Emmy Predictions 2015: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

We should cancel this award since there is no more Bryan Cranston. What’s the f—ing point?

I miss this mean evil bastard!

I miss this mean evil bastard!

But the “show must go on” they say so there you go.

The noms:

  • Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill, Better Call Saul
  • Kyle Chandler as John Rayburn, Bloodline
  • Kevin Spacey as Francis Underwood, House of Cards
  • Jon Hamm as Don Draper, Mad Men
  • Liev Schrieber as Ray Donovan, Ray Donovan
  • Jeff Daniels as Will McAvoy, The Newsroom

I watched a total of one of these shows on a regular basis–Better Call Saul–and I loved it so you do the math. Everyone tells me how good House of Cards is, especially my mother who asks me every week if I watch it, as well as Bloodline, another nominee that she and Papa Simons watch. (For the 4078 time, no Mom, I don’t watch either show! But I will start now because I traded my HBO Go password for someone’s Netflix. My sources will remain anonymous! I will not implicate them in a crime because I’m kind like that and I wouldn’t want my brother or sister to have to go to prison.)

Let’s be honest. They might go the sympathy route this year and give it to the Susan Lucci of prime time drama. Yes I’m talking about Jon Hamm. Mad Men FINALLY ended this year. So did his 18-year relationship with his age appropriate partner Jennifer Westfeldt which makes me NOT want him to win. You’re probably thinking, but Liz, maybe the Hammaconda could finally be yours!

But I’m not like that. I don’t think I could handle it? Plus I liked him with Jen! She was normal! (Maybe? I never actually met her.) She was his age! She was in Kissing Jessica Stein! Now he’s going to be a cliche and date a 24-year-old-model and say he’s young inside and that she’s an old soul and they’re peeeeerrrrrfect together!

She's a 20-something yoga instructor. I don't get what he sees in her AT ALL.

I bet that’s what Alec said about Hilaria.

All right I’m not bitter at all. NOT AT ALL. This is supposed to be about the Emmys, right? I’ll move on.

In conclusion:

Who I Want to Win: Bob Odenkirk

Who Will Win: Jon Hamm

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