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  • Atypical
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    Soooo, who are the major contenders for Lead Actor in a Limited Series, Made for Television Film, or Special? The two leads from “The Night of,” Riz Ahmed and John Turturro, look like safe bets. Robert DeNiro is gunning for his FIRST Emmy nomination and win (if the former two guys split their vote) for “The Wizard of Lies.” Benedict Cumberbatch will return for whichever “Sherlock” “episode” is submitted for consideration.

    Who else? Ewan McGregor? Idris Elba? Timothy Hutton? Benito Martinez? Geoffrey Rush? Jude Law (if eligible)? Kyle MacLachlan? Jonathan Groff (fingers crossed!)?

    Let’s hash this contested race out!

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    Marcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1)
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    I’m going with Riz Ahmed right now, but that could definitely change, especially if The Wizard of Lies turns out to be great and DeNiro kicks ass as Madoff..

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    Riley
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    Idris Elba is supporting (even in the predictions centre now) and Timothy Hutton debuts in the fourth episode of the eight-episode season, so we can count them out.

    Jonathan Groff gave the male performance of 2016 in television or film.

    If The Young Pope is officially renewed in time (and with the second season already written, timing is everything here), I have Killing Reagan getting the sixth slot. This category is really not deep like the women’s.

    Ooh, maybe Ricky Gervais is the sixth. He is always a safe bet.

    I will go with Ewan McGregor for the win because of vote-splitting for The Night Of.

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    Atypical
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    I’ve only recently seen the trailer for “Guerilla,” so I thought Elba was lead in it. I don’t follow or live by the predictions center to know about his or Hutton’s placement. Maybe either can segue into a supporting actor placement?

    What is Ricky Gervais’s contender?

    Yes, forgot about “Killing Reagan” and Tim Matheson! I’m more keen on “Killing Reagan” in Made for Television Film. Same goes for “Looking: The Movie,” though Jonathan Groff making the lead actor cut would be thrilling and one of the most deserving nominees in the lineup.

    If his film is any good, then the race is Robert DeNiro’s to lose. Emmy voters will love to see him win here just like Al Pacino has over the years.

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    sofan
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    Shame Tom Hardy and Jude Law won’t be here, their networks basically cost them their nominations.

    In terms of likelihood of getting nominated, I have:

    Benedict Cumberbatch – Sherlock

    Riz Ahmed & John Turturro – The Night Of

    Robert De Niro – The Wizard of Lies

    Ewan McGregor – Fargo

    and for lack of a contender:

    Woody Allen – Crisis in Six Scenes

    Hoping Alfred Molina submits here, so Feud can have a chance at sweeping all the acting categories.

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    Anonymous
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    You said Kyle Maclachlan. Isn’t Twin Peaks Ineligible.

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    pulp50
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    I really don’t think Groff will get in, and I wouldn’t be surprised at all if they drop Cumberbatch since Sherlock didn’t have a good year, but it’s not a deep year especially without Law competing. Deniro, Amhed Turturro, and McGregor are locks. I think the last two will be between Cumberbatch, Martinez, and Rush.

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    Riley
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    Yeah, it is. Ricky Gervais has David Brent: Life on the Road, the spin-off of The Office that no one asked for. It got a theatrical release in Britain, but Netflix has the American rights.

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    jacob121
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    I have a feeling that The Young Pope is still going to end up competing here and not in drama series, regardless of renewal.

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    pulp50
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    Why is Twin Peaks ineligible, isn’t it being released in time?

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    Riley
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    Yep.

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    Anonymous
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    This category seems way to easy. The first four are locks. That last spot is probobly safe but could suprise.

     

    Ahmed

    Tuturro

    Cumberbatch

    De Niro

    Mcgregor

    Geoffrey Rush

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    Kwame
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    I feel bad for both Turturro and Ahmed cos neither will win the Emmy. One of them should’ve won either SAG or GG, or they could’ve split with one winning SAG and the other GG. Both were better than the actual winners of those two awards. vote splitting is a bitch.

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    dj
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    If McGregor’s accent is that much of an issue like I suspect it will be, he might have a tough time winning. De Niro is probably the favorite right now, for obvious reasons.

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    Andrew Carden
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    I’m not so sold on De Niro as a shoo-in. It’s a Barry Levinson project, which miss just as often as they hit.

    OSCAR FLASHBACK: 20 Years of Streep – 1983 (Silkwood)

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