Gold Derby has exclusively learned the episode submissions to Emmy Awards voters by two of the 2016 nominees for Best Drama Actor. Kyle Chandler is entering the “Bloodline” episode titled “Episode 210” (aka “Part 23”). And Liev Schreiber has selected the “Ray Donovan” episode called “Exsuscito.”
Chandler won this category in 2011 for “Friday Night Lights,” and this is his fifth career bid. He plays John Rayburn, a detective and local deputy in Florida with deep family secrets. 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.”
Schreiber has a repeat nomination in this category and had a previous bid in 2000. He plays the title character, a fixer for a powerful law firm who uses threats and bribes to create the outcomes they want. According to the Showtime listing for his episode: “Ray finds out that Bridget is involved with her teacher and he goes looking for them. The Minassians move to punish Mickey for his betrayal and open fire at Mickey’s apartment, resulting in Terry being seriously wounded. Teresa tells Bunchy that he’s going to be a father.”
We will continue to reveal all other Emmy submissions this year for the series and acting races as they are provided to us by networks, studios, or personal reps. Click here for the full list of submissions in our forums as they have been announced so far. Click here to watch our recent video chat with Schreiber.
Who do you think will win Best Drama Actor? These two men compete against returning nominees Bob Odenkirk (“Better Call Saul”) and Kevin Spacey (“House of Cards”) plus first-time contenders Rami Malek (Mr. Robot”) and Matthew Rhys (“The Americans”).
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