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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.
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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)
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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 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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