The Emmy Awards 2010 are now five days away. Going into the Emmy Awards 2010, there are some races in which the winners will be very obvious. But in others, a case can be made for nearly every nominee in the category. Such is the case with the Best Supporting Drama Actor and Actress categories, as the winners could come from almost anywhere. Past winners, first-time nominees, and actors looking to make a breakthrough define these Emmy Awards 2010 races.
The Best Supporting Drama Actor field has had an obvious formula in the last year or two. This category usually has one or two Lost actors, at least one big guest star from Damages, and John Slattery. The field looks the same this year, although none of these actors is the likely favorite.
The Emmy Awards 2010 could have Bryan Cranston win for the third straight year in the lead actor category. Yet the other half of Breaking Bad’s lead duo, Aaron Paul, hasn’t won anything yet. Many critics believe he should be among the winners this time, after coming up short last year. Although Cranston has gotten the awards thus far, Paul has become just as powerful.
But Paul has to hold off two past winners making their last run in this category. Terry O’Quinn and Michael Emerson did things a little differently in Lost’s final season, but got honored just like always. Emerson tries to defend his title after actually redeeming Ben, while O’Quinn went to the dark side as a brand new character. If one of them wins again, it could be Lost’s official farewell trophy at the Emmy Awards 2010.
The other contenders are nothing to sneeze at as upset possibilities. Martin Short made people take him seriously on Damages, while Andre Braugher returns for Men Of A Certain Age, and John Slattery is in for the third straight year. The Emmy Awards 2010 are stacked in this category, although Paul, Emerson and O’Quinn are considered the frontrunners.
The potential winners for Best Supporting Drama Actress are just as formidable. Elisabeth Moss could have won for Best Actress last year, but may wind up with the Supporting Actress prize this year instead. However, fellow mad woman Christina Hendricks has broken in for her first nomination, and may turn heads for more than her figure at the Emmy Awards 2010.
Along with Mad Men’s two nominees in this field, The Good Wife has sent two nominees in Christine Baranski and Archie Panjabi. Old Emmy favorite Sharon Gless is representing Burn Notice for the first time, while Rose Byrne emerged from Glenn Close’s shadow in Damages.
The Emmy Awards 2010 winners in these categories will have survived a difficult fight. But no matter who prevails, critics and viewers probably won’t be able to say they didn’t deserve it.
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