AMC is ‘Dead’ ‘Mad’ to make a ‘Killing’ at the Emmys

AMC struck Emmys gold in 2008 with a Best Drama Series win for “Mad Men” and has owned that award ever since. While “Mad Men” has yet to claim an acting prize, another AMC series — “Breaking Bad” — has showcased the reigning three-time Best Drama Actor champ Bryan Cranston as well as last year’s Supporting Drama Actor Aaron Paul.

While “Mad Men” is back in the Emmys race for a fourth year in a row, “Breaking Bad” did not air any original episodes during the eligibility period. However, the cablecaster has three new drama series — “The Killing,” “The Walking Dead” and “Rubicon” — that it is submitting for Emmys consideration.

GoldDerby has exclusively learned the entire slate of AMC’s Emmys contenders. Elisabeth Moss of “Mad Men” is indeed shifting from supporting — a race she lost last year to Archie Panjabi (“The Good Wife”) — back to lead where she was bested by Glenn Close (“Damages) in 2009. Both Moss and Jon Hamm are expected to submit “The Suitcase,” which plays like a two-hander.

The full list of contenders from AMC is:

“The Killing”
Drama Series
Drama Actress: Mireille Enos
Drama Supporting Actor: Billy Campbell, Joel Kinnaman, Eric Laden, Brent Sexton
Drama Supporting Actress: Michelle Forbes, Kristen Lehman

“Mad Men”
Drama Series
Drama Actor: Jon Hamm
Drama Actress: January Jones, Elisabeth Moss
Drama Supporting Actor: Jared Harris, Vincent Kartheiser, John Slattery
Drama Supporting Actress: Christina Hendricks, Kiernan Shipka
Drama Guest Actor: Robert Morse, Mark Moses, Christopher Stanley
Drama Guest Actress: Cara Buono, Randee Heller, Jessica Pare

Drama Series
Drama Actor: James Badge Dale
Drama Supporting Actor: Arliss Howard, Dallas Roberts, Christopher Evan Welch
Drama Supporting Actress: Jessica Collins, Lauren Hodges, Miranda Richardson
Drama Guest Actor: Michael Christofer

“The Walking Dead”
Drama Series
Drama Actor: Andrew Lincoln
Drama Actress: Sarah Wayne Callies
Drama Supporting Actor: Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey DeMunn, Steven Yeun
Drama Supporting Actress: Emma Bell, Laurie Holden
Drama Guest Actor: Lennie James, Norman Reedus, Michael Rooker

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