Leading the contenders as the pick of eight Experts and nine Editors is Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad"). He won this race for each of the first three seasons of the AMC drama which was on hiatus last year.
In second place is four-time nominee Jon Hamm ("Mad Men") who is the pick of one Expert and one Editor for his role on this AMC period piece.
Kelsey Grammer, a four-time Comedy Actor winner for "Frasier," has the support of one of our Editors for the first season of his Starz series "Boss."
One Expert is backing the bid by two-time Oscar champ Dustin Hoffman ("Kramerv vs. Kramer"; "Rain Man") for the first (and only) season of the HBO series "Luck."
While Steve Buscemi is expected to contend again for the sophomore season of HBO's "Boardwalk Empire" none of our Experts or Editors predict him to prevail.
Also forecast to have to be content with his nominee status is Damian Lewis for the first season of the Showtime hit "Homeland."
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