“Stranger Things” was the first Netflix series to take home Best Drama Ensemble at the SAG Awards in January. Will this freshman series follow up this historic win by becoming the first show on the streaming service to win Best Drama Series at the Emmys? Our current odds favor this sci-fi show winning, with it boasting leading odds of 9/5. That puts “Stranger Things” well ahead of Hulu’s “The Handmaid Tale” (23/10) and another Netflix show, “The Crown,” which is at 6/1.
However, history is not on its side as only five other SAG champs went on to repeat at the Emmys. And none of these double dippers did it for their first season.“NYPD Blue” was the inaugural winner of the SAG Award for Best Drama Ensemble in 1995 and followed that victory up at the Emmy. “ER” won on their second SAG Award Ensemble bid in 1996 and, likewise, took home the Emmy in the fall. “TheWest Wing” was the first show to win both the SAG Award and Emmy two years in a row (2001-2002). “Mad Men” did the same in 2009 and 2010. And the final season of “Breaking Bad” took home both trophies in 2014. The latter three were the reigning Emmy champs when they won at SAG.
“Stranger Things” stars Millie Bobby Brown or Winona Ryder both lost the Best Drama Actress race at SAG to Claire Foy (“The Crown”). Of the five SAG/Emmy winners, only “Mad Men” did so without an individual win at SAG. Bryan Cranston went along for the ride with “Breaking Bad” in 2014. Martin Sheen and Allison Janney helped “The West Wing” dominate in 2001-2002. Anthony Edwards picked up Best Drama Actor along with a trophy as part of the Ensemble for “ER” in 1996. And Dennis Franz was a double winner for “NYPD Blue” in 1995.
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