Sunday, June 25, 2017

Emmy Predictions 2017: Who Will Likely Get Nominated for Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie?

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. Next up is Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie.

2016 Nominees:
        Sterling K. Brown for FX's The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (WINNER)
        Hugh Laurie for AMC's The Night Manager
        Jesse Plemons for FX's Fargo
        David Schwimmer for FX's The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
        John Travolta for FX's The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
        Bokeem Woodbine for FX's Fargo

Last year, the men of The People v. O.J. Simpson dominated in this category. The show as a whole got a ton of across the board support. This year, Ryan Murphy once again has two series up for nominations - with one (Feud) looking to be very dominant as well. Meanwhile, Big Little Lies and Fargo have some strong critical acclaim and buzz as well. Plus, former winner Martin Freeman is back in the running. So, there seem to be some locks in this race while there still being the potential for a true surprise on nomination morning.

So now, here's my thoughts on the performers must likely to be nominated for Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie:
  1. Stanley Tucci for FX's Feud: Bette and Joan
  2. Alfred Molina for FX's Feud: Bette and Joan
  3. Martin Freeman for PBS' Sherlock: The Lying Detective
  4. Alexander Skarsgård for HBO's Big Little Lies
  5. David Thewlis for FX's Fargo
  6. Hank Azaria for HBO's The Wizard of Lies
And now, for some serious threats that could break into the list:
  1. Cuba Gooding Jr., Denis O'Hare, Evan Peters, Cheyenne Jackson and André Holland for FX's American Horror Story: Roanoke
  2. Michael Stuhlbarg and Shea Whigham for FX's Fargo
  3. Bill Camp and Michael Kenneth Williams for HBO's The Night Of
  4. Reg E. Cathey for HBO's The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  5. Benito Martinez, Richard Cabral and Connor Jessup for ABC's American Crime
  6. Toby Jones and Mark Gatiss for PBS' Sherlock: The Lying Detective
  7. Adam Scott, Jeffrey Nordling and James Tupper for HBO's Big Little Lies
  8. Johnny Flynn, Vincent Kartheiser, Seth Gabel, T.R. Knight and Michael McElhatton for National Geographic's Genius
  9. Michael Kelly for Netflix's Black Mirror: Men Against Fire
  10. Idris Elba, Rory Kinnear, Daniel Mays and Nathaniel Martello-White for Showtime's Guerrilla
Some considerable long-shots:
  1. Tony Shalhoub for Lifetime's Custody
  2. Nathan Darrow and Alessandro Nivola for HBO's The Wizard of Lies
  3. James Cromwell for HBO's The Young Pope
  4. Matthew Perry for Reelz's The Kennedys: After Camelot
  5. Dominic Burgess for FX's Feud: Bette and Joan
  6. Scott Patterson, Matt Czuchry and Yanic Truesdale for Netflix's Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life
  7. Martin Short, Derek Hough and Garrett Clayton for NBC's Hairspray Live!
  8. Jacob Collins-Levy and Vincent Regan for Starz's The White Princess
  9. Raúl Castillo, Frankie J. Alvarez, Murray Bartlett and Russell Tovey for HBO's Looking: The Movie
  10. Stephen James, Richard Dreyfuss, Stephen Moyer, Will Patton and Mack Wilds for FOX's Shots Fired
  11. David Hyde Pierce, Michael Kenneth Williams, Sam Jaeger and Balthazar Getty for ABC's When We Rise
And now, just some colorful oddities who still have an outside chance:
  1. Matthew Macfadyen for PBS' Churchill's Secret
  2. Jonathan Pryce for PBS' To Walk Invisible: The Bronté Sisters
  3. David Morrissey for Starz's The Missing
  4. David Harewood, Orlando Jones and Michael Nyqvist for BET's Madiba
  5. Billy Gardell for CMT's Sun Records
  6. James Franco for Lifetime's Mother, May I Sleep With Danger?
  7. Ricky Schroder for NBC's Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love
  8. Gil Bellows for USA's Eyewitness
  9. Billy Dee Williams and Bruce Greenwood for ABC's Dirty Dancing

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