Will David Thewlis pull off an Emmy upset for Best Movie/Mini Supporting Actor? Or would it really be an upset at all if he wins? He co-starred in season three of “Fargo” as V.M. Varga, a mysterious and unsettling man who sweeps into town and makes life miserable for a local parking-lot owner (Ewan McGregor) by invading his business and killing anyone who gets in his way. Thewlis has never been nominated before this, but the first time will be the charm according to our All-Star Top 24 Users.
Our All-Stars got the highest predictions scores when you combine the last two years’ Emmy results, so they truly are the best of the best, and as of this writing they disagree with the consensus of our Experts, who say Alexander Skarsgard (“Big Little Lies”) is the man to beat. Both Skarsgard and Thewlis play villainous roles, but Thewlis gives the showier performance, delivering maniacal speeches and twirling his figurative mustache like James Cromwell when he won this category in 2013 as a maniacal doctor in “American Horror Story: Asylum.”
As of this writing, eight of our All-Stars predict a victory for Thewlis, but it’s far from a runaway. The All-Stars are divided five ways with another seven predicting a win for Alfred Molina (“Feud: Bette and Joan”). That includes eastwest, who is not only an All-Star for his last two years’ predictions but also the highest scoring user forecasting the 2016 Emmy winners.
Five All-Stars agree with our Experts that Skarsgard will win. Two are predicting Molina’s “Feud” co-star Stanley Tucci — another dastardly villain, but not of the murderous variety. And one last All-Star is going out on a limb for Michael Kenneth Williams (“The Night Of”).
So who’s right, our Experts or our All-Stars? Or maybe neither of them are right and you think the award will go to someone else who’s not one of the consensus choices. If you’re correct, you could potentially become one of our top users next year.
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