Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Emmy Predictions: Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series

The Nominees:

1. Beau Bridges "The Closer - Make Over"
2. Ted Danson "Damages - The Next One's Gonna Go..."
3. John Lithgow "Dexter - Road Kill"
4. Alan Cumming "The Good Wife - Fleas"
5. Dylan Baker "The Good Wife - Bad"
6. Robert Morse "Mad Me - Shut the Door. Have a Seat."
7. Gregory Itzin "24 - Day 8: 1-2 pm"

Should Win/Will Win: John Lithgow "Dexter"

Commentary: This is a pretty stacked category with some great nominees. Both Alan Cumming and Dylan Baker had great turns on The Good Wife, but will most likely cancel each other out. Robert Morse was great in a particularly brilliant Mad Men episode, and I think could be a dark horse contender. Perennial nominees/winners Beau Bridges and Ted Danson get in again for good turns in The Closer and Damages respectively, but in my opinion are more of placeholders than anything else. Gregory Itzin was great for years on 24, and never really got enough recognition for this role, so I am happy to see him here, and if there are any sympathy votes for the last season of 24, he could be a contender. However, I think that John Lithgows killer character on Dexter was a scenestealer, has already been honored, and is a Emmy fave...he's in.

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