“The Handmaid’s Tale” should have a comfortable victory in the Best Drama Series race at Sunday’s Writers Guild Awards. According to our latest predictions, the show is a 2/11-odd favorite to triumph over “Stranger Things” (16/1 odds), “Better Call Saul” (18/1 odds), “Game of Thrones” (50/1 odds) and defending champion “The Americans” (66/1 odds).
But not everyone is betting on “Handmaid’s.” One Expert, Thelma Adams (Gold Derby), is predicting “Stranger Things” for the upset, while two of our Top 24 Users who scored the best last year, Peter Olsen and Will Barringer, are picking “Better Call Saul.” “Stranger Things” is on its second nomination; “Better Call Saul,” its third.
But if there’s one contender that’s due to win, it’s “Game of Thrones,” which is on its sixth straight nomination with zero trophies to show for it. It already holds the record for most nominations without a win.
If “The Handmaid’s Tale” wins drama along with Best New Series as expected, it’d be the third show to claim two series awards in the same night at the WGAs. Those two wins would be the latest in a massive haul for the dystopian drama, which includes drama series wins at the Emmys, Golden Globes, Critic’s Choice, Producers Guild and Directors Guild Awards.