June 26 — the cutoff date for the 2015 Emmy Awards nomination voting — is just days away. And that’s a source of both great anticipation and nameless dread for those of us obsessed with quality television.
Team TVLine has already brought you our Dream Emmy Ballots in 10 key Emmy races — click here to see our picks! — but we wanted to make one last push on behalf of a few favorites whose work was so outstanding this year that the possibility of a snub makes us want to channel Cookie on Empire and wallop some fools with a broom.
With that said, we present the third of our Emmy Screening Room submissions: Sons of Anarchy‘s Charlie Hunnam, for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. We defy you to watch from start to finish and tell us he shouldn’t hear his name called when nominees are announced on July 16.
The setup: While visiting Juice (Theo Rossi) in lock-up, Jax (Hunnam) tells his former SAMCRO brother that he has become suspicious of his own mother, Gemma, and believes she may have been responsible for killing his wife, Tara — a crime that Gemma initially blamed on the Chinese Lin Triad gang. With nothing left to lose, Juice tells Jax exactly how Tara’s death really played out, and Jax slowly unravels as he learns the horrifying truth of his mother’s betrayal.
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