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2016 Emmy Odds – Who Wins the Winged Woman?


July 14, 2016 

The 2016 Primetime Emmys will come our way from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, on September 18. The nominees are in, and now television networks will spend the next couple months battling it out, trying to to push their shows over the top.

There aren’t a lot of surprises in this year’s nominations, but of course there are some snubs that some people may have a problem with. For instance, where’s Orange is the New Black? I guess women in prison get no love.


You don’t have to be a Red Witch to see into the the future and know that Game of Thrones is poised to win a ton of hardware this year. Could Mr. Robot or House of Cards pull an upset and take the Iron Throne for Outstanding Drama Series?

There is no Mad Men this year, so that opens up the Lead Actor in a Drama category to someone not named Jon Hamm. Do you think Frank Underwood is making deals in the background to get his good buddy Kevin Spacey another Emmy for House of Cards?


Not to toot my own horn, but like Tyrion Lannister, “I drink and I know things.” And I don’t expect to see too many surprises at this year’s show. It’s clear who the frontrunners are. Below are the odds on who will take home the winged woman in all the major categories. The odds are subject to change as we get closer to the back-patting schmooze fest because, honestly, there will be entire campaigns from some networks for some shows.

68th Primetime Emmy Awards Odds

Outstanding Drama Series

Game of Thrones: 7/3
House of Cards: 4/1
Better Call Saul: 17/3
Mr Robot: 6/1
The Americans: 9/1
Downton Abbey: 15/1
Homeland: 24/1

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Kevin Spacey, House of Cards: 13/7
Rami Malek, Mr Robot: 17/8
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul: 4/1
Kyle Chandler, Bloodlines: 12/1
Matthew Rhys, The Americans: 30/1
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan: 47/1

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Viola Davis, How To Get Away With Murder: 13/7
Robin Wright, House of Cards: 15/8
Claire Danes, Homeland: 4/1
Taraji P Henson, Empire: 13/1
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black: 60/1
Keri Russell, The Americans: 70/1


Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Lena Headey, Game of Thrones: 11/9
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey: 4/1 
Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones: 17/3
Maura Tierney, The Affair: 22/3
Maisie Williams, Game of Thrones: 23/2

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones: 7/13
Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul: 9/1
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan: 11/1
Michael Kelly, House of Cards: 13/1
Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline: 16/1
Kit Harrington, Game of Thrones: 27/1


Outstanding Comedy Series

Veep: 3/2
Transparent: 4/1
Modern Family: 17/3
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: 9/1
Master of None: 13/1
Silicon Valley: 19/1
black-ish: 25/1

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent: 2/3
Anthony Anderson, black-ish: 17/3
Aziz Ansari, Masters of None: 9/1
William H Macy, Shameless: 11/1
Will Forte, The Last Man on Earth: 24/1
Thomas Middleditch, Silicon Valley: 97/3


Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep: 7/13
Amy Schumer, Inside Amy Schumer: 17/3
Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: 11/1
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie: 15/1
Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish: 24/1
Laurie Metcalf, Getting On: 49/1

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Tony Hale, Veep: 3/2
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: 4/1
Louie Anderson, Baskets: 17/3
Ty Burrell, Modern Family: 9/1
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine: 11/1
Keegan-Michael, Key and Peele: 13/1

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Allison Janney, Mom: 2/3
Anna Chlumsky, Veep: 17/3
Kate McKinnon, SNL: 9/1
Judith Light, Transparent: 11/1
Gaby Hoffmann, Transparent: 24/1
Niecy Nash, Getting On: 30/1

Outstanding Limited Series

The People v. OJ Simpson: 13/7
Fargo: 7/3
American Crime: 3/1
Roots: 15/1
The Night Manager: 24/1

Outstanding TV Movie

All the Way: 2/3
Confirmation: 4/1
Sherlock – The Abominable Bride: 9/1
Luther: 11/1
A Very Murray Christmas: 49/1

Lead Actor, TV Movie/Limited Series

Cuba Gooding Jr., The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story: 3/1
Bryan Cranston, All the Way: 39/11
Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story: 4/1
Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager: 17/3
Idris Elba, Luther: 9/1
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: The Abominable Bride: 23/2

Lead Actress, TV Movie/Limited Series

Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story: 3/7
Kirsten Dunst, Fargo: 9/1
Kerry Washington, Confirmation: 23/2
Felicity Huffman, American Crime: 15/1
Audra McDonald, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill: 24/1
Lili Taylor, American Crime: 49/1

Photo Credit: By Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America (Peter Dinklage  Uploaded by Dudek1337) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

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