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

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!

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  1. 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.

    • Annie says:

      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.

    • Jules says:

      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?

  2. Bill says:

    Can we do a 6 way tie?

  3. ScorpionGlow says:

    I’ve got to go with Rupert Friend, who had a killer performance.

  4. Lisa says:

    Rupert Friend really impressed me

  5. Daniel says:

    I was kinda hoping Rupert Would get nominated. His performance was so great.

  6. Vi says:

    John Noble on The Good Wife (not nominated, seriously?)

  7. liz says:

    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.

  8. Mel says:

    Decided not to vote as the choice was impossible. Brilliant acting/brilliant actors.