Handicapping all the top Emmy races

Gold Derby canvassed the opinions of expert pundits, our editors and hundreds of users for their predictions in 17 of Sunday’s Emmy races. Their votes determined the odds for each nominee. 

Senior editor Chris Beachum analyzed these odds and added his own insight into each race. He watched all the episodes submitted by the nominees and shares his wealth of knowledge about the voting process and past trends. 

Click each link below to read his report on that race. 



‘Mad Men’ still ahead of ‘Boardwalk Empire’ with 4/11 odds to win Best Drama Series

Jon Hamm has 1/3 odds to win first Emmy for Drama Actor

Julianna Margulies out front with 2/5 Emmy odds for Drama Actress

John Slattery with slim 9/5 edge to win Drama Supporting Actor

Margo Martindale 4/7 favorite for Drama Supporting Actress


‘Modern Family’ has 1/10 odds to repeat as Best Comedy Series

Steve Carell gets 1-to-10 odds to (finally) win Comedy Actor

Laura Linney ahead with 5/6 odds to win Comedy Actress

Ty Burrell slight 4/5 Emmy favorite to win Comedy Supporting Actor

Jane Lynch, Betty White in tight Emmy race for Comedy Supporting Actress


‘Mildred Pierce’ destined for Movie/Miniseries win with 1/3 odds

Edgar Ramirez out front with 6/5 Emmy odds for Movie/Mini Actor

Kate Winslet a 1/25 lock for Emmy as Movie/Mini Actress

Guy Pearce 1/1 favorite for Movie/Mini Supporting Actor

Dead heat between Evan Rachel Wood and Maggie Smith for Movie/Mini Supporting Actress


‘The Daily Show’ has 2/11 odds to win 9th straight Best Variety Series

‘Amazing Race’ battles ‘Top Chef’ for Best Reality-Competition Series


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