With nominations coming on Thursday (July 16) morning, can Bryan Cranston hold off Jon Hamm and Hugh Laurie in Emmy's most competitive category?
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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.