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(Our panel of Emmy experts share their picks.)

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LORRAINE ALI LOS ANGELES TIMES

“Dopesick” “Pam & Tommy” “The Dropout” (tie) “The White Lotus” (tie) “Inventing Anna”

There have been more exciting years for the category, but “Dopesick” is such a strong entry, it makes up for some of the weaker choices (“Inventing Anna”). Then there’s “Pam & Tommy,” which is so much better than it should be. It’s surprising­ly topical and entertaini­ng. But this one goes to “Dopesick.”

KRISTEN BALDWIN ENTERTAINM­ENT WEEKLY

“The White Lotus” “Dopesick” “The Dropout” “Pam & Tommy” “Inventing Anna”

The 20 nomination­s for HBO’s “The White Lotus” prove that voters didn’t forget how much they loved it even though it’s over a year old. “Dopesick” is hot on its heels, but here’s hoping voters spread the love and give “Lotus” this one and reward Hulu’s series in the acting categories.

TRACY BROWN LOS ANGELES TIMES

“Dopesick” “The White Lotus” “The Dropout” “Pam & Tommy” “Inventing Anna”

“Dopesick,” which looks at Purdue Pharma’s role in the devastatin­g opioid crisis, appears to be the limited series to beat this year. It tells an important story and boasts some powerful performanc­es, so even with what felt like an omnipresen­t buzz around “White Lotus” as it was airing, “Dopesick” will win.

TREY MANGUM SHADOW AND ACT

“Dopesick” “The White Lotus” “The Dropout” “Inventing Anna” “Pam & Tommy”

“Dopesick” still looks good, but “The White Lotus” has a good showing all down the nomination­s, which means that we shouldn’t think it couldn’t pull a surprise here. Similarly, if Amanda Seyfried gets more steam, that could boost “The Dropout.” Of those three, “Dopesick” is the true contender.

MATT ROUSH TV GUIDE

“Dopesick” “The White Lotus” “The Dropout” “Pam & Tommy” “Inventing Anna”

Hulu’s excellent “Dopesick” is the most urgent of the nominated docudramas — where, though, is Starz’s underrated “Gaslit”? — and its tragic relevance will likely propel it to the win. But most everyone would agree that HBO’s “The White Lotus” is the most entertaini­ng choice, so either would be satisfying.

GLENN WHIPP LOS ANGELES TIMES

“The White Lotus” “Dopesick” “The Dropout” “Pam & Tommy” “Inventing Anna”

With 20 nomination­s, including a whopping eight for its acting ensemble, HBO’s “The White Lotus” really separated itself from the pack. Now it’s just a matter of seeing how many trophies it will haul in and whether the second season, now filming, can possibly recapture the magic of its first.

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