Xavier Newswire’s 2013 Emmy Award predictions

By: Alex Spindler

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The 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards are just around the corner, honoring the best and the brightest of the small screen.

The Xavier Newswire decided to try its own hand at predicting who will take home the golden trophies — the biggest awards in primetime television.

Best Drama Series: “Breaking Bad” On the tails of a spectacular fifth season, there is no reason why this cable favorite shouldn’t walk away with the night’s top prize.

Best Comedy Series: “Modern Family” Despite having won the award for three years straight, “Modern Family” constantly proves why it should win again. This comedy was groundbreaking from its inception, incorporating topics of interracial and same-sex marriage. Aside from the social impact, this show is absolutely hilarious and continues to rise in the ratings.

Best Leading Actor in a Drama Series: Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad” Cranston’s menacing turn as part chemistry teacher, part methlab drug lord Walter White practically screams Emmy Award. Donning a new goatee and bald head for the final season of “Breaking Bad,” Bryan Cranston will walk in and take an award which he completely deserves.

Best Leading Actress in a Drama Series: Claire Daines, “Homeland” Daines is an Emmy favorite (she has won three awards before) and holds her own in a show revolving around terrorism and homeland security. While not the best pick, Daines will ultimately snatch up another Emmy.

Best Leading Actor in a Comedy Series: Louis C.K., “Louie” This stand-up star has proven that he can definitely maintain his ground in the world of television comedy. As perennial favorites like Alec Baldwin and Larry David begin to exit the category, it’s time for Louis to take the crown.

Best Leading Actress in a Comedy Series: Tina Fey, “30 Rock” Fey made “30 Rock” what it was: an original, bold and refreshing comedy that broke the traditional trend of sitcom domination She is funny, charming and non-stereotypical in her leading role as Liz Lemon. Although “30 Rock” wrapped up its seventh and last season, it would be a crime if Fey didn’t win.

The award ceremony airs at 8:00 p.m. on Sunday on CBS.