The six nominees for the 2014 Emmy for Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie all share one thing in common: None of them have an Emmy on their mantle (or anywhere else in their home, for that matter).
One of these fellas, of course, won’t be like the other by the time the August 25 telecast is over, but until then, let’s celebrate their unity in the “It’s an Honor Just to Be Nominated” Club by listing all six — and the number of career Emmy nods they’ve tallied.
To be fair, let’s list in order from most nominations to fewest:
Idris Elba, Luther — four nominations
Martin Freeman, Fargo — three nominations
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: His Last Vow — three nominations
Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart — two nominations (though only one for acting)
Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo — one nomination
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dancing On the Edge — one nomination
What would you do if you had the power to honor one of these fine talents when the Emmys are handed out on Aug. 25 ? Take our poll below to vote for your favorite, then hit the comments to justify your pick!