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Emmys 2020 Favorite Schitt’s Creek Sweeps To Close Awards Season Betting

Eugene And Dan Levy speaking at the Emmy Awards

The 2020 Emmy Awards will certainly be a broadcast that is reflected upon for years to come, as its lack of audience and remote participation by the nominees will hopefully be an anomaly that will not be required in future airings.

The ceremony began swimmingly, with host Jimmy Kimmel delivering punchlines and opening remarks to slickly edited in video segments of crowds from previous years. Of course, this was done tongue-in-cheek, with some shots featuring Kimmel himself in the audience.

In show business, there is an old saying that states, “the show must go on,” and go on it did, despite the hardships presented by travel restrictions and COVID-19 related precautions in place.

Conventional wisdom also suggests that when betting on the Emmys, or other similar awards shows, that the winner is often one of the top two options featured in the odds.

Let’s see how that theory panned out for the 2020 Emmy Awards using the following odds that were originally posted by Bovada.

Outstanding Comedy Series

  • Schitt’s Creek -175
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel +145
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm +900
  • The Good Place +1200
  • Dead to Me +1400
  • The Kominsky Method +1800
  • Insecure +2500
  • What We Do in the Shadows +4000

Schitt’s Creek, the Netflix original comedy series that just posted its final season, has been the favorite in the category of Outstanding Comedy Series since the odds debuted a few weeks back. The sixth and final season was the kicker for Schitt’s Creek, as they took home awards for:

Best Outstanding Comedy Series
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Eugene Levy, Katherine O’Hara, and company won every single award that they were nominated for that featured betting action. Although most of the nominees for Creek were featured toward the top of the odds, there was still some decent money to collect by wagering $100 on each contender.

Schitt’s Creek: $100 wager = $57.14
Eugene Levy: $100 wager = $36.36
Katherine O’Hara: $100 wager = $13.33
Daniel Levy: n/a, odds locked*
Annie Murphy: $100 wager = $350

As you can see, If you have confidence in a particular show and its performance, betting across the board can create for a massive payday. Even though Schitt’s Creek was favored to win in most categories, a cash payout of $456.83 could have been earned by wagering on all related nominees.

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Eugene Levy -275 – WINNER
  • Ramy Youssef +300
  • Ted Danson +400
  • Don Cheadle +1200
  • Michael Douglas +1200
  • Anthony Anderson +1500

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Catherine O’Hara -750 – WINNER
  • Rachel Brosnahan +350
  • Christine Applegate +650
  • Issa Rae +1200
  • Linda Cardellini +1800
  • Tracee Ellis Ross +3300

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Tony Shalhoub -300
  • Daniel Levy – WINNER
  • Alan Arkin +800
  • Mahershala Ali +1000
  • Kenan Thompson +1400
  • Sterling K. Brown +1600
  • Andre Braugher +3300
  • William Jackson Harper +3300

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Alex Borstein -500
  • D’Arcy Carden (locked)
  • Annie Murphy +350 – WINNER
  • Kate McKinnon +550
  • Marin Hinkle +1400
  • Betty Gilpin +2500
  • Yvonne Orji +2500
  • Cecily Strong +3300

The biggest money maker of the night was Zendaya and her +2000 odds for her role in HBO’s Euphoria. Zandaya’s victory represents one of the rare occurrences when a nominee featured toward the bottom of the betting odds surprises and takes home the trophy.

This is precisely why entertainment betting can be so profitable. Odds are set using a wide variety of factors and indicators, but ultimately, the winner is entirely decided by the voters and their individual opinions.

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

  • Laura Linney +100
  • Olivia Colman +175
  • Jennifer Aniston +275
  • Jodie Comer +1400
  • Zendaya +2000 – WINNER
  • Sandra Oh +4000

Unfortunately, these 2020 Emmy odds will close out the major awards show season until late January of 2021 when ceremonies start popping up that lead to betting on the Golden Globes and the Academy Awards.

Below are the remaining betting odds for the 2020 Emmy Awards with their results in bold. We can’t think of any better tool to use for studying up for betting on the 2021 Emmys.

Outstanding Drama Series

  • Succession -450 – WINNER
  • Ozark +350
  • The Crown +600
  • Better Call Saul +1000
  • The Handmaid’s Tale +2000
  • Stranger Things +2800
  • Killing Eve +3500
  • The Mandalorian +5000

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

  • Brian Cox -225
  • Jason Bateman +200
  • Jeremy Strong +350 – WINNER
  • Billy Porter +1400
  • Sterling K. Brown +1600
  • Steve Carell +2200

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Collapse

  • Billy Crudup -130 – WINNER
  • Kieran Culkin +250
  • Bradley Whitford +400
  • Matthew Macfadyen +500
  • Giancarlo Esposito +1000
  • Jeffrey Wright +3300
  • Mark Duplass +3300
  • Nicholas Braun +3300

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

  • Helena Bonham Carter -350
  • Julia Garner +450 – WINNER
  • Sarah Snook +450
  • Laura Dern +1000
  • Meryl Streep +1000
  • Samira Wiley +3300
  • Fiona Shaw +4000
  • Thandie Newton +4000
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