2019 Emmy Awards Odds Drama Series

by James Murphy in Entertainment  / July 18, 2019

  • The 71st Emmy Awards ceremony will be held on September 22, 2019 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
  • Hosts for the 2019 Emmy Awards have not been announced.
  • The 2019 Emmy Awards will air live on Fox TV.

The Emmy Awards have been a staple of American television since the late 1940’s and they continue today despite questionable relevance in a digital broadcasting environment. The first Emmy Awards were presented on January 25, 1949 at the Hollywood Athletic Club but the awards have grown in scope and stature since then to the point that you need a scorecard to figure out the various permutations.

Until 1974, the event we’re discussing here was known simply as the ‘Emmy Awards’. In 1974, however, a new awards show was created to honor excellence in daytime television. These were cleverly named the ‘Daytime Emmys’ and this show became the ‘Primetime Emmy Awards’. That is in addition to the Sports Emmys, Technical Emmys, International Emmys, News and Documentary Emmys and Regional Emmys. The whole thing is so convoluted that there’s actually two ‘Academy’ groups behind the awards–the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS) runs most of the Emmys with the exception of the Technical and Engineering Emmys and the Regional Emmys. These shows are run by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) who once worked with ATAS but split from the group in the mid 1970’s. NATAS runs all of the Regional Emmys except the Los Angeles Area Emmys which is under the auspices of ATAS. To make things all the more confusing each group has their own Engineering focused awards with ATAS giving out the ‘Prime Time Technical Emmys’.

Here are the SPORTSINSIDER.COM odds on the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards Drama Series categories:

71ST PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS 2019 BETTING ODDS

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES

Game of Thrones                                       +175
Better Call Saul                                     +400
Succession +500
This Is Us +500
Ozark +1000
Pose +1000
Bodyguard +1000

OUTSTANDING DRAMA ACTRESS

Emilla Clarke/Game of Thrones                         +200
Sandra Oh/Killing Eve +200
Jody Comer/Killing Eve                               +500
Robin Wright/House of Cards +750
Laura Linney/Ozark +750
Mandy Moore/This Is Us +1000
Viola Davis/How To Get Away With Murder +1000

OUTSTANDING DRAMA ACTOR

Jason Bateman/Ozark                                   +200
Kit Harington/Game of Thrones                         +300
Bob Odenkirk/Better Call Saul +300
Sterling K. Brown/This Is Us                          +600
Milo Ventimiglia/This Is Us +600
Billy Porter/Pose +600

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Maisie Williams/Game of Thrones                       +200
Lena Headey/Game of Thrones +300
Julia Garner/Ozark                             +300
Sophie Turner/Game of Thrones                         +450
Gwendoline Christie/Game of Thrones                   +750
Fiona Shaw/Killing Eve +750

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTOR

Peter Dinklage/Game of Thrones                        -125
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau/Game of Thrones +500
Jonathan Banks/Better Call Saul                +500
Giancarlo Esposito/Better Call Saul           +1000
Alfie Allen/Game of Thrones +1000
Michael Kelly/House of Cards +1000
Chris Sullivan/This is Us +1000

OUTSTANDING DRAMA WRITING

Nice and Neat/Killing Eve                             -125
The Iron Throne/Game of Thrones +500
Winner/Better Call Saul               +500
Holly/The Handmaid's Tale           +1000
Episode 1/Bodyguard +1000
Nobody Is Ever Missing/Succession +1000

OUTSTANDING DRAMA DIRECTING

The Long Night/Game of Thrones                        -250
The Iron Throne/Game of Thrones +350
Holly/The Handmaid's Tale                 +750
Desperate Times/Killing Eve           +1500
The Last of the Starks/Game of Thrones +1500
Reparations/Ozark +2500
Celebration/Succession +2500

James Murphy

James Murphy is a preeminent authority on the international gambling industry and has made frequent appearances in the mainstream media including the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Forbes, Entertainment Weekly, CNBC and NPR. He has previously worked as a radio and podcasting host where he broadcast to an international audience that depended on his expertise and advice. Murphy also serves as an odds making consultant for sports and ‘non-sport novelty bets’ covering the entertainment industry, politics, technology, financial markets and just about everything else.

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