The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is not always just in choosing the Emmy Award winners (as "Mad Men's" Jon Hamm knows all too well), but its choices are often predictable. While the most deserving actors and shows may not take TV's top prizes Monday night during the 66th Primetime Emmys, they won't go without recognition from TV critic Verne Gay. Here, he predicts the winners in the major categories, and gives credit where it's due to ones that may not win, but should.
COMEDY SERIES: 'MODERN FAMILY'
DRAMA SERIES: 'BREAKING BAD'
ACTOR, COMEDY: JIM PARSONS, 'THE BIG BANG THEORY'
ACTRESS, COMEDY: JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS, 'VEEP'
ACTOR, DRAMA: MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY, 'TRUE DETECTIVE'
ACTRESS, DRAMA: CLAIRE DANES, 'HOMELAND'
TV MOVIE: 'THE NORMAL HEART'
ACTOR, MOVIE OR MINISERIES: MARK RUFFALO, 'THE NORMAL HEART'
ACTRESS, MOVIE OR MINISERIES: JESSICA LANGE, 'AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN'