Official 2019 Emmy odds in all 7 comedy categories: ‘Barry’ and ‘Maisel’ will win at least 2, but top prize is STILL up for grabs

You might be feeling good about your Emmy predictions for Best Drama Series, where “Game of Thrones” is the overwhelming favorite. But Best Comedy Series is another story. According to our official forecasts, the television academy will spread the wealth among this year’s laffers, but who will take the top award is still too close to call. Scroll down to see our complete predictions in all seven comedy races, listed in order of their racetrack odds.

As of this writing “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” is the front-runner to win Best Comedy Series, but only by the slimmest of margins since it’s numerically tied with “Veep” and “Fleabag.” Based on the combined predictions of thousands of Gold Derby users, all three shows get leading odds of 11/2. But we are a little more confident about two other “Maisel” victories. We think Alex Borstein will repeat as Best Comedy Supporting Actress, while Tony Shalhoub is out front to win Best Comedy Supporting Actor.

If “Maisel” does win those three categories, it will have claimed nine awards total this year when you combine this Sunday’s wins with last weekend’s six Creative Arts Emmy victories. That would break the show’s own record as the most awarded comedy in a single year.

Meanwhile, “Barry” is tipped to win two awards. We expect that its co-creator and star Bill Hader will win Best Comedy Actor for the second year in a row as well as Best Comedy Directing for the first time. And the show isn’t all that far out in our Best Comedy Series predix: it’s right behind the three front-runners with 6/1 odds.

“Veep” is favored to win Best Comedy Actress for Julia Louis-Dreyfus for an unprecedented seventh time with odds of 17/5. That would complete her historic winning streak in the category whether or not the show loses out on Best Comedy.

“Fleabag” is the 5/1 favorite to win Best Comedy Writing for its creator and star Phoebe Waller-Bridge. But even though that’s the only category where it’s ranked first, it’s also positioned to potentially upset for Best Comedy Actress (Waller-Bridge), Best Comedy Supporting Actress (Olivia Colman), and, as mentioned above, Best Comedy Series. So while we think it’ll win just once, our odds warn that it also has the potential to sweep.

Do you think you know better than we do which way the wind is blowing? Check out our odds below, and make or update your own predictions here before trophies are handed out on Sunday night.

BEST COMEDY SERIES
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” — 11/2
“Veep” — 11/2
“Fleabag” — 11/2
“Barry” — 6/1
“Russian Doll” — 13/2
“The Good Place” — 13/2
“Schitt’s Creek” — 7/1

BEST COMEDY ACTRESS
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep” — 17/5
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, “Fleabag” — 9/2
Rachel Brosnahan, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” — 9/2
Catherine O’Hara, “Schitt’s Creek” — 6/1
Natasha Lyonne, “Russian Doll” — 13/2
Christina Applegate, “Dead to Me” — 7/1

BEST COMEDY ACTOR
Bill Hader, “Barry” — 17/5
Ted Danson, “The Good Place” — 9/2
Michael Douglas, “The Kominsky Method” — 9/2
Eugene Levy, “Schitt’s Creek” — 11/2
Don Cheadle, “Black Monday” — 13/2
Anthony Anderson, “Black-ish” — 7/1

BEST COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Alex Borstein, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” — 9/2
Olivia Colman, “Fleabag” — 5/1
Anna Chlumsky, “Veep” — 13/2
Kate McKinnon, “Saturday Night Live” — 8/1
Sarah Goldberg, “Barry” — 17/2
Sian Clifford, “Fleabag” — 17/2
Marin Hinkle, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” — 9/1
Betty Gilpin, “GLOW” — 19/2

BEST COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTOR
Tony Shalhoub, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” — 18/5
Alan Arkin, “The Kominsky Method” — 9/2
Henry Winkler, “Barry” — 9/2
Tony Hale, “Veep” — 11/2
Stephen Root, “Barry” — 13/2
Anthony Carrigan, “Barry” — 7/1

BEST COMEDY DIRECTING
“Barry” for “Ronny/Lily” — 37/10
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” for “We’re Going to the Catskills!” — 4/1
“Fleabag” for “Episode 2.1” — 9/2
“Barry” for “The Audition” — 6/1
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” for “All Alone” — 6/1
“The Big Bang Theory” for “The Stockholm Syndrome” — 7/1

BEST COMEDY WRITING
“Fleabag” for “Episode 2.1” — 5/1
“Veep” for “Veep” — 11/2
“Barry” for “Ronny/Lily” — 6/1
“Russian Doll” for “Nothing in the World is Easy” — 6/1
“The Good Place” for “Janet(s)” — 13/2
“Russian Doll” for “A Warm Body” — 13/2
“Pen15” for “Anna Ishii-Peters” — 7/1

Be sure to make your Emmy predictions today so that Hollywood insiders can see how their TV shows and performers are faring in our odds. You can keep changing your predictions as often as you like until just before winners are announced on September 22. And join in the fun debate over the 2019 Emmys taking place right now with Hollywood insiders in our television forums. Read more Gold Derby entertainment news.

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