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With Jeffrey Wright in lead at Emmys, drama supporting actor will likely remain without a black winner for another year

With Jeffrey Wright in lead at Emmys, drama supporting actor will likely remain without a black winner for another year

Westworld”’s decision to submit Jeffrey Wright and Ed Harris in lead instead of supporting shook up everyone’s Emmy predictions, but the former’s defection almost guarantees one thing: Best Drama Supporting Actor will remain the only acting category without a black winner for another year.

Wright, who won an Emmy for “Angels in America,” was up last year in supporting for “Westworld” and is one of 11 black performers to have been nominated in the category. He was the top pick of several of our top pundits in the spring before HBO revealed that he and Harris would be going lead, while Anthony Hopkins, who was nominated in lead last year, will go supporting.

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With Wright, who’s in seventh place in lead, gone from supporting, there is no competitive black contender in the race,

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