Primetime Emmy Award
This is a list of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series winners. Beginning with the 18th Emmys leading actors in drama have competed alone. However, these dramatic performances included actors from miniseries, telefilms, and guest performers competing against main cast competitors. Such instances are marked below.
# – Indicates a performance in a Miniseries or Telefilm, prior to the category's creation.
§ – Indicates a performance as a guest performer, prior to the category's creation.
Check all the winners of Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series presented under Primetime Emmy Award since 2014 .