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70th Emmy Awards Odds: Handmaids, Robots, and Royals Battle It Out

Trevor Dueck

by Trevor Dueck in Entertainment

Updated Jul 12, 2018 · 11:53 AM PDT

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  • The 70th annual Primetime Emmys will air on Sept. 17 on NBC.
  • Will The Handmaid’s Tale repeat its dominance from last year?
  • It’s the last shot for The Americans to win an Emmy; where does it stand, odds-wise?

The nominations for the 70th Emmy Awards have been announced and this time around there is a lot of stiff competition in each category.

Last year it was a bit of a rout with The Handmaid’s Tale, Veep, Big Little Lies, and Saturday Night Live taking most of the honors. But this year, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Crown and even Game of Thrones are primed to the show far more competitive and unpredictable.

Game of Thrones led all shows with 22 Emmy nominations, followed by Westworld and Saturday Night Live, which each had 21. HBO had been the most nominated network for 17 straight years but Netflix has finally broken that streak with 112 nominations.

The biggest snubs have to go to Modern Family, Twin PeaksRoseanne, and Game of Thrones actors Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke. Will and Grace and The Good Doctor also got the shaft.

[Best Drama] will be Westeros vs. Gilead and it will be interesting to see if political dystopia can beat out fantasy escapism.

Things are rather tight in some of the major categories, but that won’t stop us from providing odds on which series, TV movies, and actors will end up going from nominee to big-time winner.

Below are the odds on who will pick up a golden angel holding a globe … trophy … thing.

Peter Dinklage and Emilia Clarke from Game of Thrones are both nominated for an Emmy.
Peter Dinklage and Emilia Clarke from Game of Thrones are both nominated for an Emmy. Photo Credit: HBO

70th Primetime Emmy Awards Odds

Right now, The Handmaid’s Tale is a slight favorite in the Best Drama Series category, but Game of Thrones (which wasn’t eligible last year) has dominated this category in the past. It will be Westeros vs. Gilead and it will be interesting to see if political dystopia can beat out fantasy escapism.

Best Drama Series

The Handmaid’s Tale 3/2
Game of Thrones 2/1
This is Us 17/3
The Americans 19/1
Westworld 19/1
Stranger Things 100/1

Lead Actor, Drama

Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us 2/1
Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us 3/1
Matthew Rhys, The Americans 4/1
Jason Bateman, Ozark 17/3
Jeffrey Wright, Westworld 19/1
Ed Harris, Westworld 100/1

Lead Actress, Drama

Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale 1/1
Claire Foy, The Crown 3/1
Keri Russell, The Americans 9/1
Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld 9/1
Sandra Oh, Killing Eve 24/1
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black 100/1

Supporting Actor, Drama

David Harbour, Stranger Things 2/1
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones 2/1
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland 4/1
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Game of Thrones 9/1
Joseph Fiennes, The Handmaid’s Tale 50/1
Matt Smith, The Crown 100/1


Supporting Actress, Drama

Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale 3/2
Thandie Newton, Westworld4 4/1
Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things 17/3
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones 17/3
Yvonne Strahovski, The Handmaid’s Tale 19/1
Alexis Bledel, The Handmaid’s Tale 25/1
Vanessa Kirby, The Crown 100/1

Comedy Series

Atlanta 2/3
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel 4/1
Black-ish 17/3
Barry 100/1
GLOW 100/1
Silicon Valley 100/1
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt 100/1
Curb Your Enthusiasm 100/1


Lead Actor, Comedy

Donald Glover, Atlanta 7/13
Anthony Anderson, Black-ish 4/1
Bill Hader, Barry 19/1
William H. Macy, Shameless 19/1
Ted Danson, The Good Place 25/1
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm 100/1


Lead Actress, Comedy

Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel 2/3
Allison Janney, Mom 3/1
Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish 9/1
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie 50/1
Pamela Adlon, Better Things 50/1
Issa Rae, Insecure 100/1


Supporting Actor, Comedy

Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt 3/1
Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live 3/1
Louie Anderson, Baskets 4/1
Brian Tyree Henry, Atlanta 4/1
Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel 19/1
Henry Winkler, Barry 25/1
Kenan Thompson, Saturday Night Live 100/1


Supporting Actress, Comedy

Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live 1/1
Megan Mullally, Will & Grace 4/1
Laurie Metcalf, Roseanne 17/3
Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel 9/1
Leslie Jones, Saturday Night Live 50/1
Betty Gilpin, GLOW 100/1
Zazie Beetz, Atlanta 100/1
Aidy Bryant, Saturday Night Live 100/1


TV Movie

“U.S.S. Callister,” Black Mirror 1/1
The Tale 4/1
Fahrenheit 451 17/3
Paterno 9/1
Flint 19/1


Limited Series

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story 3/7
Godless  4/1
Patrick Melrose 19/1
The Alienist 25/1
Genius: Picasso 100/1


Lead Actress, Limited Series or Movie

Laura Dern, The Tale 2/3
Jessica Biel, The Sinner 3/1
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Cult 9/1
Michelle Dockery, Godless 50/1
Edie Falco, Law and Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders 100/1
Regina King, Seven Seconds 100/1


Lead Actor, Limited Series or Movie

Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story 1/1
Benedict Cumberbatch, Patrick Melrose 3/1
John Legend, Jesus Christ Superstar 17/3
Antonio Banderas, Genius: Picasso 19/1
Jeff Daniels, The Looming Tower 25/1
Jesse Plemons, Black Mirror: USS Callister 100/1


Supporting Actress, Limited Series or Movie

Penélope Cruz, The Assassination of Gianni Versace 7/13
Judith Light, The Assassination of Gianni Versace 4/1
Merritt Wever, Godless 9/1
Sara Bareilles, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert 50/1
Adina Porter, American Horror Story: Cult 50/1
Letitia Wright: Black Mirror: Black Museum 100/1


Supporting Actor, Limited Series or Movie

Edgar Ramírez, The Assassination of Gianni Versace 1/4
Jeff Daniels, Godless 9/1
Michael Stuhlbarg, The Looming Tower 19/1
Brandon Victor Dixon, Jesus Christ Superstar 50/1
Ricky Martin, Assassination of Gianni Versace 100/1
John Leguizamo, Waco 100/1
Finn Wittrock, Assassination of Gianni Versace 100/1


Variety Talk Series

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver 1/4
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee 9/1
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 19/1
The Late Late Show with James Corden 25/1
The Daily Show With Trevor Noah 100/1


Variety Sketch Series

Saturday Night Live 1/4
Portlandia 9/1
Drunk History 19/1
At Home with Amy Sedaris 50/1
Tracey Ullman’s Show 50/1
I Love You, America 100/1


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