With three-time winner Bryan Cranston out, the field is wide open
Andrew Lincoln of 'The Walking Dead'
Andrew Lincoln, "The Walking Dead"
Nomination Status: Probably the only person who could benefit from a wave of "Walking Dead" support.
In His Favor: There's the off-chance Emmy voters could LOVE "The Walking Dead," which is likely to get a slew of technical nominations, but may or may not expand to the big categories. If Emmy voters have across-the-board support for "Walking Dead," leading man Andrew Lincoln is probably the only shot for an acting nomination. AMC leading men have had some success in this category, so who knows?
Working Against Him: "Walking Dead" is more of an "Everybody's dirty and miserable" ensemble piece than a showcase for anybody in particular, especially a Brit who struggles with his Southern accent.