Over the past month-plus, CarterMatt readers from all over have been taking part in voting for our annual Emmy preview series, and what a series it was! Hundreds of thousands of votes were cast, and we give a toast today to everyone for taking part and having a good time.
Today, we’re here to share some of the results from the Drama categories (for comedy and limited series / variety results, head over here) — which are traditionally our most popular and this is no exception this time around. Below, you can see a summation of the winners and the vote percentages — we’ll see if the Emmy nominations on Thursday are a reflection of this in any shape or form.
Quick reminder – These aren’t official Emmy wins or even guarantees of nominations — they are just who our readers thought were the most worthy contenders.
Drama Series – Vikings. No shocker here that the History Channel favorite ended up getting a whopping 62% of the vote, which was enough to topple out all of the other contenders combined. It’s an amazing show that doesn’t tend to get the Emmy love it deserves, which is probably why its audience was all the more mobilized to support it.
Drama Actor – Jamie Dornan, The Fall. Tens of thousands of votes separated Dornan from the next contender in Travis Fimmel, who had plenty of support in his own right. Dornan is a longshot to get a nomination at the show itself, but his fans have long been supportive and Paul Spector was an incredible role. The underdog status likely played a role here in the vote.
Drama Actress – Katheryn Winnick, Vikings. Seeing a pattern here among some of the site’s Emmy favorites? With 46% of the vote, Katheryn was able to claim a fairly easy victory here — she did have to fight off some competition in the early going, but as time went back, she started to pull away with the title here.
Supporting Actor – Alex Høgh Andersen, Vikings. Another solid win! Andersen finished 19% ahead of his next nearest opponent, and he did that by breathing so much life, power, and vulnerability into a character in Ivar the Boneless who is known in the history books for his ruthlessness. He really burst onto the scene in the past year in a tremendous way.
Supporting Actress – Grace Park, Hawaii Five-0. Note that the vast majority of votes were cast before it was revealed that she was leaving the show. That news probably does make the victory here a little more sweet, but this should be a reminder both of her fan support and the tremendous work that she put in over the years.
In the end, the one unifying factor here is that all of these picks among our readers are of people who either have been long overdue for some love, or are on a show that has this distinction.
What do you think about the winners this year in the Drama category? Be sure to share in the attached comments and stay tuned for more. (Photo: Emmys.)