Robin Wright at the premiere of the Netflix original series,...

Robin Wright at the premiere of the Netflix original series, "House of Cards," at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in Manhattan. (Jan. 30, 2013) Credit: AP

Now we're getting to where the rubber meets the road in our weeklong Emmy predictions series (word to the wise - do not bet the kids' milk money on these guesses): Best actor and actress! 

 Let's get straight to it, shall we?

LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES: Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey, PBS Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad, AMC Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom, HBO Jon Hamm, Mad Men, AMC Damian Lewis, Homeland, Showtime Kevin Spacey, House of Cards, Netflix

Who will win: In three years, three different winners in this category, which logic dictates Lewis will not repeat. Never trust anything as foolish as "logic" when it comes to the Emmys, but the winner is still...Kevin Spacey.

Who should win: Seriously? You have to ask? Jon Hamm.

LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES: Connie Britton, Nashville, ABC Claire Danes, Homeland, Showtime Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey, PBS Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel, A&E Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men, AMC Kerry Washington, Scandal, ABC Robin Wright, House of Cards, Netflix

Who will win: Again, over the last three years, three different winners, which does not bode well for a Danes repeat. But not to worry, fans. She will. The winner: Claire Danes.

Who should win: Robin Wright. If anyone stands any chance of nudging aside Danes, she is the one to do it. A "House of Cards" twofer would match last year's "Homeland" top actor feat.

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