Emmy season can feel like “Game of Thrones” — once you count someone out, they come roaring back to win everything. But this might really be the year for “Game of Thrones.”
When we first gave our Emmy predictions two months ago, we said this year's drama race would likely be between the gloomy, hallucinatory upstart “True Detective” and longtime Emmy loves “Mad Men” and “Breaking Bad.”
But that was before “Game of Thrones” tore through its best season to date — one that inspired fierce arguments and may even have broken more hearts than the show has in past seasons.
Emmy voters typically haven't loved genre shows. But this season's murder mystery — and Tyrion's trial — gave “Game of Thrones” a focus that made it easier than ever for even casual fans to appreciate.
So the Emmy race is more complicated than ever. But whatever happens, it's a safe bet plenty of corks will pop at HBO when the nominations are announced Thursday. Here are TheWrap‘s predictions in the major categories.