While the Emmys often reward the same programs and performers over and over, that has not been so with the Drama Supporting Actor category. Only four men have won this race twice. The last performer to see double was Ray Walston (“Picket Fences”) in 1995 and 1996.
Since then, there have been a slew of actors young and old who’ve succeeded in this category, with no one repeating in 16 years. To see them all, VIEW GALLERY
However, they are both well behind Paul’s costar Giancarlo Esposito who leads this race with odds of 6 to 5. He would be the first African American to win this award.
Of the past 16 champs, four fellows from “The West Wing” were elected. Other winners included two men who played lawyers created by David E. Kelley, two of the mobsters from “The Sopranos,” and two adversaries from “Lost” — Terry O’Quinn (2007) and Michael Emerson (2009) — who are pictured above. Among the other victors were men who played a suicidal lawer, a Chicago doctor, a New York detective, and a small town judge. VIEW GALLERY