Good news, Catherine O’Hara (“Schitt’s Creek”): You look to be as close to an Emmy lock as possible. As of this writing, the funny lady has overwhelming 17/5 odds to win Best Comedy Actress, based on the combined predictions of our Experts, Editors, Top 24 Users and All Star Users. The other nominees in this category don’t even come close, though there is a two-way tie for second place between Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”) and Issa Rae (“Insecure”) at 9/2 odds apiece. Do you agree or disagree with our racetrack odds? Make your Emmy predictions right now.
O’Hara plays over-the-top ex-soap star Moira Rose on the Canadian laffer about a rich family that loses everything and has to move to a tiny blue-collar town. This would be O’Hara’s first Emmy for acting, though she previously won a trophy for writing “SCTV Network 90” (1982).
“Schitt’s Creek” was completely skunked for its first four seasons before it broke through last year with four Emmy bids: series, actor, actress and costumes. TV academy voters finally discovered the show thanks to a combination of word-of-mouth and Netflix’s acquisition of the old Pop episodes, which they seemingly binge-watched in one fell swoop.
Brosnahan won an Emmy in 2018 for her role as a housewife-turned-stand-up-comedian in 1950s New York. She was nominated again last year for “Mrs. Maisel,” but lost to Phoebe Waller-Bridge (“Fleabag”). Her first Emmy bid came in 2015 thanks to her guest role on “House of Cards.”
Rae is looking for her first Emmy after previously being nominated in 2018 for HBO’s comedy about the Black female experience in Los Angeles. The multi-hyphenate actress actually has two nominations this year as she’s also up for producing “Insecure” in Best Comedy Series.
Here are the current Emmy odds for Best Comedy Actress:
Catherine O’Hara (“Schitt’s Creek”) — 17/5 odds
Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”) — 9/2 odds
Issa Rae (“Insecure”) — 9/2 odds
Christina Applegate (“Dead to Me”) — 11/2 odds
Linda Cardellini (“Dead to Me”) — 13/2 odds
Tracee Ellis Ross (“Black-ish”) — 7/1 odds
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