Sunday evening’s Emmys promise to be a swag-filled extravaganza full of beautiful people vying to take home gold statuettes. Uproxx has already argued over the candidates to grand effect, and the site’s live discussion will be ongoing. This year, Deadline has paired with Gold Derby to present the odds rankings for all major categories. None of this information is an exact science, and the thought of people gambling on awards shows is always a hilarious concept. All of the odds arrive with illustrated charts, but one of the major questions is whether Jon Hamm will finally be rewarded (since he no longer must compete with the likes of Bryan Cranston):
Tomorrow’s Emmys will be a milestone event for Mad Men according to several experts making predictions at Gold Derby. They give Jon Hamm 2-to-13 odds to win his first Emmy after 10 past losses (7 for Mad Men, 3 for 30 Rock). Eleven out of 18 experts predict Mad Men will also win Best Drama Series (4-to-5 odds), which would set a new record. Currently, the series is tied with three others for most wins with four – Hill Street Blues, The West Wing and L.A. Law.
Other predictions include Modern Family to win Comedy Series, Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Comedy Actress (Veep), Jeffrey Tambor for Comedy Actor (Transparent), Allison Janney for Comedy Supporting Actress (Mom), Viola Davis for Drama Actress (How to Get Away with Murder), Maggie Smith for Drama Supporting Actress (Downton Abbey), and Peter Dinklage for Drama Supporting Actor (Game of Thrones).
In the Variety Talk Series category, Colbert Report stands as the leading candidate, and bookies also predict Saturday Night Live will take Variety Sketch Series. Such dry data demands a drinking game. Every time someone slips on stage or utters “thank you,” take a shot.
Ladies and gentlemen, place your bets, and let the festivities begin.