The Bear, Succession, Ted Lasso Lead

Jason Sudeikis accepting an Emmy Award for Ted Lasso

Jason Sudeikis accepting an Emmy Award for Ted Lasso

The 75 Annual Prime-Time Emmy Awards Begin January 15th at 8 p.m. on FOX
Anthony Anderson Will Be The Host Of The 2024 Emmys
Productions Released Between June 1, 2022, And May 31, 2023, Are Eligible

The Prime-Time Emmy Awards ceremony is normally held in September, but this year it was pushed back due to the Hollywood writers and actors strikes that were still ongoing at that time.

Odds for betting on the Emmys have been posted since prior to September, causing a four month delay in any potential payouts.

Best Actor: Comedy

Jeremy Allen White (The Bear) -1000
Jason Sudeikis (Ted Lasso) +500
Jason Segel (Shrinking) +1000
Bill Hader (Barry) +1800
Martin Short (Only Murders In The Building) +2500

Jason Sudeikis plays the titular role of Ted Lasso on Apple+ and has won the Best Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Emmy for the past two years in a row. Despite Sudeikis’ prior dominance, Jeremy Allen White of The Bear holds a gargantuan lead in the moneyline odds to win this year.

The -1000 Emmy odds offered for White translate to a 90% chance of winning.

Best Comedy Series

Ted Lasso (AppleTV+) -100
The Bear (FX) +100
Abbott Elementary (ABC) +800
Barry (HBO/Max) +2800
Jury Duty (Freevee) +3300
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Prime Video) +3300
Wednesday (Netflix) +4000
Only Murders in the Building (Hulu) +5500

Ted Lasso has also won the Emmy for the Best Comedy Series the past two years. What’s strange is that BetOnline has offered Ted Lasso odds of -100 while granting a moneyline of +100 to The Bear. Both sets of odds are idential as -100 and +100 means winning bets will double your money. Essentially, both The Bear and Ted Lasso have an equal chance of winning.

Best Supporting Actress: Comedy

Ayo Edebiri (The Bear) -100
Sheryl Lee Ralph (Abbott Elementary) +220
Hannah Waddingham (Ted Lasso) +240
Janelle James (Abbott Elementary) +2000
Alex Borstein (The Marvelous Mrs Maisel) +2200
Jessica Williams (Shrinking) +2200
Juno Temple (Ted Lasso) +2800

The Bear also has the best chance of winning Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy with Ayo Edebiri’s performance as sous-chef Sydney Adamu.

Outstanding Series: Drama

Succession -1500
The Last Of Us +800
The White Lotus +2000
Better Call Saul +2000
The Crown +2500
House Of The Dragon +3300
Andor +4000
Yellow Jackets +6600

Best Actress: Drama

Sarah Snook (Succession) -700
Melanie Lynskey (Yellow Jackets) +500
Bella Ramsey (The Last Of Us) +900
Elizabeth Moss (The Handmaids Tale) +2200
Keri Russell (The Diplomat) +2800
Sharon Hogan (Bad Sisters) +2800

Best Supporting Actor: Drama

Matthew Macfadyen (Succession) -1000
Alan Ruck (Succession) +1000
F. Murray Abraham (The White Lotus) +1400
Alexander Skarsgard (Succession) +1400
Will Sharpe (The White Lotus) +2000
Nicholas Braun (Succession) +2200
Michael Imperioli (The White Lotus) +2200
Theo James (The White Lotus) +2500

The above three entertainment prop bets reveal that Succession is a lock to win each catergory. With leads of over 1000 points over the second-ranked Emmy nominee, it would be a massive upset if Succession doesn’t bag the trophy across the board.

Best Actor: Drama

Pedro Pascal (The Last Of Us) -110
Keiran Culkin (Succession) +250
Jeremy Strong (Succession) +400
Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul) +500
Jeff Bridges (The Old Man) +2000
Brian Cox (Succession) +2800

Succession was honored with three nominations in the category of Best Actor in a Drama, but Pedro Pascal of The Last Of Us appears poised for the win. Pascal is probably best-known for his lead role in Disney+’s The Mandalorian or Oberyn in Game of Thrones, but he’s proved how diverse of an artist he is with three nominations this year.

Other than Best Actor in a Drama nod, he is also nominated for Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series for hosting Saturday Night Live, and Outstanding Narrator for his work on Patagonia: Life On The Edge Of The World “Mountains,” a CNN documentary.

Reality-Competition Program

RuPaul Drag Race -500
The Amazing Race +475
Top Chef +600
The Voice +1200
Survivor +1200

In 2019, 2020, and 2021, RuPaul’s Drag Race won the Emmy for Best Reality Competition Program, but lost to Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls in 2022. The series has either returned to its former glory or is simply enjoying the absense of a second season of Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls. Either way, online entertainment sportsbooks are predicting a fourth Best Reality Competition Emmy Award for RuPaul and company in a few week’s time.


Author: Alan Morris