Right now, far away, industry insiders are voting for entries on the official Primetime Emmy® ballot. While the world waits for the nominees to be revealed, everyone’s speculating who will earn a chance to snag a trophy at the 2014 Emmy® awards. Lead actors and actresses attract much attention, but the competition is usually the fiercest in the supporting categories. These groups are filled with talent that threatens to steal scenes from their larger, more important co-stars.
The Ladies of the Primetime Emmys®
On the ladies’ side, “Mad Men’s” Kiernan Shipka is expected to earn her first Emmy® nod for her growing role as the precocious Sally Draper. Lilli Simmons, who plays Rebecca Bowman in Cinemax’s dark Amish drama “Banshee,” is a likely nominee for her dual-personality role as a good girl/party animal. The show also features the criminally minded Ivana Milicevic, who is co-starring alongside Emmy® contender Sarah Shahi in the upcoming film “The Adventures of Beatle,” The sultry Sarah Shahi, a former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader, is fast gaining attention for her role as the mentally unstable assassin Sameen Shaw in the CBS drama “Person of Interest.”
Other promising contenders include Maggie Smith as the sharp-tongued Dowager Countess in “Downton Abbey.” This role has already earned her two of her three Emmy® wins. Two is enough if you ask us. Another familiar face, and another Maggie, is Maggie Siff who plays the staunch Tara Knowles in the explosive drama “Sons of Anarchy.”
The Gents of the Emmys®
The men’s supporting actor lineup is equally exciting. Josh Charles, best known as Will Gardner, has submitted an exceptional reel of his taught performance in “The Good Wife,” but he’s up against official contender Mandy Patinkin of “Homeland.” After all these years, John Slattery deserves recognition and a trophy for his portrayal of the colorful Roger Sterling in “Mad Men.”
Woody Harrelson should be on this list with “True Detective’s” unexpected entry in the drama category, but we feel a snub coming on. Despite all of this talent, our favorite supporting actor is Peter Dinklage, the irascible Tyrion Lannister. After his 2011 Emmy® nod for “Game of Thrones,” Dinklage seriously earned a win. Hopefully, one of these fine actors will pull through if the panel’s ladies don’t vote for “True Blood’s” perpetual hunk Peter Sarsgaard.
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