In the second half of September it makes a perfect sense to analyse this year's Emmy awards betting tips. Normally one of the most glamorous award ceremonies around will have a slightly different feel this time around. Scheduled to take place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, due to coronavirus the 2020 Emmys will instead be a ‘virtual’ awards ceremony, with the winning actors and directors receiving their awards from the safety of their own homes.
But the Emmy Awards 2020 date hasn’t changed, so tune in on September 20 to see who wins the famous gongs. Given how many they have been nominated for, you would expect at least some of the trophies to go to those involved in the making of Watchmen (eleven nominations), Succession (ten) and Ozark (nine).
We can of course place a bet or two on the outcome of the awards with some of the leading bookmakers, and so it is well worth making some Emmy Awards 2020 predictions in the hope that we can profit from the ceremony too!
1. Outstanding Limited Series Betting Odds
We’ll quickly gloss over the first of our Emmy Awards 2020 betting predictions because the odds on Watchmen to win in this category makes them a huge favourite, and we don’t expect that to be beaten by any of the other nominees – three of which were made by streaming services (Netflix and Hulu) which don’t have a great record at the awards.
Watchmen was stylish, classy and powerful, and in the wake of the Black Lives Matters protests the subtext of racial inequality will also play well with voters and judges.
2. Best Drama Betting Predictions
As part of our Emmy Awards 2020 betting tips, we’re inclined to place a double on Watchmen in the category above and also Succession in the Best Drama betting. Another short-priced option, anyone that has watched Succession will already know of its quality – this is one of the best things on TV right now.
Dramatic but brutally funny, this satirical take on contemporary media is well-placed to beat the other Emmy awards 2020 nominees in this category, which include The Crown, Ozark, the Handmaids Tale and more.
3. Outstanding Drama Actor Betting Tips
Given its class, it’s no surprise to learn that a number of Succession actors and actresses have been nominated in the individual acting categories too, and leading the betting odds in the Best Actor category is Jeremy Strong, who plays Logan Paul in the show.
But the interesting thing is that Succession is very much an ensemble piece made up of five or six sterling performances, and you wonder if there might be value elsewhere in this market.
So we’re going to add Billy Porter to our list of potential Emmy Awards 2020 winners. His turn in the drama Pose has drawn plenty of plaudits, and the controversial subject matter of the piece also elevates the level in which his performance can be perceived as being at.
4. Best Drama Actress Odds and Predictions
When it comes to this part of 2020 Emmy Awards predictions, here’s a wide-open market with a favourite – Olivia Coleman for her turn as Queen Elizabeth in The Crown. It’s unlikely that the Killing Eve pair of Sandra Oh or Jodie Comer will feature heavily given that show’s mediocre series, while Zendaya featured in the little-watched Euphoria. The other option is Jennifer Aniston, who plays a television host in The Morning Show. A TV host or the Queen of England? Coleman is probably the smart play in this category.
5. Outstanding Comedy Series Betting Tips
In this category, our Emmy’s 2020 predictions focus on the idea that the favourite in Best Comedy Series will not be the winner.
The Marvellous Mrs Maisel is whimsical and good fun, but it’s a low key series on Amazon’s Prime Video service, and with a low-key cast it may not be that well supported. The Good Place had its fourth and final series come out most recently, and that ending point seems a strong precursor that awards might follow. It has been nominated for 14 Emmys and various other awards, and so the time is right for this chance to finally get that win, especially that Emmy awards odds back them.
6. Emmy Awards 2020 Live Stream
Unfortunately, no UK broadcaster actually shows an Emmy Awards 2020 live stream as the action unfolds, as in the UK the ceremony doesn’t even start until 1am due to the timezone difference!
If you want to watch the stars on the red carpet before the awards start, tune into the E! channel’s Emmy awards 2020 live coverage from 11pm.
And if you want to see if your bets land, there may not be Emmy awards 2020 UK TV coverage available, however you can watch the whole ceremony on the official Emmys YouTube channel. You’d better grab our Emmy Awards betting tips and stick the kettle on because it will be a late one!