Thursday, June 15, 2023

Emmy Predictions 2023 - Who Will Likely Be Nominated for Lead Actor in a Drama Series?

From June 15 to 26, 2023, voting is taking place for The 75th 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 which performers will be nominated for Lead Actor in a Drama Series.

Performers most likely to be nominated:
  1. Jeremy Strong for HBO's Succession
  2. Kieran Culkin for HBO's Succession
  3. Pedro Pascal for HBO's The Last of Us
  4. Bob Odenkirk for AMC's Better Call Saul
  5. Brian Cox for HBO's Succession
  6. Diego Luna for Disney+'s Andor
Serious threats that could break through:
  1. Jeff Bridges for FX's The Old Man
  2. Paddy Considine for HBO's House of the Dragon
  3. Dominic West for Netflix's The Crown
  4. Harrison Ford for Paramount+'s 1923
  5. Matthew Rhys for HBO's Perry Mason
  6. Kevin Costner for Paramount Network's Yellowstone
  7. Bryan Cranston for Showtime's Your Honor
  8. Patrick Stewart for Paramount+'s Star Trek: Picard
  9. Pedro Pascal for Disney+'s The Mandalorian
  10. Corey Mylchreest for Netflix's Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story
Some considerable long-shots:
  1. Antony Starr, Karl Urban and Jack Quaid for Amazon's The Boys
  2. Gary Oldman for AppleTV+'s Slow Horses
  3. Zahn McClarnon for AMC's Dark Winds
  4. Damson Idris for FX's Snowfall
  5. Nicco Annan for Starz's P-Valley
  6. Jacob Anderson for AMC's Interview With the Vampire
  7. Ramón Rodríguez for ABC's Will Trent
  8. Gabriel Basso for Netflix's The Night Agent
  9. Jeremy Renner for Paramount+'s Mayor of Kingstown
  10. Richard Madden for Amazon's Citadel
  11. Aaron Paul for HBO's Westworld
Colorful oddities that still have an outside chance:
  1. Elliot Page for Netflix's The Umbrella Academy
  2. Chris Pratt for Amazon's The Terminal List
  3. Penn Badgley for Netflix's You
  4. Joshua Jackson for Paramount+'s Fatal Attraction
  5. John Krasinski for Amazon's Jack Ryan
  6. Kiefer Sutherland for Paramount+'s Rabbit Hole
  7. Tom Sturridge for Netflix's The Sandman
  8. Michael Shannon and Giovanni Ribisi for Showtime's Waco: The Aftermath
  9. Mike Colter for Paramount+'s Evil
  10. Noah Centineo for Netflix's The Recruit

The nominations for The 75th Primetime Emmy Awards will be announced on Wednesday, July 12.