Even though Emmy voters love repeats, Best Drama Actor and Best Drama Actress haven’t repeated together since Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad”) and Glenn Close (“Damages”) back in 2008-09. Now our leading Experts from media outlets are predicting that it’ll happen again this year for reigning Emmy champs Sterling K. Brown (“This Is Us”) and Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”). Of the 18 Experts who’ve chimed in with their 2018 Emmy predictions, 10 of them think that both Brown and Moss will again. The other eight predict that one of these categories will be ripe for an upset.
These are the 10 Emmy Experts who are banking on repeat victories for Brown and Moss in the drama lead races: Debra Birnbaum (Variety), Eric Deggans (NPR), Joyce Eng (Gold Derby), Pete Hammond (Deadline Hollywood), Chris Harnick (E), Matthew Jacobs (HuffPo), Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby), Sasha Stone (Awards Daily), Peter Travers (Rolling Stone) and Adnan Virk (ESPN). See racetrack odds that are generated when our Experts’ picks are combined together.
*Debbie Day (Rotten Tomatoes) predicts Brown and Claire Foy (“The Crown”)
*Robert Rorke (New York Post) predicts Brown and Foy
*Anne Thompson (Indiewire) predicts Brown and Foy
*Lynette Rice (Ent. Weekly) predicts Brown and Evan Rachel Wood (“Westworld”)
*Ben Travers (Indiewire) predicts Brown and Keri Russell (“The Americans”)
*Matt Roush (TV Guide Magazine) predicts Freddie Highmore (“The Good Doctor”) and Moss
*Ken Tucker (Yahoo) predicts Milo Ventimiglia (“This Is Us”) and Moss
*Glenn Whipp (LA Times) predicts Matthew Rhys (“The Americans”) and Moss
For the second season of NBC’s hit family drama “This Is Us,” Brown’s character Randall Pearson is front and center in an emotional storyline involving becoming a foster parent. Fans also see Randall dealing with the aftermath of the death of his biological father (2017 Emmy nominee Ron Cephas Jones).
Moss continues wowing audiences in Season 2 of Hulu’s streaming series “The Handmaid’s Tale,” which is still airing new episodes. The season begins when her character, the very pregnant handmaid named Offred, escapes from captivity only to be caught and returned to the dystopian republic of Gilead.
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 Emmys taking place right now with Hollywood insiders in our television forums. Read more Gold Derby entertainment news.