Emmys 2015: Lead Actor in a Drama Series — Our 6 Dream Nominees!

Half of the contenders from the 2014 Emmy race for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series are ineligible for this year’s ballot. (If your memory needs refreshing, we speak of Breaking Bad‘s Bryan Cranston and True Detective‘s Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey.)

So forgive us if we’re a little overly optimistic that the members of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences might check out TVLine’s Dream Nominations gallery to help them inject the category with fresh blood.

In fact, in our version of the Emmys, we’d fancy a showdown among six fellas who’ve got a total of zero acting nods among ’em. (Bob Odenkirk, it must be noted, is a two-time winner for his writing work on The Ben Stiller Show and Saturday Night Live.)

Check out the gallery below — or click here for direct access — to see our fresh-blood ideas, then tell us if our picks warrant a “Jeah!”/”Blerg!”/something in between!