Thursday, July 16, 2015

Emmy Nominees: Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series

My predictions: 4/6, picking Terrence Howard and Timothy Olyphant over Chandler and Schreiber

I couldn't be more excited about one of the most deserving and unexpected surprises in this category: Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan), who wasn't nominated last year but is definitely one of the best actors currently working on television. It's also clear that Kyle Chandler (Bloodline) is an Emmy favorite, though I couldn't get through more than a few episodes of his show and don't think his character is nearly as beloved as Coach Taylor. Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul) got recognized, which is great, joining three returning nominees, Kevin Spacey (House of Cards) and two whose shows have finished airing, Jon Hamm (Mad Men) and Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom). This is a pretty strong category!

Who should win? Anyone but Chandler in my mind – I'd probably choose Schreiber.
Who will win? I think Hamm has to finally win unless Spacey does.

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