Emmys 2022: Lead Actor in a Drama Series — Our Dream Nominees!

Emmy Nominees 2022

With Succession back in the Emmy hunt this year, the HBO drama’s leading men, Brian Cox and (2020 victor) Jeremy Strong, will undoubtedly be in the Lead Actor mix once again.

And considering we just bestowed on Strong TVLine’s Performer of the Year honor, it’s probably a safe bet that Kendall Roy’s alter ego will make our Dream Emmy short list below. But what about Cox, who stars as the Roy family’s hard-nosed, disapproving patriarch Logan?

Scroll through the list below to review all of our Dream Nominees (remember, these aren’t predictions; they’re wish lists) and then tell us if our picks warrant a “Hell, yes!,” “Um, no” or “How could you leave off so-and-so?!”

A previous version of this Dream Emmys feature included 1883‘s Sam Elliott, who is in fact competing in the Lead Actor in a Limited Series category.

For the record, 2022 Emmy nominations will be voted on from June 16-27, and unveiled on July 12. The 74th Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony is scheduled to air on Monday, Sept. 12 on NBC.

Scroll down for links to our previous Dream Emmy categories:

Outstanding Drama Series — Our Dream Nominees
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series — Our Dream Nominees

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