After nominations, discussion, analysis, and free picks the final awards show of 2021 finally takes place on Saturday, Sep. 19 when the best in television head to Hollywood for the 2021 Emmy Awards. Ted Lasso continues to offer chalk odds to sweep the comedy categories while The Crown is the team to beat for the drama awards. Check out final betting advice for this Saturday’s Emmy Awards so you can be ready to bet against the Emmy Awards odds.
Final Betting Advice for the 2021 Emmy Awards
2021 Emmy Awards
- When: Sep. 19, 2021
- TV / Streaming: CBS / Paramount+
Ted Lasso still the chalk but buzz building for Hacks
Ted Lasso continues to offer favorite odds and probably should sweep, but buzz has built for the Jean Smart HBO Max show Hacks. The buzz didn’t just come about the past couple of weeks.
For a month or more, eyes have turned from Lasso to the HBO Show. One of the reasons? Hacks is about a millennial comedy writer living in Los Angeles who gets cancelled after a viral tweet.
The only job she can get is to write jokes for an old Vegas entertainer played by Smart. Emmy voters love these kind of stories. So don’t look past Hack pulling off the upset victory for best comedy.
Pick and choose when to beat The Crown
The Crown looks impossible to beat. So we really want to pick and choose which categories go after the Netflix show.
One of the problems in the drama category is that the other nominees face major biases. The Boys, although great, may be too violent for some Emmy voters.
Bridgerton might have too much sex. The Handmaid’s Tale is too dire. Lovecraft Country got the axe after a season. Some voters might think of the Mandalorian as a kid’s show while many voters may not have seen Pose.
This Is Us is a traditional network show and voters may think it’s not cool enough. The Crown should win Best Drama. So if you look to beat the chalk, pick your spots.
Don’t be surprised if WandaVision beats The Queen’s Gambit in the limited series categories
Don’t get us wrong, The Queen’s Gambit is a brilliant limited series.
The Netflix show is as good as anything we saw in 2020. But we also think WandaVision is brilliant and the Disney+ show has something going for it that The Queen’s Gambit doesn’t.
WandaVision isn’t a limited series in the traditional sense. It’s riding the Marvel Cinematic Universe coattails, which means the characters will show up in future series. Not only that, but it released later in the year while The Queen’s Gambit came out in early 2020.
Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olsen are fantastic as Vision and Wanda Maximoff. Also, the show is as creative as anything you’re likely to see.
The Queen’s Gambit remains the chalk, but it’s not as big of a favorite as it was before the past couple of months. WandaVision has a shot to pull off the upset win.