Emmy Predictions: Supporting Actor and Actress in a Drama

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L to R: Lena Headey in Game of Thrones, Kit Hartington in Game of Thrones, Dame Maggie Smith in Downtown Abbey Photo: HBO/HBO/PBS

The 2016 Emmys are fast approaching! We’re dishing out our Emmy predictions for Outstanding Supporting Actor and Actress in a Drama.

It comes as no surprise that the Supporting Actor/Actress category is largely dominated by one particular ensemble cast. However that hardly makes anyone a shoe-in despite all the heavy-hitters in the category.

Game of Thrones has five actors total in this year’s Supporting Actor and Actress category. But with the vote split between the fantasy epic’s Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage and first time nominees Maisie Williams and  Kit Harington. And with the HBO show’s stellar sixth season it wouldn’t be a shock if they swept the category.

Although, with so many faces from one place, Emmy voters might have felt the award would be better suited in the hands of two time winner Dame Maggie Smith for her final turn as Downtown Abbey’s Dowager Countess. Or Maura Tierney who pulls some serious weight for her role in The Affair. Though Constance Zimmer could be #Quinning and winning the category as the only other new face in the Outstanding Supporting category.

On the Actor side of things, the often nominated Jonathan Banks has never won for his nearly seven year run as Mike Ehrmantraut, once nominated for Breaking Bad and now twice for Better Call Saul. Ben Mendelsohn and Michael Kelly were both nominated last year for the first time, but now the category alums both hold enough clout in their roles on Bloodline and House of Cards to gain the prize. Rounding out the Supporting Actor in a Drama category is the critically acclaimed Jon Voight.

Continuing our break down of the odds on the major Emmy categories we attempt to predict who will walk away with those coveted winged statuettes. While we’d like to see the the Microsoft Theater erupt in support of the King in the North, the category tends to lean on the staple actors and actresses nominated in the category. So, in an effort to peek into the future, we’ve called upon our Emmy experts to pick the best of the best!

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