The Emmy Race: Oddsmakers Reveal Which Nominees Are Favoured To Win

With the Emmy nominations announced last week, people are starting to place bets on who’s got the best shot in each category. It’s time to take a look at the odds. is putting out their early betting odds for each of the major categories, and they’ve got some interesting thoughts on who might come away winners on Emmy night.

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In the top category for Best Drama, the odds-on favourite is “Stranger Things”, though “The Handmaid’s Tale” is close behind. The rest of the nominees, including “Westworld” and “The Crown”, are far behind the front-runners at this point.

Bob Odenkirk is in the lead to win Best Actor in a Drama for “Better Call Saul”, though “This Is Us” star Sterling K. Brown is also in the running. And for supporting actor, John Lithgow is far ahead of the pack for his performance as Winston Churchill in “The Crown”.

Best Actress in a Drama is likely to go to Elisabeth Moss for her incredible turn in “The Handmaid’s Tale”, though Claire Foy of “The Crown” has a very good shot as well. Thandie Newton leads the race for Best Supporting Actress for “Westworld”.

Meanwhile, in Best Comedy, two-time winner “Veep” is once again the favourite, with Donald Glover’s “Atlanta” as its closest competition.

“Veep” stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus is far and away the favourite to win Best Actress in a Comedy, with Kate McKinnon favoured to win Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy for her work on “SNL”.

Donald Glover has the odds in the Best Actor in a Comedy category for his role in “Atlanta”, alhough “Transparent” star Jeffrey Tambor is not far behind. For Supporting Actor in a Comedy, Alec Baldwin’s turn as President Trump on “SNL” is far and away the likely winner.

Another interesting category this year is Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series, with Shannon Purser — who played Barb on “Stranger Things” — snagging a surprise nomination. According to, Purser might have a better shot at winning than most people think. Alhough the favourite is Alexis Bledel for “The Handmaid’s Tale”, Purser has a number of advantages, including youth appeal, goodwill toward Netflix, and the phenomenon of “Stranger Things” in general.

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In the Limited Series category, “Big Little Lies” stands the best chance, with “Black Mirror: San Junipero” the favourite to win Best TV Movie.

Actress in a Limited Series or Movie is tipped to Nicole Kidman for “Big Little Lies”, with Jessica Lange of “Feud” also in the running. In a Supporting role, Laura Dern of “Big Little Lies” is seen to be the best bet.

The Best Actor and Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie are both wide open field, with “Wizard of Lies”‘ Robert De Niro and Riz Ahmed of “The Night Of”‘  both the front-runners for leading role, while in the supporting category, “Fargo” villain David Thewlis and “Feud” co-stars Stanley Tucci and Alfred Molina are all in the running.



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