The 2015 Emmys will be held on September 20. Sportsbooks will be taking in some bets for many awards although only a few may be available.
The Best Drama award is typically the top honor at the Emmys and is therefore a popular award to bet on. AMC’s Mad Men recently ended its run so it’s clearly a favorite to win this award at +150. HBO’s Game of Thrones has a +200 betting line.
The other seven shows are far off in the dust in terms of their odds. Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black is the closest at +1000. Showtime’s Homeland is far back at +3500.
There is a very realistic chance that the winning streak by ABC’s Modern Family for the Best Comedy award could end. That show is tied with HBO’s Veep for +250 odds to win the 2015 award. Amazon’s Transparent is the closest competitor on sportsbooks at +450.
The other four shows are far back in the odds. NBC’s Parks and Recreation isn’t getting much love in spite of that show recently ending; that show has a +2500 line. The weakest odds are +3500 for Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
What About Acting?
The only real acting awards people will find in sportsbooks for the Emmys are for the lead dramatic acting awards. In particular, Jon Hamm is a -125 favorite to win for his role as the iconic ad exec Don Draper on Mad Men. House of Cards’ Kevin Spacey has a +175 line.
The Best Actress for a dramatic series award has close odds when compared with the Best Actor category. Viola Davis, the star of the breakout series How To Get Away With Murder, is the -140 favorite to win this award. Taraji P. Henson has a +250 bet for her work on Empire, another popular breakout show, while House of Cards’ Robin Wright has a +400 line.
Other bets will not be easily available at betting sites. These include comedy acting bets that feature stars from shows like Louie, Shameless, Nurse Jackie and Inside Amy Schumer. The Best Variety Talk Series won’t be on many lines even though it’s the last shot for David Letterman and Jon Stewart to win that award.