40% Chance Outstanding Actor in a Drama Primetime Emmy is won by Succession

40% Chance Outstanding Actor in a Drama Primetime Emmy is won by Succession
  • Two Actors from Succession are Nominated for Oustanding Actor in a Drama Series holding a 40% chance of grabbing the trophy for the show
  • Betting sites have Brian Cox and Jeremy Strong as favourite and 3rd favorite to win
  • Lee Jung-Lae from Squid Game splits the pair in the betting odds

One of the most successful TV shows in recent times is set for a huge show at the 74th Primetime Emmys awards show on 12th September, if betting sites odds are accurate.

Not only does Succession have a great chance of winning the Outstanding Drama category, but two of its actors are favorites to win the Outstanding Actor award category too.

Brian Cox is currently +350 favorite in the Emmys betting whilst Jeremy Strong is 3rd favorite at +500.

Lee Jung-jae from Squid game splits them

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Primetime Emmy Betting

Actor Show Moneyline Probability
Brian Cox Succession +350 22.2%
Lee Jung-jae Squid Game +400 20.0%
Jeremy Strong Succession +500 16.7%
Bob Odenkirk Better Call Saul +600 14.3%
Adam Scott Severance +650 13.3%
Jason Bateman Ozark +650 13.3%


Succession has had Primetime Emmy success in the past, but newcomer Squid Game could upset the applecart

Steve Madgwick - Entertainment Betting Specialist - OLBG.com

Previous Winners

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

To win, an actor must give a performance that is not only excellent but also consistent throughout the season. They must also be able to convincingly portray their character's emotional journey, whether it be joy, sorrow, fear, or anger. 

The Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Emmy is one of the most prestigious awards an actor can receive, and it is a testament to their skill as a performer.

Jeremy Strong has one Primetime Emmy in the bag winning this category in 2020 for Succession. Fellow show actor Brian Cox heads the betting this time, with Lee Jung-jae from Squid game also in the running

Steve Madgwick - Entertainment Betting Specialist - OLBG.com

Previous Winners

Year Lead Drama Actor
2022 Lee Jung- Jae (Squid Game)
2021 Josh O'Connor (The Crown)
2020 Jeremy Strong (Succession)
2019 Billy Porter (Pose)
2018 Matthew Ryhs (The Americans)
2017 Sterling K Brown (This is us)
2016 Rami Malek (Mr Robot)
2015 John Hamm (Mad Men)
2014 Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad)
2013 Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom)
2012 Damian Lewis (Homeland)
2011 Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights)
2010 Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad)
2009 Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad)
2008 Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad)
2007 James Spader (Boston Legal)
2006 Kiefer Sutherland (24)
2005 James Spader (Boston Legal)
2004 James Spader (The Practice)
2003 James Gandolfini (The Sopranos)
2002 Michael Chiklis (The Sheild)
2001 James Gandolfini (The Sopranos)
2000 James Gandolfini (The Sopranos)

When are the 74th Emmy Awards?

The 74th Primetime Emmys Awards ceremony is scheduled to take place live from the Microsoft Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles California on September 12th 2022, and will be broadcast on NBC.

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