Supporting Actor in a Drama Series – Can four ‘Succession’ stars rule the field?

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UPDATED: April 28, 2022

2022 EMMY PREDICTIONS:
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

PRICE PREDICTION COMMENT:

Several actors from HBO’s “Succession” are favored in this category to snag the very likelihood of eight available spots. Kieran Culkin and Matthew McFadyen seem to be leading the buzz for their performances in season three while Nicholas Braun and Alan Ruck are fan favorites, heavily in the discussion. After “Succession” the five director places at the DGA Awards, could they take half the places in this race?

Several actors from the same TV series seem to be the theme of this awards season with “Better Call Saul” (Jonathan Banks, Giancarlo Esposito and Michael Mando), “The Morning Show” (Billy Crudup and Steve Carell), “Severance” ( John Turturro and Christopher Walken) and others.

Read more: Variety Awards Circuit Emmys Prediction Center

The Emmy eligibility period runs from June 1, 2021 through May 31, 2022. The deadline to register for programs for Primetime programming and upload all entry materials is May 12, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. PT.

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. The full TV awards season schedule is linked here.

2021 Category Winner: Tobias Menzies, “The Crown” (Netflix)

ALL CONTAINERS AND PRICE RANKINGS:

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AND THE ANTICIPATED NOMINEES ARE:

RANK

SERIES

NETWORK

1

Kieran Culkin

“Succession”

HBO/HBO Max

2

Billy Crudup

“The Morning Show”

AppleTV+

3

Jonathan Banks

“You Better Call Saul”

CMA

4

Matthew Macfadyen

“Succession”

HBO/HBO Max

5

Oh Yeong Soo

“Squid Game”

netflix

6

John Turturro

“Break”

AppleTV+

7

Giancarlo Esposito

“You Better Call Saul”

CMA

8

Gil Birmingham

“Yellow Stone”

Primal Network

NEXT IN LINE

9

Alan Ruck

“Succession”

HBO/HBO Max

ten

Nicholas Brown

“Succession”

HBO/HBO Max

OTHER HIGH LEVEL CONTAINERS

11

Eric Dane

“Euphoria”

HBO/HBO Max

12

David Harbor

“Stranger Things”

netflix

13

Christopher Walken

“Break”

AppleTV+

14

Chris Sullivan

“It’s us”

NBC

15

Steve Carell

“The Morning Show”

AppleTV+

16

Marc Duplass

“The Morning Show”

AppleTV+

17

Tramell Tillman

“Break”

AppleTV+

18

Bill Camp

“American Rust”

Show time

19

Bill Nighy

“The Man Who Fell to Earth”

Show time

20

Mandy Patinkin

“The Good Fight”

Paramount+

ALSO IN CONTENTION

21

Hae-Soo Park

“Squid Game”

netflix

22

Owen Wilson

“Loki”

Disney+

23

Michael Mando

“You Better Call Saul”

CMA

24

Clancy Brown

“Dexter: New Blood”

Show time

25

Jack Alcott

“Dexter: New Blood”

Show time

26

Joe Keery

“Stranger Things”

netflix

27

Edward James Olmos

“Mayans MC”

Effects

28

Adrian Brody

“Buying Time: Rise of the Lakers Dynasty”

HBO/HBO Max

29

Asante Black

“It’s us”

NBC

30

Hayden Christiansen

“Obi-Wan Kenobi”

Disney+

UNCLASSIFIED CONTAINERS

Adrian Holmes

“BelAir”

Peacock

Alain Miller

“Dexter: New Blood”

Show time

Alphonse Herrera

“Ozarks”

netflix

Anupam Tripathi

“Squid Game”

netflix

Asia Kate Dillon

“Billions”

Show time

Calam Lynch

“Bridgerton”

netflix

Caleb McLaughlin

“Stranger Things”

netflix

Charlie Heaton

“Stranger Things”

netflix

Clarke Peters

“The Man Who Fell to Earth”

Show time

David Bautista

“To see”

AppleTV+

David Alvarez

“American Rust”

Show time

Devon Sawa

“Chucky”

Syfy

Felix Solis

“Ozarks”

netflix

Finn Wolfhard

“Stranger Things”

netflix

Gaten Matarazzo

“Stranger Things”

netflix

Giancarlo Esposito

“Godfather of Harlem”

Epix

Griffin Dunne

“It’s us”

NBC

Jaime Bell

“Shining Girls”

AppleTV+

Jamie Campbell Bower

“Stranger Things”

netflix

Jason Clark

“Buying Time: Rise of the Lakers Dynasty”

HBO/HBO Max

Jason Segel

“Buying Time: Rise of the Lakers Dynasty”

HBO/HBO Max

Jimi Simpson

“The Man Who Fell to Earth”

Show time

Jimi Simpson

“Pachinko”

AppleTV+

Joel Edgerton

“Obi-Wan Kenobi”

Disney+

Jonathan Price

“Slow Horses”

AppleTV+

joseph quinn

“Stranger Things”

netflix

Kumail Nanjiani

“Obi-Wan Kenobi”

Disney+

Luke Newton

“Bridgerton”

netflix

Luke Thompson

“Bridgerton”

netflix

Martins Imhangbe

“Bridgerton”

netflix

Matthew Modine

“Stranger Things”

netflix

Mustafa Chakir

“Cowboy Bebop”

netflix

Noah Schnapp

“Stranger Things”

netflix

Olly Sholotan

“Bel Air”

Peacock

Quincy Isaiah

“Buying Time: Rise of the Lakers Dynasty”

HBO/HBO Max

Richard Rankins

“Foreign”

Starz

Richard Schiff

“The Good Doctor”

ABC

Richard Thomas

“Ozarks”

netflix

Rob Delaney

“The Man Who Fell to Earth”

Show time

Rupert Grint

“Servant”

AppleTV+

Rupert Young

“Bridgerton”

netflix

Taylor Handley

“Mayor of Kingstown”

Paramount+

Tom Pelfrey

“Outer Beach”

Amazon Prime Video

Travis Fimmel

“Raised by Wolves”

HBO/HBO Max

Will Patton

“Outer Beach”

Amazon Prime Video

AWARD CATEGORY HISTORY (Dramatic Actor in a Supporting Role)

The Primetime Emmy Awards, better known simply as the Emmys, are television’s most prestigious arts award. There are numerous records held for both wins and nominations over the nearly eight decades.

For wins: Peter Dinklage is the most awarded actor in this category, with four individual wins for his turn as Tyrion Lannister on HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” Art Carney, Don Knotts and Aaron Paul are the second most awarded with three wins each. “Game of Thrones,” “LA Law,” and “The West Wing” each have four wins for its cast in this category during its runs, the most of any TV series.

For Nominations: Peter Dinklage is the most nominated person in this category with eight nominations, all for each season of “Game of Thrones.” Five actors are tied behind him with six nominations: Jonathan Banks, Ed Begley Jr, Will Geer, Jimmy Smits and Bruce Weitz. Banks and Begley Jr are the only two who have yet to win a Primetime Emmy category.

“Hill Street Blues” is the series that received the most nominations in this category during its run, with 16 nominations with “LA Law” and “The West Wing” close behind with 15 and 14 nods, respectively.

2022 Primetime Emmy Awards Predictions

2022 Creative Arts Emmys Predictions

  • Outstanding TV Movie

  • Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

  • Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series

  • Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Outstanding Reality Host

  • Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series

  • Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series

  • Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special

  • Outstanding Writing for a TV Special

  • Outstanding entertainment program

  • Outstanding Short Animation Program

  • Outstanding voiceover performance

  • Outstanding Narrator

  • Outstanding Structured Program

  • Outstanding Unstructured Program

  • Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series

  • Outstanding Documentary Special

  • Making exceptional documentaries

  • Outstanding or Special Hosted Nonfiction Series

  • Outstanding Main Title Design

  • Outstanding Main Title Theme Music

  • Outstanding Music for the Series

  • Outstanding Music for a Limited Series

  • Outstanding Music and Lyrics

  • Outstanding Music Supervision

About the Primetime Emmy Awards (Emmys)

the Primetime Emmys, better known as Emmys, are awarded 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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