Emmys: Alec Baldwin, Idris Elba's Scene-Stealing Moments as Supporting Stars

9:00 AM 6/6/2017

by THR Staff

Two newcomers (Alexander Skarsgard and Ron Cephas Jones) are up for noms with three Emmy regulars (Baldwin, Elba and Stanley Tucci).

From left: Alexander Skarsgard, Alec Baldwin and Idris Elba
From left: Alexander Skarsgard, Alec Baldwin and Idris Elba
Courtesy of HBO; NBC; SHOWTIME

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  • Alec Baldwin

    Saturday Night Live (NBC)

    Will Heath/NBC

    Baldwin appeared in so many episodes of SNL as Donald Trump that he bumped himself into the supporting actor in a comedy series category (from the more expected guest spot). His Trump is so good, many prognosticators have him favored to win.

  • Idris Elba

    Guerrilla (Showtime)

    Sky UK Limited/SHOWTIME

    Elba has five Emmy noms (four for his title role in BBC's Luther and one guest nom for The Big C), but he's looking to get a sixth for his role opposite Freida Pinto in John Ridley's limited series about the black power movement in 1970s London. He just might sneak into a really tight race.

  • Ron Cephas Jones

    This Is Us (NBC)

    Ron Batzdorff/NBC

    Jones stole viewers' hearts as Randall's (Sterling K. Brown) birth father on NBC's breakout hit, but he also has stolen pundits' votes as someone to beat in the drama supporting actor race. If he looks extra familiar, it's because he has appeared on Mr. Robot and Luke Cage this season.

  • Alexander Skarsgard

    Big Little Lies (HBO)

    Courtesy of HBO

    Skarsgard's mentally and physically abusive husband stunned audiences and wowed critics. His vivid and brutal scenes with screen wife Nicole Kidman have garnered the kind of attention that could earn him a nom in the supporting actor in a limited series/TV movie race.

  • Stanley Tucci

    Feud (FX)

    Courtesy of Suzanne Tenner/FX

    Tucci will have a feud of another sort on his hands when he goes up against co-star Alfred Molina in the limited series/TV movie supporting actor category. As studio boss Jack Warner, Tucci chews lines and scenery as his character greedily provokes the rivalry between Joan Crawford and Bette Davis.

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