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UPDATED: June 8, 2022
2022 EMMY PREDICTIONS:
OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
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Horror icon Robert Englund enters the “Stranger Things” universe and will receive considerable impetus from Netflix to land its first Emmy nomination. Returning after a long hiatus, the popular series fell late into the eligibility window, which could help Englund, especially with TV voters who may have shorter memories.
Tom Pelphrey was one of the most notable Emmys omissions when “Ozark” topped the Emmys. His Ben Davis was never nominated and this is the last opportunity for voters to reward his smart turn. Having more eyes on him due to his supporting work on “Outer Range,” it would be disappointing to see this character go unnoticed.
With two performances submitted in other acting categories (“Chapelwaite” and “Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty”), Adrien Brody’s Josh Aaronson in “Succession” is undoubtedly one of the main contenders of the year, is sure to break through with a guest name or two. But will it be Alexander Skarsgård or Brody?
Colman Domingo has been building his big awards moment for years, and with HBO’s “Euphoria” looking to have a better showing at the Emmys than its inaugural season, his work as Ali could be among the names the show receives. He’s also getting a boost with his work on “Fear the Walking Dead.”
A staple of NBC’s beloved drama series as William H. Hill, Randall’s father, who gave him up for adoption, Ron Cephas Jones competed three more times as a guest actor, winning twice . One more for the farewell season isn’t far-fetched, but it will also have votes for its co-stars Dulé Hill and others.
The nomination ballot runs from June 16 to June 27. Official nominations for the 74th Emmy Awards will be announced on Tuesday, July 12.
The list of programs and potential applicants listed below is incomplete and subject to change. Full the TV awards season schedule is linked here.
2021 Category Winner: Courtney B. Vance, “Lovecraft Country” (HBO)
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AWARDS CATEGORY HISTORY (Guest Actor in a Drama Series)
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About the Primetime Emmy Awards (Emmys)
The Primetime Emmysbetter known as Emmys, are issued by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS). Since 1949, the awards have recognized excellence in American prime-time television programming. They are divided into three classes – Primetime Emmy Awards, Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards (recognizes achievement in craftsmanship), and Primetime Engineering Emmy Awards (recognizes significant contributions in engineering and technology). The typical eligibility period is between June 1 and May 31 of any given year. The Television Academy has over 25,000 members, representing 30 professional peer groups, including performers, directors, producers, art directors, and various craftsmen and executives.
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