Four of last year’s six Drama Supporting Actor nominees aren’t in contention this year: past champs Michael Emerson and Terry O’Quinn featured on the now-departed “Lost” while last year’s champ Aaron Paul (“Breaking Bad“) and nominee Martin Short (“Damages“) are on shows which are on extended hiatus.
Among the potential newcomers are a trio of talents from “Boardwalk Empire” — Michael Pitt, Michael Shannon and Michael Stuhlbarg — all of whom have excellent episodes to submit.
“The Good Wife” roster of potential nominees includes new series regular Alan Cumming — a nominee last year in the Drama Guest Actor category — along with Josh Charles, Matt Czuchry and Chris Noth.
Also in contention are: Matt Ross (“Big Love”), Donnie Wahlberg (“Blue Bloods”); Derek Jacobi (“The Borgias”); Mark Addy and Peter Dinklage (“Game of Thrones”); John Noble (“Fringe:); Scott Caan (“Hawaii Five-0”); Irrfan Khan (“In Treatment”); Walton Goggins (“Justified”); Billy Campbell and Brent Sexton (“The Killing”); Michael Cudlitz (“Southland); and Denis O’Hare and Alexander Skarsgard (“True Blood”).
Rob Licuria and Chris Beachum discuss this category that is sure to yield a few surprises.