The nominees have been already revealed for the 36th Television Critics Association Awards, but the winners will be announced only later in the summer. There won’t be any live ceremony this year, but the organisation will still award the best television productions from comedies to miniseries. In the Television Critics Awards odds, you can find the favourites for the main categories, here they are.
The Television Critics Association represents more than 200 journalists from the US and Canada, who cover television for different platforms. The members have been voting for outstanding television programs since 1984 and award them in a ceremony in July. This year the winners in 11 categories will be announced online at a later date. HBO’s superhero series Watchmen and Netflix drama Unbelievable lead with 4 nominations followed by other famous series like Better Call Saul and Succession.
Television Critics Awards odds predict Watchmen’s victory in several categories
The new superhero series, Watchmen has continued the original comic series which was released in 1986. It has a brilliant cast including Regina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., and Jeremy Irons. The story involves the topics of racism and white supremacy which is very actual now and might have made the series even more popular. It received nominations in 4 categories including Outstanding New Program where it has the odds of 1.75 to win. While online sportsbooks in the US are predicting a closer race in the Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries, and Specials where Netflix drama Unbelievable is also in the favourites.
Unbelievable tells the story of a rape series and the investigation lead by two female detectives played by Toni Collette and Merritt Wever. With their powerful performances and the story based on real events, Unbelievable also highlights the problems and serious effects on the victims of these crimes. No wonder it has also received four nominations from the panel and has the odds of 2.75 to win in the category at the 1xBET Sportsbook. It has also been nominated as Program of the Year. And both actresses received nominations in the Individual Achievement in Drama category.
Succession can be the Program of the Year and Best Drama
Viewers could watch the second series of Succession last year. The satirical drama is about the life of the Roy family which owns a global media empire, Waystar Royco. Thanks to great acting and an intriguing storyline, the series has already received several awards with its first season. Like a Golden Globe for Best Television Series – Drama and the British Academy Television Award for Best International Programme. According to the Television Critics Awards odds, it can win here as well. In the Outstanding Achievement in Drama category Succession has the odds of 1.57. While online gambling sites in the US are offering 2.75 for its victory in the Program of the Year category.
In the Outstanding Achievement in the Comedy category, the latest season of Canadian sitcom Schitt’s Creek is the favorite. It has the odds of 1.736. The series is about the life of the former wealthy Rose family. They had to relocate to the small town of Schitt’s Creek and live together in a motel without money. Of course, it’s full of humor thanks to the new situation and conflicts with local residents. Another long-going series in the nominees is The Good Place, which had its last season aired last September. The story of the afterlife was widely popular and has the odds of 4.24 to win the award.