Emmy Predictions: Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie – Can Naveen Andrews and Amanda Seyfried Become an Emmy-Packaged Deal?

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UPDATED: May 12, 2022

2022 EMMYS PREDICTIONS:
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR TV MOVIE

AWARDS PREDICTION COMMENTARY:

There won’t be enough spots to accommodate the depth of talent among the contenders in this competitive race for supporting actor limited.

Leading the charge is Critics Choice winner Murray Bartlett from HBO’s “The White Lotus,” who could also bring in his co-star Jake Lacy for his first nom.

The western genre is back in full swing, and the love is palpable, which could bring country star Tim McGraw to the shortlist for his work as James Dutton in “1883” from Paramount Plus. He may even assist his co-star (and real-life spouse) Faith Hill to find love in her respective category. A notable reference: only 10 married couples who both have won Emmys in history – Bonnie Bartlett and William Daniels, Anne Bancroft and Mel Brooks, Colleen Dewhurst and George C. Scott, Lynn Fontanne and Alfred Lunt, Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy, Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn, Marlo Thomas and Phil Donahue, Lynn Whitfield and Brian Gibson, Joanne Woodard and Paul Newman, and Carrie Preston and Michael Emerson.

Speaking of Macy, he’s likely to be in the conversation again for his work in Hulu’s “The Dropout” alongside his co-star (and standout) Naveen Andrews. Andrews could be a dark horse to win this category alongside lead actress Amanda Seyfried.

Also, from Hulu, “Dopesick” has a robust amount of men in contention, most notably the Emmy (and Oscar) nomination-less Peter Sarsgaard, who could finally find love from the Television Academy. His counterparts, Michael Stuhlbarg and Will Poulter, could also ride the way for their work, especially with Michael Keaton, a heavy favorite in the leading category. The streamer also has “Pam and Tommy,” which could bring notable star Seth Rogen to the forefront.

After a substantial overall showing for Marvel’s “WandaVision” last year, we’ll see if the superhero genre finds love here again. Their best bet lies with Ethan Hawke from “Moon Knight” with an outside shot for either Vincent D’Onofrio or Tony Dalton from “Hawkeye.”

This is not the complete list of submitted contenders. Additions are added (and updated) every Thursday.

Read more: Variety’s Awards Circuit Emmys Predictions Hub

The Emmy eligibility period runs from June 1, 2021, to May 31, 2022. The deadline for entering programs for Primetime programming and uploading all entry materials is on May 12, 2022, at 6:00 PM PT.

The nomination round of voting runs from June 16 to June 27. The official nominations for the 74th Emmy Awards will be announced Tuesday, July 12.

The programs and potential nominees listed below are incomplete and subject to change. The entire television awards season calendar is linked here.

2021 category winner: Brett Goldstein, “Ted Lasso” (Apple TV+)

ALL AWARDS CONTENDERS AND RANKINGS:

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AND THE PREDICTED NOMINEES ARE:

RANK

CONTENDERS

SERIES

NETWORK

1

Murray Bartlett

“The White Lotus”

HBO/HBO Max

2

Peter Sarsgaard

“Dopesick”

Hulu

3

Naveen Andrews

“The Dropout”

Hulu

4

William H. Macy

“The Dropout”

Hulu

5

Michael Stuhlbarg

“Dopesick”

Hulu

6

Tim McGraw

“1883”

Paramount+

NEXT IN LINE

7

Seth Rogen

“Pam and Tommy”

Hulu

8

Jake Lacy

“The White Lotus”

HBO/HBO Max

9

Sam Waterston

“The Dropout”

Hulu

10

Matthew Goode

“The Offer”

Paramount+

OTHER TOP-TIER CONTENDERS

11

Wyatt Russell

“Under the Banner of Heaven”

FX

12

Nick Robinson

“Maid”

Netflix

13

Will Poulter

“Dopesick”

Hulu

14

Nick Offerman

“Pam and Tommy”

Hulu

15

Ethan Hawke

“Moon Knight”

Disney+

16

O-T Fagbenle

“The First Lady”

Showtime

17

Michael Shannon

“Nine Perfect Strangers”

Hulu

18

Nick Offerman

“Colin in Black and White”

Netflix

19

Jon Voight

“Ray Donovan: The Movie”

Showtime

20

Christian Slater

“Dr. Death”

Peacock

ALSO IN CONTENTION

21

Michael Stuhlbarg

“The Staircase”

HBO/HBO Max

22

John Leguizamo

“The Survivor”

HBO/HBO Max

23

Rupert Friend

“Anatomy of a Scandal”

Netflix

24

Daniel Dae Kim

“The Hot Zone: Anthrax”

National Geographic

25

Glynn Turman

“Women of the Movement”

ABC

26

Shea Whigham

“Gaslit”

Starz

27

Walton Goggins

“The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey”

Apple TV+

28

Aaron Eckhart

“The First Lady”

Showtime

29

Wesley Snipes

“True Story”

Netflix

30

Kyle Marvin

“WeCrashed”

Apple TV+

UNRANKED CONTENDERS

Alec Baldwin

“Dr. Death”

Peacock

Alex Newell

“Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas”

The Roku Channel

Anders Holm

“Inventing Anna”

Netflix

Andrew Scott

“The Pursuit of Love”

Amazon Prime Video

Arian Moayed

“Inventing Anna”

Netflix

Will Arnett

“Live in Front of a Studio Audience: ‘The Facts of Life’ and ‘Diff’rent Strokes'”

ABC

Snoop Dogg

“Live in Front of a Studio Audience: ‘The Facts of Life’ and ‘Diff’rent Strokes'”

ABC

Babak Tafti

“Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber”

Showtime

Ben Radcliffe

“Anatomy of a Scandal”

Netflix

Benjamin Bratt

“DMZ”

HBO/HBO Max

Billy Zane

“True Story”

Netflix

Bobby Cannavale

“Nine Perfect Strangers”

Hulu

Clive Owen

“Lisey’s Story”

Apple TV+

Colin Hanks

“Impeachment: American Crime Story”

FX

Colton Ryan

“The Girl from Plainville”

Hulu

Cornell Womack

“The Shrink Next Door”

Apple TV+

Damon Gupton

“The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey”

Apple TV+

Damon Herriman

“The Tourist”

HBO/HBO Max

Dan Fogler

“The Offer”

Paramount+

Dan Stevens

“Gaslit”

Starz

Dane Dehaan

“Lisey’s Story”

Apple TV+

David Oyelowo

“The Girl Before”

HBO/HBO Max

David Wilmot

“Station Eleven”

HBO/HBO Max

Dominic West

“The Pursuit of Love”

Amazon Prime Video

Dylan Baker

“The Hot Zone: Anthrax”

National Geographic

Evan Peters

“American Horror Story: Double Feature”

FX

Gaspard Ulliel

“Moon Knight”

Disney+

Jamie Hector

“We Own This City”

HBO/HBO Max

Jason Segel

“The Sky is Everywhere”

Apple TV+

Jeff Perry

“Inventing Anna”

Netflix

Joe Alwyn

“Conversations with Friends”

Hulu

John Lithgow

“Live in Front of a Studio Audience: ‘The Facts of Life’ and ‘Diff’rent Strokes'”

ABC

Jon Bass

“Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber”

Showtime

Josh Charles

“We Own This City”

HBO/HBO Max

Joshua McGuire

“Anatomy of a Scandal”

Netflix

Justin Chambers

“The Offer”

Paramount+

Kelsey Grammer

“Dr. Death”

Peacock

Kiefer Sutherland

“The First Lady”

Showtime

Kyle Chandler

“Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber”

Showtime

Kyle MacLachlan

“Joe vs. Carole”

Peacock

Luke Evans

“Nine Perfect Strangers”

Hulu

McKinley Belcher III

“We Own This City”

HBO/HBO Max

Michael Ealy

“The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window”

Netflix

O-T Fagbenle

“WeCrashed”

Apple TV+

Omar Benson Miller

“The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey”

Apple TV+

Pablo Schreiber

“Candy”

Hulu

Paul Adelstein

“True Story”

Netflix

Peter Sarsgaard

“The Survivor”

HBO/HBO Max

Richard McCabe

“A Very British Scandal”

Amazon Prime Video

Ron Cephas Jones

“Lisey’s Story”

Apple TV+

Scott Eastwood

“I Want You Back”

Amazon Prime Video

Stephen Graham

“Time”

BritBox

Terry Kinney

“Inventing Anna”

Netflix

Theo Rossi

“True Story”

Netflix

Tony Dalton

“Hawkeye”

Disney+

Vincent D’Onofrio

“Hawkeye”

Disney+

Will Catlett

“True Story”

Netflix

Zach Gilford

“Midnight Mass”

Netflix

AWARDS CATEGORY HISTORY (Supporting Actor Limited Series/TV Movie)

The Primetime Emmy Awards, better known simply as the Emmys, is television's most prestigious artistic award. Many records are held for both wins and nominations in the near eight decades.

For wins: The rules for this category have changed many times over the years, but as it stands, Beau Bridges is the only actor ever to win this race more than once - "The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom" (1993) and "The Second Civil War" (1997).

For nominations: The late Brian Dennehy is the most nominated actor in this category with four nods, followed by Beau Bridges, John Gielgud, John Malkovich, Joe Mantegna and Michael K. Williams with three apiece.

2022 Primetime Emmy Awards Predictions

2022 Creative Arts Emmys Predictions

  • Outstanding Television 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 Variety Special

  • Outstanding Animated Program

  • Outstanding Short Form Animated Program

  • Outstanding Voice-Over Performance

  • Outstanding Narrator

  • Outstanding Structured Program

  • Outstanding Unstructured Program

  • Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series

  • Outstanding Documentary Special

  • Outstanding Documentary Filmmaking

  • Outstanding Hosted Nonfiction Series or Special

  • Outstanding Main Title Design

  • Outstanding Main Title Theme Music

  • Outstanding Music for Series

  • Outstanding Music for Limited Series

  • Outstanding Music and Lyrics

  • Outstanding Music Supervision

About the Primetime Emmy Awards (Emmys)

The Primetime Emmy Awards, better known as the Emmys, are given out by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS). Since 1949, the awards have recognized 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 74th Emmy Awards will take place on Monday, Sept. 12, and air on NBC.

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