Tuesday, July 9, 2019

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

2019 Nomination Predictions
Jonathan Banks "Better Call Saul"
Bobby Cannavale "Homecoming"
Kieran Culkin "Succession"
Peter Dinklage "Game of Thrones"
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau "Game of Thrones"
Peter Mullan "Ozark"

Other Contenders - Michael Kelly "House of Cards", Justin Hartley "This is Us", Matthew MacFayden "Succession", Giancarlo Esposito "Better Call Saul"

Commentary - So I think four guys are pretty set. We know the two Game of Thrones guys are probably back in, as is Jonathan Banks. They all have a proven track record with Emmy voters. So does Bobby Cannavale. Homecoming doesn't have a lot of heat, but Cannavale is beloved among the acting branch, and does a great job in the role. The final two slots are interesting. I think Kieran Culkin is going to get in, especially if Succession cracks into Drama Series. I can't think of a show that did that without at least one acting nomination. Michael Kelly is great, and is well-liked, but I think that they have moved on from House of Cards, and are now on the Ozark train, where Emmy nominee Peter Mullan can slip in and take his slot. I also think Justin Hartley could benefit from less competition this year, MacFayden could take the Succession slot or join Culkin in the race, and Giancarlo Esposito is a Breaking Bad fan favorite who might still have a lot of goodwill with voters.

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