Gold Derby Editors call Best Movie/Miniseries Actress for Cicely Tyson (“The Trip to Bountiful“), but if Emmy voters are feeling a bit guilty, they could give to the prize to Sarah Paulson (“American Horror Story: Coven“) who they passed over last year down in the supporting race. Paulson’s co-star Jessica Lange is also very much in this race, especially after her surprise win last month at the Critics’ Choice Television Awards.
If Tyson, Paulson and Lange are in the top of our charts, that means, unfortunately, Minnie Driver (“Return to Zero“), Kristen Wiig (“The Spoils of Babylon“) and Helena Bonham Carter (“Burton and Taylor“) have to be at the bottom. If any of these three win, it’ll be a big surprise on Emmy night.
In the slugfest, we remind you that Tyson won a Tony last year for playing the same “Trip to Bountiful” character on Broadway, and she follows in the footsteps of Geraldine Page who scored an Oscar for the 1985 film version. In other words, the character of Mrs. Watts is close to earning an EGOT for herself.
Lange already has an Emmy on her mantel for the first season of “American Horror Story,” but Paulson is still Emmy-less after her many years working on television. This is the first year Paulson is trying her luck in the Lead Actress race for “AHS,” so will the gamble pay off?
Gold Derby’s official combined racetrack odds currently find Tyson in first place to win with 2/9 odds, followed by Lange in second place with 8/1 odds, Paulson in third place with 33/1 odds, Driver and Wiig tied for fourth place with 50/1 odds and Carter in last place with 100/1 odds.
See all of our Editors’ predictions ranked per category here. Compare them to forecasts by the Emmy Experts here and by our Top 24 Users here. See the rankings and racetrack odds generated when all predictions are combined.
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