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UPDATED: July 9, 2022
2022 EMMYS predictions:
Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Award prediction commentary:
Looks like a lock for at least one person name from “Succession”, and my guess is Jeremy Strong, who won the category two years ago. Anyway, Brian Cox could either be a big threat to win his first lead Amy (he won a supporting series in a limited series for “Nuremberg” in 2001), or he could be a surprise snub on nomination morning.
As we practice through the seasons, I’m wondering if Jason Bateman’s work on the last season of “Ozark” could be a potential winner, mimicking the last season’s victory over John Ham (“Mad Men”), Matthew Reese (“The Americans”). , Jeff Daniels (“The Newsroom”) and Kyle Chandler (“Friday Night Lights”), all of which have taken place over the past decade.
Lee Jung-jel has won Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild and Critics’ Choice Awards, all of which give him substantial benefits. However, unrecognized as his rivals, the time lag between the debut and voting period of the “squid game” could be a shocking omission or a complete pass for someone else. Kevin Costner’s work in “Yellowstone” may be the culprit who pulls someone like Jung-J out of the mix.
Sterling K. Brown (“It’s Us”) and Bob Odenkirk (“Better Call Soul”) are installation choices, and both can easily be included in the lineup. However, Adam Scott (“Dissociation”) did well on the campaign trail. So this will be a photo finish.
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Nominations will be announced on Tuesday, July 12. The 74th Primetime Emmy Awards will take place on Monday, September 12 and will air on NBC.
2021 category winner: Josh O’Connor, “The Crown” (Netflix)
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Award class history (lead actor drama)
The Primetime Emmy Award, also known as the Emmy, is one of television’s most prestigious art awards. There are many records for victories and nominations in almost eight decades.
For wins: Brian Cranston (AMC’s “Breaking Bad”) and Dennis Franz (ABC’s “NYPD Blue”) hold the record for most wins four times in this genre, with the East winning three in a row and the last two. Five actors have won three times – Bill Cosby, Peter Falk, James Gandolphini, James Spader and Robert Young.
Four actors have been nominated eight times in this category – Raymond Burr, Peter Falk, Dennis Franz, and John Hamm. James Garner is in second place with the most seven nodes. Michael C. Hall, Hugh Laurie, Martin Sheen and Kiefer Sutherland have the most nominations in six, without winning (although Sheen won an Emmy for Guest Actor in the 1994 comedy series “Murphy Brown”).
“NYPD Blue” has the leading series in this category with 14 nominations, followed by “St. Elsewhere” at 10 and “Colombo,” “Law and Order” and “Crazy Men” at eight.
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About the Primetime Emmy Awards (Emmy)
The Primetime Emmy AwardKnown as Emmys, awarded by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS). Since 1949, the awards have recognized excellence in American primetime television programming. They are divided into three categories – the Primetime Emmy Awards, the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards (honoring artisan achievements), and the Primetime Engineering Emmy Awards (recognizing important engineering and technical contributions). The specific qualification period is between June 1 and May 31 of any year. The Television Academy consists of more than 25,000 members, representing 30 professional peer groups including artists, directors, producers, art directors and various artisans and executives.
- The 74th Emmy Awards will take place on Monday, September 12 and will air on NBC.
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