Game of Thrones Emmy Odds

By  Jonathan Willis

Monday, August 5th, 2019

Game of Thrones Emmy Odds

The most popular television show in the history of HBO has come to an end, and many are expecting it to have a big night on September 22. Game of Thrones received more nominations than any other show with 32 total nominations from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and the show is likely to win more categories than any of its competitors. That has led to speculation on just how many Emmys we will see Game of Thrones win six weeks from now.

Game of Thrones Emmys Betting Odds

How Many Emmys Will Game of Thrones Win in 2019?

Over 9.5
Under 9.5

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Initially, the line for this prop was 8.5, but Game of Thrones fervor led to the oddsmakers pushing it to 9.5 shortly after it was released. The hit show has been nominated for three major awards and 11 minor awards for the Emmys proper and boasts 18 nominations for the Creative Arts Emmys, yet despite the move there is plenty of reason to think that under is the best play here.

Of the three major awards, Game of Thrones is only projected to win one per the entertainment betting odds. Game of Thrones is a considerable favorite to win Outstanding Drama Series after winning this award for each of its previous three seasons. The show was named the best Drama Series in 2015, 2016, and 2018, and the only reason Game of Thrones didn’t win in 2017 was due to a long production break.

That’s good news for over bettors, but the predictions with regards to the other two major categories that Game of Thrones have been nominated for are not.

Kit Harrington was nominated as Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Jon Snow, but he is the fifth favorite on the board. Four other actors have been given a significantly better chance of taking home the title, and his 8-1 odds are likely inflated just because he is affiliated with Game of Thrones. It’s very unlikely that Harrington wins this award.

Emilia Clarke has a little better chance of being named Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. Her role as Daenerys Targaryen was very memorable, even though many were disappointed with the fate of her character over the show’s final two episodes. She is a still a significant underdog to Sandra Oh though as Oh is a -700 favorite to win the award for her role in Killing Eve.

An incredible seven actors and actresses from Game of Thrones were nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor or Actress. Alfie Allen, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and Peter Dinklage were nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor, and Gwendoline Christie, Lena Headey, Sophie Turner, and Maisie Williams were nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress. It’s very likely that Game of Thrones wins both categories with so many nominees, but that would lead to just three wins.

That inner-show cannibalism can be seen in other categories too. Three different episodes of the final season of Game of Thrones were nominated for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series, and there are multiple nominees in select categories for the Creative Arts Emmys too.

Additionally, with so many nominees, there could be some exhaustion. The Emmys might not want to follow in the footsteps of what the Oscars did with The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King in 2004 and give it so many awards, spreading the wealth among many worth contenders. That’s been a growing theme we’ve seen at the awards shows in recent years.

It may be hard to go against the grain with such a popular show, but it’s the right call. Game of Thrones will surely have a good day but predicting the show to win 10 Emmys or more is a bit much. Take the under for these Game of Thrones betting odds.

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