2023 Emmy Award for Best Actor in a Limited Series Predictions
While Dahmer star Evan Peters is on a hot streak, the list of limited series or movie Emmy nominees continues to grow.
We’ll be updating this article with all of our predictions throughout the season, so be sure to check IndieWire for the latest news on the 2023 Emmys. The nomination round of voting runs from June 15 to June 26, with the official Emmy nominations announced on Wednesday, July 12. The Creative Arts Emmy Awards will be presented over two consecutive nights on Saturday, September 9 and Sunday, September 10. an edited presentation of the ceremonies that will air on FXX at a later date. Finally, the 75th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will take place on Monday, September 18 and will air live on FOX at 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT.
State of the species
While “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” star Evan Peters’ second Emmy win for his portrayal of the chilling Wisconsin-born serial killer may seem like a foregone conclusion given the unprecedented success of the Netflix anthology series, he’s actually facing plenty of problems. tough competition in the Outstanding Lead Actor Limited Series or Movie category.
Taron Egerton, for example, campaigned hard for Apple TV+’s prison drama “Black Bird,” even appearing at the Governors Awards last fall, the Oscars, and only limited series should be promoted. Daniel Radcliffe received a couple of winter season nominations for his title role in the biopic “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story,” an increasingly rare feat for TV movie stars. And recently, It’s Gonna Hurt has been nominated for the 2023 BAFTA TV Awards, and the show is entirely dependent on Ben Whishaw’s lead role.
The two main shows still capable of shaking up the limited series competition are HBO’s “White House Plumbers” and HBO Max’s “Love and Death.” Even though both are based on true stories, versions of which Emmy-voting audiences already saw last season, it’s exciting to see what actors like Woody Harrelson and Justin Theroux do with the former’s material, the Watergate scandal. And Jesse Plemons has made a name for himself with consistently impressive performances on Emmy-winning shows like “Friday Night Lights,” “Breaking Bad” and “Fargo,” but he’s never won an Emmy himself, so a possible third nomination as well The man who had an affair with the infamous Candy Montgomery may be his charm.
Current contestants (in alphabetical order):
Steve Carell, “The Sick” (FX)
Sam Claflin, “Daisy Jones and the Six” (Amazon Prime Video)
Taron Egerton, “Black Bird” (Apple TV+)
Jesse Eisenberg, “Fleishman is in Trouble” (FX)
Woody Harrelson, “White House Plumbers” (HBO)
Jake Lacy, “Friend of the Family” (Peacock)
Ewan McGregor, “Obi-Wan Kenobi” (Disney+)
Welcome to the Chippendales by Kumail Nanjiani (Hulu)
Evan Peters, “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” (Netflix)
Jesse Plemons, “Love and Death” (HBO Max)
Daniel Radcliffe: Strange: The Al Yankovic Story (Roku Channel)
Liev Schreiber, “A Little Light” (National Geographic)
Michael Shannon, “George and Tammy” (Showtime)
Justin Theroux, “White House Plumbers” (HBO)
Ben Whishaw: “This Is Gonna Hurt” (AMC+)
More Limited Series and TV Movie Category Predictions:
Excellent limited or anthology series
Excellent TV movie
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Excellent supporting actor in a limited series or movie
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Click here for IndieWire’s full predictions for the 75th Emmy Awards.
Last year’s winner: Michael Keaton, “Dopesick”
Still eligible: No.
Hot Streaks: If Nanjiani were to win (and we’re not counting FX-produced shows), Hulu would become the first network in 13 years to win the category two years in a row.
Notable Non-Eligible Series: Jon Hamm, “Fargo” (Season 5 ineligible); Bryan Tyree Henry, “Class of ’09” (season not aired to be eligible); Jesse Garcia, “Flamin’ Hot” (film will not be released in time to qualify)
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