In the latest Variety Awards Circuit video presented by HBO, Variety deputy TV editor Michael Schneider and Variety co-editor in chief Cynthia Littleton discuss the SAG Award categories for best male actor in drama, comedy and limited series.

The two began by breaking down the five nominees in the drama category: Billy Crudup from “The Morning Show,” Lee Jung-jae from “Squid Game” and Brian Cox, Kieran Culkin and Jeremy Strong, all of whom are nominated for their work in “Succession.” While Littleton said there was a possibility that the three “Succession” actors could cancel each other out, they also took the dominance of the show as a sign that it is beloved by the awards voting body.

“There are times when you have multiple people in a show from the same category, they cancel each other out, but it feels like this show has so much, especially among actors,” Littleton said. “It is an actor’s show, and especially among actors, the votes are going to gravitate that way.”

Schneider also discussed how, should the “Succession” cast cancel each other out, Lee could make history by winning, becoming the first male actor from Asia to win an individual SAG award.

The three also discussed the comedy category, which features Michael Douglas from “The Kominsky Method,” Steve Martin and Martin Short from “Only Murders in the Building” and Brett Goldstein and Jason Sudeikis from “Ted Lasso.” Littleton predicted the award would go to Sudeikis, in a repeat of his win for last year, with Schneider saying Martin and Short could split the vote among fans of “Only Murders in the Building.”

The two closed out the episode by looking at the limited series nominees: Murray Bartlett from “The White Lotus,” Oscar Isaac from “Scenes From a Marriage,” Michael Keaton from “Dopesick,” Ewan McGregor from “Halston” and Evan Peters from “Mare of Easttown.” Although Schneider said Peters, who won an Emmy for “Mare of Easttown” last year, could be in the mix, he and Littleton both said Keaton seemed like the frontrunner in the category. Littleton described his “Dopesick” performance as a tour-de-force, and the best of his career.

“Not that we’re allowed to talk about the Golden Globes, but he did win the Globe for ‘Dopesick,’ so that’s a good sign,” Schneider said. “Keaton’s also won three previous SAG Awards, so clearly beloved by his fellow actors.”

The 2022 SAG Awards are set for Feb. 27.