Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Emmy Predictions 2017: Who Will Likely Get Nominated for Supporting Actor in a Drama Series?

From June 12 to June 26, voting is taking place for The 69th 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.

2016 Nominees:
        Jonathan Banks for AMC's Better Call Saul
        Peter Dinklage for HBO's Game of Thrones
        Kit Harington for HBO's Game of Thrones
        Michael Kelly for Netflix's House of Cards
        Ben Mendelsohn for Netflix's Bloodline (WINNER)
        Jon Voight for Showtime's Ray Donovan

Only three of last year's nominees are eligible again this year. Both Dinklage and Harington have to sit out because Game of Thrones didn't air in the nominating window while last year's winner Mendelsohn has moved to the guest category for the final season of Bloodline. The three remaining actors may not be comfortably nominated again either due to strong competition from new shows like Westworld, Stranger Things, The Crown, etc. So, it's going to be an interesting race.

So now, here's my thoughts on the actors must likely to be nominated for Supporting Actor in a Drama Series:
  1. Jonathan Banks for AMC's Better Call Saul
  2. John Lithgow for Netflix's The Crown
  3. Michael Kelly for Netflix's House of Cards
  4. Jeffrey Wright for HBO's Westworld
  5. Ed Harris for HBO's Westworld
  6. Ron Cephas Jones for NBC's This Is Us
And now, for some serious threats that could break into the list:
  1. Jon Voight for Showtime's Ray Donovan
  2. Jared Harris for Netflix's The Crown
  3. Giancarlo Esposito and Michael McKean for AMC's Better Call Saul
  4. David Harbour, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp and Finn Wolfhard for Netflix's Stranger Things
  5. Christian Slater, Michael Cristofer and Martin Wallström for USA's Mr. Robot
  6. Noah Emmerich, Frank Langella and Costa Ronin for FX's The Americans
  7. Christopher Eccleston and Scott Glenn for HBO's The Leftovers
  8. James Marsden, Jimmi Simpson and Louis Herthum for HBO's Westworld
  9. Beau Bridges, Norbert Leo Butz and John Leguizamo for Netflix's Bloodline
  10. Asia Kate Dillon, David Costabile and Toby Leonard Moore for Showtime's Billions
  11. Joseph Fiennes, Max Minghella and O-T Fagbenle for Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale
  12. F. Murray Abraham and Mandy Patinkin for Showtime's Homeland
  13. Delroy Lindo and Justin Bartha for CBS All Access' The Good Fight
  14. Joel Kinnaman, Paul Sparks, Campbell Scott, Boris McGiver and Derek Cecil for Netflix's House of Cards
  15. William Hurt for Amazon's Goliath
  16. Clayne Crawford for SundanceTV's Rectify
Some considerable long-shots:
  1. Crispin Glover, Bruce Langley and Pablo Schreiber for Starz's American Gods
  2. Jonathan Pryce and David Hayman for FX's Taboo
  3. Jamie Hector and Lance Reddick for Amazon's Bosch
  4. Nick Sandow and Michael J. Harney for Netflix's Orange Is the New Black
  5. Scott Speedman, Shawn Hatosy and Finn Cole for TNT's Animal Kingdom
  6. Brendan Fraser and Joshua Jackson for Showtime's The Affair
  7. Rhys Ifans, Richard Jenkins and Leland Orser for Epix's Berlin Station
  8. Mahershala Ali for Netflix's Luke Cage
  9. Peter Gerety for Amazon's Sneaky Pete
  10. Rory Kinnear, Christian Camargo, Reeve Carney, Harry Treadaway and Wes Studi for Showtime's Penny Dreadful
  11. Ross Butler and Tommy Dorfman for Netflix's 13 Reasons Why
  12. Martin Freeman for Crackle's StartUp
  13. Jason Isaacs and Emory Cohen for Netflix's The OA
  14. Pedro Pascal, Boyd Holbrook and Maurice Compte for Netflix's Narcos
  15. Christopher Meloni for WGN America's Underground
And now, just some colorful oddities who still have an outside chance:
  1. Donald Sutherland and Ray Winstone for Audience's Ice
  2. Terry O'Quinn for Amazon's Patriot
  3. Toby Huss for AMC's Halt and Catch Fire
  4. Damon Herriman for Cinemax's Quarry
  5. Bill Irwin and Jeremie Harris for FX's Legion
  6. Joseph Gilgun and Ian Colletti for AMC's Preacher
  7. Ben Daniels for FOX's The Exorcist
  8. Justin Hartley, Chris Sullivan and Lonnie Chavis for NBC's This Is Us
  9. Malcolm Barrett for NBC's Timeless
  10. Benjamin Bratt for FOX's Star

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