The Primetime Emmy voters have actually already had their say. Ballots were due last Friday, and the nominations will be announced on Thursday, July 10th. In the meantime, though, we at The Wire feel it's only fair that we should have our say. Hindsight is not only 20/20, it's also fun, and if on Thursday July 10th we can't point at the Emmy voters' choices and say WRONG!, why are we even in this business? So these are the picks that Emmy voters should make. In the interests of a level playing field, we're limiting ourselves to the official Emmy ballot, though we've made sure to do our fair share of complaining about who was left off of that.
Outstanding Supporting Actor/Actress in a Comedy
Outstanding Guest Actor/Actress in a Comedy
Outstanding Supporting Actor/Actress in a Drama
Outstanding Guest Actor/Actress in a Drama
Outstanding Lead Actor/Actress in a Comedy
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama
Honorable mentions: Hoo boy, this one is a toughie, and I’m not even including certified Emmy threats like Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey) and Michael C. Hall (Dexter) that could cost better performances a spot. Demian Bechir did incredible work on The Bridge this year. Hugh Dancy is the star of Hannibal and is doing criminally underrated, sweaty work as Will Graham. Tom Mison came out of nowhere to give Sleepy Hollow a truly credible center to build a ridiculous premise around. Jon Hamm is fantastic on Mad Men and it is utterly criminal that he has never won an Emmy, but I just had to make room.