Emmy Predictions: Who Will Take Over From ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Fleabag’?

Contenders for the top awards range from “Schitt’s Creek,” “Insecure” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” to “Succession,” “Ozark” and “The Mandalorian”

“Game of Thrones” is gone. So is “Fleabag.” For the first time since 1978 — that’s right, the first time in 42 years — the reigning champions in the Emmys’ Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Comedy Series categories are off the air and ineligible at the same time.

It’s still possible that a couple of past winners will claim those crowns again, since 2017 winner “The Handmaid’s Tale” is a nominee for drama and 2018 champ “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” is one for comedy, but we may also have a pair of first-time winners in the Emmys’ marquee categories.

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Steve Pond

Steve Pond

Awards Editor • steve@thewrap.com • Twitter: @stevepond