The Primetime Emmy Awards 2016 will take place on 18 September in in Downtown Los Angeles, California, with chat show host Jimmy Kimmel set to present the ceremony.

Going in, Ryan Murphy's The People vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story has the best chance of scooping up at least one away, leading the way with 13 nominations, while Veep comes in second with 10 nods and HBO's hugely-popular fantasy series Game Of Thrones has nine.

While those shows definitely have the biggest chance to be victorious, it can be anyone's game however. So ahead of the accolades being dished out, IBTimes UK attempts to predict who will walk away triumphant in four of the main categories on the roster...

Outstanding Drama Series

If killing off Jon Snow won GOT the title of Outstanding Drama Series in 2015, then surely resurrecting him will do the trick this year to have the show coming out on top. While some people had grown slightly weary of the show's slow-burning storyline during its fifth season, season six shook everything up and saw the tables turned on many characters making for some truly thrilling television.

Game of Thrones season 7
Game Of Thrones' sixth season was arguably one of its best yet. Can it scoop the award for outstanding drama series this year too? We think so! HBO

Mind you, this year marks the last that Downton Abbey will be nominated and the Emmy's do love giving their awards out to shows that have just ended.

Outstanding Comedy Series

While Veep may have been last year's winner – and still stands a very good chance of taking home the award again this year – we are going to go out on a limb and have put Netflix's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt forwards as a potential winner.

Its second season went down as well – if not – even better than its first and fans are already desperate to see more of Ellie Kemper's lovable lead. It's a champion in our eyes although Veep's insanely talented ensemble cast is certainly a threat.

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

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Having played undercover KGB agent Elizabeth Jennings for four seasons now - its about time her amazing performance garnered some recognition! FX

Much like we're supporting Malek in potentially picking up his first Emmy on Sunday, we're doing the same in the actress category too, wishing that Keri Russell walks away victorious on the night. The Americans' star has been playing undercover KGB agent Elizabeth Jennings brilliantly for three years now and this season was arguably her best performance yet – it's high time she got some recognition.

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

When it comes to Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, we're completely behind first-time Emmy-nominated actor Rami Malek for his performance in Mr Robot. Typically, the Emmys like to test out the waters when it comes to both shows and actors and if there's only be one season of a series, they're reluctant to dish out awards. So, now that Mr Robot is nearing the finale of its second season – and Malek has well and truly proved his worth – will he scoop up the trophy?

To check out the full list of nominations before the ceremony this weekend, click here.