Monday, June 20, 2016

Emmy Predictions 2016 - Who Will Likely Be Nominated for Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie?

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 Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie.

The Limited Series categories this year are going to be so intense and insane. There were so many great miniseries and TV movies that aired during the eligibility window. So, the competition is going to be more fierce than ever before. Name recognition will surely help get on the ballot this year. But with so much strong competition, even that may not be enough. There were just so many great actors during fantastic work in The People v. O.J. Simpson, Fargo, Roots, American Crime, Confirmation, All the Way, 11.22.63 and many more. This is one of the more unpredictable races of the Emmys this year. I wouldn't be surprised at all if I'm wrong with a couple of the nominations.

So now, here's my thoughts on the actors most likely to be nominated for Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie:
  1. John Travolta for FX's The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
  2. Hugh Laurie for AMC's The Night Manager
  3. Forrest Whitaker for A&E, History and Lifetime's Roots
  4. Sterling K. Brown for FX's The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
  5. Jesse Plemons for FX's Fargo
  6. Martin Freeman for PBS' Sherlock: The Abominable Bride
And now, for some serious threats that could break into the list:
  1. Denis O'Hare for FX's American Horror Story: Hotel
  2. Ted Danson, Jeffrey Donovan, Bokeem Woodbine, Zahn McClarnon and Nick Offerman for FX's Fargo
  3. Wendell Pierce and Greg Kinnear for HBO's Confirmation
  4. Anthony Mackie, Bradley Whitford, Frank Langella and Stephen Root for HBO's All the Way
  5. Chris Cooper, Josh Duhamel and T.R. Knight for Hulu's 11.22.63
  6. Connor Jessup, Joey Pollari and Trevor Jackson for ABC's American Crime
  7. David Schwimmer and Nathan Lane for FX's The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
  8. Common, David Alan Grier, Elijah Kelley and Ne-Yo for NBC's The Wiz Live!
  9. Jonathan Rhys Meyers for A&E, History and Lifetime's Roots
Some considerable long-shots:
  1. Finn Wittrock and Evan Peters for FX's American Horror Story: Hotel
  2. George Clooney and Paul Shaffer for Netflix's A Very Murray Christmas
  3. Taylor Kitsch for HBO's True Detective
  4. Alfred Molina for HBO's Show Me a Hero
  5. Jeffrey Wright and Eric Stonestreet for HBO's Confirmation
  6. John Hurt for SundanceTV's The Last Panthers
  7. Will Ferrell and Haley Joel Osment for IFC's The Spoils Before Dying
  8. Chad L. Coleman, Lane Garrison and Matthew Goode for A&E, History and Lifetime's Roots
  9. Andre L. Benjamin, Richard Cabral and Elvis Nolasco for ABC's American Crime
  10. David Harewood and Tom Hollander for AMC's The Night Manager
  11. Jim Broadbent and Stephen Rea for A&E, Lifetime and History's War & Peace
  12. Edward Fox for Starz's The Dresser
  13. Santino Fontana for PBS' Act One (Live From Lincoln Center)
And now, just some colorful oddities who still have an outside chance:
  1. Ian McShane for Amazon's Doctor Thorne
  2. Brad Garrett and Angus Sampson for FX's Fargo
  3. George Mackay and Daniel Webber for Hulu's 11.22.63
  4. Charles Dance for Syfy's Childhood's End
  5. Ricky Schroder for NBC's Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors
  6. Ray Stevenson and Raoul Trujillo for National Geographic's Saints & Strangers
  7. Jim Broadbent and Edward Holcroft for BBC America's London Spy
  8. Kit Harington for HBO's 7 Days in Hell
  9. Chris Daughtry and Seal for FOX's The Passion

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