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71st Emmy Award odds: ‘Game of Thrones’ looks to rule the ceremony

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Game of Thrones is up for a record number of Emmys this year. However, they’ll have to battle it out with some of TV’s most acclaimed shows to bring home the spoils.

Although the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards aren’t until Sunday, September 22, odds are already available on BetOnline for some of the biggest categories.

This year’s Emmys will honor primetime television shows that aired from June 1, 2018 to May 31, 2019 in the United States.

Despite audiences panning season eight of HBO’s Game of Thrones and earning its lowest ratings ever, 58% per Rotten Tomatoes’ Tomatometer, the show set the record for most Emmy nominations with 32 nods.

Game of Thrones is up for the Outstanding Drama Series at -600, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Kit Harington +800), and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Emilia Clarke +600), among others.

Thrones is heavily favored in the Outstanding Drama category but will face stiff competition from Killing Eve (+550) and Better Call Saul (+800).

Outstanding Drama Series

  • Game of Thrones -600
  • Killing Eve +550
  • Better Call Saul +800
  • This Is Us +1200
  • Ozark +2000
  • Pose +2000
  • Succession +2500
  • Bodyguard +3300

For their respective categories, Harington and Clarke are not the favorites, however.

Harington sits behind Jason Bateman (Ozark +140), Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul +175), Billy Porter (Pose +400), and Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us +400) in his category.

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

  • Jason Bateman (Ozark) +140
  • Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul) +175
  • Billy Porter (Pose) +400
  • Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us) +400
  • Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) +800
  • Milo Ventimiglia (This Is Us) +1600

Clarke has more favorable odds, though. Her role as Daenerys Targaryen (+600) is only behind Sandra Oh for Killing Eve at -700. Clarke was also nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2013, 2015, and 2016, but ultimately lost out on those.

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

  • Sandra Oh (Killing Eve) -700
  • Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) +600
  • Jodie Comer (Killing Eve) +600
  • Laura Linney (Ozark) +800
  • Robin Wright (House of Cards) +3300
  • Viola Davis (How to Get Away With Murder) +3300
  • Mandy Moore (This Is Us) +3300

Bill Hader is the heavy favorite (-800) to take home the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series with his portrayal of Barry Berkman in HBO’s Barry. Other hopefuls include veteran Michael Douglas in The Kominsky Method at +800 and longshot Eugene Levy for his role in Schitt’s Creek at +3300.

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Bill Hader (Barry) -800
  • Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method) +400
  • Ted Danson (The Good Place) +800
  • Don Cheadle (Black Monday) +1400
  • Anthony Anderson (Black-ish) +1400
  • Eugene Levy (Schitt’s Creek) +3300

Veep leads the category of Outstanding Comedy Series at -375. An HBO show that ran from April 2012 until May 2019, Veep won the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series in 2017. Barry and Schitt’s Creek, mentioned above, are also up for this Emmy with +500 and +3300 odds, respectively.

Outstanding Comedy Series

  • Veep -375
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel +400
  • Barry +500
  • Fleabag +1000
  • Russian Doll +2000
  • The Good Place +2000
  • Schitt’s Creek +3300

To watch the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards, tune into Fox on September 22, 2019, at 8 p.m. ET. Like the 70th Emmy Awards, the ceremony will be held at the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles, California.

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