2024 Emmy Awards Predictions: Who Will Win Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie?

As the 2024 Emmy Awards season progresses, the race for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie is heating up. The nomination round of voting is from June 13 to June 24, with the official Emmy nominations set to be announced on July 17. Final voting will take place from August 15 to August 26, leading up to the 76th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on September 15.

The State of the Race:
The exclusion of the popular series “Shōgun” from the Limited Series categories has opened up two nomination slots for Outstanding Lead Actor. Netflix once again leads the pack with top contenders Andrew Scott for “Ripley” and Richard Gadd for “Baby Reindeer.” This year’s race features performances from Matt Bomer, Jon Hamm, David Oyelowo, and Tony Shalhoub, among others, who premiered their work toward the end of 2023.

Challenges remain for shows like “Masters of the Air” and “Genius: MLK/X,” which have multiple contenders for Lead Actor. However, the Limited Series and TV Movie categories often demonstrate that star power is not the sole factor in winning an Emmy.

Current Contenders:
– Matt Bomer, “Fellow Travelers” (Showtime)
– Austin Butler, “Masters of the Air” (Apple TV+)
– Benedict Cumberbatch, “Eric” (Netflix)
– Richard Gadd, “Baby Reindeer” (Netflix)
– Jon Hamm, “Fargo” (FX)
– Kelvin Harrison Jr., “Genius: MLK/X” (National Geographic)
– Tom Hollander, “Feud: Capote vs. the Swans” (FX)
– Ewan McGregor, “A Gentleman in Moscow” (Showtime)
– David Oyelowo, “Lawmen: Bass Reeves” (Paramount+)
– Aaron Pierre, “Genius: MLK/X” (National Geographic)
– Bill Pullman, “Murdaugh Murders: The Movie” (Lifetime)
– Matthias Schoenaerts, “The Regime” (HBO)
– Andrew Scott, “Ripley” (Netflix)
– Tony Shalhoub, “Mr. Monk’s Last Case: A Monk Movie” (Peacock)
– Hoa Xuande, “The Sympathizer” (HBO)

More Predictions:
– Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series
– Outstanding TV Movie
– Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
– Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
– Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Last Year’s Winner: Steven Yeun, “Beef”
Still Eligible: No
Hot Streak: Netflix has been a dominant force in this category, with a star winning every other year. Will Andrew Scott or Richard Gadd continue this trend for Netflix?
Notable Ineligible Series: Several series and films are ineligible for consideration this year due to airing schedules or submission status.

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