In our new prediction slugfest, Gold Derby Editors agree that Joe Morton (“Scandal“), Reg E. Cathey (“House of Cards“) and Beau Bridges (“Masters of Sex“) could each snag the Emmy for Best Drama Guest Actor, but we duke it out over whether or not Robert Morse (“Mad Men“) can deliver a knock-out punch.
Joining me in our latest video (watch below) are Charles Bright, Riley Chow and Ralph Galvan as we analyze the episodes submitted to Emmy judges as examples of their best work from the past TV season.
Morton entered “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” Cathey chose “Chapter 22,” Bridges opted for “Manhigh” and Morse picked “Waterloo.” The other nominees are: Paul Giamatti for “Downton Abbey” (“Episode 4.8”) and Dylan Baker for “The Good Wife” (“Tying the Knot”). See a list of all episodes submitted by Emmy nominees here.
The Editors really come out swinging over Morse. Does the “Mad Men” parting player have enough screen time in his final episode to break the curse that has befallen the cast, denying them Emmys over the years. Does it even matter?
The wild cards in this race are Giamatti (who shines in his lengthy 90 minute submission) and Baker (who camps it up as psychopath Colin Sweeney).
Gold Derby’s official combined racetrack odds currently have Bridges in front with odds of 5/4, followed by Morse at 15/4. Cathey and Morton are tied for third 13/2 while Baker and Giamatti are in last at 50/1.
See all of our Editors’ predictions ranked per category here. Compare them to forecasts by the Emmy Experts here and by last year’s Top 24 Users here. See the rankings and racetrack odds generated when all predictions are combined.
Do you agree with our Editors’ predictions for Drama Guest Actor? Make your own predictions below the video and then sound off in the comments section or join the discussion in our Emmys forum. See our full list of Emmy episode submissions here.