Wednesday, June 5, 2013

2013 Dream Emmy Ballot: Drama Edition...

With the traditional television season safely in the rear view mirror, awards buzz has already begun. Just next week the members of BTJA will present their third annual Critics Choice TV Awards, while "For Your Consideration" Emmy packages have been mailed out to academy members and industry professionals for weeks now. What better time to pop up with My Five Cents and Emmy Dream Ballot*, then?

The official nominees won't be announced until July 18, so perhaps this will give voting members time to take another (or in many cases, first) look at these names for honoring.

Let's start with drama...

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
  • Erika Christensen, Parenthood 
  • Valorie Curry, The Following 
  • Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
  • Megan Hilty, Smash
  • Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
  • Hayden Panettiere, Nashville
  • Monica Potter, Parenthood

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
  • Billy Campbell, The Killing
  • Guillermo Diaz, Scandal
  • Shawn Hatosy, Southland
  • John Noble, Fringe
  • Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
  • James Purefoy, The Following 
  • Jeremy Allen White, Shameless

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
  • Jennifer Carpenter, Dexter
  • Claire Danes, Homeland
  • Mireille Enos, The Killing
  • Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel
  • Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
  • Emmy Rossum, Shameless
  • Kerry Washington, Scandal

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
  • Kevin Bacon, The Following
  • Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
  • Michael Cudlitz, Southland 
  • Hugh Dancy, Hannibal
  • Michael C. Hall, Dexter
  • Damian Lewis, Homeland 
  • Jonny Lee Miller, Elementary

Outstanding Drama Series
  • Breaking Bad (AMC)
  • Dexter (Showtime)
  • The Following (FOX)
  • Homeland (Showtime)
  • Orphan Black (BBC America)
  • Parenthood (NBC)
  • Southland (TNT)

+ Honorary Mention to Andra Fuller and Jewel Staite of The L.A. Complex, which was acquired from Canada and therefore not really eligible for awards love here. Also to Abigail Spencer (Rectify) and Matthew Rhys (The Americans). I didn't think I could justify eight names in the Leading categories, and there is some tough competition this year.

* Dream Ballots are strictly wishful thinking and based on personal preference, not calculated odds or predictions.

The 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, live from Los Angeles on September 15th 2013. 

Who would YOU vote for??

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