FX is ‘Justified’ for raising ‘Anarchy’ to ‘Rescue’ its Emmy hopes

For the last three years, FX has had “Damages” as a strong Emmys contender, with Glenn Close winning Best Drama Actress twice. With that show shifting to DirecTV, FX is touting series such as “Justified,” “Sons of Anarchy,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and “Rescue Me” as Emmys contenders.

“Justified” just wrapped its second season with a Peabody win boosting the profile of the crime drama and lead actor Timothy Olyphant. While “Sons of Anarchy” star Katey Sagal won the Golden Globe for Best Drama Actress earlier this year, she has never been nominated for an Emmy.

“Rescue Me” has earned Emmy nods for star Denis Leary in 2006 and 2007, as well as directing and writing bids in 2005, and a Guest Drama Actor win for Michael J. Fox in 2009.

On the comedy front, the quirky “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” is still looking for some Emmy love while standup Louis C.K. created and starred in the buzzed-about “Louie.”

GoldDerby has the exclusive breakdown of all the FX contenders:

Animated Series
Voiceover Performance: H. Jon Benjamin, George Coe, Judy Greer, Amber Nash, Chris Parnell, Aisha Tyler, Jessica Walter

“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”
Comedy Series
Comedy Supporting Actor: Charlie Day, Danny DeVito, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney
Comedy Supporting Actress: Kaitlin Olson

Drama Series
Drama Actor: Timothy Olyphant
Drama Supporting Actor: Walton Goggins, Jacob Pitts, Nick Searcy
Drama Supporting Actress: Joelle Carter, Margo Martindale, Erica Tazel, Natalie Zea

“The League”
Comedy Series
Comedy Supporting Actor: Mark Duplass, Nick Kroll, Jon Lajoie, Stephen Rannazzisi, Paul Scheeer
Comedy Supporting Actress: Katie Aselton

“Lights Out”
Drama Series
Drama Actor: Holt McCallany
Drama Actress: Catherine McCormack
Drama Supporting Actor: Stacy Keach, Pablo Schreiber
Drama Supporting Actress: Meredith Hagner, Lily Pilblad, Ryann Shane

Comedy Series
Comedy Actor: Louis C.K.

“Rescue Me”
Drama Series
Drama Actor: Denis Leary
Drama Supporting Actor: Adam Ferrara, Michael Lombardi, Steven Pasquale, John Scurti, Daniel Sunjata, Larenz Tate
Drama Supporting Actress: Andrea Roth, Callie Thorne

“Sons of Anarchy”
Drama Series
Drama Actor: Charlie Hunnam
Drama Actress: Katey Sagal
Drama Supporting Actor: Dayton Callie, Kim Coates, Tommy Flanagan, Ryan Hurst, Mark Boone Junior, William Lucking, Ron Perlman, Theo Rossi
Drama Supporting Actress: Maggie Siff

Drama Series
Drama Actor: Donal Logue
Drama Supporting Actor: Rockmond Dunbar, Michael Raymond-James
Drama Supporting Actress: Laura Allen, Jamie Denbo, Kimberly Quinn

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