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2021 EMMYS PREDICTIONS:
OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
UPDATED: Aug 19, 2021
AWARDS PREDICTION COMMENTARY: With just three minutes of screentime in the “New World Order” episode of “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” 11-time Emmy nominee Don Cheadle received another mention from the Television Academy. He’s never won the prize and with the viral clip of him and Kevin Hart circulating, could he actually rival his competitors Charles Dance (“The Crown”) or Courtney B. Vance (“Lovecraft Country”)? Could either of the men from “The Mandalorian” pose a threat?
The viewing platform for Emmy nominees opens on Aug. 13, with final-round voting, beginning on Aug. 19 at 9:00 am PT until Aug. 30 at 10:00 pm PT.
Check out the full rankings of the category’s nominees in the chart below.
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About the Primetime Emmy Awards (Emmys)
The Primetime Emmy Awards, better known as the Emmys, is given out by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS). Since 1949, the awards recognize excellence in American primetime television programming. They are divided into three classes - Primetime Emmy Awards, the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards (honors artisan achievements) and the Primetime Engineering Emmy Awards (recognizes significant engineering and technological contributions). The typical eligibility period is between June 1 and May 31 of any given year. The Television Academy comprises over 25,000 members, representing 30 professional peer groups, including performers, directors, producers, art directors and various artisans and executives.
The 73rd Emmy Awards are scheduled to air on Sunday, Sept. 19 at 8:00 pm est on CBS and on-demand on sister streamer Paramount Plus.
2021 Primetime Emmy Awards Predictions
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