Guy Pearce 1/1 favorite for Emmy as Best Movie/Mini Supporting Actor

The Emmy race for Best TV Movie/Miniseries Supporting Actor features five fellows with lots of awards success over the years, so voters have a tough decision to make. Our exclusive Gold Derby statistics have Guy Pearce (“Mildred Pierce“) as the 1/1 favorite.


Pearce has starred in the last two Oscar winners for Best Picture (“The King’s Speech,” 2010; “The Hurt Locker,” 2009) and has had an extensive film career over the past two decades. In the HBO miniseries, he gives a flamboyant performance as Monty Bergeron, the wealthy playboy boyfriend of Mildred Pierce (Kate Winslet). Five of eight experts, five of 10 editors, and 49% of our users (272 votes) are predicting him to win this category.

Paul Giamatti, who previously won an Emmy for “John Adams” in 2008, played Ben Bernanke in an extended cameo in the HBO movie “Too Big to Fail.” Even with this brief appearance, he is in second place with 4/1 odds and is the choice of experts Tim Appelo (“The Hollywood Reporter), Melanie McFarland (IMDB), and Jill Serjeant (Reuters) and 17% of our users (91 votes).

Tom Wilkinson also won an Emmy for “John Adams” in 2008 and is nominated this time for playing Joseph Kennedy, the patriarch of the large political family in “The Kennedys.” With the support of  four of our editors and 17% of our users (97 votes) he has 5/1 odds.

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James Woods (“Too Big to Fail“), the pick of editors Matthew Cormier and Darrin Dortch, has 12/1 odds.  Woods won lead actor Emmys for “Promise” (1986) and “My Name is Bill W” (1989).

Much further back is Tony champ Brian F. O’Byrne (“Frozen,” 2004) who contends for his role as the ex-husband of Mildred Piercel he has 33/1 odds to prevail.

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