Emmy Predictions – Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series

Here are the NBP staff predictions for Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series. For an overview of all awards predictions, visit our Emmy Predictions page.

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Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series – NBP Staff

Matt Neglia
1Hiroyuki Sanada, "Shogun" (FX)
2Gary Oldman, "Slow Horses" (Apple TV+)
3Dominic West, "The Crown" (Netflix)
4Cosmo Jarvis, "Shogun" (FX)
5Donald Glover, "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" (Prime Video)
6Walton Goggins, "Fallout" (Prime Video)

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Alyssa Christian
1Gary Oldman, "Slow Horses" (Apple TV+)
2Hiroyuki Sanada, "Shogun" (FX)
3Donald Glover, "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" (Prime Video)
4Colin Farrell, "Sugar" (Apple TV+)
5Nathan Fielder, "The Curse" (Showtime)
6Cosmo Jarvis, "Shogun" (FX)

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Nadia Dalimonte
1Gary Oldman, "Slow Horses" (Apple TV+)
2Donald Glover, "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" (Prime Video)
3Hiroyuki Sanada, "Shogun" (FX)
4Cosmo Jarvis, "Shogun" (FX)
5Dominic West, "The Crown" (Netflix)
6Walton Goggins, "Fallout" (Prime Video)

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Daniel Howat
1Hiroyuki Sanada, "Shogun" (FX)
2Donald Glover, "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" (Prime Video)
3Gary Oldman, "Slow Horses" (Apple TV+)
4Cosmo Jarvis, "Shogun" (FX)
5Dominic West, "The Crown" (Netflix)
6Nathan Fielder, "The Curse" (Showtime)

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Giovanni Lago
1Donald Glover, "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" (Prime Video)
2Gary Oldman, "Slow Horses" (Apple TV+)
3Hiroyuki Sanada, "Shogun" (FX)
4Cosmo Jarvis, "Shogun" (FX)
5Dominic West, "The Crown" (Netflix)
6Nathan Fielder, "The Curse" (Showtime)

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Will Mavity
1Hiroyuki Sanada, "Shogun" (FX)
2Donald Glover, "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" (Prime Video)
3Gary Oldman, "Slow Horses" (Apple TV+)
4Colin Farrell, "Sugar" (Apple TV+)
5Dominic West, "The Crown" (Netflix)
6Nathan Fielder, "The Curse" (Showtime)

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Tom O'Brien
1Hiroyuki Sanada, "Shogun" (FX)
2Gary Oldman, "Slow Horses" (Apple TV+)
3Colin Farrell, "Sugar" (Apple TV+)
4Donald Glover, "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" (Prime Video)
5Morgan Spector, "The Gilded Age" (Max)
6Cosmo Jarvis, "Shogun" (FX)

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Ema Sasic
1Donald Glover, "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" (Prime Video)
2Gary Oldman, "Slow Horses" (Apple TV+)
3Hiroyuki Sanada, "Shogun" (FX)
4Colin Farrell, "Sugar" (Apple TV+)
5Dominic West, "The Crown" (Netflix)
6Tom Hiddleston, "Loki" (Disney+)

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