2017 Emmy Predictions – Best Actor (Drama Series)

House of Cards

2017 EMMY PREDICTIONS: Can Rami Malek defend his title for “Mr. Robot” or can Kevin Spacey finally slither his way into his first Emmy win for his iconic role of Frank Underwood in Netflix’s “House of Cards?”  They both might need to fend off a rising Bob Odenkirk, who is getting some of his best reviews yet for this current season of “Better Call Saul” while Sterling K. Brown is the “it” man of the moment with leftover “People v. O.J.” vibes spilling over into his powerful work in NBC’s “This Is Us.”

(UPDATED: May 4, 2017)

AND THE PREDICTED NOMINEES ARE:

  1. Bob Odenkirk
    "Better Call Saul" (AMC)

  2. Kevin Spacey
    "House of Cards" (Netflix)

  3. Rami Malek
    "Mr. Robot" (USA Network)

  4. Sterling K. Brown
    "This is Us" (NBC)

  5. Billy Bob Thornton
    "Goliath" (Amazon)

  6. Matthew Rhys
    "The Americans" (FX)

  7. NEXT IN LINE:

  8. Anthony Hopkins
    "Westworld" (HBO)

  9. Matt Smith
    "The Crown" (Netflix)

  10. Liev Schreiber
    "Ray Donovan" (Showtime)

  11. Kyle Chandler
    "Bloodline" (Netflix)

  12. TOP-TIER CONTENDERS:

  13. Milo Ventimiglia
    "This is Us" (NBC)

  14. Joseph Fiennes
    "The Handmaiden's Tale" (Hulu)

  15. Paul Giamatti
    "Billions" (Showtime)

  16. Freddie Highmore
    "Bates Motel" (A&E)

  17. Rupert Friend
    "Homeland" (Showtime)

  18. Justin Theroux
    "The Leftovers" (Showtime)

  19. Kiefer Sutherland
    "Designated Survivor" (ABC)

  20. Tom Hardy
    "Taboo" (FX)

  21. Dominic West
    "The Affair" (Showtime)

  22. Michael Sheen
    "Masters of Sex" (Showtime)

  23. ALSO IN CONTENTION

  24. Richard Armitage
    "Berlin Station (EPIX)

  25. Hugh Laurie
    "Chance" (Hulu)

  26. Terrence Howard
    "Empire" (FOX)

  27. Dan Stevens
    "Legion" (FX)

  28. Mike Colter
    "Luke Cage" (Netflix)

  29. Damian Lewis
    "Billions" (Showtime)

  30. Travis Fimmel
    "Vikings" (The History Channel)

  31. Ricky White
    "American Gods" (Starz)

  32. Aaron Paul
    "The Path" (Hulu)

  33. Corey Hawkins
    "24: Legacy" (FOX)

UNRANKED CONTENDERS

Pierce Brosnan, “The Son” (AMC) — Clayne Crawford, “Lethal Weapon” (FOX) — Hugh Dancy, “The Path” (Hulu) — Walton Goggins, “Six” (The History Channel) — Aldis Hodge, “Underground” (WGN) — Ray Liotta, “Shades of Blue” (NBC) — Giovanni Ribisi, “Sneaky Pete” (Hulu) — Barry Sloane, “Six” (The History Channel) — Damon Wayans, “Lethal Weapon” (FOX) — Titus Welliver, “Bosch” (Amazon) — Aden Young, “Rectify” (Sundance TV)

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  • paul berkshire

    ? Peter Capaldi – Doctor Who (BBC America).

  • fdh

    Justin Theroux for The Leftovers !

  • Mac Camillo

    Where is Outlander, Heughan, Balfe, constumes, direction, writing? What is going on?