July 4, 2015 at 8:45 pm #352299
G’Day, the obvious answer here is no, but whatever happens to Hamm he is going to be in one impressive club. Of course you’d rather have an emmy but which company would you prefer to be with:
Winners (wins in past 15 years):
Bryan Cranston as Walter White, Breaking Bad (4)
James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano, The Sopranos (3)
James Spader as Alan Shore, The Practice/Boston Legal (3)
Michael Chicklis as Vic Mackey, The Shield (1)
Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer, 24 (1)
Kyle Chandler as Eric Taylor, Friday Night Lights (1)
Damien Lewis as Nicolas Brody, Homeland (1)
Jeff Daniels as Will McAvoy, The Newsroom (1)
Jon Hamm, as Don Draper, Mad Men (*1*)
Non-Winners (3+ noms from past 15 years):
Jon Hamm as Don Draper, Mad Men (*8*)
Martin Sheen as Jed Bartlet, The West Wing (6)
Hugh Laurie as Gregory House, House (6)
Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan, Dexter (5) (+1 for a diff role in SFU)
Peter Krasue as Nate Fisher (3)July 4, 2015 at 9:29 pm #352301
Nope! He totally deserves to win!
The only good thing about Martin Sheen being in the all-time losers club is the knowledge that he at least has an Emmy for Murphy Brown.July 4, 2015 at 9:55 pm #352302
It was not at all good that, say, Hugh Laurie never won for House.
Who thought that was good?
So, with Mad Men‘s Jon Hamm being addressed here, no it would not be a good thing for him to lose at the Emmys. I don’t have a preference … so my answer to this is more in general, regarding multi-nominated performances (from one given series), and believe that this hasn’t been good for anyone having racked up five or more acting nods and never having won at least once for a particular series. That’s … not … good.July 4, 2015 at 11:22 pm #352303
No, not at all. Really bizarre question and specious comparison considering that most actors I’d imagine would kill to be considered in that “winners” list over “nonwinners” list (no offense to those highly talented nonwinners, but come on now, it’s a no-brainer to be in company with titans Gandolfini and Cranston).July 5, 2015 at 5:04 am #352304
Jon Hamm deserves to win. And a January Jones win would make me specially happy.July 5, 2015 at 9:33 am #352305
Bryan Cranston is the best of the above, so Jon Hamm should want to be in his group.July 5, 2015 at 5:46 pm #352306
Of course you’d rather be an Emmy winner, sorry for making the title of the thread a bit confusing. Just was curious as to which group people thought was better (winners club vs. 3+ nods club). I think that either way both are pretty amazing lists. Gandolfini, Cranston and Spader make the winners list prob better in my mind. But people like Lewis and Daniels make it a little less exclusive (despite all having strong seasons).July 5, 2015 at 9:10 pm #352307
Damian Lewis had a strong episode.July 6, 2015 at 3:32 am #352308
*He also had a strong performance over the entire season, so I support his win, even though most people wanted either Hamm or Cranston to win.July 6, 2015 at 3:55 am #352309
As strong of an episode Damian Lewis might have had, nothing could top the iconic tour de force performance Bryan Cranston delivered in Space Crawl. Jon Hamm was also better than Lewis in my books.July 6, 2015 at 7:06 am #352310
I think Daniels also had an amazing episode and both are deserved wins (although I may have voted for another contender those years). But him and Lewis’ characters and performances probably arn’t in the same iconic league as most of the other names on both lists.July 6, 2015 at 7:17 am #352311
Winners section has Gandolfini, Cranston, Chicklis and Chandler, possibly four out of my top five favorite leading male performances in any drama.July 6, 2015 at 12:06 pm #352312
As strong of an episode Damian Lewis might have had, nothing could top the iconic tour de force performance Bryan Cranston delivered in Space Crawl. Jon Hamm was also better than Lewis in my books.
I do not think at all that Cranston was better than Lewis was in “Marine One”, hell, in my opinion “Q&A” was a better tape for him than “Crawl Space” for Cranston. They both had one scene in their episodes, Cranston is a god for all he is done on that show but Lewis was just acting perfection on that one scene.July 6, 2015 at 1:24 pm #352313
In my opinion, Cranston, throughout his entire BB run, was overall a much better actor than anything Lewis did on Homeland. But that aside, somewhere over the past years, Jon Hamm deserved to win, at least ONCE. Out of all the likely nominees, I’m rooting for him the most. But the operative word here is “likely”…
If I were a voter, and wanted to cast my vote for what I honestly felt was the best performance, that vote would go to Aden Young, who is remarkable on Rectify. Unfortunately, it’s not likely he’ll even get nominated. He should be, though.