Buzzmeter Emmys 2014

Modern audiences are enjoying the Golden Age of Television (or maybe platinum or titanium). This resurgence in quality programming leaves the Emmys in a quandary — how to narrow down all the offerings to a handful of winners? It's a tough job, but our panel of TV-ologists is tuned into the buzz and giving it a try here.

Tell us in the comments who you think deserves to win and check back for updates as the awards season progresses. The Emmys are on August 25 at Nokia Theatre in downtown L.A.

Our panel

Robert Bianco
Robert Bianco, USA Today
Mary McNamara
Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times
Tom O’Neil
Tom O’Neil, Gold Derby
Matt Roush
Matt Roush, Tv Guide
Todd VanDerWerff
Todd VanDerWerff, The A.V. Club
Glenn Whipp
Glenn Whipp, The Envelope

Drama Series

1
"Breaking Bad"
Frank Ockenfels / AMC
"Breaking Bad"
Robert Bianco
Mary McNamara
Tom O’Neil
Matt Roush
Todd VanDerWerff
Glenn Whipp

Drama Actor

1
Matthew McConaughey, "True Detective"
Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times
Matthew McConaughey, "True Detective"
Mary McNamara
Matt Roush
Todd VanDerWerff
Glenn Whipp
2
Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad"
Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times
Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad"
Robert Bianco
Tom O’Neil

Drama Actress

1
Robin Wright, "House of Cards"
Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times
Robin Wright, "House of Cards"
Tom O’Neil
Matt Roush
Glenn Whipp
2
Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife"
Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times
Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife"
Robert Bianco
2
Kerry Washington, "Scandal"
Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times
Kerry Washington, "Scandal"
Todd VanDerWerff
2
Lizzy Caplan, "Masters of Sex"
Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times
Lizzy Caplan, "Masters of Sex"
Mary McNamara

Comedy Series

1
"Orange is the New Black"
JoJo Whilden / Netflix
"Orange is the New Black"
Robert Bianco
Mary McNamara
Matt Roush
Todd VanDerWerff
Glenn Whipp
2
"Modern Family"
Matt Klitscher / ABC
"Modern Family"
Tom O’Neil

Comedy Actor

1
Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory"
Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times
Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory"
Matt Roush
Todd VanDerWerff
Glenn Whipp
2
Louis C.K., "Louie"
Kevin Mazur / HBO
Louis C.K., "Louie"
Robert Bianco
Mary McNamara
3
Ricky Gervais, "Derek"
Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times
Ricky Gervais, "Derek"
Tom O’Neil

Comedy Actress

1
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep"
Kirk McKoy/ Los Angeles Times
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep"
Tom O’Neil
Todd VanDerWerff
Glenn Whipp
2
Taylor Schilling, "Orange is the New Black"
Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times
Taylor Schilling, "Orange is the New Black"
Robert Bianco
Matt Roush
3
Amy Poehler, "Parks and Recreation"
Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times
Amy Poehler, "Parks and Recreation"
Mary McNamara

Miniseries

1
"Fargo"
Chris Large / FX
"Fargo"
Robert Bianco
Mary McNamara
Tom O’Neil
Matt Roush
Todd VanDerWerff
Glenn Whipp

TV Movie

1
"The Normal Heart"
HBO
"The Normal Heart"
Robert Bianco
Mary McNamara
Tom O’Neil
Matt Roush
Todd VanDerWerff
Glenn Whipp

Miniseries/TV Movie Actor

1
Billy Bob Thornton, "Fargo"
Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times
Billy Bob Thornton, "Fargo"
Robert Bianco
Mary McNamara
Tom O’Neil
Matt Roush
Todd VanDerWerff
2
Mark Ruffalo, "The Normal Heart"
Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times
Mark Ruffalo, "The Normal Heart"
Glenn Whipp

Miniseries/TV Movie Actress

1
Cicely Tyson, "A Trip to Bountiful"
Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times
Cicely Tyson, "A Trip to Bountiful"
Robert Bianco
Mary McNamara
Tom O’Neil
Matt Roush
Glenn Whipp
2
Jessica Lange, "American Horror Story: Coven"
Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times
Jessica Lange, "American Horror Story: Coven"
Todd VanDerWerff

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