With three-time winner Bryan Cranston out, the field is wide open
Michael Imperioli of 'Detroit 1-8-7'
Michael Imperioli, "Detroit 1-8-7"
Nomination Status: One of the few former winners on this side of the gallery.
In His Favor: In his time on "The Sopranos," Michael Imperioli picked up five Emmy nominations, including a win in 2004. As much respect as the booze pitchman received for "Sopranos," his "Detroit 1-8-7" reviews were some of the best of his career and acknowledged that despite the fine ensemble around him, Imperioli was the man anchoring the series.
Working Against Him: "Detroit 1-8-7" never found a consistent audience and was canceled after a truncated first season. Quickly canceled cable shows get more respect than quickly canceled network shows.