Sunday, July 8, 2018

Emmy Predictions: Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series

The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards nominations will be announced on Thursday, July 12th. As always, chime in below in the comments with any thoughts of your own.

Last year’s nominees: Hank Azaria, Brian Tyree Henry, Gerald McRaney, Ben Mendelsohn, Denis O’Hare, BD Wong

The competition: Count on last year’s winner, Gerald McRaney (This Is Us), to return, especially since he’s the only one of these six men in contention in this category again. He’ll likely be joined by previous supporting actor nominee Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us), eligible now in this category. One past nominee for the same role, F. Murray Abraham (Homeland), is back in the running, while Emmy favorites including Beau Bridges (Homeland), Nathan Lane (The Blacklist), Michael J. Fox (Designated Survivor), Alan Alda (The Good Fight), and Michael C. Hall (The Crown) could garner votes even if their show’s don’t usually host nominees. Sylvester Stallone (This Is Us) and Matthew Goode (The Crown) could contend as well, and the least-known votes-getter is sure to be Cameron Britton (Mindhunter), who has a better shot at ending up here if his show does well in other categories. HBO’s megahit, which didn’t even have anyone to submit in this race last year, has four legitimate contenders this time, with Peter Mullan (Westworld) and Jimmi Simpson (Westworld) having an edge over Ben Barnes (Westworld) and Hiroyuki Sanada (Westworld).

The predicted nominees: Goode, Hall, Jones, McRaney, Mullan, Simpson

The predicted winner: I think that McRaney wins again.

Next up: Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series