Jane Lynch is the defending champ for Best Reality Host for NBC’s “Hollywood Game Night,” and she can expect to win it again at Saturday night’s Creative Arts Emmys. Our exclusive Gold Derby odds place her out front with odds of 8/15. It would make Lynch the first host to repeat in the category since Jeff Probst (“Survivor“) won four in a row from 2008-2011. And it would be the third Emmy overall for Lynch, who won Best Comedy Supporting Actress for “Glee” in 2010.
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Nipping at her heels is Cat Deeley, who gets 4/1 odds to finally prevail for “So You Think You Can Dance” after five consecutive nominations. Deeley would be only the second to win this category for hosting a live show, following Tom Bergeron, who won in 2012 for “Dancing With the Stars“; he’s nominated again this year but considered an underdog with 50/1 odds.
Anthony Bourdain is a two-time Emmy champ, but he has yet to win this category for “The Taste,” for which he’s nominated for the third straight year and gets 9/1 odds. His previous wins came in the Best Informational Program category for “Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown,” and he’s nominated again in that race this year.
Another previous winner contends in this category: the duo of Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn for “Project Runway.” They won for the first time in 2013, the first year Klum and Gunn were nominated together for the award. Before that, Klum was nominated solo, and to date she’s tied with Ryan Seacrest (“American Idol“) the second most nominated host in this category with six total bids, behind Bergeron with eight.
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Photo: Jane Lynch in “Hollywood Game Night.” Credit: Trae Patton/NBC