- The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony will be held ‘virtually’ on September 20, 2020.
- Jimmy Kimmel will host the 2020 Primetime Emmy Awards.
- The Primetime Emmy Awards will be broadcast live on ABC.
There’s a lot of the ‘usual suspects’ to be found in the nomination lists for the comedy categories at the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards. Schitt’s Creek–which had its series finale last year–is among the favorites for every category and should take home at least four wins. The funniest show on television–What We Do In The Shadows–probably didn’t get the respect it deserves in the comedy nominations. It did get three writing nominations along with a nomination in the newly expanded ‘Outstanding Comedy’ category but the extremely talented actors in the show got nothing. In particular, Harvey Guillén deserved one for his portrayal of human familiar Guillermo De La Cruz. This is the sort of role that could be very forgettable but Guillén gives Guillermo an insane amount of depth and complexity.
Here are the SPORTSINSIDER.COM odds on the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards Comedy Series categories:
72ND PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS 2020 BETTING ODDS
OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
Schitt's Creek +250 The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel +300 What We Do in the Shadows +500 The Good Place +700 Insecure +700 Dead to Me +700 Curb Your Enthusiasm +1000 The Kominsky Method +1000
OUTSTANDING COMEDY ACTRESS
Catherine O'Hara/Schitt's Creek +150 Rachel Brosnahan/The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel +300 Christina Applegate/Dead to Me +450 Issa Ray/Insecure +450 Tracee Ellis Ross/Black-ish +700 Linda Cardellini/Dead to Me +700
OUTSTANDING COMEDY ACTOR
Eugene Levy/Schitt's Creek +125 Ramy Youssef/Ramy +350 Michael Douglas/The Kominsky Method +500 Ted Danson/The Good Place +500 Don Cheadle/Black Monday +700 Anthony Anderson/Black-ish +700
OUTSTANDING COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Alex Borstein/The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel +200 Annie Murphy/Schitt's Creek +350 D'Arcy Carden/The Good Place +500 Yvonne Orji/Insecure +500 Kate McKinnon/Saturday Night Live +750 Betty Gilpin/GLOW +1000 Marin Hinkle/The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel +1000 Kate McKinnon/Saturday Night Live +1500
OUTSTANDING COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTOR
Tony Shaloub/The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel +200 Dan Levy/Schitt's Creek +350 Mahershala Ali/Ramy +450 Alan Arkin/The Kominsky Method +700 Sterling K. Brown/The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel +700 William Jackson Harper/The Good Place +1000 Andre Braugher/Brooklyn Nine-Nine +1000 Kenan Thompson/Saturday Night Live +1000
OUTSTANDING COMEDY DIRECTING
Happy Ending/Schitt's Creek +150 Comedy or Cabbage/The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel +350 Miakhalifa.mov/Ramy +500 Finale/Modern Family +600 The Great/The Great +750 Marvelous Radio/The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel +750 We Love Lucy/Will and Grace +1000
OUTSTANDING COMEDY WRITING
Happy Ending/Schitt's Creek +135 Collaboration/What We Do In The Shadows +450 Whenever You're Ready/The Good Place +450 Presidential Suite/Schitt's Creek +600 On The Run/What We Do In The Shadows +750 The Great/The Great +750 Ghosts/What We Do In The Shadows +1000