Friday, June 14, 2024

Emmy Predictions 2024 - Who Will Likely Be Nominated for Lead Actor in a Drama Series?

From June 13 to 24, 2024, voting is taking place for The 76th 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. Hiroyuki Sanada for FX's Shogun
  2. Dominic West for Netflix's The Crown
  3. Donald Glover for Amazon's Mr. & Mrs. Smith
  4. Cosmo Jarvis for FX's Shogun
  5. Nathan Fielder for Showtime's The Curse
  6. Idris Elba for AppleTV+'s Hijack
Serious threats that could break through:
  1. Walton Goggins for Amazon's Fallout
  2. Morgan Spector for HBO's The Gilded Age
  3. Colin Farrell for AppleTV+'s Sugar
  4. Gary Oldman for AppleTV+'s Slow Horses
  5. Tom Hiddleston for Disney+'s Loki
  6. Ben Mendelsohn for AppleTV+'s The New Look
  7. Timothy Olyphant for FX's Justified: City Primeval
  8. Ansel Elgort and Ken Watanabe for Max's Tokyo Vice
  9. Zahn McClarnon for AMC's Dark Winds
  10. Ramón Rodríguez for ABC's Will Trent
Some considerable long-shots:
  1. Joel Kinnaman for AppleTV+'s For All Mankind
  2. Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis and Corey Stoll for Showtime's Billions
  3. Kurt Russell for AppleTV+'s Monarch: Legacy of Monsters
  4. Andrew Lincoln for AMC's The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live
  5. Adrien Brody, John C. Reilly and Quincy Isaiah for HBO's Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty
  6. Giancarlo Esposito for AMC's Parish
  7. LaKeith Stanfield for AppleTV+'s The Changeling
  8. Freddie Highmore for ABC's The Good Doctor
  9. Jesse L. Martin for NBC's The Irrational
  10. Anson Mount for Paramount+'s Star Trek: Strange New Worlds
Colorful oddities that still have an outside chance:
  1. Lee Pace for AppleTV+'s Foundation
  2. Norman Reedus for AMC's The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon
  3. Gordon Cormier for Netflix's Avatar: The Last Airbender
  4. Manuel Garcia-Rulfo for Netflix's The Lincoln Lawyer
  5. John Krasinski for Amazon's Jack Ryan
  6. Alan Ritchson for Amazon's Reacher
  7. George Rexstrew for Netflix's Dead Boy Detectives
  8. Josh Brolin for Amazon's Outer Range
  9. Titus Welliver for Freevee's Bosch: Legacy
  10. David Ajala for Paramount+'s Star Trek: Discovery

The nominations for The 76th Primetime Emmy Awards will be announced on Wednesday, July 17.