Emmy Forecasters Predict a 'Heroes' Vs. 'Lost' Showdown
According to Emmy forecasters, Lost and Heroes are vying for each other's slot in the Best Drama category.  No analysts are predicting room enough for both of the fantasy infused title in this vital category.   While no one is saying it, it seems the voters favor a more ‘serious' majority in the categories five slots. 

Despite making the shortlist, Heroes is considered a darkhorse at this year's Emmy awards.  A few weeks ago when the shortlist's leaked, Heroes fans were emboldened by the shows inclusion in the top ten.  Predictors are now favoring against Heroes collecting any significant number of nominations.

Tom O'Neil of TheEnvelope is an eerily accurate nomination predictor.  Of course, maybe this has something to do with the fact that TheEnvelope managed to get their hands on the shortlist this year.  Could it be there is more to O'Neil's predictions then straight guessing?

No matter how you look at it, O'Neil does not see a nom in the big category, Best Drama Series, for Heroes.  O'neil is looking for noms to go to The Sopranos, Grey's Anatomy, Lost, House, and 24.   Heroes fans will be delighted to know that Mr. O'Neil thinks that Heroes is very close to getting a nom.  Too bad we were not lobbing hand grenades.

Two actual voters anonymously gave their votes over to TheEnvelope, and Heroes did make the list.  In the place of Lost.  A move that is sure to draw some venom from Lost fans who cannot imagine Heroes coming in over Lost.

In that same article, predictions were gathered from popular entertainment journalists as well as TheEnvelope's forum moderators.  Again, Heroes was universally shut out, and while Lost made it into the Best Drama category, no acting noms were expected by the group. The Baltimore Sun's David Zurawik, on the other had, sees Heroes taking Lost's space in the five Best Drama slots.

One thing everybody seems to agree on is there is one slot for either Heroes or Lost.  Is this just the prognosticators playing a hunch on show type, or a legitimate way to measure the odds?   Fan's shouldn't let their emotions get carried away by any of these predictions though, the real nominations are just three days away.  Everybody, Cross your fingers.

- Jon Lachonis, BuddyTV Senior Writer

Source: TheEnvelope.com
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