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Emmys 2012: Who Should Win Lead Actor In A Drama Series?

Tue, September 11, 2012 5:49pm EDT by Andy Swift Add first Comment
Courtesy of PBS, HBO, Showtime, AMC

The fancy earl, the crime boss, the meth cooker, the serial killer, the womanizing ad executive, or the Marine sniper? Cast your vote now!

With only 12 days to go until the 64th annual Primetime Emmy Awards, the stage is set for an epic battle of television’s best and brightest. Today, is analyzing the men of TV’s most compelling dramas — the ones who make us laugh, cry, and in the case of Jon Hamm, stare in utter amazement at the handsomeness.

Here are the nominees:

Hugh Bonneville as Robert Crawley on PBS’ Downton Abbey
Steve Buscemi as Enoch “Nucky” Thompson on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston as Walter White on AMC’s Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan on Showtime’s Dexter
Jon Hamm as Don Draper on AMC’s Mad Men
Damian Lewis as Nicholas Brody on Showtime’s Homeland

If you’re a regular reader, you know we’re obsessed with Downton Abbey, so our personal favorite is obviously Hugh. But realistically, we see the gold going to either Bryan — the first half of Breaking Bad‘s final season was incredible — or Jon, who continued to surprise us with his gripping portrayal of the iconic Don Draper.

Which actor gets your vote?

— Andy Swift

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