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63rd Primetime Emmys. We Pick The Winners.

Each year, the Primetime Emmy’s award the best and brightest in the television world. Some years are dominated by new comers and others feature a slew of repeat winners. Just last year, first time nominee Modern Family took home three Emmy’s including Outstanding Comedy Series, dethroning 30 Rock, a show that had won comedies top honor three years in a row. The drama world has featured a steady cast of characters over the past few years, led by AMC’s Mad Men. With three consecutive Outstanding Drama Emmys under their belt, newcomer Boardwalk Empire pose the largest threat to the reigning champion. Without further adue, here are The Truth About Music’s official Emmy picks.

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Drama Categories

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama: This one seems pretty straight up. Despite the amazing breakthrough of shows like Friday Night Lights and Justified, it seems like another three horse race between Michael C. Hall, Jon Hamm and Steve Buscemi. While it would be nice to see Hamm recognized for the best season of Mad Men to date, nothing can stop Buscemi’s momentum.

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama: While it would make a lot of sense for Elisabeth Moss to finally be recognized for her role and one of the most developed characters in recent TV history, the super power of Julianna Marguiles will not be defeated.

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama

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Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama

Outstanding Drama: Mad Men has one each of the last three years in this category and that wouldn’t shock anyone who watches the show. What is amazing is that by many accounts, this past season was the shows best. Failure to win this award again would be a huge letdown despite a huge challenger in Boardwalk Empire.

Comedy Categories

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Wouldn’t it be nice if Steve Carrell in his final season of The Office, finally one his first Emmy for his role as Michael Scott? Sure it would be fun. It is with that that we pick him to win. Unfortunately, The Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons still deserves the award that he took home last year, playing the funniest character on television in 2011.

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Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: This should be another three horse race. This time between Laura Linney, Edie Falco and the ever relevant Tina Fey. The dark horse this year could be Raising Hope’s Martha Pimpton but we’ll bet on the first nomination for Laura Linney in The Big C.

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Here is the most intriguing category of the night. With more than half the nominations going to a single show (Modern Family), it will be fascinating to see if these four men split votes in the category, costing the show an Emmy. If they do split then that opens the door wide open for Jon Cryer. On a side note, Chris Colfer delivered one of the best season long performances this year in Glee. The issue is that his portrayal of a bullied gay high school student belongs in the drama nominations. This will be an example of the cross genre show costing them an Emmy. As long as the Modern Family split doesn’t kill it, Ty Burrell was by far the funniest man on the show in 2011 and should take home his first Emmy.

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: It seems likely that her job hosting the Emmys this year could cost Jane Lynch her second award for her role in Glee. Has the host ever taken home a major award? We’ll give this one to Julie Bowen in an amazing year for Modern Family. If both her and her fictional husband Ty Burrell win we’ll have a true first family of fictional comedy.

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Outstanding Comedy: As if there was any doubt, Modern Family brings together a magical cast of characters that have created some of the best moments television has seen in a long time. With every single adult on the show nominated for an individual Emmy, this show is a can’t miss to win the Outstanding Comedy category.

Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series: Wouldn’t it be fun for Conan O’Brien to win this category less than two years after being kicked off his post at NBC? Sure it would make a good story but it’s not going to happen. The Comedy Central duo of Colbert and Stewart is to strong.

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