Hugh Laurie (House MD)
Michael C Hall (Dexter)
Matthew Fox (Lost)

Who will win: Michael C Hall (Dexter)
Why: This category should go down to two actors: Michael C Hall for Dexter and Bryan Cranston for Breaking Bad. Look for last year's winner to repeat, Michael C Hall.

Julianna Margulies is The Good Wife

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife)
Mariska Hargitay (Law and Order: Special Victims Unit)
Glenn Close (Damages)
Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer)
January Jones (Mad Men)
Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights)

Who will win: Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife)
Why: Honestly, she gave the best performance of the year and it also will be an opportunity to salute one of the year's best new shows.

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A DRAMA
John Slattery (Mad Men)
Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad)
Martin Short (Damages)
Terry O' Quinn (Lost)
Michael Emerson (Lost)
Andre Braugher (Men of a Certain Age)

Terry O'Quinn on Lost

Who will win: Terry O'Quinn (Lost)
Why: It will be close between the two stars of Lost, but in the end, Terry O'Quinn will be rewarded over Michael Emerson for his incredible work as John Locke, especially in the show's final season where he had to play Locke as a completely different character.

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Sharon Gless (Burn Notice)
Christine Baranski (The Good Wife)
Christina Hendricks (Mad Men)
Rose Byrne (Damages)
Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife)
Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men)

Who will win: Christine Baranski (The Good Wife)
Why: If Julianna Margulies wins, look for her supporting actress cohort on The Good Wife to take the prize as well.

Up next...the Emmy Awards winners are predicted for comedy, miniseries and reality TV!

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