Gold Derby has exclusively learned the episodes that will be submitted to the Emmys by two of the 2015 nominees for Best Drama Supporting Actor. Jonathan Banks is entering the “Better Call Saul” episode titled “Five-0.” Jim Carter selects the “Downton Abbey” episode called “Episode 5.09.”
Banks is the first person to be nominated in this category for multiple roles. His previous two nods were for “Wiseguy” (1989) and “Breaking Bad” (2013). On that AMC drama, he played the same character of Mike Ehrmantraut that he now has on the prequel series. His episode is the sixth of the debut season in which “Mike’s tragic past comes back to haunt him, and he’s forced to seek help from an unusual source. Meanwhile, Jimmy’s moral compass is put to the test.”
Carter now has his fourth consecutive nomination for the British period program airing on PBS. He plays Charles Carson, the stoic butler to the aristocratic Crawley family. His episode is the final one of the fifth season, also known as “A Moorland Holiday” special. Much of the episode is spent in Northumberland, but back at the mansion, Carson is not happy that Mrs. Hughes pulls out of a real estate deal with him. He ends the season by proposing marriage to her.
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.
Who do you think will win Best Drama Supporting Actor? These two men compete against previous winner Peter Dinklage (“Game of Thrones“), past nominee Alan Cumming (“The Good Wife“), and first-time contenders Michael Kelly (“House of Cards“) and Ben Mendelsohn (“House of Cards“).
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