Emmys

Emmy Awards 2013: 16 Actors and Writers Reveal Their Dream Nominees!

Nomination ballots for the 2013 Emmy Awards are due today at 5pm. And while most of us don’t have power beyond sending positive energy into the universe (“En-light-ened! En-light-ened!”), it’s a different story for Hollywood insiders.

To get a sense of which way the Emmy winds are blowing this year, TVLine grilled 16 prominent actors and writers — everyone from Parks and Recreation‘s Adam Scott to American Horror Story‘s Lily Rabe to Parenthood‘s Monica Potter — about who’d make their list of dream nominees.

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And while, yes, there was plenty of love for usual suspects like Breaking Bad and Louie, there were plenty of outside-the-box picks, too.

So click through the gallery below for the full collection of dream nominees, then hit the comments with your own wish list! And follow us on Twitter @TVLine for everything you ever wanted to know about the 2013 Emmys — and then some!