Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Emmy Predictions 2016: Who Will Likely Get Nominated for Supporting Actor in a Drama Series?

From June 13 to June 27, voting is taking place for The 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. To add to the excitement of the past year in television, I'm providing analysis on which shows and performers are likely to get nominated this year - starting with Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.

2015 Nominees:
        Jonathan Banks - Better Call Saul
        Jim Carter - PBS' Downton Abbey
        Alan Cumming - CBS' The Good Wife
        Peter Dinklage - HBO's Game of Thrones (WINNER)
        Michael Kelly - Netflix's House of Cards
        Ben Mendelsohn - Netflix's Bloodline

All six nominees from last year are once again eligible. Are they all likely to repeat? It's not so certain. Some of them continued to have strong seasons of work while others maybe took a step back and weren't as flashy as they were. Nevertheless, they all remain contenders for the field this year.

So now, here's my thoughts on the actors must likely to be nominated for Supporting Actor in a Drama Series:
  1. Peter Dinklage for HBO's Game of Thrones
  2. Jonathan Banks for AMC's Better Call Saul
  3. Jim Carter for PBS' Downton Abbey
  4. Alan Alda for Louis C.K.'s Horace and Pete
  5. Christian Slater for USA's Mr. Robot
  6. Michael Kelly for Netflix's House of Cards
And now, for some serious threats that could break into the list:
  1. Ben Mendelsohn, John Leguizamo and Norbert Leo Butz for Netflix's Bloodline
  2. Alan Cumming for CBS' The Good Wife
  3. Mandy Patinkin, Rupert Friend and F. Murray Abraham for Showtime's Homeland
  4. Jon Voight and Ian McShane for Showtime's Ray Donovan
  5. Dylan Baker, Noah Emmerich, Richard Thomas and Frank Langella for FX's The Americans
  6. Beau Bridges and Josh Charles for Showtime's Masters of Sex
  7. Christopher Meloni for WGN America's Underground
  8. William Hurt for AMC's Humans
  9. Ray Romano for HBO's Vinyl
  10. Michael McKean, Mark Margolis and Ed Begley Jr. for AMC's Better Call Saul
  11. Kevin Carroll and Christopher Eccleston for HBO's The Leftovers
  12. Tobias Menzies for Starz's Outlander
  13. Clayne Crawford for SundanceTV's Rectify
  14. André Holland for Cinemax's The Knick
Some considerable long-shots:
  1. Lance Reddick and Jamie Hector for Amazon's Bosch
  2. Reeve Carney, Rory Kinnear and Harry Treadaway for Showtime's Penny Dreadful
  3. Boyd Holbrook and Pedro Pascal for Netflix's Narcos
  4. Jon Bernthal for Netflix's Daredevil
  5. David Tennant and Mike Colter for Netflix's Jessica Jones
  6. Craig Bierko and Freddie Stroma for Lifetime's UnREAL
  7. Rubén Blades and Colman Domingo for AMC's Fear the Walking Dead
  8. Michael J. Harney and Nick Sandow for Netflix's Orange Is the New Black
  9. Rufus Sewell and Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa for Amazon's The Man in the High Castle
  10. Rockmond Dunbar for Hulu's The Path
  11. Dennis Quaid and Cary Elwes for Crackle's The Art of More
  12. Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Chris Noth for CBS' The Good Wife
  13. Nick Jonas, Matt Lauria and Jonathan Tucker for Audience's Kingdom
  14. Guillermo Diaz, Scott Foley, Tony Goldwyn, Joe Morton and Jeff Perry for ABC's Scandal
  15. Matthew Goode for PBS' Downton Abbey
And now, just some colorful oddities who still have an outside chance:
  1. Michael Chiklis for FOX's Gotham
  2. William B. Davis for FOX's The X-Files
  3. James D'Arcy for ABC's Agent Carter
  4. Jonathan Jackson for ABC's Nashville
  5. Lennie James and Norman Reedus for AMC's The Walking Dead
  6. Jesse L. Martin for The CW's The Flash
  7. Jussie Smollet for FOX's Empire
  8. Clive Standen for History's Vikings
  9. Ray Stevenson for Starz's Black Sails
  10. Michael Weatherly for CBS' NCIS

What do you think? Do you agree or disagree with my choices? Let me know in the comments below!