Friday, July 14, 2017

Emmy Nominees: Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series

My predictions: 4/6, picking Beau Bridges and Mark Margolis over Wong and Henry

My expectation that two past nominees in this category would return didn’t pan out, though one expected nominee from last year, BD Wong (Mr. Robot), finally showed up this year. He’s hardly representative of all of the greatness on this show, but at least it’s something. Two Emmy winners last year, Hank Azaria (Ray Donovan) and Ben Mendelsohn (Bloodline), are back, and either of them could easily win again this year. Gerald McRaney (This Is Us), an actor I’ve seen in a number of shows over the years, earns his first Emmy nomination for an extremely sentimental turn, joined by past nominee Denis O’Hare (This Is Us) and first-time nominee Brian Tyree Henry (This Is Us), who I think is here much more because of his starring role on “Atlanta” than his guest work on this clearly well-received show.

Who should win? I haven’t seen McRaney’s work this season. Otherwise, I’d choose Azaria.
Who will win? I think it will be McRaney, though it could be any of them.

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