Potential 2014 Emmy jaw-droppers: Who will be this year’s Merritt Wever?

Last year, Merritt Wever was responsible for one of the biggest jaw-droppers in Emmys history when she won Best Comedy Supporting Actress for “Nurse Jackie.” Why? Because heading into the ceremony, this industry favorite had disastrous 100/1 odds and was predicted to come in seventh place in her category.

So, who could be this year’s Merritt Wever based on their lowly odds according to Gold Derby’s overall predictions? Scroll down to find out the potential Emmy shockers of 2014. (Note: In some races there are ties for last place.)

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Best Comedy Series
Worst odds: “Silicon Valley

Best Comedy Actor
Worst odds: Don Cheadle (“House of Lies“)

Best Comedy Actress
Worst odds: Lena Dunham (“Girls“) and Edie Falco (“Nurse Jackie“)

Best Comedy Supporting Actor
Worst odds: Adam Driver (“Girls“)

Best Comedy Supporting Actress
Worst odds: Kate McKinnon (“Saturday Night Live“)

Best Comedy Directing
Worst odds: “Glee,” “Episodes” and “Silicon Valley

Best Comedy Writing
Worst odds: “Episodes

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Best Drama Series
Worst odds: “Mad Men” and “Downton Abbey

Best Drama Actor
Worst odds: Jeff Daniels (“The Newsroom“)

Best Drama Actress
Worst odds: Michelle Dockery (“Downton Abbey“)

Best Drama Supporting Actor
Worst odds: Mandy Patinkin (“Homeland“) and Jim Carter (“Downton Abbey“)

Best Drama Supporting Actress
Worst odds: Christina Hendricks (“Mad Men“)

Best Drama Directing
Worst odds: “Boardwalk Empire” and “Downton Abbey

Best Drama Writing
Worst odds: “Game of Thrones” and “House of Cards

Best Miniseries
Worst odds: “The White Queen,” “Treme” and “Bonnie and Clyde

Best TV Movie
Worst odds: “Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight

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Best Movie/Mini Actor
Worst odds: Chiwetel Ejiofor (“Dancing on the Edge“) and Idris Elba (“Luther“)

Best Movie/Mini Actress
Worst odds: Minnie Driver (“Return to Zero“), Kristen Wiig (“The Spoils of Babylon“) and Helena Bonham Carter (“Burton and Taylor“)

Best Movie/Mini Supporting Actor
Worst odds: Alfred Molina (“The Normal Heart“)

Best Movie/Mini Supporting Actress
Worst odds: Frances Conroy (“American Horror Story: Coven“)

Best Movie/Mini Supporting Directing
Worst odds: “Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight

Best Movie/Mini Supporting Writing
Worst odds: “Luther” and “Treme

Best Reality Competition Series
Worst odds: “Dancing With the Stars” and “Top Chef

Best Variety Series
Worst odds: “Real Time with Bill Maher

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Gold Derby founder Tom O’Neil polled his Editors immediately following Wever’s shocking victory last year. They all came to the conclusion that Wever overcame the worst odds because her category had no major frontrunner and that she was simply so well-liked amongst her peers that Emmy voters just couldn’t vote against her.

If any of the above performers or series win Monday night, it will be a huge shocker. Do you have a feeling that our odds are wrong and that some of these contenders can still pull off an Emmy victory? Sound off in the comments section below.

Wever may have claimed Best Comedy Supporting Actress as her own last year, however she is not in the running this time around. Which of this year’s nominees can win here in her absence? Make your own prediction in this category below our one-on-one video with Wever.

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2 thoughts on “Potential 2014 Emmy jaw-droppers: Who will be this year’s Merritt Wever?

  1. You’ve heard me say it over and over again, but I must repeat myself: While I’m not predicting Jim Carter to win Drama Supporting Actor, he cannot be ruled out. The lowest I think he should be is fourth place but he certainly has a good shot at an upset, especially with the category having no clear front runner. Keep your eye on him!

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