Early Emmy predictions: See Gold Derby’s official racetrack odds

Just hours after Emmy nominations were unveiled, we already have initial predictions as to what will win on Sept. 20. Check out the forecasts of our seven Editors here and our Top 24 Users here (those two dozen folks who did best predicting the winners last year). Added to these are the predictions of hundreds of Users just like you. We combine all of these — plus those of our Experts who will be chiming in soon — to calculate the odds of winning for each nominee. 

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Below, a sample rankings and odds. See the full slate slate here.

BEST COMEDY SERIES
“Veep” – 15/8
“Transparent” – 10/3
“Modern Family” – 9/2
“Louie” – 20/1
“Silicon Valley” – 25/1
“Parks and Recreation” – 100/1
“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” – 100/1

BEST COMEDY ACTOR
Jeffrey Tambor (“Transparent”) – 8/13
Louis C.K. (“Louie”) – 12/1
William H. Macy (“Shameless”) – 16/1
Don Cheadle (“House of Lies”) – 20/1
Matt LeBlanc (“Episodes”) – 33/1
Will Forte (“Last Man on Earth”) – 33/1  
Anthony Anderson (“Black-ish”) – 50/1

BEST DRAMA SERIES
“Game of Thrones” – 5/4
“Mad Men” – 10/3
“House of Cards” – 8/1
“Downton Abbey” – 16/1
“Orange is the New Black” – 20/1
“Better Call Saul” – 25/1
“Homeland” – 100/1

BEST DRAMA ACTRESS
Viola Davis (“How to Get Away With Murder”) – 9/10
Robin Wright (“House of Cards”) – 13/2
Taraji P. Henson (“Empire”) – 12/1
Claire Danes (“Homeland”) – 20/1
Tatiana Maslany (“Orphan Black”)  – 25/1
Elisabeth Moss (“Mad Men”) – 50/1 

What do you think will win Best Comedy Series? Make your predictions for that category below using our easy drag-and-drop menu. Average Gold Derby users just like YOU turn out to be our smartest prognosticators, so it’s important that you give us your predictions. Your picks influence our User racetrack odds, which also factor into our official combined odds.

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