Gold Derby has exclusively learned the episode submissions to Emmy Awards voters by two of the 2016 nominees for Best Drama Supporting Actor. Returning contender Jonathan Banks is entering the “Better Call Saul” episode titled “Bali Ha’i.” And second-time nominee Ben Mendelsohn has selected the “Bloodline” season finale called “Episode 210” and/or “Part 23.”
With his bid last year, Banks became the first person ever nominated in this category for three different shows (he contended for “Wiseguy” in 1989 and “Breaking Bad” in 2013). On this “Breaking Bad” spin-off, he plays Mike Ehrmantraut, a former police officer who later becomes a private investigator and “cleaner.” According to the official AMC listing for his episode submission: “Jimmy finds comfort in a familiar place. Kim receives a life-changing proposal. Mike is pushed to the limit when what he holds dearest is threatened.”
Mendelsohn returned to “Bloodline” as the ghost of Danny Rayburn, the oldest son and black sheep of a Florida family who was killed off in the first season. According to the Netflix listing for his episode: “Marco scrambles to get Eric immunity. Nolan recalls meeting Robert. Meg and Kevin turn against John, who pursues the one man who can alter his fate.”
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Who do you think will win Best Drama Supporting Actor? These two men compete against two-time Emmy winner Peter Dinklage (“Game of Thrones”), returning nominees Michael Kelly (“House of Cards”) and Jon Voight (“Ray Donovan”), and first-time nominee Kit Harington (“Game of Thrones”).
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