Sunday, June 23, 2019

Emmy Predictions 2019 - Who Will Likely Be Nominated for Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie?

From June 10 to June 24, 2019, voting is taking place for The 71st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. As such, it's fun to look at which actors and shows have the best chances of actually being nominated this year. So, here is how I see the race for Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie.

2018 Nominees:
        Jeff Daniels for Netflix's Godless (WINNER)
        Brandon Victor Dixon for NBC's Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
        John Leguizamo for Paramount's Waco
        Ricky Martin for FX's The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
        Édgar Ramírez for FX's The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
        Michael Stuhlbarg for Hulu's The Looming Tower
        Finn Wittrock for FX's The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

The limited series categories are insanely competitive this year. This has been the genre that has seen a huge creative boom over the last few cycles. As such, it makes it much more difficult yet exciting to predict at the Emmys. This year there are so many deserving series. In fact, it's realistic to think that some could earn multiple nominees in several categories. It just may ultimately be about whether the voters have a preference for Escape at Dannemora, Catch-22 or When They See Us. Those three projects especially could swallow this category whole with very deserving performers. But there are plenty of other candidates as well who could be just as deserving. In fact, there is a reality where none of those three shows have a presence in this category with the field still feeling incredibly strong and competitive. There could easily be a dozen or so actors trying to fill the six slots. That may mean it takes more than simple name recognition to get in. Sure, George Clooney seems like a major contender. But his nomination may be determined based solely on how strong Catch-22 is compared to the other contenders - like the ones I've already mentioned as well as Chernobyl, A Very English Scandal, True Detective, Sharp Objects and many more!

So now, here are the actors most likely to be nominated:
  1. Ben Whishaw for Amazon's A Very English Scandal
  2. Paul Dano for Showtime's Escape at Dannemora
  3. George Clooney for Hulu's Catch-22
  4. Kyle Chandler for Hulu's Catch-22
  5. Eric Lange for Showtime's Escape at Dannemora
  6. Stellan Skarsgård for HBO's Chernobyl
Next are some serious threats that could break into the list:
  1. Michael K. Williams, John Leguizamo, Jovan Adepo, Asante Black, Justin Cunningham, Caleel Harris, Ethan Herisse, Freddy Miyares, Marquis Rodriguez and Chris Chalk for Netflix's When They See Us
  2. Norbert Leo Butz for FX's Fosse/Verdon
  3. Stephen Dorff and Scott McNairy for HBO's True Detective
  4. Chris Messina for HBO's Sharp Objects
  5. Brandon Victor Dixon for FOX's Rent Live
  6. Gerald McRaney and John Hawkes for HBO's Deadwood: The Movie
  7. Justin Theroux for Netflix's Maniac
  8. Calum Worthy for Hulu's The Act
  9. Will Ferrell, Anthony Anderson, Ike Barinholtz, Stephen Tobolowsky and Jovan Adepo for ABC's Live in Front of a Studio Audience: All in the Family and The Jeffersons
Here are some considerable long-shots:
  1. David Oyelowo for PBS' Les Misérables
  2. Will Poulter for Netflix's Black Mirror: Bandersnatch
  3. Jon Hamm, Michael McKean and Jack Whitehall for Amazon's Good Omens
  4. Joshua Jackson, Christopher Jackson, Blair Underwood and William Sadler for Netflix's When They See Us
  5. Timothy Hutton, Michiel Huisman and Oliver Jackson-Cohen for Netflix's The Haunting of Hill House
  6. Steve Buscemi and Karan Soni for TBS' Miracle Workers
  7. Liam Cunningham, Noah Emmerich and Topher Grace for National Geographic's The Hot Zone
  8. Bill Skarsgård and Scott Glenn for Hulu's Castle Rock
  9. Jamie Dornan and David Strathairn for HBO's My Dinner with Hervé
  10. Jim Carter, Tobias Menzies, Andrew Scott and Jim Broadbent for Amazon's King Lear
And finally, just some colorful oddities who still have an outside chance:
  1. Bill Camp for HBO's Native Son
  2. Anupam Kher for PBS' Mrs. Wilson
  3. John Slattery and Jack Huston for Amazon's The Romanoffs
  4. Rory Kinnear for HBO's Brexit
  5. Bradley Whitford and Steve Zahn for National Geographic's Valley of the Boom
  6. Charles Dance for Amazon's The Widow
  7. John Goodman for Netflix's Black Earth Rising
  8. Daniel David Stewart for Hulu's Catch-22
  9. Rupert Grint for Amazon's The ABC Murders

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