Emmys 2015: Actors and Showrunners Share Their Dream Nominees

Set your alarms for Thursday morning at 11:30 ET — just in case you’re dozing at your desk — as the 2015 Emmy nominations are upon us!

You probably know which possible nods will make your heart sing with joy, and which potential snubs will leave said organ shattered like a champagne flute against a tile floor — but who are some of your favorite actors and writers cheering for?

We polled 19 industry insiders about which shows and performers are on their “must-be-recognized” list — and to up the stakes, we asked ’em to avoid choosing folks who double as their co-workers.

American Crime creator John Ridley, Masters of Sex star Lizzy Caplan, Fresh Off the Boat‘s Constance Wu and The Middle‘s Eden Sher are just a few of our Emmy experts — and some of their picks might surprise you.

Check out the gallery below for the full rundown — or click here for direct access — then hit the comments with your own hopes for Thursday!