74th Primetime Emmy Awards Odds: Favorites in Key Categories

The 74th Emmy Awards are here, and Emmy Awards betting odds are next up on the entertainment betting calendar. Here's a look at some of the Emmy Awards odds for a selection of major categories with the show less than 24 hours away.

Last Updated: Sep 11, 2022 8:10 PM ET Read Time: 5 min
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With nominees announced last month, Emmy awards betting odds are gradually going live for primetime TV's biggest celebration on Monday, September 12. HBO/HBO Max leads the way with 140 nominations, beating out Netflix with 105.

"Succession" has the most nominations for an individual series with 25, followed by "Ted Lasso" with 20. From Emmy Awards favorites to long-shot sweats, we're breaking down the Emmy Awards betting odds in a number of key categories:

(Editor's Note: Not all odds for major categories were listed at the time of publishing.)

Odds to win Outstanding Lead Actor (Comedy) 

Actor (Series) Odds
Bill Hader (Barry -150
Jason Sudeikis (Ted Lasso) +160
Steve Martin (Only Murders in the Building) +600
Nicholas Hoult (The Great +1,200
Martin Short (Only Murders in the Building) +1,600
Donald Glover (Atlanta) +2,200

Favorite to win Outstanding Lead Actor (Comedy)

The odds for lead actor in a comedy were neck-and-neck between two SNL alums in Hader and Sudeikis through the summer but the former has pulled ahead with the awards immediately around the corner. Hader is looking to win his third Emmy for his work on Barry, which would make him the first three-time winner of the award for portraying the same character since Jim Parsons won four times for The Big Bang Theory between 2010 and 2014.

Sudeikis won the award last year for his portrayal of Ted Lasso.

Odds to win Outstanding Lead Actor (Drama) 

Actor (Series) Odds
Lee Jung-jae (Squid Game +120
Brian Cox (Succession) +200
Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul) +200
Jeremy Strong (Succession) +1,000
Adam Scott (Severance) +1,000

Favorite to win Outstanding Lead Actor (Drama)

This one seems up in the air with no actor getting really short odds. Odenkirk has received a lot of recent accolades for the final season of Better Call Saul, and his odds have moved alongside Cox, who was the betting favorite in August. Lee Jung-jae is the slight favorite for the Netflix phenomenon, Squid Game.

Odds to win Outstanding Lead Actress (Comedy)

Actress (Series) Odds
Jean Smart (Hacks) -400
Quinta Brunson (Abbott Elementary) +325
Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) +800
Kaley Cuoco (The Flight Attendant) +1,400
Issa Rae (Insecure) +2,000
Elle Fanning (The Great) +2,200

Favorite to win Outstanding Lead Actress (Comedy) 

Jean Smart was, perhaps to some, one of the most unheralded and underrated actresses in the United States for years. After winning the Emmy for Hacks last year, it's hers to lose this time around as she is the overwhelming favorite to claim back-to-back trophies.

Odds to win Outstanding Lead Actress (Drama) 

Actress (Series) Odds
Zendaya (Euphoria) -225
Melanie Lynskey (Yellowjackets) +200
Laura Linney (Ozark) +700
Jodie Comer (Killing Eve) +1,600
Sandra Oh (Killing Eve) +1,600
Reese Witherspoon (The Morning Show) +2,500

Favorite to win Outstanding Lead Actress (Drama)

Zendaya looks like she will be a repeat winner in lead actress in a drama series after previously winning for Euphoria in 2020. Her performance as Rue in the HBO series has received universal praise. Lynskey appears to be her closest competition from her knockout performance in the first season of the ensemble thriller Yellowjackets.

Odds to win Outstanding Comedy Series 

Series Odds
Ted Lasso -150
Hacks  +350
Abbott Elementary +350
Barry +500
Only Murders in the Building +1,600
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel +3,300
What We Do in the Shadows +4,000
Curb Your Enthusiasm +5,000

Favorite to win Outstanding Comedy Series

Even with Hader the presumptive favorite to win lead actor, Ted Lasso is in the driver's seat when it comes to outstanding comedy series. The soccer comedy won the award last year and will look to break the streak of four different shows winning the award in each of the last four years after the category was dominated by the likes of VeepModern Family, and 30 Rock in the prior 12 years.

Odds to win Outstanding Drama Series

Series Odds
Succession -210
Squid Game +250
Better Call Saul +700
Severance +1,100
Ozark +2,500
Yellowjackets  +2,500
Stranger Things +3,300
Euphoria +3,300

Favorite to win Outstanding Drama Series 

Succession is on tap to win its second award in this category after previously winning in 2020. Oddsmakers aren't giving any other shows much of a chance, though Squid Game — which was a runaway hit during the pandemic — could conceivably pull off the upset. 

Odds to win Outstanding Limited Series

Series Odds
The White Lotus  -215
Dopesick +140
The Dropout +900
Inventing Anna +1,800
Pam & Tommy +2,000

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