Still Eligible: No.
Hot Streak: The Best Actor in a Drama Series category hasn’t seen a repeat winner in over a decade, and it won’t see one again this year. Bryan Cranston was the last to win back-to-back(-to-back) Emmys from 2008 – 2010, and while Jeremy Strong will return to defend his title for “Succession,” the next season didn’t premiere in time for last year’s winner to compete in 2021.
Fun Fact: Kyle Chandler won the Emmy for Best Actor in a Drama Series in 2011 for his portrayal of Eric Taylor in the final season of “Friday Night Lights.” That’s it. That’s the fact. It’s fun because it’s Kyle Chandler winning an Emmy for the best TV series ever made.
Notable Ineligible Series: Jeremy Strong and Brian Cox, “Succession” (Season 3 is not eligible); Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul