This is a list of winners and nominees of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series. These awards, like the guest acting awards, are not presented at the Primetime Emmy Awards show, but rather at the Creative Arts Emmy Award ceremony.
^In 2019, Jonathan Banks was nominated for the AMC series Better Call Saul Employee Training: Madrigal Electromotive Security. The nomination was rescinded after it was determined that several episodes were shorter than two minutes, violating the TV Academy's rule that six episodes air during the eligibility period with a runtime of at least two minutes. Sixth place finisher Ryan O'Connell became the fifth nominee.