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69th Emmy Awards Odds: Stranger Things, Westworld Lead The Way

Trevor Dueck

by Trevor Dueck in Entertainment

Updated Jan 17, 2018 · 9:38 AM PST

Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven in Stranger Things
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The nominees for the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards (8:00 p.m. EDT/5:00 p.m. PDT on September 17 on CBS) are out!

This year, the annual celebration of primetime television’s finest is also an ode to binge-watching, with streaming service Netflix garnering a huge 91 nominations for programs like Stranger Things (18 nominations) and The Crown (13 nominations).

Making that haul all the more impressive for the relative newcomer, a record 9,000 shows were submitted for consideration. With that amount of content and a limited number of nominations available, the official announcement of nominees had its fair share of so-called snubs.

Many people are going to be upset that The Leftovers didn’t squeak into the coveted Outstanding Drama category. (I know I am.) And while both Milo Ventimiglia and Sterling K. Brown got noms for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series for their roles in This is Us, the star of that series, Mandy Moore, wasn’t nominated for Outstanding Actress.

Even Emmy mainstay and reigning Outstanding Drama Series-winner Game of Thrones was shutout! But that’s because Season 7 doesn’t start until July 16th, long after the May 1st submission deadline. Don’t feel sorry for the people of Westeros; they will continue their pillaging of Emmy trophies next year.

GOT’s loss will be someone else’s gain, perhaps HBO’s other hit show Westworld, which received 22 nominations. The freshman hit led HBO to a whopping 110 nominations, in total, most among all networks/providers.

With no crazies on the Iron Throne or advertising executives with drinking problems to contend with, which shows and actors have the best chance to win an Emmy? Will this finally be the year for Kevin Spacey (House of Cards)? Can anyone knock Julia Louis-Dreyfuss (Veep) off her comedy perch?

Below are the odds of who will win in the major categories (because nobody cares about reality shows, right?).


Evan Rachel Wood and James Marsden in Westworld on HBO
Evan Rachel Wood and James Marsden in Westworld on HBO (Photo Credit: HBO)

Outstanding Drama Series

  • The Crown (Netflix): 3/1
  • Westworld (HBO): 3/1
  • Stranger Things (Netflix): 4/1
  • This Is Us (NBC): 17/3
  • The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu): 9/1
  • Better Call Saul (AMC): 25/1
  • House of Cards (Netflix): 100/1

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series

  • Claire Foy – The Crown (Netflix): 3/2
  • Elisabeth Moss – The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu): 3/1
  • Viola Davis – How to Get Away with Murder (ABC): 4/1
  • Keri Russell – The Americans (FX): 9/1
  • Robin Wright – House of Cards (Netflix): 25/1
  • Evan Rachel Wood – Westworld (HBO): 100/1

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

  • Sterling K. Brown – This Is Us (NBC): 2/1
  • Bob Odenkirk – Better Call Saul (AMC): 3/1
  • Kevin Spacey – House of Cards (Netflix): 5/1
  • Matthew Rhys – The Americans (FX): 17/3
  • Liev Schreiber – Ray Donovan (Showtime): 9/1
  • Anthony Hopkins – Westworld (HBO): 25/1
  • Milo Ventimiglia – This Is Us (NBC): 100/1

Outstanding Limited Series

  • Feud: Bette and Joan (FX): 2/1
  • Big Little Lies (HBO): 3/1
  • The Night Of (HBO): 4/1
  • Fargo (FX): 4/1
  • Genius (National Geographic): 100/1

Outstanding TV Movie

  • The Wizard Of Lies (HBO): 1/4
  • Sherlock: The Lying Detective (Masterpiece) (PBS): 17/3
  • Black Mirror: San Junipero (Netflix): 25/1
  • The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks (PBS): 100/1
  • Dolly Parton’s Christmas Of Many Colors: Circle Of Love (NBC): 1000/1

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

  • Jessica Lange – Feud (FX): 3/7
  • Nicole Kidman – Big Little Lies (HBO): 4/1
  • Susan Sarandon – Feud (FX): 25/1
  • Carrie Coon – Fargo (FX): 25/1
  • Reese Witherspoon – Big Little Lies (HBO): 100/1
  • Felicity Huffman – American Crime (ABC): 100/1

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

  • Riz Ahmed – The Night Of (HBO): 3/2
  • Robert De Niro – Wizard of Lies (HBO): 2/1
  • Ewan McGregor – Fargo (FX): 17/3
  • Benedict Cumberbatch – Sherlock (PBS): 9/1
  • John Turturro – The Night Of (HBO): 100/1
  • Geoffrey Rush – Genius (National Geographic): 150/1

Outstanding Comedy Series

  • Veep (HBO): 2/3
  • Atlanta (FX): 4/1
  • Black-ish (ABC): 9/1
  • Master of None (Netflix): 19/1
  • Modern Family (ABC): 50/1
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix): 50/1
  • Silicon Valley (HBO): 100/1

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy

  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Veep (HBO): 1/3
  • Tracee Ellis Ross – Black-ish (ABC): 17/3
  • Ellie Kemper – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix): 19/1
  • Lily Tomlin – Grace and Frankie (Netflix): 50/1
  • Allison Janney – Mom (CBS): 100/1
  • Jane Fonda – Grace and Frankie (Netflix): 100/1
  • Pamela Adlon – Better Things (FX): 100/1

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy

  • Donald Glover – Atlanta (FX): 2/3
  • Jeffrey Tambor – Transparent (Amazon): 3/1
  • Anthony Anderson – Black-ish (ABC): 9/1
  • Aziz Ansari – Master of None (Netflix): 50/1
  • William H. Macy – Shameless (Showtime): 50/1
  • Zach Galifianakis – Baskets (FX): 100/1
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