More and more experts are expecting the political comedy Veep to be victorious in winning the Emmy for Best Comedy Series this year.
According to the website GoldDerby.com, which tracks and analyzes entertainment award nominations, ten of the 16 entertainment journalists that have made predictions so far have revealed the smash HBO comedy has the advantage come September.
This year marks the sixth year in a row Veep has been nominated for Best Comedy Series, including winning the category both of the past two years.
The show has far more nominations than any other comedy this year, setting a high mark this time with 17 nominations, including Julia Louis-Dreyfus for Best Comedy Actress, Anna Chlumsky for Best Comedy Supporting Actress, Tony Hale and Matt Walsh each for Best Comedy Supporting Actor, Morgan Sackett, David Mandel and Dale Stern each for Best Comedy Directing, and Billy Kimball and David Mandel each for Best Comedy Writing.
The ten insiders predicting a Veep win this year include: Variety’s Debra Birnbaum, NPR’s Eric Deggans, TV Guide’s Joyce Eng, Gold Derby’s Tom O’Neil, TV Guide Magazine’s Matt Roush, Gold Derby’s Paul Sheehan, IndieWire’s Anne Thompson, Yahoo’s Ken Tucker, ESPN’s Adnan Virk, and LA Times’ Glenn Whipp.