Emmy Tiers

This page has the tiers for our “Emmy Predictions.” This is a ranking-guide we use when making our predictions.

Last Update: 04/18/19

Outstanding Drama Series (04/02/19)

Tier 1
Game of Thrones
Killing Eve

Tier 2
Better Call Saul
This is Us

Tier 3
The Affair
American Gods
The Deuce
Narcos: Mexico
Ray Donovan
The Sinner
Sorry for Your Loss

Tier 5
The Good Doctor
The Good Fight
Mr. Mercedes
Orange is the New Black
The Umbrella Academy

The Chi
Doctor Who
The First
House of Cards
Jack Ryan
Star Trek: Discovery

Outstanding Comedy Series (04/02/19)

Tier 1
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Tier 2
The Good Place
The Kominsky Method
Russian Doll
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Tier 3
Better Things
Grace and Frankie
One Day at a Time
The Other Two
Modern Family
Will and Grace

Tier 4
The Big Bang Theory
Broad City
Schitt’s Creek
Sex Education

After Life
Arrested Development
Black Monday
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
The Conners
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Dead to Me
Jane the Virgin
Fresh Off the Boat
Lodge 49
Murphy Brown
Turn Up Charlie
Young Sheldon

Outstanding Limited Series (04/02/19)

Tier 1
Escape at Dannemora
Sharp Objects

Tier 2
True Detective
A Very English Scandal
When They See Us

Tier 3
American Horror Story: Apocalypse

Tier 4
The Act
Catherine the Great
Castle Rock
Haunting of Hill House
The Spanish Princess
Vanity Fair
The Widow

The ABC Murders
Dirty John
Good Omens
The Hot Zone
Les Miserables
The Little Drummer Girl
Miracle Workers
Mrs. Wilson
Ordeal by Innocence
Project Blue Book
Valley of the Boom

Outstanding TV Movie (04/07/19)

Tier 1
Black Mirror: Bandersnatch
Deadwood: The Movie
King Lear

Tier 2
My Dinner with Herve
Native Son

Tier 3
Sense8: Together Until the End

The Romanoffs: End of the Line
The Romanoffs: House of Special Purpose

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (04/07/19)

Tier 1
Jason Bateman – Ozark
Sterling K. Brown – This is Us
Bob Odenkirk – Better Call Saul

Tier 2
Brian Cox – Succession
Kit Harington – Game of Thrones
Richard Madden – Bodyguard
Billy Porter – Pose
Milo Ventimiglia – This is Us

Tier 3
James Franco – The Deuce
Paul Giamatti – Billions
Sam Heughan – Outlander
Freddie Highmore – The Good Doctor
Stephen James – Homecoming
Diego Luna – Narcos: Mexico
Ian McShane – American Gods
Liev Schreiber – Ray Donovan
Dominic West – The Affair

Tier 4
Kevin Costner – Yellowstone
John Krasinski – Jack Ryan
Jason Mitchell – The Chi
Michael Pena – Narcos: Mexico
Sean Penn – The First
J.K. Simmons – Counterpart

Damian Lewis – Billions
Bill Pullman – The Sinner
Billy Bob Thornton – Goliath
Harry Treadaway  – Mr. Mercedes
Ricky Whittle – American Gods

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (04/07/19)

Tier 1
Jodie Comer – Killing Eve
Laura Linney – Ozark
Sandra Oh – Killing Eve
Julia Roberts – Homecoming

Tier 2
Christine Baranski – The Good Fight
Mandy Moore – This is Us
Robin Wright – House of Cards

Tier 3
Caitriona Balfe – Outlander
Viola Davis – How to Get Away with Murder
Maggie Gyllenhaal – The Deuce
Keeley Hawes – Bodyguard
MJ Rodriguez – Pose

Tier 4
Natascha McElhone – The First
Ellen Page – The Umbrella Academy
Elizabeth Olsen – Sorry for Your Loss
Ruth Wilson – The Affair

Esme Creed-Miles – Hanna
Sonequa Martin-Green – Star Trek: Discovery
Lorraine Toussaint – The Village
Jodie Whittaker – Doctor Who

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (04/07/19)

Tier 1
Ted Danson – The Good Place
Michael Douglas – The Kominsky Method
Bill Hader – Barry

Tier 2
Anthony Anderson – Black-ish
Jim Carrey – Kidding
Don Cheadle – Black Monday
Sacha Baron Cohen – Who is America
William H. Macy – Shameless
Jim Parsons – The Big Bang Theory

Tier 3
Iain Armitage – Young Sheldon
Rob Delaney – Catastrophe
Idris Elba – Turn Up Charlie
Ricky Gervais – After Life
John Goodman – The Conners
Eric McCormack – Will and Grace
Andy Samberg – Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Tier 4
Hank Azaria – Brockmire
Jason Bateman – Arrested Development
Johnny Galecki – The Big Bang Theory
Eugene Levy – Schitt’s Creek
Drew Tarver – The Other Two

Fred Armisen – Forever
Asa Butterfield – Sex Education
Ben Feldman – Superstore
Matt Ingebretson – Corporate
Randall Park – Fresh Off the Boat
Tequan Richmond – Boomerang
Wyatt Russell – Lodge 49
David Tennant – Camping
Ramy Youssef – Ramy

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (04/09/19)

Tier 1
Rachel Brosnahan – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Veep

Tier 2
Pamela Adlon – Better Things
Alison Brie – GLOW
Allison Janney – Mom
Natasha Lyonne – Russian Doll
Lily Tomlin – Grace and Frankie

Tier 3
Kristen Bell – The Good Place
Jane Fonda – Grace and Frankie
Catherine O’Hara – Schitt’s Creek
Issa Rae – Insecure
Tracee Ellis Ross – Black-ish

Tier 4
Candice Bergen – Murphy Brown
Aidy Bryant – Shrill
Anna Faris – Mom
Ilana Glazer – Broad City
Regina Hall – Black Monday
Sharon Horgan – Catastrophe
Abbi Jacobson – Broad City
Ellie Kemper – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Debra Messing – Will and Grace
Emmy Rossum – Shameless
Maya Rudolph – Forever
Frankie Shaw – SMILF
Phoebe Waller-Bridge – Fleabag
Constance Wu – Fresh Off the Boat

Christian Applegate – Dead to Me
Rachel Bloom – Crazy Ex-Girlfirend
Linda Cardellini – Dead to Me
Anne Dudek – Corporate
Maya Erskine – Pen15
America Ferrera – Superstore
Jennifer Garner – Camping
Tetona Jackson – Boomerang
Anna Konkle – Pen15
Justina Machado – One Day at a Time
Gina Rodriguez – Jane the Virgin
Helene Yorke – The Other Two

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie (04/09/19)

Tier 1
Mahershala Ali – True Detective
Hugh Grant – A Very English Scandal
Sam Rockwell – Fosse/Verdon

Tier 2
Benedict Cumberbatch – Brexit
Benicio Del Toro – Escape at Dannemora
Anthony Hopkins – King Lear
Ian McShane – Deadwood: The Movie

Tier 3
Christopher Abbott – Catch-22
Peter Dinklage – My Dinner with Herve
Jonah Hill – Maniac

Tier 4
Jason Clarke – Catherine the Great
Jared Harris – Chernobyl
Andre Holland – Castle Rock
John Malkovich – The ABC Murders
Bill Nighy – Ordeal by Innocence
Chris Pine – I Am the Night
Ashton Sanders – Native Son
Michael Shannon – The Little Drujmer Girl
Alexander Skarsgard – The Little Drummer Girl
Fionn Whitehead – Black Mirror: Bandersnatch
Bradley Whitford – Valley of the Boom

Eric Bana – Dirty John
Jamie Dornan – My Dinner with Herve
Cody Fern – American Horror Story: Apocalypse
Jordan Fisher – Rent Live
Aidan Gillen – Project Blue Book
Iain Glen – Mrs. Wilson
Anthony Gonzalez – Icebox
Michiel Huisman – Haunting of Hill House
Brennin Hunt – Rent Live
Timothy Olyphant – Deadwood: The Movie
Daniel Radcliffe – Miracle Workers
Michael Sheen – Good Omens
David Tennant – Good Omens
Doinic West – Les Miserables
Jeffrey Wright – O.G.

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie (04/09/19)

Tier 1
Amy Adams – Sharp Objects
Patricia Arquette – Escape at Dannemora
Michelle Williams – Fosse/Verdon

Tier 2
Connie Britton – Dirty John
Helen Mirren – Catherine the Great
Emma Stone – Maniac
Ruth Wilson – Mrs. Wilson

Tier 3
Joey King – The Act
Julianna Margulies – The Hot Zone
Sarah Paulson – American Horror Story: Apocalypse

Tier 4
Olivia Cooke – Vanity Fair
Christina Hendricks – The Romanoffs: House of Special Purpose
Melanie Lynskey – Castle Rock
Florence Pugh – The Little Drummer Girl

Kate Beckinsale – The Widow
Carla Gugino – Haunting of Hill House
Kathyrn Hahn – The Romanoffs: End of the Line
Charlotte Hope – The Spanish Princess

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (04/16/19)

Tier 1
Jonathan Banks – Better Call Saul
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau – Game of Thrones
Peter Dinklage – Game of Thrones

Tier 2
Bobby Cannavale – Homecoming
Kieran Culkin – Succession
Giancarlo Esposito – Better Call Saul
Justin Hartley – This is Us
Michael Kelly – House of Cards
Peter Mullan – Ozark
Shea Whigham – Homecoming

Tier  3
Asia Kate Dillon – Billions
Greg Kinnear – House of Cards
Joel Kinnaman – Hanna
Delroy Lindo – The Good Fight
Evan Peters – Pose
Ryan Jamaal Swain – Pose
Jon Voight – Ray Donovan

Tier 4
James Van Der Beek – Pose
Joshua Jackson – The Affair
Patrick Fabian – Better Call Saul
Cheyenne Jackson – American Horror Story: Apocalypse
Tracy Letts – The Sinner
Matthew Macfadyen – Succession
Evan Peters – American Horror Story: Apocalypse
Richard Schiff – The Good Doctor
Campbell Scott – House of Cards
Michael Sheen – The Good Fight

Justin Bartha – The Good Fight
Alex Hibbert – The Chi
Jason Isaacs – Star Trek: Discovery
Michael Mando – Better Call Saul
Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine – The Chi
Wendell Pierce – Jack Ryan

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (04/16/19)

Tier 1
Julia Garner – Ozark
Lena Headey – Game of Thrones
Rhea Seehorn – Better Call Saul
Maisie Williams – Game of Thrones

Tier 2
Uzo Aduba – Orange is the New Black
Chrissy Metz – This is Us
Fiona Shaw – Killing Eve
Sophie Turner – Game of Thrones
Susan Kelechi Watson – This is Us

Tier  3
Kathy Bates – American Horror Story: Apocalypse
Frances Conroy – American Horror Story: Apocalypse
Carrie Coon – The Sinner
Audra McDonald – The Good Fight
Janet McTeer – Sorry for Your Loss
Susan Sarandon – Ray Donovan
Sissy Spacek – Homecoming
Maura Tierney – The Affair

Tier 4
Malin Akerman – Billions
Mary J. Blige – The Umbrella Academy
Patricia Clarkson – House of Cards
Dominique Jackson – Pose
Diane Lane – House of Cards
Kate Mara – Pose
Indya Moore – Pose
Yolanda Ross – The Chi
Maggie Siff – Billions

Mireille Enos – Hanna
Cush Jumbo – The Good Fight
Billia Lourd – American Horror Story: Apocalypse
Samantha Morton – The Walking Dead
Adina Porter – American Horror Story: Apocalypse
Dina Shihabi – Jack Ryan
Holland Taylor – Mr. Mercedes

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (04/18/19)

Tier 1
Alan Arkin – The Kominsky Method
Tony Hale – Veep
Tony Shalhoub – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Henry Winkler – Barry

Tier 2
Tituss Burgess – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Timothy Simons – Veep
Kenan Thompson – Saturday Night Live
Matt Walsh – Veep

Tier  3
Alec Baldwin – Saturday Night Live
Anthony Carrigan – Barry
William Jackson Harper – The Good Place
Tony Hale – Arrested Development
Sean Hayes – Will and Grace
Marc Maron – GLOW
Stephen Root – Barry
Reid Scott – Veep

Tier 4
Edward Asner – Dead to Me
Andre Braugher – Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Laurence Fishburne – Black-ish
Frank Langella – Kidding
Dan Levy – Schitt’s Creek
James Marsden – Dead to Me
Kevin Pollak – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Andrew Rannells – Black Monday
Martin Sheen – Grace and Frankie
Case Walker – The Other Two
Sam Waterston – Grace and Frankie
Michael Zegen – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Will Arnett – Arrested Development
Beck Bennett – Saturday Night Live
Michael Cera – Arrested Development
David Cross – Arrested Development
Jay Ellis – Insecure
Todd Grinnell – One Day at a Time
Bill Hader – Documentary Now
Manny Jacinto – The Good Place
Joe Regalbuto – Murphy Brown
Nico Santos – Superstore
Andrew Scott – Fleabag
Grant Shaud – Murphy Brown