There are six actors — but only three shows — represented in the 2013 Emmy race for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series.
Whether or not we’ll see vote-splitting hurt the chances of The Good Wife‘s Nathan Lane and Michael J. Fox, as well as Mad Men‘s Robert Morse and Harry Hamlin, remains to be seen, but that’s probably what their competitors — Homeland‘s Rupert Friend and Scandal‘s Dan Bucatinsky — would like to see.
For the record, the last time the winner of Guest Actor in a Drama Series had internal competition was in 2007, when John Goodman took home the statuette over a field that included his fellow Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip compadre Eli Wallach. (Interestingly, the 2006 champ — Christian Clemenson — beat out another actor who’d been nominated for Boston Legal. That fella’s name? Michael J. Fox.)
Anyhow, getting back to the 2013 race….what would you do if you had the power to honor one of these fine actors when the Emmys are handed out? Take our poll below to vote for your favorite, then hit the comments to justify your pick!
Tomorrow, we’ll launch another “Who Should Win?” Emmy poll, so come back to TVLine.com every day to weigh in on who’s most worthy of TV’s biggest honor. And to stay up to speed on all our Emmy polls, follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV!