Saturday, June 19, 2021

Emmy Predictions 2021 - Who Will Likely Be Nominated for Supporting Actor in a Drama Series?

From June 17-28, 2021, voting is taking place for The 73rd 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, these are my predictions for who will be nominated for Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.

For Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, 311 actors were submitted for consideration. That will result in eight nominees in this category when the nominations are announced on Tuesday, July 13.

Actors most likely to be nominated:
  1. Michael K. Williams for HBO's Lovecraft Country
  2. Tobias Menzies for Netflix's The Crown
  3. John Lithgow for HBO's Perry Mason
  4. Giancarlo Esposito for Disney+'s The Mandalorian
  5. John Benjamin Hickey for HBO's In Treatment
  6. Bradley Whitford for Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale
  7. Anthony Ramos for HBO's In Treatment
  8. Jonathan Bailey for Netflix's Bridgerton
Serious threats that could break through:
  1. Chris Sullivan, Justin Hartley, Griffin Dunne, Jon Huertas and Asante Blackk for NBC's This Is Us
  2. O-T Fagbenle, Sam Jaeger and Max Minghella for Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale
  3. Chris Chalk, Shea Whigham and Stephen Root for HBO's Perry Mason
  4. Michael Dorman for AppleTV+'s For All Mankind
  5. Carl Lumbly, Wyatt Russell and Daniel Brühl for Disney+'s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
  6. Joel Kinnaman for HBO's In Treatment
  7. Temuera Morrison for Disney+'s The Mandalorian
  8. Dyllón Burnside, Angel Bismark Curiel, Jeremy Pope and Jason Rodriguez for FX's Pose
  9. Laz Alonso, Tomer Capon, Chace Crawford and Jessie T. Usher for Amazon's The Boys
  10. Dylan McDermott for NBC's Law & Order: Organized Crime
  11. Luke Newton, Luke Thompson, Ben Miller and Martins Imhangbe for Netflix's Bridgerton
Some considerable long-shots:
  1. Lin-Manuel Miranda and Andrew Scott for HBO's His Dark Materials
  2. Jon Jon Briones for Netflix's Ratched
  3. Gabriel Bateman and James Le Gros for AppleTV+'s The Mosquito Coast
  4. Denis O'Hare, Pip Torrens, James Norton, Tom Riley, Ben Chaplin and Zackary Momoh for HBO's The Nevers
  5. Vincent D'Onofrio, Giancarlo Esposito and Nigél Thatch for Epix's Godfather of Harlem
  6. Parker Sawyers, J. Alphonse Nicholson, Dan J. Johnson, Tyler Lepley and Morocco Omari for Starz's P-Valley
  7. Ken Leung and David Jonsson for HBO's Industry
  8. Sean Bean for TNT's Snowpiercer
  9. John Carroll Lynch and Brian Geraghty for ABC's Big Sky
  10. Kit Young, Archie Renaux and Freddy Carter for Netflix's Shadow and Bone
  11. Luke Evans for TNT's The Alienist: Angel of Darkness
Colorful oddities who still have an outside chance:
  1. Travis Fimmel for HBO Max's Raised by Wolves
  2. Clifford "Method Man" Smith for Starz's Power Book II: Ghost
  3. Josh Charles for Netflix's Away
  4. Rupert Grint for AppleTV+'s Servant
  5. Hoon Lee and Kieran Bow for Cinemax's Warrior
  6. Doug Jones, David Ajala, Wilson Cruz, Anthony Rapp and Blu del Barrio for CBS All Access' Star Trek: Discovery
  7. Michael Cudlitz, Kal Penn, Nick Sandow and Lucca De Oliveira for CBS' Clarice
  8. Gabriel Chavarria and Jesse Posey for Netflix's Selena: The Series
  9. Will Swenson for Spectrum's The Bite

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