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Emmy Final Predictions: Winning Picks For Top Acting Categories By Pete Hammond & Dominic Patten

By Dominic Patten, Pete Hammond

WATCH: Emmy Final Predictions: Who Will

There will be some surprises and maybe even a record broken on September 22 at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards when they start handing out hardware in the top acting categories.

Emmy Predictions: Final Drama, Comedy, Limited Series & Movie Winner Picks

Yesterday, we handed out our final Emmy predictions for Outstanding Drama, Outstanding Comedy, Outstanding Limited Series and Outstanding Television Movie. Today, it’s all about the Outstanding Lead Actress and Lead Actor in a Comedy, Drama, and Limited Series or Movie.

Check out the video above to see who are our top picks are. You’ll see who we agree on, where we differ, and who could emerge as a shock victor. Also find out what Pete’s favorite TV show of all time is and the category Dominic thinks should be a very close to home tie this year.

Do our predictions meld with yours? Only one way to find out, watch the TV Talk team’s video above. And see you on Sunday with all the wins and Emmy news here on

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Christina Applegate (Dead to Me)
Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep)
Natasha Lyonne (Russian Doll)
Catherine O’Hara (Schitt’s Creek)
Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson (black-ish)
Don Cheadle (Black Monday)
Ted Danson (The Good Place)
Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method)
Bill Hader (Barry)
Eugene Levy (Schitt’s Creek)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones)
Jodie Comer (Killing Eve)
Viola Davis (How to Get Away With Murder)
Laura Linney (Ozark)
Mandy Moore (This Is Us)
Sandra Oh (Killing Eve)
Robin Wright (House of Cards)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Jason Bateman (Ozark)
Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us)
Kit Harington (Game of Thrones)
Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul)
Billy Porter (Pose)
Milo Ventimiglia (This Is Us)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Mahershela Ali (True Detective)
Benicio Del Toro (Escape at Dannemora)
Hugh Grant (A Very English Scandal)
Jared Harris (Chernobyl)
Jharrel Jerome (When They See Us)
Sam Rockwell (Fosse/Verdon)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Amy Adams (Sharp Objects)
Patricia Arquette (Escape at Dannemora)
Aunjanue Ellis (When They See Us)
Joey King (The Act)
Niecy Nash (When They See Us)
Michelle Williams (Fosse/Verdon)

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