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Emmys 2013: Who Should Win Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series? Take Our Poll!

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emmys-2013-guest-actor-drama-seriesThere are six actors — but only three shows — represented in the 2013 Emmy race for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series.

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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.

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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!



Comments (13)

  • I’ll be surprised if Rupert Friend aka Peter Quinn from Homeland wins. People started to like Quinn then hated Quinn then liked him again then hated him again.

    Comment by Flacco Kapernick – September 11, 2013 10:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Which is exactly why he SHOULD win, in my opinion. Friend nailed this ethically ambiguous character, so that when the final confrontation with Estes took place in the finale, we were left kind of breathless but never questioning the “rightness” of that development.

      Comment by Annie – September 11, 2013 02:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Exactly what Annie says. Making us unsure of the character and whether he was “good or bad” that is exactly what shows how well Rupert Friend played this character. I was quite happy to hear he had been nominated, as he really deserved it with his performance. Whether he’ll win or not, who’s to say?

      Comment by Jules – September 12, 2013 12:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can we do a 6 way tie?

    Comment by Bill – September 11, 2013 11:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Agree! Well hoping for a 4 way tie since I don’t watch Mad Men

      Comment by Sara – September 11, 2013 11:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’ve got to go with Rupert Friend, who had a killer performance.

    Comment by ScorpionGlow – September 11, 2013 11:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Rupert Friend really impressed me

    Comment by Lisa – September 11, 2013 11:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I was kinda hoping Rupert Would get nominated. His performance was so great.

    Comment by Daniel – September 11, 2013 02:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • John Noble on The Good Wife (not nominated, seriously?)

    Comment by Vi – September 11, 2013 03:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • there must be some sort of magic cursed pen than whenever an academy member goes to write his name down it stops working lol

      Comment by liz – September 11, 2013 06:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • hoping for Nathan Lane. His performance was really understated – a character in the background that none of the characters on the show wants to be there. He played a guy doing his job – a boring job he’s passionate about – really really well. And for such a robustly energetic man, this toned down work was exceptional. And I hope we get to see him again.

    Comment by liz – September 11, 2013 07:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Agreed. That’s exactly why I voted for him.

      Comment by Audrey – September 12, 2013 04:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Decided not to vote as the choice was impossible. Brilliant acting/brilliant actors.

    Comment by Mel – September 12, 2013 03:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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