Sunday, January 31, 2021

SAG Predictions: Best Male Actor in a Drama Series

Last year’s nominees: Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us), Steve Carell (The Morning Show), Billy Crudup (The Morning Show), Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), David Harbour (Stranger Things)

Dinklage’s show is over, and Carell, Crudup, and Harbour won’t contend again until their shows return. But count back in Jason Bateman (Ozark) and Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul), whose series took 2019 off. It’s distinctly possible that Tom Pelphrey (Ozark) will join his costar just as Laura Linney and Julia Garner were both nominated together in 2018. I had expected Tobias Menzies (The Crown) to be nominated last year, and his more prominently featured costar Josh O’Connor (The Crown) may have a shot this year. New contenders like Matthew Rhys (Perry Mason) and Jonathan Majors (Lovecraft Country) shouldn’t be counted out, but SAG doesn’t always shower brand-new series with love. Is there someone else like John Krasinski from two years ago waiting to surprise with a completely unexpected nomination?

Current predictions:
Jason Bateman (Ozark)
Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us)
Josh O’Connor (The Crown)
Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul)
Matthew Rhys (Perry Mason)

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