2018 Emmys: ‘This Is Us’ and ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ will dominate acting nominations for drama series

Get ready for a Pearson family reunion at the 2018 Emmys. According to Gold Derby’s Emmy predictions, NBC’s “This Is Us” will dominate all other dramas in terms of acting bids with a whopping seven, including for last year’s winner Sterling K. Brown and his entire on-screen family. Coming in right behind with six predicted acting noms is Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” which took home three trophies last year for lead Elisabeth Moss, featured player Ann Dowd and guest star-turned-supporting actress Alexis Bledel.

Gold Derby’s racetrack odds are derived from the predictions made by Expert journalists, website staff Editors, our Top Users who scored the best predicting previous events, and all site Users. The Emmy nominations will be unveiled July 12.

Here’s the breakdown of each drama series that’s predicted to earn two or more acting nominations at the 2018 Emmys:

“This Is Us” – 7 acting predictions
Drama Actress Mandy Moore
Drama Actor Sterling K. Brown
Drama Actor Milo Ventimiglia
Drama Supporting Actress Chrissy Metz
Drama Supporting Actor Justin Hartley
Drama Guest Actor Gerald McRaney
Drama Guest Actor Ron Cephas Jones

“The Handmaid’s Tale” – 6 acting predictions
Drama Actress Elisabeth Moss
Drama Supporting Actress Ann Dowd
Drama Supporting Actress Alexis Bledel
Drama Guest Actress Samira Wiley
Drama Guest Actress Marisa Tomei
Drama Guest Actress Cherry Jones

“Game of Thrones” – 4 acting predictions
Drama Supporting Actress Lena Headey
Drama Supporting Actor Peter Dinklage
Drama Supporting Actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Drama Guest Actress Diana Rigg

“Stranger Things” – 3 acting predictions
Drama Supporting Actress Millie Bobby Brown
Drama Supporting Actor David Harbour
Drama Supporting Actor Noah Schnapp

“Westworld” – 3 acting predictions
Drama Actress Evan Rachel Wood
Drama Supporting Actress Thandie Newton
Drama Guest Actor Jimmi Simpson

“The Americans” – 2 acting predictions
Drama Actress Keri Russell
Drama Actor Matthew Rhys

“The Crown” – 2 acting predictions
Drama Actress Claire Foy
Drama Guest Actor Matthew Goode

“The Good Fight” – 2 acting predictions
Drama Guest Actress Margo Martindale
Drama Guest Actor Alan Alda

PREDICT the Emmy nominees and winners now; change them until July 12

Be sure to make your Emmy predictions today so that Hollywood insiders can see how their TV shows and performers are faring in our odds. You can keep changing your predictions as often as you like until just before nominees are announced on July 12. And join in the fun debate over the 2018 Emmy taking place right now with Hollywood insiders in our television forums. Read more Gold Derby entertainment news.

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