Emmy predictions: ‘The Amazing Race’ has 4-to-7 odds to win record 11th time

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Will Emmy favorite “The Amazing Race” win Best Reality-Competition Program for a record 11th time at Sunday’s ceremony? Since this category was created in 2003, “The Amazing Race” has won every year save for 2010 and 2013, when “Top Chef” and “The Voice,” respectively, squeaked out their own shocking victories. Both of those rivals are on the hunt for another Emmy this year, but can they take down frontrunner “The Amazing Race,” which has leading 4/7 odds to win again?

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The Voice” is in second place in our Emmy rankings with 14/5 odds to win. This is the NBC show’s fourth consecutive nomination and has one win under its belt in 2013, compared to the CBS staple’s 13 nominations and 10 wins.

Third place is a tie between perennial nominees “Top Chef” and “Dancing With the Stars,” both with odds of 33/1. This year marks the 10th nomination for “DWTS” and ninth for “Top Chef.” While the ABC dancing show has yet to win, Bravo’s series cooked up a surprise victory in 2010.

In fifth place is fan favorite “So You Think You Can Dance,” nominated here for the fifth time. The Fox series has 50/1 odds to win its first trophy, just ahead of our sixth-place contender “Project Runway” (100/1 odds), which has been nominated a whopping 11 times without a victory.

At last week’s Creative Arts ceremony, three of the above nominees were honored with below-the-line Emmys, which could signal strength leading into the Primetime telecast. “The Voice” took home Best Lighting Design/Direction and, in a jawdropper, “DWTS” and “SYTYCD” tied for Best Choreography. Those winners were Derek Hough, Julianne Hough and Tessandra Chavez representing “DWTS,” and Travis Wall representing “SYTYCD.”

Experts Emmy predictions: All 32 categories

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