BY LYNETTE RICE
There were plenty of predictable nominations (of course, Modern Family and Newsroom’s Jeff Daniels got the nods!) – but Emmy can still deliver a few delicious surprises, especially for actors in freshman shows. Here are some of our favorites.
The entire Outstanding Drama Actor category. All we can say is, wow. Emmy really delivered the welcome surprises by including industry fave Kyle Chandler for Bloodline, as well as a nom for Bob Odenkirk for AMC’s freshman series Better Call Saul. And bravo for Liev Schreiber for grabbing one for Showtime’s Ray Donovan.
The entire Outstanding Drama Actress category. Ditto for the gals: Viola Davis and Taraji P. Henson earned high-fives for the first seasons on How to Get Away with Murder and Empire, while Tatiana Maslany finally got her due for Orphan Black. This will be the category to watch, as those three women face the equally powerful trio of Claire Danes (Homeland), Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men), and Robin Wright (House of Cards).
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