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The drama actor Emmy race is full of, uh, drama: Our Experts are divided between 4 contenders

The drama actor Emmy race is full of, uh, drama: Our Experts are divided between 4 contenders

There are some Emmy races that feel like a done deal — Best Drama Series (“Game of Thrones”), Best Comedy Actress (Julia Louis-Dreyfus for “Veep”), but Best Drama Actor is not one of them. At least according to our pundits.

With defending champ Matthew Rhys (“The Americans”) gone, our Experts are split between four people — Jason Bateman (“Ozark”), Bob Odenkirk (“Better Call Saul”), Sterling K. Brown (“This Is Us”) and Richard Madden (“Bodyguard”). The two ostensible frontrunners are Bateman and Odenkirk, who each have five and four Experts backing them, respectively. Brown and Madden each have one Expert picking them to win it all.

Bateman leads our overall odds, with 39/10, thanks to additional support from our Editors and Top 24 users. His show has also been thoroughly embraced by the industry, getting 14 guild nominations this year, including a leading four Screen Actors Guild Awards bids. Bateman, of course, won the SAG Award,

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