2024 Emmys Predictions For Every Category

Emmys 2024: A Look at TV Road Ahead With Room for Lots of New and Returning Series
Emmys 2024: A Look at TV Road Ahead With Room for Lots of New and Returning Series

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Commentary: The 75th Emmy Awards ceremony marked the end of an 18-month cycle, finally coming to a close in January 2024 after a prolonged wait. The event saw multiple acclaimed series sweep the awards, including the final season of the HBO/Max drama “Succession,” the first comedy series statuette for FX/Hulu’s “The Bear,” and another win for Netflix in the limited series category with the darkly comedic thriller “Beef.”

Now, it’s time to look ahead to the 76th Emmys. However, following a six-month shutdown of the Hollywood industry due to the WGA and SAG strikes, how many shows will be returning?

In the drama category, the only nominee expected to return is Netflix’s “The Crown,” with its two-part final season. On the comedy side, the sophomore season of “The Bear” came out in Summer 2023 and has already won multiple Golden Globe statuettes. It will be joined by fellow returnee nominated shows “Abbott Elementary” from ABC and “Only Murders in the Building” from Hulu.

The most significant competition appears to be in the limited series categories, where veteran anthologies like “True Detective” and “Fargo” are expected to run alongside other star-packed entries.

Nonetheless, networks will be juggling multiple contenders to stand out in an increasingly noisy TV landscape.

HBO/Max is back with the third season of “Hacks,” providing another opportunity for Jean Smart to shine at the ceremony. Additionally, the final (maybe) season of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” could make its presence felt. The cable/streaming hybrid also boasts formidable drama contenders with the critically acclaimed (but recently canceled) “Winning Time: Rise of the Lakers Dynasty” and the historical third season of “The Gilded Age.” However, HBO and Max seem particularly strong in the limited series category, notably with Stephen Frears’ political satire “The Regime” featuring Kate Winslet.

Unless a strong contender emerges, FX (via Hulu) could continue its winning streak this year with “The Bear.” A recent campaign switch of Ayo Edebiri from supporting to leading may not affect her winning chances after her Golden Globe victory. FX is also promoting the final season of “Reservation Dogs,” which now has a better shot at nabbing an Emmy nomination in a thinner field, along with the multiple-time nominated “What We Do in the Shadows.” Ryan Murphy’s “Feud: Capote Vs. the Swans,” the long-awaited “Shо̄gun” and “A Murder at the End of the World” are all potential forces in the limited series category.

In addition to “The Crown,” Netflix has a substantial slate that includes the new drama “3 Body Problem,” from the creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, best known for “Game of Thrones.” Netflix will also continue to push for Shawn Levy’s “All the Light We Cannot See,” in addition to the newly released “Griselda” with Sofia Vergara. The streeamer also has the comedy “The Gentlemen” from Guy Ritchie, starring recent “White Lotus” Emmy nominee Theo James. Moreover, there’s hope for “Girls5eva” to become a contender, a comedy that should have been a shoo-in when it was on Peacock.

Apple saw the run of “Ted Lasso” come to an end, and it’s still unclear where that show goes from here. Nonetheless, with big tentpoles such as “The Morning Show,” “Lessons in Chemistry,” “Masters of the Air” and “Slow Horses,” we suspect they’ll be just fine landing on multiple fronts.

Speaking of Peacock, the NBCU outlet seems well-equipped with an impressive limited series roster, including “Apples Never Fall” with recent Oscar nominee Annette Bening and Sam Neill, “The Tattooist of Auschwitz” with Jonah Hauer-King and Emmy darling Melanie Lynskey, and the next iteration of “Dr. Death,” this time with Edgar Ramirez. Under the NBC umbrella, they’ll also focus on comedies such as “Extended Family” and “Based on a True Story,” along with dramas like “Found” and the 25th season of “Law & Order: SVU.” And let’s not forget the actors from “Saturday Night Live.”

Amazon’s Prime Video will shine a deserved spotlight on writer and director Lulu Wang with her limited series “Expats,” starring Nicole Kidman. They’ll also explore the remake and video game adaptation space, which worked well for Max’s “The Last of Us.” Look out for the post-apocalyptic drama “Fallout” with Ella Purnell and Walton Goggins, and possibly Donald Glover’s reimagining of “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” alongside Maya Erskine.

Under the Disney parent company umbrella, Disney is entering with a few Marvel and Star Wars endeavors – “Ahsoka,” “Loki,” and “Echo.” Hulu is featuring “Only Murders,” while ABC has “Abbott.”

Starz hopes to get back onto the TV Academy’s radar with the Julianne Moore vehicle “Mary & George” while continuing to promote “Shining Vale” with Courteney Cox.

Paramount+ (and Showtime) is pinning its hopes on “Colin from Accounts” and “Frasier” to resonate with conventional members. They also have shows led by Oscar nominees, such as “The Curse” (with Emma Stone) and the final season of “Billions” (with Paul Giamatti). “Fellow Travelers” and “The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial” have already begun their awards campaigns.

AMC may have put “Better Call Saul” behind them, but they’re continuing with the second season of “Dark Winds” in the drama category and two limited series pushes: “Monsieur Spade” with Clive Owen and “Parish” with Giancarlo Esposito and Bradley Whitford.

These are the initial projections for the 76th Emmys. Please note that this information won’t be updated until April, just before the FYC (For Your Consideration) season kicks into high gear.

Note: Not all category and genre placements are yet to be confirmed .

Individual category pages with official rankings will be added at a later date.

Read: Variety’s Awards Circuit for the latest Oscars predictions in all categories.

*** = Predicted Winner

Drama Series

Drama Series
Drama Series


Avatar: The Last Airbender” (Netflix)
The Crown” (Netflix) ***
The Curse” (Showtime)
The Gilded Age” (Max)
Law & Order: SVU” (NBC)
The Morning Show” (Apple TV+)
3 Body Problem” (Netflix)
Winning Time: Rise of the Lakers Dynasty” (Max)

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Comedy Series

Comedy Series
Comedy Series


Abbott Elementary” (ABC)
The Bear” (FX) ***
Curb Your Enthusiasm” (Max)
Girls5eva” (Netflix)
Hacks” (Max)
Only Murders in the Building” (Hulu)
Reservation Dogs” (FX)
What We Do in the Shadows” (FX)

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Limited Series

Limited Series
Limited Series


All the Light We Cannot See” (Netflix)
Apples Never Fall” (Peacock)
Fargo” (FX)
Lessons in Chemistry” (Apple TV+)
Masters of the Air” (Apple TV+)
Shо̄gun” (FX) ***
True Detective: Night Country” (Max)

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Lead Actor (Drama)

Lead Actor (Drama)
Lead Actor (Drama)


Nathan Fielder
“The Curse” (Showtime)
Freddie Highmore 
The Good Doctor” (ABC)
Zahn McClarnon
“Dark Winds” (AMC)
John C. Reilly
“Winning Time: Rise of the Lakers Dynasty” (Max)
Dominic West ***
The Crown” (Netflix)
Benedict Wong
“3 Body Problem” (Netflix)

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Lead Actor (Comedy)

Lead Actor (Comedy)
Lead Actor (Comedy)


Jon Cryer
“Extended Family” (NBC)
Larry David
“Curb Your Enthusiasm” (Max)
Steve Martin
“Only Murders in the Building” (Hulu)
Jharrel Jerome
“I’m a Virgo” (Prime Video)
Martin Short
“Only Murders in the Building” (Hulu)
Jeremy Allen White ***
“The Bear” (FX)

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Lead Actor (Limited)

Lead Actor (Limited)
Lead Actor (Limited)


Matt Bomer
“Fellow Travelers” (Showtime)
Giancarlo Esposito
“Parish” (AMC)
Jon Hamm ***
“Fargo” (FX)
David Oyelowo
“Lawmen: Bass Reeves” (Paramount+)
Mark Ruffalo
“All the Light We Cannot See” (Netflix)
Andrew Scott
“Ripley” (Netflix)

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Lead Actress (Drama)

Lead Actress (Drama)
Lead Actress (Drama)


Jennifer Aniston
“The Morning Show” (Apple TV+)
Carrie Coon
“The Gilded Age” (Max)
Mariska Hargitay
“Law & Order: SVU” (NBC)
Imelda Staunton
The Crown” (Netflix) ***
Emma Stone
“The Curse” (Showtime)
Reese Witherspoon
“The Morning Show” (Apple TV+)

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Lead Actress (Comedy)

Lead Actress (Comedy)
Lead Actress (Comedy)


Quinta Brunson
“Abbott Elementary” (ABC)
Kaley Cuoco
“Based on a True Story” (Peacock)
Ayo Edebiri ***
“The Bear” (FX)
Renée Elise Goldsberry
“Girls5eva” (Netflix)
Selena Gomez
“Only Murders in the Building” (Hulu)
Jean Smart
“Hacks” (Max)

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Lead Actress (Limited)

Lead Actress (Limited)
Lead Actress (Limited)


Annette Bening
“Apples Never Fall” (Peacock)
Emma Corrin
“A Murder at the End of the World” (Hulu)
Jodie Foster ***
“True Detective: Night Country” (Max)
Brie Larson
“Lessons in Chemistry” (Apple TV+)
Juno Temple
“Fargo” (FX)
Sofia Vergara
“Griselda” (Netflix)

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Supporting Actor (Drama)

Supporting Actor (Drama)
Supporting Actor (Drama)


Hayden Christiansen
“Ahsoka” (Disney+)
Billy Crudup
“The Morning Show” (Apple TV+)
Daniel Dae Kim
“Avatar: The Last Airbender” (Netflix)
Jonathan Pryce ***
“The Crown” (Netflix)
Ke Huy Quan
“Loki” (Disney+)
Benny Safdie
“The Curse” (Showtime)
Morgan Spector
“The Gilded Age” (Max)
Paul Sun-Hyung Lee
“Avatar: The Last Airbender” (Netflix)

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Supporting Actor (Comedy)

Supporting Actor (Comedy)
Supporting Actor (Comedy)


Harvey Guillén 
What We Do in the Shadows” (FX)
Marcello Hernandez 
Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
Carl Clemons-Hopkins
“Hacks” (Max)
Ebon Moss-Bachrach ***
“The Bear” (FX)
Chris Perfetti
“Abbott Elementary” (ABC)
Kenan Thompson
Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
Tyler James Williams
“Abbott Elementary” (ABC)
Bowen Yang
Saturday Night Live” (NBC)

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Supporting Actor (Limited)

Supporting Actor (Limited)
Supporting Actor (Limited)


Tadanobu Asano
“Shо̄gun” (FX)
Jonathan Bailey ***
“Fellow Travelers” (Showtime)
Alberto Guerra
“Griselda” (Netflix)
Tom Hollander
“Feud: Capote vs. The Swans” (FX)
Lamorne Morris
“Fargo” (FX)
Hiroyuki Sanada
“Shо̄gun” (FX)
Bradley Whitford
“Parish” (AMC)

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Supporting Actress (Drama)

Supporting Actress (Drama)
Supporting Actress (Drama)


Christine Baranski
“The Gilded Age” (Max)
Nicole Beharie
“The Morning Show” (Apple TV+)
Elizabeth Debicki ***
“The Crown” (Netflix)
Eiza Gonzalez
“3 Body Problem” (Netflix)
Celia Rose Gooding
“Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” (Paramount+)
Greta Lee
“The Morning Show” (Apple TV+)
Lesley Manville
“The Crown” (Netflix)

Supporting Actress (Comedy)

Supporting Actress (Comedy)
Supporting Actress (Comedy)


Hannah Einbinder
“Hacks” (Max)
Abby Elliott
“The Bear” (FX)
Janelle James
Abbott Elementary” (ABC)
Sheryl Lee Ralph ***
Abbott Elementary” (ABC)
Chloe Fineman
“Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
Paula Pell
“Girls5eva” (Netflix)
Meryl Streep
“Only Murders in the Building” (Hulu)
Lisa Ann Walter
“Abbott Elementary” (ABC)

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Supporting Actress (Limited)

Supporting Actress (Limited)
Supporting Actress (Limited)


Alison Brie
“Apples Never Fall” (Peacock)
Melanie Lynskey
“The Tattooist of Auschwitz” (Peacock)
Aja Naomi King
“Lessons in Chemistry” (Apple TV+)
Kali Reis
“True Detective: Night Country” (Max)
Anna Sawai
“Shōgun” (FX)
Chloë Sevigny ***
“Feud: Capote vs. The Swans” (FX)
Allison Williams
“Fellow Travelers” (Showtime)

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