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Emmy Predictions 2020: Best Actor in a Drama Series

Emmys Predictions 2020: Best Actor in a Drama Series

EMMYS 2020

The Emmys, when it comes to Lead Actor in a Drama Series, is never really consistent in their selections. Brian Cox seems to be the frontrunner on paper for “Succession” but his co-star Jeremy Strong is also nominated alongside him. The last winner in that scenario was in 2017, when Sterling K. Brown, also nominated again this year for “This Is Us,” won the prize against his co-star and Milo Ventimiglia. In all the double dipping nominee history in this category, there have been 28 occurrences of it, and just 4 men who have won (Bill Cosby for “I Spy” x3, Ed Flanders & William Daniels x2 in separate years for “St. Elsewhere” with five instances between them, Dennis Franz x4 for “NYPD Blue,” and Brown). Some of the most prolific and jaw-dropping losses include when Matthew McConaughey who couldn’t capitalize on his Oscar win alongside Woody Harrelson for “True Detective” in 2014 and when Mandy Patinkin muscled out two sets of double nominees from “ER” (George Clooney and Anthony Edwards) and “NYPD Blue” (Franz and Jimmy Smits) in 1995. This year, Jason Bateman (“Ozark“) and reigning champ Billy Porter (“Pose“) are offering strong alternatives for an upset while Steve Carell (“The Morning Show“) is playing the long-overdue card at the table, which could just work.

 

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