- Last Year’s Winner: Bill Murray, “Olive Kitteridge”
- Was It an Upset? No
- Still Eligible? Not in this category.
- Hot Streak: “American Horror Story” has four nominations in four years, but missed out on a nod in 2014. Denis O’Hare and Finn Wittrock were both nominated last year (presumably to make up for the previous omission).
- Fun Fact: Over the years, there haven’t been a lot of repeat contenders in this category. Beau Bridges has the most wins ever — with two (“The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom” in 1993, which, obviously, we all desperately need to see, and “The Second Civil War” in ’97), and only four people have scored more than two nominations in their lifetimes.
Below are Indiewire TV Critic Ben Travers’ predictions for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie, which will be updated throughout the awards season. Make sure to keep checking Indiewire for all the latest buzz and highlights from the 2016 race, and read the rest of the predictions in all the categories, as well.
- Sterling K. Brown, “The People v. O.J. Simpson”
- Hugh Laurie, “The Night Manager”
- Jesse Plemons, “Fargo”
- David Schwimmer, “The People v. O.J. Simpson”
- John Travolta, “The People v. O.J. Simpson”
- Bokeem Woodbine, “Fargo”
Will Win: Sterling K. Brown, “The People v. O.J. Simpson”
Could Win: Hugh Laurie, “The Night Manager”
Should Win: Sterling K. Brown, “The People v. O.J. Simpson”