2020 Emmy Predictions: Best Drama Actor

At the 2019 Emmys, Billy Porter won Best Drama Actor for the first season of the FX series “Pose.” He is posed to defend his title at the upcoming 72nd annual Emmy Awards. Four of his rival nominees for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series are hoping to return to the race: Jason Bateman (“Ozark”), Bob Odenkirk (“Better Call Saul”) and “This Is Us” co-stars Sterling K. Brown and Milo Ventimiglia. Scroll through our photo gallery of 2020 Emmy predictions for Best Drama Series Actor.

The red-hot “Succession” was snubbed last year but Brian Cox and Jeremy Strong now rank among the likeliest seven nominees. Looking to break into the category are another pair of co-stars, “Westworld” leading men Aaron Paul and Jeffrey Wright.  And among the leading men on new series are Steve Carell (“The Morning Show”), Ben Mendelsohn (“The Outsider”) and Al Pacino (“Hunters”).