Gold Derby has exclusively learned the episode submissions to Emmy Awards voters by two of the 2016 nominees for Best Drama Supporting Actor. Peter Dinklage is entering the “Game of Thrones” episode titled “No One.” And Jon Voight has selected the “Ray Donovan” episode called “The Kalamazoo.”
Dinklage has won at the Emmys twice in 2011 and 2015 among his six career nominations. Another victory would tie him with Aaron Paul (“Breaking Bad”) for the most in this category. He plays Tyrion Lannister, a member of the wealthy and powerful family who has been fighting his whole life against ridicule of being a dwarf. According to the official HBO listing for his portion of the episode: “Tyrion and Varys walk through a reinvigorated Meereen, noting the Red Priestess preaching support for Daenerys. With the city under attack, Tyrion admits he was wrong about the Masters but Grey Worm takes charge of the city’s defenses.”
Oscar winner Voight (“Coming Home,” 1978) is a four-time Emmy nominee who has his second nomination in this category. He plays Mickey Donovan, a former prisoner, Irish gangster, and father of the title character. According to the Showtime listing for her episode: “Adrift from his family and estranged from Ezra, Ray is enlisted by a wealthy family to free their kidnapped son and finds himself enmeshed with an entirely new class of people. Meanwhile, a retired Mickey stumbles upon a new enterprise.”
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Who do you think will win Best Drama Supporting Actor? These two men compete against returning nominees Jonathan Banks (“Better Call Saul”), Michael Kelly (“House of Cards”), and Ben Mendelsohn (“Bloodline”), and first-time nominee Kit Harington (“Game of Thrones”).
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