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  • WaltEagle
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    #351903

    For consistency and simplicity, I’ll use the new supporting vs guest rules even for seasons from years ago, as well as lineups of six. I also don’t care who was really submitted. Decent tape examples help your case.

    For Supporting Actor, there are several shows.

    Mad Men: Season 2
    Vincent Kartheiser (Meditations in an Emergency)
    John Slattery (Six Month Leave)
    Bryan Batt (The Gold Violin)
    Mark Moses (Maidenform)
    Robert Morse (The Mountain King)
    Aaron Staton (The Gold Violin)

    Mad Men: Season 5
    Jared Harris (Commissions and Fees)
    Vincent Kartheiser (Signal 30)
    John Slattery (Far Away Places)
    Ben Feldman (Far Away Places)
    Rich Sommer (Christmas Waltz)
    Aaron Staton (Signal 30)

    Mad Men: Season 6 (the strongest crop of tapes for Mad Men)
    Vincent Kartheiser (Favors)
    Kevin Rahm (Man with a Plan)
    John Slattery (A Tale of Two Cities)
    James Wolk (Favors)
    Jay R. Ferguson (The Crash)
    Harry Hamlin (A Tale of Two Cities)

    The Wire: Season 3

    Idris Elba (Middle Ground)
    Robert Wisdom (Reformation)
    Aidan Gillen (Mission Accomplished)
    Chad L. Coleman (Middle Ground)
    Wood Harris (Moral Midgetry)
    Wendell Pierce (Homecoming)

    The Wire: Season 5
    Andre Royo (Late Editions)
    Tristan Wilds (Late Editions)
    Jermaine Crawford (Late Editions)
    Clark Johnson (Unconfirmed Reports)
    Isiah Whitlock Jr. (Took)
    Lance Reddick (-30-)

    Deadwood: Season 1 (strongest lineup I can find for any show)
    Brad Dourif (Sold Under Sin)
    William Sanderson (The Trial of Jack McCall)
    Powers Boothe (Suffer the Little Children)
    Dayton Callie (No Other Sons or Daughters)
    Ray McKinnon (Bullock Returns to the Camp)
    John Hawkes (Deep Water)

    Deadwood: Season 2
    Powers Boothe (Something Very Expensive)
    Dayton Callie (E.B. Was Left Out)
    Jim Beaver (Amalgamation and Capital)
    Garrett Dillahunt (New Money)
    Brad Dourif (Requiem for a Gleet)
    W. Earl Brown (Requiem for a Gleet)

    Deadwood: Season 3
    Gerald McRaney (True Colors)
    Jim Beaver (True Colors)
    Brian Cox (Leviathan Smiles)
    W. Earl Brown (A Two-Headed Beast)
    Powers Boothe (I Am Not the Fine Man You Take Me For)
    Dayton Callie (Full Faith and Credit)

    Boardwalk Empire: Season 2
    Michael Pitt (Under God’s Power She Flourishes)
    Michael Shannon (Peg of Old)
    Michael K. Williams (What Does the Bee Do?)
    Charlie Cox (Peg of Old)
    Jack Huston (Gimcrack and Bunkum)
    Shea Whigham (Gimcrack and Bunkum)

    Boardwalk Empire: Season 3
    Bobby Cannavale (Margate Sands)
    Michael K. Williams (Two Imposters)
    Anthony Laciura (Two Imposters)
    Stephen Graham (Blue Bell Boy)
    Jack Huston (Sunday Best)
    Shea Whigham (Sunday Best)

    Boardwalk Empire: Season 4
    Michael K. Williams (The Old Ship of Zion)
    Michael Shannon (Marriage and Hunting)
    Stephen Graham (Erlkonig)
    Shea Whigham (Farewell Daddy Blues)
    Jeffrey Wright (Marriage and Hunting)
    Michael Stuhlbarg (All In)

    Lost: Season 2
    Terry O’Quinn (Live Together, Die Alone)
    Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (The 23rd Psalm)
    Naveen Andrews (One of Them)
    Dominic Monaghan (The 23rd Psalm)
    Josh Holloway (The Long Con)
    Harold Perrineau (Two for the Road)

    Lost: Season 3
    Terry O’Quinn (The Man from Tallahassee)
    Josh Holloway (The Brig)
    Michael Emerson (The Man Behind the Curtain)
    Henry Ian Cusick (Flashes Before Your Eyes)
    Dominic Monaghan (Greatest Hits)
    Naveen Andrews (Enter 77)

    Game of Thrones: Season 4
    Peter Dinklage (Mockingbird)
    Charles Dance (The Laws of Gods and Men)
    Pedro Pascal (Mockingbird)
    Rory McCann (The Children)
    John Bradley (The Watchers on The Wall)
    Kit Harington (The Watchers on The Wall)

    Carnivale: Season 1
    Toby Huss (Hot and Bothered)
    Clancy Brown (After the Ball is Over)
    Tim DeKay (Lonnigan, Texas)
    Michael J. Anderson (Pick a Number)
    Patrick Bauchau (The Day That Was the Day)
    Robert Knepper (Hot and Bothered)

    Veep: Season 4
    Timothy Simons (East Wing)
    Tony Hale (East Wing)
    Kevin Dunn (Tehran)
    Matt Walsh (Tehran)
    Hugh Laurie (B/ill)
    Reid Scott (Data)

    For Supporting Actress, I don’t know if any show has written enough great female roles besides Orange is the New Black, with:

    Season 1
    Kate Mulgrew (Tit Punch)
    Natasha Lyonne (WAC Pack)
    Uzo Aduba (Lesbian Request Denied)
    Laverne Cox (Lesbian Request Denied)
    Michelle Hurst (Imaginary Enemies)
    Taryn Manning (Fool Me Once)

    Season 2
    Lorraine Toussaint (It Was the Change)
    Yael Stone (A Whole Other Hole)
    Samira Wiley (You Also Have a Pizza)
    Danielle Brooks (Looks Blue, Tastes Red)
    Uzo Aduba (Hugs Can Be Decieving)
    Kate Mulgrew (40 Oz. of Furlough)

    Season 3
    Taryn Manning (A Tittin’ and a Hairin’)
    Lea DeLaria (Finger in the Dyke)
    Adrienne C. Moore (Trust No Bitch)
    Uzo Aduba (Finger in the Dyke)
    Danielle Brooks (Finger in the Dyke)
    Samira Wiley (Fear, and Other Smells)

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    Andy Downie
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    #351905

    Yeah I’ve thought about this quite a bit, it’s pretty cool IMO.
    I’d add to the list
    Supporting Actress in Drama
    Game of Thrones Season 4
    Lena Headey (The Lion and the Rose)
    Maisie Williams (The Children)
    Sophie Turner (The Mountain and the Viper)
    Gwendoline Christie (The Children, from memory)
    Natalie Dormer ( The Lion and the Rose)
    Emilia Clarke (Breaker of Chains) 

    I’m not sure if Justified Season 6 quite deserves it, but it’s close:
    Walton Goggnins
    Sam Elliot
    Jere Burns
    Nick Searcy 
    Garrett Dillahunt
    Jacob Pitts

    I’m not sure about seasons and episodes, but West Wing almost actually filled out the whole category a few times:
    John Spencer
    Bradley Whitford
    Rob Lowe
    Richard Schiff
    Dule Hill
    Alan Alda
    Jimmy Smits

    Arrested Development, again not sure about the seasons
    Will Arnett
    Jeffrey Tambor
    Tony Hale
    David Cross
    Michael Cera
    Ron Howard

    Veep season 3
    Timothy Simons 
    Tony Hale 
    Kevin Dunn
    Matt Walsh
    Reid Scott 
    Gary Cole

    Parks and Rec season 4
    Nick Offerman
    Chris Pratt
    Adam Scott
    Rob Lowe
    Aziz Ansari
    Paul Rudd/ Jim O’Heir
     
    Community- maybe not quite in one seasons, but over the spread definitely
    Danny Pudi (seasons 1-3, 5)
    Donald Glover (seasons 2-3)
    Chevy Chase (Seasons 2-3)
    Jim Rash (season 6)
    Ken Jeong (season 1)
    John Oliver (season 5, but he was terrific as recurring in earlier seasons as well)
    Jonathan Banks ( season 5) 

     

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    Noé
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    #351906


    Supporting Actress

    Grey’s Anatomy | Season 2
    Kate Burton
    Katherine Heigl
    Sandra Oh
    Sara Ramírez
    Kate Walsh
    Chandra Wilson

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    Noé
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    Supporting Actor

    Lost | Season 1
    Naveen Andrews
    Daniel Dae Kim
    Jorge García 
    Dominic Monaghan
    Terry O’Quinn 
    Harold Perrineau

     

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    Noé
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    Guest Actor

    Hannibal | Season 2
    Jeremy Davies
    Chris Diamantopoulos
    Raúl Esparza
    Eddie Izzard
    Michael Pitt 
    Jonathan Tucker 

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    Guest2014
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    #351909

    Continuum season 2 (Roger
    Cross, 
    Erik
    Knudsen, 
    Stephen
    Lobo, Omari Newton)
    Continuum season 3 (Cross, Brian Markinson, Richard Harmon, Lobo)

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    BenitoDelicias
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    #351910

    I think Arrested Development could’ve done this

    Will Arnett
    Tony Hale
    David Cross
    Michael Cera
    Jeffrey Tambor
    even Henry Winkler, who at one point had enough episodes to compete here.  

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    The Good Wife, Season 5:

    Josh Charles
    Alan Cumming
    Matt Czuchry
    Matthew Goode
    Zach Grenier
    Chris Noth

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    Awardsfunyay
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    Parenthood (Any Season but maybe Season 4 strongest)

    Bonnie Bedelia
    Erika Christensen
    Lauren Graham
    Monica Potter
    Mae Whitman
    Joy Bryant / Sarah Ramos *depending on season

    Nashville Season 3

    Clare Bowen
    Hayden Panettierre
    Lennon Stella
    Laura Benanti
    Judith hoag
    Aubrey Peeples 

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    adamunc
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    #351913

    In 1982, Hill St. Blues actually did fill out the whole category for Supporting Actor. Of course, that was when there were five nominees.

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    eric123
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    Saturday Night Live

    Season 31 maybe
    Tina Fey
    Amy Poehler
    Rachel Dratch
    Maya Rudolph
    Kristen Wiig 

    The Office Season 3

    Rainn Wilson
    John Krasinski
    B.J. Novak
    Leslie David Baker
    Brian Baumgartner
    Ed Helms

    Jenna Fischer
    Phyllis Smith
    Angela Kinsey
    Mindy Kaling
    Melora Hardin
    Kate Flannery

    Parks and Recreation Season 3

    Aziz Ansari
    Rob Lowe
    Jim O’Heir
    Nick Offerman
    Chris Pratt
    Adam Scott

    Grey’s Anatomy Season 6

    Sandra Oh
    Chandra Wilson
    Sara Ramirez
    Chyler Leigh
    Kim Raver
    Jessica Capshaw

    Grey’s Anatomy Season 3

    Justin Chambers
    T.R. Knight
    James Pickens Jr.
    Eric Dane
    Isaiah Washington
    Patrick Dempsey 

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    mikeboy898
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    #351915

    Parenthood Season 4 for sure

    Happy Endings, Seasons 2 and 3

    Parks and Recreation Seasons 3, 4 and 7

    Mad Men Season 2, 5 and 6

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    OnTheAisle
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    Supporting Actor in Comedy Series

    M*A*S*H* Season 8

    Gary Burgoff (Goodbye Radar)

    William Christopher (Captains Outrageous)

    Jamie Farr (Period of Adjustment)

    Mike Farrell (War Co-Respondent)

    Harry Morgan (Too Many Cooks)

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    JohnChiras
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    Northern Exposure Seasons 2 & 3

    Barry Corbin
    John Cullum
    Darren E. Burrows
    John Corbett
    Adam Arkin 

    Six Feet Under Season 3

    Lauren Ambrose
    Rachel Griffiths
    Justina Machado
    Lili Taylor
    Kathy Bates 
    Joanna Cassidy (not in the third season, but in the second and fifth)

    Six Feet Under  Season 1

    Richard Jenkins  
    Michael C. Hall
    Jeremy Sisto
    Freddy Rodriguez
     

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    WaltEagle
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    #351918

    Happy Endings, Seasons 2 and 3

    Parks and Recreation Seasons 3, 4 and 7

    I’m pretty sure Parks only had 5 men eligilble this year, and Happy Endings never had more than 3 for a category. 

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