Emmy predictions: Outstanding supporting actor/actress in a drama
The 66th annual Emmy Awards air Monday (yes, Monday) on NBC, so it's time for the Feed to weigh in on who might be taking home some gold. As always, this isn't an exact science. Remember last year, when Jeff Daniels shocked everyone by winning? But I'm giving it a shot anyway. All this week through Monday, one of the major categories will be featured on this blog. For the full list, click here. Up today: supporting actor/actress in a drama.
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Josh Charles, The Good Wife
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Jim Carter, Downton Abbey
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
Aaron Paul winning a third statue for his role as Jesse Pinkman is likely, especially if the Emmy love for Breaking Bad is strong.
On second thought ... With last year's winner Bobby Canavale out of the mix, this category is wide open. The academy could honor Jon Voight for Ray Donovan simply because he's a heavy-hitting Oscar-winner.
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
Anna Gunn won in this category last year, and she didn't even have this year's "Ozymandias," a top-notch actor's showcase, as her submission episode. Especially compared to the rest of her fellow nominees, Gunn's rich and complex work is in a league of its own.
On second thought ... I'd be surprised to see Gunn lose, but Emmy fave Maggie Smith is always a possibility.