Better call Jonathan Banks an Emmy winner: Our readers are confident he’ll snag Best Short Form Actor

Sounds like Mike might be an Emmy-winning role for Jonathan Banks after all, at least in our readers’ minds. A whopping 82 percent of you believe Banks will finally strike Emmy gold for his beloved “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul” character — not in Best Drama Supporting Actor, but in Best Short Form Comedy or Drama Series Actor.

Banks headlined “Madrigal Electromotive Employee Training,” a “Better Call Saul” online series in which Mike does exactly what the title suggests: trains new Madrigal employees. As Gold Derby exclusively revealed, AMC is submitting “Madrigal” for Best Short Form Comedy or Drama Series and Banks in the actor race, in addition to his usual category of drama supporting actor.

SEE Is Best Short Form Actor the ticket to an Emmy win for Jonathan Banks?

Given Banks’ overdue factor — he’s 0-4 as Mike and 0-5 overall — and the fact that, last time we checked, Peter Dinklage does not have an online series, this could be a “consolation” prize of sorts him. Banks is in second place in our drama supporting actor odds behind Dinklage (“Game of Thrones”), who feels like a lock for his record-breaking fourth win in the category. It was Dinklage after all who toppled Banks when he was the favorite to win in 2015 with the Mike-centric “Five-O.” Banks being in short form gives voters an out to vote for him there instead.

But some of you aren’t putting all your eggs in the short form basket. Nine percent of you think he’ll lose both categories, which is certainly possible. The short form categories are only in their fourth year, so we don’t really have a lot of sense of what they go for yet, although “Better Call Saul”‘s first companion series, “Los Pollos Hermanos Employee Training” won Best Short Form Comedy or Drama Series in 2017.

Another 9 percent of you think Banks will triumph in both categories (wishful thinking?), while no one thinks he’ll win supporting but not short form.

PREDICT the Emmy nominees now; change them until July 16

In the near future, you can check out how our experts rank this year’s Emmy contenders. Then take a look at the most up-to-date combined odds before you make your own 2019 Emmy predictions. Don’t be afraid to jump in now since you can keep changing your predictions until just before nominations are announced on July 16.

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