Thursday, January 18, 2018

SAG Winner Predictions: Best Male Actor in a Drama Series

The competition: Jason Bateman’s protective patriarch (Ozark), Sterling K. Brown’s loyal father and brother (This Is Us), Peter Dinklage’s talkative advisor (Game of Thrones), David Harbour’s determined sheriff (Stranger Things), and Bob Odenkirk’s inventive lawyer (Better Call Saul).

For your information: Bateman was previously nominated in 2004 and 2013 for his role on “Arrested Development.” Brown was nominated last year for his role in “American Crime Story: The People vs. OJ Simpson.” This is Dinklage’s fifth consecutive nomination, and he was also previously nominated for the film “The Station Agent.” This is Odenkirk’s second nomination, though he wasn’t nominated last year, and he previously won as part of the “Breaking Bad” ensemble. Brown, Dinklage, and Harbour all contend as part of their ensembles this year (Harbour’s won last year), and Dinklage is also nominated as part of the film ensemble of “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Last year’s winner was John Lithgow, who wasn’t eligible this year.

Who should win? I didn’t get past episode one of Bateman’s show. I’m a big fan of Dinklage’s though I’d be fine with any of the others too.

Who will win? I think Brown is far enough ahead of the pack to win this easily.

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