Emmy Predictions: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Your favorite soothsayer is back! Today I will predict who will win the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.

Do we need to bother? Quick, knock on wood.

Do we need to bother? Quick, knock on wood.

I’ve obviously shown my bias. Oops!

At any rate, here are the nominees:

  • Bryan Cranston as Walter White, Breaking Bad
  • Hugh Bonneville as Robert, Earl of Grantham, Downton Abbey
  • Damian Lewis as Nicholas Brody, Homeland
  • Kevin Spacey as Francis Underwood, House of Cards
  • Jon Hamm as Don Draper, Mad Men
  • Jeff Daniels as Will McAvoy, The Newsroom

All of these actors are strong, no doubt, though I only watch two of the shows regularly (Breaking Bad and Downton Abbey). I dig Hugh Bonneville as an early 20th century British aristocrat with a heart of gold and, well, you know I feel about Bryan Cranston.

Damian Lewis won the Emmy last year and as my friend and fellow comic J-L Cauvin remarked on his podcast Righteous P***k (listen to the link, I was a guest!): 

When Walter White wins this year for best actor at the Emmys which he damn well better-I call him Walter White-when Bryan Cranston wins I want him to get up there and say it’s back where it belongs Damian Lewis.

(Bryan Cranston won three times consecutively, from 2008 to 2010, losing it to Kyle Chandler for sentimental reasons in 2011 and Lewis for piss poor reasons in 2012.)

Stop whining.

Awwww, are someone’s feelings hurt?

As for the other nominees, not enough people watched NetFlix’s House of Cards but I imagine Spacey’s performance is off the charts. After all, home boy has won two well-deserved Oscars for his performances in The Usual Suspects and American Beauty. Plus he put Gwyneth Paltrow’s head in a box.

Still gives me chills!

Jon Hamm’s been nominated a billion times but won’t win till Mad Men is over. And while I liked Jeff Daniels’ performance as Will McAvoy the few times I caught The Newsroom, the show is so unbelievably smug that I just can’t.

Verdict time:

Who I Want to Win: Bryan Cranston

Who Will Win: Bryan Cranston

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