Can Facebook Predict Emmy Winners?

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In three days, all of life's most pressing questions will be answered. (Well, the TV-related ones, anyway.) Will Orange Is the New Black oust reigning comedy king Modern Family? Will Taylor Schilling emerge victorious over Julia Louis-Dreyfus? You better believe we can't wait 'til Monday's Primetime Emmy Awards to find out.

But, in the meantime, Facebook has some ideas on who might be holding up that statue come Monday. The social media wizards compiled the number of times certain Emmy nominees were mentioned in posts and comments. Then, they used the data to rank each category and (perhaps) predict the winners. If Facebook buzz is any indication, Game of Thrones will be dubbed outstanding drama series, and Kevin Spacey and Kerry Washington will take home the awards for outstanding lead actor and actress in a drama series, respectively.

Head over to The Wrap to check out the rest of Facebook's rankings for six Emmy categories. Only time will tell how accurate these predictions are, but we have a hunch they won't be too far off.