This year’s Lead Actor in a Drama Series race is as competitive as always, with one past winner, three previous nominees, one first-timer, and one previously nominated for the same role in the supporting category, now taking his first shot at Lead Actor. The nominees don’t have to contend with running against last year’s winner, Matthew Rhys of The Americans, because that show is off the air. Other than Sterling K. Brown, who took the win here in 2017 for the first season of This Is Us, this category promises to be one where a perpetual bridesmaid finally brings it home.
This TV veteran has now received a total of seven Emmy nominations overall, including four for acting. Specifically for Ozark, he’s been recognized once again with nominations in both acting and directing. So it’s possible the odds are increasing that Bateman, who thus far has never won,