2016 Emmy Predictions – Best Actor (Limited Series)

courtneybvance_peoplevsoj2016 EMMY PREDICTIONS: Lots of real life portrayals up for the gold including Bryan Cranston (Lyndon B. Johnson), Courtney B. Vance (Johnnie Cochran), and Cuba Gooding, Jr. (O.J. Simpson), all of which can win.  Also on the table, especially after his SAG win earlier this year, is Idris Elba for “Luther.”  Patrick Wilson will also be making a case for himself in “Fargo.”  It’s really anyone’s game and this will be one of the more competitive races to watch this year.

(UPDATED: 5/27/16)

AND THE PREDICTED NOMINEES ARE:

  1. Bryan Cranston – “All the Way” (HBO)
  2. Idris Elba – “Luther” (BBC)
  3. Courtney B. Vance – “The People vs. O.J. Simpson” (FX)
  4. Patrick Wilson – “Fargo” (FX)
  5. Oscar Isaac – “Show Me a Hero” (HBO)

NEXT IN LINE

  1. Cuba Gooding, Jr. – “The People vs. O.J. Simpson” (FX)
  2. Benedict Cumberbatch – “Sherlock: The Abominable Bride” (PBS)
  3. Malachi Kirby – “Roots” (The History Channel)
  4. Richard Dreyfuss – “Madoff” (ABC)
  5. Timothy Hutton – “American Crime” (ABC)

ALSO IN CONTENTION

  1. Wes Bentley – “American Horror Story: Hotel” (FX)
  2. Paul Dano – “War and Peace” (BBC)
  3. Colin Farrell – “True Detective” (HBO)
  4. James Norton – “War and Peace” (BBC)
  5. Tom Hiddleston – “The Night Manager” (AMC)
  6. James Franco – “11.22.63” (Hulu)
  7. Ricky Gervais – “Special Correspondents” (Netflix)
  8. Ray Winstone – “Of Kings and Prophets” (ABC)
  9. Bill Murray – “A Very Murray Christmas” (Netflix)
  10. James Earl Jones – “Driving Miss Daisy” (PBS)

OTHER POSSIBILITIES

  1. Matt Bomer – “American Horror Story: Hotel” (FX)
  2. Vincent Kartheiser – “Saints and Strangers” (National Geographic)
  3. Ben Whishaw – “London Spy” (BBC)
  4. Aaron Tveit – “Grease Live” (FOX)
  5. Timothy Spall – “The Enfield Haunting” (Sky Living)

ELIGIBLE POSSIBILITIES

Vince Vaughn – “True Detective” (HBO) — Rege-Jean Page – “Roots” (The History Channel) — Tom Selleck – “Jesse Stone: Lost in Paradise” (Hallmark Channel) — Andy Samberg – “7 Days in Hell” (HBO) — Matthew McFadyen – “The Enfield Haunting” (Sky Living) — Jeff Ward – “Manson’s Lost Girls” (Lifetime)

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