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TV Time's 2021 Emmy Predictions


The Emmys are here! It’s time to put our TV Time data to work to predict this year’s winners! Based on the most-watched series and most-voted-for characters during the eligibility time frame, here are the shows and lead actors we think will take home the Emmy this Sunday.

Drama Series

The Crown
- runner up
The Handmaid’s Tale
Lovecraft Country
The Mandalorian
This Is Us

Comedy Series

Cobra Kai -
runner up
Emily in Paris
The Flight Attendant
The Kominsky Method
Ted Lasso

Limited Series

I May Destroy You
Mare of Easttown
The Queen’s Gambit
- runner up
The Underground Railroad

Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Jonathan Majors, Lovecraft Country
Josh O’Connor, The Crown
Regé-Jean Page, Bridgerton - runner up
Billy Porter, Pose
Matthew Rhys, Perry Mason

Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Uzo Aduba, In Treatment
Olivia Colman, The Crown - runner up
Emma Corrin, The Crown
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
Mj Rodriguez, Pose
Jurnee Smollett, Lovecraft Country

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method
William H. Macy, Shameless - runner up
Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso
Kenan Thompson, Kenan

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Aidy Bryant, Shrill
Kaley Cuoco, The Flight Attendant
Allison Janney, Mom - runner up
Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish
Jean Smart, Hacks

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Paul Bettany, WandaVision
Hugh Grant, The Undoing
Ewan McGregor, Halston
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton - runner up
Leslie Odom Jr., Hamilton

Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Michaela Coel, I May Destroy You
Cynthia Erivo, Genius: Aretha
Elizabeth Olsen, WandaVision
Anya Taylor-Joy, The Queen’s Gambit - runner up
Kate Winslet, Mare of Easttown

Television Movie

Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square - runner up
Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia
Sylvie’s Love
Uncle Frank

Variety Special

Bo Burnham: Inside
David Byrne’s American Utopia
Dave Chappelle: 8:46
Friends: The Reunion
Hamilton -
runner up
A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote

Animated Program

Big Mouth - runner up
Bob’s Burgers
Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal
The Simpsons
South Park: The Pandemic Special

*The 2021 Emmy Predictions predictions are based on the most-watched series & most in-app character votes in TV Time from 6/1/20-5/31/21.