Alan Sepinwall on his fake Supporting Actor in a Drama Emmy ballot:
It’s such a stacked category that the easy thing to do would be to insist on only one actor per category, but as I said at the start of this year’s project, that ain’t [sic] happening with the two “Breaking Bad” guys. Of course, in doing that, I wound up leaving off everyone from “Mad Men,” no matter how amazing John Slattery was in the LSD episode. I couldn’t find room for anyone from “Justified,” even though Walton Goggins was great as always while Neal McDonough was mesmerizing as this year’s big bad. I wound up leaving out Andre Braugher and Scott Bakula, even though both men shone in the half-dozen “Men of a Certain Age” episodes that aired in the eligiblity [sic] period. No one from “Luck.” Etc.
Seriously, when you look at this list it’s almost impossible to figure out who should win. Aaron Paul was phenomenal last year in Breaking Bad, but so was Giancarlo Esposito. Mandy Patinkin was amazing in Homeland and of course Peter Dinklage was ridiculously good in Game of Thrones. Dinklage won last year, but Breaking Bad wasn’t eligible and Homeland didn’t exist.
I think it will be one of the Breaking Bad guys will win it since Dinklage did last year and there is time for Patinkin still.