Two stars of FX anthology series will battle it out at the Emmy Awards in this year’s Best Movie/Mini Supporting Actor category, according to Gold Derby’s experts drawn from major media outlets. Newcomer Sterling K. Brown, who portrays put-upon lawyer Christopher Darden in “The People v. O.J. Simpson,” leads their predictions. However, “Fargo” scene-stealer Jesse Plemons isn’t too far behind for his role as butcher Ed Blumquist. Who will win this tight race? See racetrack odds in all top Emmy races.
Brown, who currently enjoys leading 1/3 odds to win, has the support of 13 experts: Debra Birnbaum (Variety), Lynn Elber (Associated Press), Joyce Eng (TV Guide), Richard Lawson (Vanity Fair), Kerr Lordygan (Rotten Tomatoes), Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby), Robert Rorke (New York Post), Matt Roush (TV Guide Magazine), Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby), Anne Thompson (Indiewire), Ken Tucker (Yahoo), Glenn Whipp (LA Times) and Jarett Wieselman (Buzzfeed).
Meanwhile, Plemons has 6/5 odds, with four experts predicting him to prevail: Robert Bianco (USA Today), Eric Deggans (NPR), Matthew Jacobs (HuffPo) and Lynette Rice (Ent. Weekly).
The remaining three of our 20 experts are going rogue in the Best Movie/Mini Supporting Actor race, with Pete Hammond (Deadline Hollywood) predicting Hugh Laurie (“The Night Manger”), Don Kaplan (NY Daily News) backing Elvis Nolasco (“American Crime”), and Adnan Virk (ESPN) forecasting John Travolta (“The People v. O.J. Simpson”).
Other top contenders for Emmy nominations include 2014 category champ Martin Freeman (“Sherlock: The Abominable Bride”), Forest Whitaker (“Roots”), Wendell Pierce (“Confirmation”), Connor Jessup (“American Crime”) and “All the Way” co-stars Anthony Mackie and Frank Langella.
Below, see current odds for the Top 10 set by the experts’ picks. Make your predictions right here and compete against these experts and your friends.
BEST MOVIE/MINI SUPP. ACTOR – Odds to win
1.) Sterling K. Brown (“The People v. O.J. Simpson”) – 1/3
2.) Jesse Plemons (“Fargo”) – 6/5
3.) Hugh Laurie (“The Night Manager”) – 11/8
4.) Anthony Mackie (“All the Way”) – 5/2
5.) John Travolta (“The People v. O.J. Simpson”) – 14/5
6.) Forest Whitaker (“Roots”) – 4/1
7.) Wendell Pierce (“Confirmation”) – 5/1
8.) Frank Langella (“All the Way”) – 15/2
9.) Connor Jessup (“American Crime”) – 17/2
10.) Martin Freeman (“Sherlock: The Abominable Bride”) – 10/1
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