With nominations coming on Thursday (July 16) morning, can Bryan Cranston hold off Jon Hamm and Hugh Laurie in Emmy's most competitive category?
James Spader of 'Boston Legal'
James Spader, "Boston Legal"
Nomination Status: As long as the show's eligible, he's in
Bottom Line: Spader has won three Emmys and been nominated four times for his role as Alan Shore on both "The Practice" and "Boston Legal." It was a minor miracle that he didn't win last year and it would be a minor miracle if he weren't at least nominated this year. This will be the last chance for Emmy voters to recognize "Boston Legal" and it wouldn't be a shock for Spader to be an Emmy favorite once again.