With the Emmy Awards just a couple of days away, and the Creative Arts Emmys behind us, fans are getting hyped about which of their faves might win at this weekend鈥檚 ceremony. And with so many top-tier shows and stars to choose from, the voting members of the Television Academy certainly had their work cut out for them.

We鈥檒l find out who the winners are on Sunday, September 17, but in the meantime, here are our predictions for the major categories at the 2017 Emmys.

Outstanding Comedy Series



Master of None

Modern Family

Silicon Valley

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt


While we love all of the shows on this list, the award will probably go to Julia Louis-Dreyfus鈥 Veep. The show has won in this category for two years straight, and it鈥檚 a critics鈥 fave and one of HBO鈥檚 best comedies.

Outstanding Drama Series

Better Call Saul

The Crown

The Handmaid鈥檚 Tale

House of Cards

Stranger Things

This Is Us


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This Is Us had us crying right out the gate, and is probably one of the most popular shows in this category, but we鈥檙e expecting The Handmaid鈥檚 Tale to take this one. The story lines hit close to home, and the way the show has infiltrated pop culture gives it a leg up against some of television鈥檚 best shows.

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Keri Russell as Elizabeth Jennings, The Americans

Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II, The Crown

Elisabeth Moss as Offred, The Handmaid鈥檚 Tale

Robin Wright as Claire Underwood, House of Cards

Viola Davis as Annalise Keating, How to Get Away With Murder

Evan Rachel Wood as Dolores, Westworld

Elisabeth Moss, FTW. Moss has been nominated a total of seven (!!) times (previously for her star-making turn as 1960s badass Peggy Olson) but she has never won. Her portrayal of Offred in The Handmaid鈥檚 Tale should snag her the award this weekend.

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Matthew Rhys as Philip Jennings, The Americans

Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill, Better Call Saul

Kevin Spacey as Francis Underwood, House of Cards

Liev Schreiber as Ray Donovan, Ray Donovan

Sterling K. Brown as Randall Pearson, This Is Us

Milo Ventimiglia as Jack Pearson, This Is Us

Anthony Hopkins as Dr. Ford, Westworld

Last year鈥檚 winner in this category was Mr. Robot鈥榮 Rami Malek, a fan favorite. This year? With so much stellar talent, it could be anyone鈥檚 game. Sterling K. Brown as Randall on This Is Us was one of the best performances of the year, hands down, but with major players like Anthony Hopkins and Kevin Spacey, we could be facing a major upset.

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Ann Dowd as Aunt Lydia, The Handmaid鈥檚 Tale

Samira Wiley as Moira, The Handmaid鈥檚 Tale

Uzo Aduba as Suzanne 鈥淐razy Eyes鈥 Warren, Orange Is the New Black

Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven, Stranger Things

Chrissy Metz as Kate Pearson, This Is Us

Thandie Newton as Maeve Millay, Westworld

Sure, Ann Dowd鈥檚 Aunt Lydia is one of the most haunting women ever to appear on TV, but how can we want anyone other than breakout star Millie Bobby Brown to win this award? Her performance as Eleven in Netflix鈥檚 Stranger Things was instantly iconic.

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

John Lithgow as Winston Churchill, The Crown

Jonathan Banks as Mike Ehrmantraut, Better Call Saul

Mandy Patinkin as Saul Berenson, Homeland

Michael Kelly as Doug Stamper, House of Cards

David Harbour as Jim Hopper, Stranger Things

Ron Cephas Jones as William Hill, This Is Us

Jeffrey Wright as Bernard Lowe, Westworld

With such a stacked category, it鈥檚 hard to pick a front-runner, but we like Jeffrey Wright for this one. His character on Westworld unraveled some major shockers throughout the season, and the show itself has 22 nominations, so we already know it鈥檚 popular among Academy members. John Lithgow is getting some good buzz for The Crown, though, so he could add another Emmy to his trophy case too. (He has five already.)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Pamela Adlon as Sam Fox, Better Things

Tracee Ellis Ross as Rainbow Johnson, black-ish

Jane Fonda as Grace Hanson, Grace and Frankie

Lily Tomlin as Frankie Bergstein, Grace and Frankie

Allison Janney as Bonnie, Mom

Ellie Kemper as Kimmy Schmidt, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer, Veep

With the announcement earlier this month that Veep will be ending its epic run after the upcoming season and Julia Louis-Dreyfus cementing her status as one of the funniest women of all time, we鈥檙e sure she鈥檒l get this award again (for the sixth year in a row).

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Donald Glover as Earn Marks, Atlanta

Zach Galifianakis as Chip Baskets / Dale Baskets, Baskets

Anthony Anderson as Andre Johnson, black-ish

Aziz Ansari as Dev, Master of None

William H. Macy as Frank Gallagher, Shameless

Jeffrey Tambor as Maura Pfefferman, Transparent

This category is a tough call. Tambor has won the past two years for his role on Transparent, and Donald Glover is beyond perfect on Atlanta. Aziz Ansari could be an unexpected dark horse, though.

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live

Vanessa Bayer, Saturday Night Live

Leslie Jones, Saturday Night Live

Anna Chlumsky as Amy Brookheimer, Veep

Judith Light as Shelly Pfefferman, Transparent

Kathryn Hahn as Raquel Fein, Transparent

This category is stacked with some of the best performances on TV this year, but we suspect Kate McKinnon will steal this one for the second year in a row, particularly for her hilarious impression of Hillary Clinton.

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live

Louie Anderson as Mrs. Baskets, Baskets

Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy, Modern Family

Tituss Burgess as Titus Andromedon, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Tony Hale as Gary Walsh, Veep

Matt Walsh as Mike McLintock, Veep

Even though Tituss Burgess鈥 Titus Andromedon from UBK is one of the funniest characters around, we think that the Emmy voters will give this year鈥檚 award to Alec Baldwin for his mix of politics and comedy.

Who do you think will win at this year鈥檚 Emmys? Tell us @BritandCo!

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