These days it’s never been easier to watch American TV shows, wherever you are in the world and that makes this weekend’s Emmy Awards an intriguing prospect from a betting perspective.
Unibet has a full range of markets on all the major Emmy categories. Here’s our tips for what you should be backing.
Outstanding Drama Series
You would probably have to be living in a cave to not be aware that Breaking Bad is currently in it’s final season.
That will surely mean that it will bow out with the award for Outstanding Drama Series - an honour that the show has yet to win. Homeland (5.00) is the defending show, but it’s second season didn’t have the same impact as the first.
The 1.5 on offer for a Breaking Bad win might not seem a huge price, but a 50% return on your investment for what seems a done deal, shouldn’t be sniffed at.
Outstanding Comedy Series
Using the same logic, 30 Rock is also in it’s last series and should be considered at 7.5. However, Tina Fey’s sitcom has won three Emmys, so this isn’t a case of rewarding a great show that has yet to be acknowledged.
Instead it looks to be a fight between the defending Modern Family (1.55) and Louie (4.00). At those odds the latter looks the value. Louie is a genuinely unique show and certainly deserves the award.
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Bryan Cranston is the favourite at 1.85 and if he wins he’ll tie the record set by Dennis Franz of four victories in this category.
Damian Lewis of Homeland is defending the award at 3.75, but Cranston’s main opposition comes from Kevin Spacey (3.5) for the Netflix series House of Cards. This is the second Emmy nomination for the double Oscar winner and considering that the actor rarely works in television, it’s possible that the Emmy members will take their chance to give him the award.
That said, I’m still favouring Cranston to bow out from Breaking Bad with another gong.
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
This is a weak category and therefore the odds of 1.85 for Louis CK to win for his eponymously-titled sitcom, looks like excellent value.
The comedian is the driving creative force behind Louis and appears in every brilliant scene. If it doesn’t win the Outstanding Comedy Series then giving this award to Louis CK seems a good way to reward him.
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Three of this year’s nominees have previously won this award - Julia Louis-Dreyfuss (1.5), Tina Fey (3.5) and Edie Falco (35.0).
It’s the Veep star Louis-Dreyfuss who won this award last year, but it could well be Fey who takes it back, as she finds herself in a similar situation to Louis CK and Breaking Bad.
If 30 Rock loses out on the Outstanding Comedy Series award, then rewarding the contribution of the show by giving an individual award to Fey seems the perfect compromise.
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