65TH PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS
predicting the nominations for…
outstanding LEADING performance by an ACTOR in a D R A M A series
W I L L - B E nominated
returning [in order of likelihood]
1. BRYAN CRANSTON in BREAKING BAD
2. DAMIAN LEWIS in HOMELAND
3. JON HAMM in MAD MEN
4. STEVE BUSCEMI in BOARDWALK EMPIRE
all outstanding and every one of them the lead of their shows which are locked to be nominated in the big category.
breaking in [in order of likelihood]
5. JEFF DANIELS in the NEWSROOM
6. KEVIN SPACEY in HOUSE OF CARDS
two huge stars, very well respected actors and leads in shows created by AARON SORKIN and DAVID FINCHER; plus they are great in them.
C O U L D - B E nominated [but probably will not]
MATTHEW RHYS in the AMERICANS
amazing acting week after week, as great as the predicted bunch above but his show is not as hot as theirs and he is not as famous.
C O U L D - B E nominated [and it might not be a shock]
HUGH BONNEVILLE in DOWNTON ABBEY
nominated last year here and two years ago in the movie / miniseries category, he gave his best performance to this date but there is loads of competition and he is in the outside looking in.
S H O U L D - B E nominated [but unfortunately it is a very long shot]
HUGH DANCY in HANNIBAL
MR CLAIRE DANES not only deserves a nomination for his entrancing and hypnotizing work in the show but the award to put next to the many awards his wife has won for very similar work.
i W O U L D nominate
BRYAN CRANSTON for BREAKING BAD
HUGH DANCY for HANNIBAL
JON HAMM for MAD MEN
PETER KRAUSE for PARENTHOOD
DAMIAN LEWIS for HOMELAND
WILLIAM H MACY for SHAMELESS