Emmys 2016: 18 experts give ‘Game of Thrones’ 2-to-5 odds to win Best Drama Series

At this Sunday’s Emmy Awards, “Game of Thrones” has 2-to-5 odds to rule as Best Drama Series for a second consecutive year, according to 18 experts who make predictions at Gold Derby.

The tightest race is over Best Drama Actress with Robin Wright (“House of Cards”) having 11-to-8 odds over last year’s champ Viola Davis (“How to Get Away with Murder”), who has 17-to-10 odds. Eight experts pick Wright to prevail for the first time: Michael Ausiello (TV Line), Debra Birnbaum (Variety), Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby), Lynette Rice (Entertainment Weekly), Robert Rorke (New York Post), Matt Roush (TV Guide Magazine), Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby) and Anne Thompson (Indiewire).

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Two experts pick “The Americans” star Keri Russell (15/2 odds): Eric Deggans (NPR) and Ken Tucker (Yahoo). One opts for “Orphan Back” star Tatiana Maslany (14/1): Kerr Lordygan (Rotten Tomatoes). Click here to see how all of the experts rank the nominees according to likelihood of winning.

“There is almost as much drama in the race for Best Drama Actor,” says Gold Derby editor and founder Tom O’Neil. “Like Wright, her costar Kevin Spacey has never won an Emmy, but now he has decent odds to break through: 7-to-2. However, ‘Mr. Robot’ star Rami Malek leads with 8-to-11 odds.”

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Below are the Experts’ latest odds in top Emmy categories. See more right here. See how the experts rank Emmy nominees in all top races:

BEST DRAMA SERIES
1.) “Game of Thrones” – 2/5
2.) “The Americans” – 7/2
3.) “Mr. Robot” – 40/1
4.) “Downton Abbey” – 66/1
5.) “House of Cards” – 80/1
6.) “Better Call Saul” – 80/1
7.) “Homeland” – 80/1

BEST DRAMA ACTOR
1.) Rami Malek, “Mr. Robot” – 8/11
2.) Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards” – 7/2
3.) Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul” – 15/2
4.) Kyle Chandler, “Bloodline” – 14/1
5.) Matthew Rhys, “The Americans” – 50/1
6.) Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan” – 100/1

BEST DRAMA ACTRESS
1.) Robin Wright, “House of Cards” – 11/8
2.) Viola Davis, “How to Get Away with Murder” – 17/10
3.) Keri Russell, “The Americans” – 15/2
4.) Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black” – 14/1
5.) Claire Danes, “Homeland” – 66/1
6.) Taraji P. Henson, “Empire” – 80/1

BEST COMEDY SERIES
1.) “Veep”- 2/11
2.) “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” – 14/1
3.) “Transparent” – 40/1
4.) “Black-ish” – 50/1
5.) “Silicon Valley” – 66/1
6.) “Master of None” – 80/1
7.) “Modern Family” – 80/1

BEST COMEDY ACTOR
1.) Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent” – 2/5
2.) Anthony Anderson,” Black-ish” – 5/1
3.) Aziz Ansari, ‘Master of None,” 12/1
4.) Will Forte, “The Last Man on Earth” – 80/1
5.) Thomas Middleditch, “Silicon Valley” – 80/1
6.) William H. Macy, “Shameless,” 80/1

BEST COMEDY ACTRESS
1.) Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep” – 2/13
2.) Laurie Metcalf, “Getting On” – 14/1
3.) Amy Schumer, “Inside Amy Schumer” – 50/1
4.) Ellie Kemper, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” – 50/1
5.) Tracee Ellis Ross, “Black-ish” – 50/1
6.) Lily Tomlin, “Grace and Frankie” – 66/1

BEST LIMITED SERIES
1.) “The People v. O.J. Simpson” – 1/10
2.) “Fargo” – 33/1
3.) “American Crime” – 50/1
4.) “The Night Manager” – 66/1
5.) “Roots” – 80/1

BEST TV MOVIE
1.) “All the Way” – 2/13
2.) “Sherlock: The Abominable Bride” – 14/1
3.) “Confirmation” – 40/1
4.) “Luther” – 50/1
5.) “A Very Murray Christmas” – 100/1

BEST MOVIE/MINI ACTOR
1.) Courtney B. Vance, “The People v. O.J. Simpson” – 1/2
2.) Bryan Cranston, “All the Way” – 13/5
3.) Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock: The Abominable Bride” – 66/1
4.) Idris Elba, “Luther” – 66/1
5.) Tom Hiddleston, “The Night Manager” – 66/1
6.) Cuba Gooding Jr., “The People v. O.J. Simpson” – 80/1

BEST MOVIE/MINI ACTRESS
1.) Sarah Paulson, “The People v. O.J. Simpson” – 1/10
2.) Kirsten Dunst, “Fargo – 40/1
3.) Kerry Washington, “Confirmation” – 50/1
4.) Lili Taylor, “American Crime” – 66/1
5.) Felicity Huffman, “American Crime” – 66/1
6.) Audra McDonald, “Lady Day at Emersons Bar and Grill” – 80

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