Tom O'Neil's Inside Track

Gold Derby Editor Tom O’Neil’s fearless,100% perfect, infallible, brilliant Emmy predictions

Pardon my braggadocio, but, hey, if you aim to give the Best Performance by an Emmy Pundit, you have to get all huffy or it’s no fun, right? You can see all of my Emmy predictions here. Explanations below. If you dare to disagree, post your comments below.

BEST COMEDY SERIES
A neck-and-neck horse race between “Atlanta” and “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” Out of our 27 Experts, 14 pick “Atlanta” and 13 say “Maisel.” Both have drawbacks. “Atlanta” isn’t the kind of knee-slapping gigglefest that usually wins here, while “Maisel” is a one-hour nominee in a category usually dominated by half-hour fare. Both programs scored three victories at the Creative Arts awards last weekend. I’m going with “Atlanta” because voters tend to hold back the comedy-series crown a bit. “Veep” didn’t win until its fourth best-series nomination. Now “Atlanta,” in its second year, competes against newbie “Maisel,” so it probably has the edge. If “Atlanta” wins, it will be the first time that a basic cable network (FX) has claimed this category. If “Maisel” does it, the victory will be a first for a streaming service (Amazon).

BEST COMEDY ACTOR
Donald Glover (“Atlanta”) won last year and still has major mojo, but Bill Hader (“Barry”) and Ted Danson (“The Good Place”) are serious threats.

Tom O'Neil's Inside Track
Editor and President Tom O'Neil founded Gold Derby in 2000.
Tom's Latest Updated Predictions
Oscars Nominations 2019
( Best Picture )
Bet Points: 100
  • 1
    A Star Is Born
    A Star Is Born
    10/1
  • 2
    Green Book
    Green Book
    42/1
  • 3
    Roma
    Roma
    10/1
  • 4
    The Favourite
    The Favourite
    23/2
  • 5
    Black Panther
    Black Panther
    20/1
  • 6
    First Man
    First Man
    15/2
  • 7
    Bohemian Rhapsody
    Bohemian Rhapsody
    100/1
  • 8
    Vice
    Vice
    18/1
  • 9
    If Beale Street Could Talk
    If Beale Street Could Talk
    11/1
  • 10
    BlacKKKlansman
    BlacKkKlansman
    7/1
  • Updated on: 15 Oct 18, 22:56 pm PT