It was another fantastic year for television, and the 2014 Emmy nominations mostly captured that (…more or less). But when it comes to winners, the Emmys can be a wily beast, as seen in last year’s bevy of baffling wins (Jeff Daniels for Newsroom, Bobby Cannavale for Boardwalk Empire, among others). Expect the expected with the Emmys, usually — unless they go completely off the wall.
This year, I have requested the expertise of Collider’s own Adam Chitwood to assist me with picks, not only because he closely follows the awards circuit year-round, he also has a much better track record than I do for picking awards winners in general. Hit the jump for our guesses about how the results will play out and why in our 2014 Emmy predictions. The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Seth Meyers, will air live on NBC Monday, August 25th at 8pm ET/5pm PT.