With 39 percent of the vote, Brown edged Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”), who received 26 percent to defend her Best Drama Actress crown. Brown, who was the first black winner of Best Drama Actor in 19 years, would be the category’s first back-to-back champ since Bryan Cranston won his third straight trophy in 2010. Brown is also in the running for Best Comedy Guest Actor for “Saturday Night Live” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” so he might be double-fisting this year.
Coming in third place was Donald Glover (“Atlanta”), who got 11 percent of the vote to repeat in Best Comedy Actor. He’s slightly ahead of “Saturday Night Live”’s Kate McKinnon, who earned 11 percent to three-peat in Best Comedy Supporting Actress.
Only 9 percent of you believe “The Handmaid’s Tale” will win its second straight Best Drama Series award. Unlike last year, the show, which returns April 25, has to contend with two-time winner “Game of Thrones” this time around.
Picking up the rear, defending Best Comedy Supporting Actor champ Alec Baldwin (“Saturday Night Live”) snagged just 2 percent of the vote, while zero percent of you have faith in Ann Dowd (“The Handmaid’s Tale”) backing up her surprise Best Drama Supporting Actress victory.
All but Baldwin are the top predictions in their respective categories in our early combined Emmy odds.
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