Emmy Predictions 2019: Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Emmy Predictions 2019: Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Last Year’s Winner: Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones

Still Eligible: Yes.

Hot Streak: In bad news for Peter Dinklage, the TV Academy really doesn’t like to hand out back-to-back honors for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series — not that Dinklage hasn’t already noticed. His three wins have come in 2011, 2015, and 2018, breaking up the only other repeat winner of the decade’s would-be hot streaks; Aaron Paul, who won for “Breaking Bad” in 2010, 2012, and 2014. Oddly enough, they’re two of just four supporting actors to win three trophies, and the other two — Art Carney (“The Jackie Gleason Show”) and Don Knotts (“The Andy Griffith Show”) — racked up all their wins in three consecutive years. Still, the last actor to win back-to-back in this category was Ray Walston for “Picket Fences” in 1995 and 1996.

Fun Fact: With the above in mind, perhaps the best evidence of Emmy voters spreading
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