Friday, July 5, 2019

2019 Emmy Nomination Predictions: Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series

2019 Emmy Nominations
Tituss Burgess "The Good Fight"
James Cromwell "Succession"
Ron Cephas Jones "This is Us"
Michael McKean "Better Call Saul"
Christopher Meloni "Pose"
Bradley Whitford "The Handmaid's Tale"

Other Contenders - Denis O'Hare "This is Us", Alan Alda "The Good Fight", Michael Angarano "This is Us", Dylan McDermott "American Horror Story: Apocalypse", Kumail Nanjiani "The Twilight Zone", Griffin Dunne "This is Us"

Commentary - So The Handmaid's Tale is really going to benefit from these hanging rules, with Jones and now Whitford not just in the running, but in good positions to both win more Emmys. I think last year's winner Ron Cephas Jones returns as well, and he could once again surprise. Christopher Meloni only has one Emmy nomination to his name, but I think his role in Pose this year is big and bold enough to earn him another. Michael McKean has never been nominated for an Emmy, and has lost out on Emmy nods for Better Call Saul due to so much competition. I think this is finally the year that he makes it in for his incredible role on the show, and it would be a much overdue recognition. Tituss Burgess is so popular that he was Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt's only other nomination last year. That combined with The Good Fight's rising popularity could equal another Emmy opportunity. Finally, James Cromwell is popular with Emmy voters, and I think his role in Succession is enough to earn him another nomination. Beyond those six, Denis O'Hare could return, but he missed out last year, Alan Alda is always a threat, as is Dylan McDermott, Michael Angarano, Kumail Nanjiani, and Griffin Dunne.

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