Sterling K. Brown’s a perfect two-for-two on his pair of Emmys nights. After winning for Season 1 of “American Crime Story,” Brown rode a wave of goodwill for the hit NBC drama “This is Us” to capture a second statue. While he might be the frontrunner to win again for Best Actor in a Drama Series in 2018, Brown is far from the only contender in this category. (As we’ll explain, he isn’t even the only contender from his own show.)
With voting now underway, we thought we’d take a look at which actors are in a position to (re)join the nominations list this year. For this category, as with others, we’ve assembled some dark horse candidates, those just on the bubble, and the men who are virtual locks to have a spot at the ceremony on the night of September 17. For each performer, we’ve also listed whether or not they’ll be eligible when 2019 rolls around.
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