Emmys exclusive: Which episodes are submitted by Bob Odenkirk (‘Better Call Saul’) and Liev Schreiber (‘Ray Donovan’)?

Gold Derby has exclusively learned the episodes that will be submitted to the Emmys by two of the 2015 nominees for Best Drama Actor. Bob Odenkirk is entering the “Better Call Saul” episode titled “Pimento.” Liev Schreiber from “Ray Donovan” has chosen “Walk This Way.”

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This is the first dramatic Emmy nomination for Odenkirk, a past two-time winner in variety writing categories with nine career bids. He plays sleazy attorney Jimmy McGill in the AMC prequel series to “Breaking Bad.” In his episode, which was the ninth of the debut season, “Chuck wants Jimmy to accept a harsh truth; Mike’s ability to complete a job is questioned.”

This is the second career Emmy nod for Schreiber after a previous nomination in 2000 as Best TV Movie/Miniseries Actor for “RKO 281.” For this Showtime series, he plays the title character, a professional fixer for the rich and famous. In his episode, which was the seventh of this second season, “When Conor demands a party with Terry, Bunchy and Mickey in attendance, tensions run high as the whole family gathers at the Donovan house. Ray comes face-to-face with ex-con Cookie Brown.”

Below, watch our contender video interviews with both Odenkirk and Schreiber.

We will continue to reveal all other Emmy submissions this year for the series and acting races as they are provided to us by networks, studios, or personal reps.

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Who do you think will win Best Drama Actor? Odenkirk and Schreiber compete against past champs Kyle Chandler (“Bloodline“) and Jeff Daniels (“The Newsroom“), eight-time lead nominee Jon Hamm (“Mad Men“), and three-time lead nominee Kevin Spacey (“House of Cards“).

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