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Dinklage - but he should be in "Best Actor" category
Esposito
Vincent Kartheiser - most overlooked actor on TV
Noble - another overlooked
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The guest actor has the luxury of serving one bookended story arc. The 'villain guest,' common to dramas, always knows he wears a black hat in the end. And the series continues.

Peter Dinklage's nomination has a different problem, which is caused by the kind of show Game of Thrones is... I guess I'll have to call it a "genre drama," which doesn't have so much a sprawling cast as it has sprawling CASTS.
Dinklage is the undisputed lead of one of those casts.

But, I'll agree that Esposito and Dinklage deserve to be nominated in this catagory, because the Academy is what it is and so sometimes a shoe horn is necessary. McDonough, no way... there are too many deserving supporting actors out there to pretend that this guest actor is anything else but a guest actor.

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With a huge slate of incredibly talented contenders in this catagory, it seems to me that the nominees' roles should conform with a reasonable description of 'supporting actor.'

Neal McDonough - is a guest actor, period.
Giancarlo Esposito - as wonderful as he has been, he is actually a multi season guest. I wish there was a catagory called something like "Recurring Featured Guest" for him. And yes, I can imagine Breaking Bad without him, so long as Cranston continues to fill the leading role and Aaron Paul continues to fill the supporting role.
I really think it's important to admit the difference between the mandates of the supporting actor and the guest actor, because those mandates are very different. The supporting actor is given the task of supporting both the nominal lead and the show in general across the life of a series, growing the role with nuance & complexity, while maintaining the core integrity of the character. The guest actor has the luxury of serving one bookended story arc. The 'villain guest,' common to dramas, always knows he wears a black hat in the end. And the series continues.

Peter Dinklage's nomination has a different problem, which is caused by the kind of show Game of Thrones is... I guess I'll have to call it a "genre drama," which doesn't have so much a sprawling cast as it has sprawling CASTS.
Dinklage is the undisputed lead of one of those casts.

But, I'll agree that Esposito and Dinklage deserve to be nominated in this catagory, because the Academy is what it is and so sometimes a shoe horn is necessary. McDonough, no way... there are too many deserving supporting actors out there to pretend that this guest actor is anything else but a guest actor.

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I just hope that Robert Carlyle as Rumple/Mr.Gold is not ignored for this emmy awards nom... I find him so convincing as this badass character with so much baggage that he can convince u to be anything he wants u to belive he is! It's such a complicated character and he plays it beautifully! Also, hope my TGW's Mr. Gold is nominated too, but rather Rumple for the win!

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Supporting Actor in a drama wish list:
Windell D. Middlebrooks as Curtis, Body of Proof (winner)
Robert Carlyle as Mr. Gold/ Rumplestiltskin, Once Upon A Time
Steven Lang as Commander Taylor, Terra Nova
John Carroll-Lynch as Bud, Body of Proof
Jonny Coyne as Warden James, Alcatraz
Sean Bean as Paul, Missing

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I agree with John Noble for Best Supporting. He's been great with this role. The way he's able to protray the emotions with Peter (Joshua Jackson) character coming back, his quirtiness, his escentric genius he plays. Very underrated and I hope he gets recognized for this.

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François Arnaud! Awesome playing Cesare Borgia, in The Borgias




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