Betting on Emmy Awards odds is now live for primetime TV's biggest celebration on Sunday, September 19. HBO leads the way with 130 nominations, barely edging out Netflix with 129.
"The Mandalorian" and "The Crown" have the most nominations for an individual series with 24 apiece. From Emmy Awards favorites to long-shot sweats, we're breaking down the Emmy Awards betting odds and some of our Emmy picks and predictions in a number of key categories:
(Editor's Note: Not all odds for major categories were listed at the time of publishing. We will add listings for other categories when their markets are live.)
Odds to win Outstanding Lead Actor (Comedy)
|Jason Sudeikis (Ted Lasso)||-3,300|
|Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method)||+1,000|
|Anthony Anderson (Black-ish)||+2,000|
|Kenan Thompson (Kenan)||+2,800|
|William H. Macy (Shameless)||+3,300|
Pick to win Outstanding Lead Actor (Comedy)
Jason Sudeikis appears set to add to his hardware haul. After winning the Golden Globe for his role as displaced American football coach Ted Lasso in the eponymous comedy series, Sudeikis is a massive -3,300 favorite to take home the Emmy as well.
We don't see the Emmy going to anybody else but at such lopsided odds there is practically no reason to back him. Thankfully some of the other awards have much more tempting lines.
Odds to win Outstanding Lead Actor (Drama)
|Josh O'Connor (The Crown)||-350|
|Billy Porter (Pose)||+300|
|Rege-Jean Page (Bridgerton)||+800|
|Matthew Rhys (Perry Mason)||+2,200|
|Sterling K Brown (This Is Us)||+2,500|
|Johnathan Majors (Lovecraft Country)||+3,300|
Pick to win Outstanding Lead Actor (Drama)
Josh O'Connor's turn as Prince Charles on "The Crown" has landed him as the odds-on favorite to also double-down on his Golden Globe win. That said, this is one category where I can see an upset. Porter won this award in 2019 and after another critically acclaimed season as Pray Tell on "Pose" we wouldn't be surprised at an encore victory this year.
Odds to win Outstanding Lead Actor (Limited Series/Movie)
|Paul Bettany (WandaVision)||+100|
|Hugh Grant (The Undoing)||+200|
|Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton)||+350|
|Ewan McGregor (Halston)||+1,000|
|Leslie Odom Jr. (Hamilton)||+1,000|
Pick to win Outstanding Lead Actor (Limited Series/Movie)
The MCU invaded the limited series market this past year with "WandaVision," which took streaming by storm and racked up 23 Emmy nominations, including Paul Bettany as a slim odds favorite for his role as Vision, the former Avenger android, living inside Wanda Maximoff's Mind Stone projection.
This is one of the few awards where the favorite can be backed at plus money and there's definitely value on Bettany here. Odom will likely take votes from fellow Hamilton co-star Miranda while Grant's performance was wasted in an uneven series which received mixed ratings from critics.
Odds to win Outstanding Lead Actress (Comedy)
|Jean Smart (Hacks)||-275|
|Kaley Cuoco (The Flight Attendant)||+187|
|Tracee Ellis-Ross (Black-ish)||+700|
|Aidy Bryant (Shrill)||+2,800|
|Allison Janney (Mom)||+6,600|
Pick to win Outstanding Lead Actress (Comedy)
Screen veteran Jean Smart sits as another odds-on favorite for her role as Deborah Vance in the series "Hacks." Smart's Vance is a Vegas comedian looking for a new edge in her performance, a role that has earned widespread critical acclaim in what's largely a two-horse race between her and Kaley Cuoco (+187).
Cuoco was viewed as the favorite for much of the year after being nominated and falling short at the Golden Globes. She was the best thing about "The Big Bang Theory" and has proven that she can carry a series on her own in "The Flight Attendant," where she plays a lovable hot mess as the title character.
Odds to win Outstanding Lead Actress (Drama)
|Emma Corrin (The Crown)||-350|
|MJ Rodriguez (Pose)||+400|
|Olivia Colman (The Crown)||+900|
|Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid's Tale)||+900|
|Uzo Aduba (In Treatment)||+1,800|
|Jurnee Smollett (Lovecraft Country)||+2,800|
Pick to win Outstanding Lead Actress (Drama)
Emma Corrin's fantastic portrayal of Diana, Princess of Wales on "The Crown" has oddsmakers seeing a double-dip for the Netflix drama in both the lead acting categories. We're hoping you grabbed Corrin when she was at -150 just a few weeks ago because now this line is becoming un-bettable.
If you're looking for a long shot who should have a better chance than the odds reflect, don't count out Uzo Aduba, who did a fantastic job in HBO's revived series "In Treatment."
Odds to win Outstanding Supporting Actress (Limited Series)
|Kathryn Hahn (WandaVision)||-150|
|Julianne Nicholson (Mare of Easttown)||+250|
|Jean Smart (Mare of Easttown)||+500|
|Moses Ingram (The Queen's Gambit)||+1,000|
|Renee Elise Goldsberry (Hamilton)||+1,000|
|Phillipa Soo (Hamilton)||+2,000|
Pick to win Outstanding Supporting Actress (Limited Series)
Veteran Kathryn Hahn might be adding a major award to her laundry list of blockbuster credits. The longtime comedy character actress' turn as witch-next-door Agatha Harkness lands her as another odds-on favorite. Hahn's performance wasn't just meme-worthy — it was layered and hilarious and gets better with every rewatch of the Marvel hit series. Grab her at -150.
Odds to win Outstanding Comedy Series
|The Flight Attendant||+900|
|The Kominsky Method||+1,600|
|Emily In Paris||+2,500|
Pick to win Outstanding Comedy Series
As Sudeikis was for his role as Ted Lasso, the show itself is another huge favorite to nab the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series at -1,000. With a whopping 20 nominations, Ted Lasso is not only the most nominated comedy series of the year but also the most nominated first-year comedy in history. We'd be surprised at anything other than a win for Sudeikis and company here.
Odds to win Outstanding Drama Series
|The Handmaid's Tale||+1,400|
|This Is Us||+3,500|
Pick to win Outstanding Drama Series
After "Succession" predictably took this category last year, "The Crown" appears set for its turn as TV's top drama, with -700 odds as a very comfortable favorite over "The Mandalorian." While "The Mandalorian" is terrific for what it is and equaled "The Crown" in Emmy nominations, there's really no comparison between the two.
In terms of story, directing, characters, and attention to detail, the Netflix series is one of the best shows in recent memory, and the fourth season might be the best. After years of being the bridesmaid but never the bride, this will deservedly be the year that "The Crown" is crowned as the best show on TV.
Odds to win Outstanding Limited Series
|The Queen's Gambit||-200|
|Mare of Easttown||+175|
|I May Destroy You||+650|
|The Underground Railroad||+650|
Pick to win Outstanding Limited Series
After helping spark a minor revolution in chess' global footprint in 2020, "The Queen's Gambit" appears set for yet more acclaim, as an odds-on favorite at this year's Emmys. After winning the Golden Globe in the same category, expect "The Queen's Gambit" to win again and -200 isn't too steep of a price.
Odds to win Outstanding Competiton Program
|RuPaul's Drag Race||-600|
|The Amazing Race||+1,600|
Pick to win Outstanding Competiton Program
While some reality TV shows succumbed to COVID restrictions this past year, "RuPaul's Drag Race" was as fab as ever in its 13th season, and struts into Emmy Awards betting as a -600 favorite. Apparently, books aren't counting on voter fatigue, as "Drag Race" has won this category three years running and should make it a four-peat.
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