Saturday, June 18, 2016

Emmy Predictions 2016 - Who Will Likely Be Nominated for Guest 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. Next up is Guest Actor in a Drama Series.

2015 Nominees:
        F. Murray Abraham for Showtime's Homeland
        Alan Alda for NBC's The Blacklist
        Beau Bridges for Showtime's Masters of Sex
        Reg E. Cathey for Netflix's House of Cards (WINNER)
        Michael J. Fox for CBS' The Good Wife
        Pablo Schreiber for Netflix's Orange Is the New Black

Reg E. Cathey and Michael J. Fox are the only actors from last year's field to once again be eligible this year for the same roles. F. Murray Abraham and Beau Bridges had increased presences on Homeland and Masters of Sex this year and were bumped up to the supporting field. However, Bridges could still make an appearance on this list for his guest spot on Netflix's Bloodline. Meanwhile, Pablo Schreiber had a less notable appearance on Orange Is the New Black in its third season. So he could easily be out of this race. Plus, there's a number of big names, past winners and memorable guest spots that could make a big splash in this category.

So now, here's my thoughts on the actors must likely to be nominated for Guest Actor in a Drama Series:
  1. Reg E. Cathey for Netflix's House of Cards
  2. Michael J. Fox for CBS' The Good Wife
  3. BD Wong for USA's Mr. Robot
  4. Max von Sydow for HBO's Game of Thrones
  5. Beau Bridges for Netflix's Bloodline
  6. Josh Charles for CBS' The Good Wife
And now, for some serious threats that could break into the list:
  1. Pablo Schreiber for Netflix's Orange Is the New Black
  2. Vincent D'Onofrio for Netflix's Daredevil
  3. Hank Azaria for Showtime's Ray Donovan
  4. Nathan Darrow, Mahershala Ali, Sebastian Arcelus and Reed Birney for Netflix's House of Cards
  5. David Strathairn for NBC's The Blacklist
  6. Blair Underwood and Denis O'Hare for CBS' The Good Wife
  7. Gregg Henry, Norm Lewis, Ricardo Chavira and Jon Tenney for ABC's Scandal
  8. Brad Garrett for NBC's Law & Order: SVU
  9. Bradley Cooper and Ron Rifkin for CBS' Limitless
  10. Jon Cryer and Robert Wagner for CBS' NCIS
Some considerable long-shots:
  1. Dallas Roberts and Tom Sizemore for NBC's Law & Order: SVU
  2. Michael Cristofer, Bruce Altman and Brian Stokes Mitchell for USA's Mr. Robot
  3. John Carroll Lynch and Jeffrey Dean Morgan for AMC's The Walking Dead
  4. Zach Woods and Christopher McDonald for CBS' The Good Wife
  5. Paul Adelstein, Brian Letscher, George Newbern and Danny Pino for ABC's Scandal
  6. Richard Armitage for NBC's Hannibal
And now, just some colorful oddities who still have an outside chance:
  1. Graham McTavish, Dominique Pinon and Simon Callow for Starz's Outlander
  2. Dominic Cooper for ABC's Agent Carter
  3. Jussie Smollett for WGN America's Underground
  4. Clarke Peters for Netflix's Jessica Jones
  5. Teddy Sears for Showtime's Masters of Sex
  6. Terrence Howard for FOX's Wayward Pines
  7. Brian Stokes Mitchell for Hulu's The Path

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