With nominations coming on Thursday (July 16) morning, can Bryan Cranston hold off Jon Hamm and Hugh Laurie in Emmy's most competitive category?
Jon Hamm of 'Mad Men'
Jon Hamm, "Mad Men"
Nomination Status: A lock for a nomination
Bottom Line: It was a bit of an upset when Jon Hamm didn't win this category last year. And it was a bit of an upset when he didn't repeat at the Golden Globes. And, actually, it was also a bit of an upset when he didn't win at the SAG Awards. In fact, since Hamm won the Golden Globe at the ceremony that wasn't a ceremony in 2008, he's been losing a lot of awards. That doesn't mean he won't get nominated here. Of course he will. It just means that maybe he isn't the favorite at all.