Emmy Predictions 2016: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

It’s time for the heavy stuff people. The DRAMA. I’m going to expound on who should win the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.

The noms:

  • Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill, Better Call Saul
  • Kyle Chandler as John Rayburn, Bloodline
  • Kevin Spacey as Francis Underwood, House of Cards
  • Rami Malek as Elliot, Mr. Robot
  • Liev Schrieber as Ray Donovan, Ray Donovan
  • Matthew Rhys as Philip Jennings, The Americans

Four of the six nominees are repeats from last year which is awesome because I could cut and paste from last year’s predictions. How convenient!

Only Rami and Matthew are new to the list and they both star on shows which I have actually tried and, wait for this, I couldn’t get into. I know, I’m a real big weirdo because all the cool kids like Mr. Robot and The Americans. To me those shows are (pretentious literary reference alert) the Ian McEwan books of television – I respect them as well done but they’re not for me. I do recognize Rami as a talented actor – he was my favorite thespian in the 2010 HBO miniseries The Pacific which also featured the kid from Jurassic Park.



Steal an HBO Go password and watch The Pacific.

I do watch Better Call Saul and as much as I love Bob Odenkirk, his performance is often one note. I don’t think he has the depth of some of these other actors. This pains me to say because it’s the only show I watch on the list!

Who I Want to Win: Rami Malek because why not.

Who Will Win: Kevin Spacey

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