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2015 Emmy Awards Odds – New Faces Abound!

The moment TV fans – so, um, everybody – has been waiting for finally arrived! The 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards nominations have been announced!

HBO’s death-riddled Game of Thrones – which just wrapped its fifth season – leads the way with 24 noms. In the drama category, we’re going to see plenty of new faces as Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul), Kyle Chandler (Bloodline), Liev Schrieber (Ray Donovan), Taraji P. Henson (Empire), Viola Davis (How to Get Away with Murder), and Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) were all nominated in their respective Emmy categories.

When it comes to surprises, it’s who didn’t make the cut that has us taken aback. CBS’ The Big Bang Theory is notably absent from most comedy categories.

One of the most interesting races will take place among variety shows. The Colbert Report, The Daily Show, and the Late Show with David Letterman all ended this year (or are ending imminently). With the sentimental vote likely to be split three ways, the door could be open for newcomer John Oliver and his sardonic Last Week Tonight to take the cake.

While Emmy host Andy Samberg won’t be on duty until September 20th, we’ve got the early look at the odds for all the major categories!

2015 Primetime Emmy Awards Odds:

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES

Mad Men: 2/1

Game of Thrones: 3/1

Orange is the New Black: 6/1

Better Call Saul: 8/1

House of Cards: 12/1

Downton Abbey: 15/1

Homeland: 20/1

 

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES

Transparent: 3/1

Veep: 3/1

Louie: 4/1

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: 7/1

Parks and Recreation: 10/1

Modern Family: 14/1

Silicon Valley: 22/1

 

LEAD ACTOR, DRAMA

Jon Hamm, Mad Men: 2/1

Kevin Spacey, House of Cards: 3/1

Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul: 4/1

Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom: 7/1

Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan: 14/1

Kyle Chandler, Bloodline: 22/1

 

LEAD ACTRESS, DRAMA

Robin Wright, House of Cards: 2/1

Taraji P. Henson, Empire: 3/1

Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men: 4/1

Claire Danes, Homeland: 7/1

Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder: 14/1

Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black: 22/1

 

LEAD ACTOR, COMEDY

Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent: 3/2

Louis C.K., Louie: 4/1

William H. Macy, Shameless: 4/1

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish: 9/1

Will Forte, The Last Man On Earth: 15/1

Matt LeBlanc, Episodes: 20/1

Don Cheadle, House of Lies: 25/1

 

LEAD ACTRESS, COMEDY

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep: 3/1

Amy Schumer, Inside Amy Schumer: 4/1

Amy Poehler, Parks And Recreation: 4/1

Lily Tomlin, Grace And Frankie: 8/1

Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie: 9/1

Lisa Kudrow, The Comeback: 11/1

 

REALITY-COMPETITION SERIES

The Voice: 2/1

Dancing with the Stars: 3/1

The Amazing Race: 4/1

Top Chef: 9/1

Project Runway: 12/1

So You Think You Can Dance: 15/1

 

VARIETY SERIES

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver: 2/1

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: 3/1

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart: 4/1

Late Show With David Letterman: 7/1

Jimmy Kimmel Live: 14/1

The Colbert Report: 21/1

 

SUPPORTING ACTOR, DRAMA

Peter Dinklage, Game Of Thrones: 2/1

Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul: 4/1

Alan Cumming, The Good Wife: 4/1

Michael Kelly, House Of Cards: 6/1

Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline: 12/1

Jim Carter, Downton Abbey: 15/1

 

SUPPORTING ACTRESS, DRAMA

Christina Hendricks, Mad Men: 2/1

Lena Headey, Game Of Thrones: 2/1

Emilia Clarke, Game Of Thrones: 5/1

Christine Baranski, The Good Wife: 10/1

Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black: 15/1

Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey: 25/1

 

SUPPORTING ACTOR, COMEDY

Adam Driver, Girls: 2/1

Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine: 4/1

Keegan-Michael Key, Key & Peele: 5/1

Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: 7/1

Ty Burrell, Modern Family: 8/1

Tony Hale, Veep: 11/1

 

SUPPORTING ACTRESS, COMEDY

Anna Chlumsky, Veep: 2/1

Gaby Hoffmann, Transparent: 4/1

Allison Janney, Mom: 6/1

Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory: 8/1

Jane Krakowski, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: 12/1

Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live: 14/1

Julie Bowen, Modern Family: 20/1

Niecy Nash, Getting On: 25/1

 

(Photo credit: ITU Pictures (flickr) [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/legalcode]. Photo has been cropped.)

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