Tuned In

You Are the Emmys Week: Best Actor, Drama

  • Share
  • Read Later

Gilford in FNL's "The Son." DirecTV/NBC

Yesterday, I shared some of my picks–preferences, not predictions–for the Emmy drama-actress categories. Today, it’s the fellas’ turn.

To repeat from yesterday: For my personal picks, I’ve mainly (but not exclusively) stuck to those actors and actresses nominated by their own shows, and mainly (but not exclusively) assigned them to the categories they were submitted in, be it lead or supporting. I also stuck to six per category, so (in most categories anyway) I left out a lot of deserving shows or performances. You don’t have to follow any of these guidelines in your own picks. I will not be grading your work. (The Emmy calendar, remember, runs roughly from June through May.)

Now, I’ll tell you my drama-actor nominees (in no particular order), and you tell me yours:

Lead: Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Clarke Peters (Treme), Timothy Olyphant (Justified), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Matthew Fox (Lost), Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights)

Supporting: Zach Gilford (Friday Night Lights),  Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad), John Noble (Fringe), Terry O’Quinn (Lost), John Lithgow (Dexter), Enver Gjokaj (Dollhouse)