“Veep” has excellent odds (1/10) to win Best Comedy Series for a second year in a row at the Emmys, according to the experts who make predictions at GoldDerby. Fourteen out of 20 experts pick it to prevail, while four back “Transparent” (8/15 odds), one picks “Black-ish” (9/2) and another opts for “Catastrophe” (7/1). See racetrack odds in all top Emmy races.
Emmy support for “Veep” has grown consistently since it debuted in 2012 with three nominations, including Best Drama Series (it lost to “Modern Family”) and Best Comedy Actress (Julia Louis-Dreyfus won her first out of four in a row for this show). Last year it scored nine bids, marking the first time it was nominated for both writing and directing (usually essential to winning Best Series) and took four: Best Comedy, Actress, Supporting Actor (second win for Tony Hale), writing and casting.
Now its appeal may be especially strong since it’s a U.S. presidential election year involving a female frontrunner. Traditionally, voters love programs about important topics like politics, including “West Wing,” which won Best Drama Series four years in a row.
But “Transparent” poses a serious challenge to “Veep” since voters also love programs with important social messages, as demonstrated last year when Amazon’s show about transgenders won Best Comedy Actor. Jeffrey Tambor‘s victory marked the first win ever for a streaming service in a top Emmy category. Since “Transparent’ was also nominated for Best Comedy Series last year, it may have gathered enough momentum since to be poised for greater Emmy success.
“Black-ish” was not nommed for Best Comedy last year, but now it will make the list of 7 nominees, according to 17 out of 20 experts polled by Gold Derby. One of those experts, Glenn Whipp (LA Times), picks it to win.
Below, current odds set by the experts’ picks. Make your predictions here and compete against these experts and your friends.
BEST COMEDY SERIES
1.) Veep – 1/10
2.) Transparent – 8/15
3.) Modern Family – 8/11
4.) Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – 7/5
5.) Master of None – 3/1
6.) Silicon Valley – 4/1
7.) Black-ish – 9/2
8.) Big Bang Theory – 5/1
9.) Girls 5/1
10.) Mozart in the Jungle – 5/1
11.) Casual – 6/1
12.) Crazy Ex-Girlfriend – 6/1
13.) Brooklyn Nine-Nine – 6/1
14.) Broad City – 13/2
15.) Last Man on Earth – 13/2