Is ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ too scary to win at Emmys?

The “American Horror Story” franchise continues to scare up awards kudos every year in the miniseries races (now known as Best Limited Series), winning eight Emmys from a whopping 51 nominations. But it’s never won the biggie. Hmm, could it be that Emmy voters are simply too scared of the horror genre to name it the Best Limited Series of the year?

According to our exclusive Gold Derby odds, the latest iteration, “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” is in third place to win the top prize with 15/2 odds. Leading the pack are HBO’s “Olive Kitteridge” at 17/10 odds and ABC’s “American Crime” with 11/2 odds. Click here to make your Emmy predictions for Best Limited Series as well as other drama, comedy, variety and reality categories. You can also use our drag-and-drop menu below to get started.

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Those lower 15/2 odds for “AHS: Freak Show” means you’ll earn more points if you predict it to win and end up being correct. Don’t forget, if there’s a tie amongst users for the highest prediction accuracy, the winner will be the person with the most points. That’s when it becomes advantageous to place your special 500 and 200 point bets on categories where you’re predicting longshots to be nominated.

Despite its genre bias at the Emmys, “AHS: Freak Show” stars a plethora of well-known actors and actresses, many of whom top our charts for who’ll win in the four performance categories.

For Best Movie/Mini Actress, Jessica Lange comes in fourth place with 6/1 odds. She’s already won twice for this show (supporting for “Murder House” and lead for “Coven”), so it’s strange she doesn’t place higher on our chart. Ahead of her are: Frances McDormand (“Olive Kitteridge”) with 14/5 odds, Maggie Gyllenhaal (“The Honorable Woman”) with 4/1 odds and Queen Latifah (“Bessie”) with 5/1 odds.

As for Best Movie/Mini Actor, series stalwart Evan Peters is making the jump from supporting to lead this year and comes in ninth place with 50/1 odds on our prediction chart. The top three contenders are: Richard Jenkins (“Olive Kitteridge”) with 3/1 odds, Bill Paxton (“Texas Rising”) with 11/2 odds and Adrien Brody (“Houdini”) with 8/1 odds.

In the red-hot race for Best Movie/Mini Supporting Actress, Sarah Paulson and Kathy Bates are battling it out for first and second place, with Paulson currently (14/5 odds) just ahead of Bates (9/2). And then down in eighth place is fellow co-star Angela Bassett with 25/1 odds.

Finally, for the Best Movie/Mini Supporting Actor race, Emmy vet Michael Chiklis is in second place with 11/2 odds, just behind Bill Murray (“Olive Kitteridge”) in the lead with 14/5 odds. Meanwhile, newcomer to the franchise Finn Wittrock is in fifth place with 12/1 odds.

Will ‘American Crime’ ride wave of great reviews to Emmys?

Can “American Horror Story: Freak Show” pull off an Emmy jawdropper as Best Limited Series? Make your predictions below using our easy drag-and-drop menu.

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