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Anson Mount of 'Hell on Wheels'
Anson Mount, "Hell on Wheels"
Nomination Status: Chances are bleak.
In His Favor: Lead actors on AMC dramas have a reasonably strong-ish track record for Emmy nominations. Jon Hamm, Bryan Cranston and Mireille Enos have all been Emmy-toasted in the first seasons for their respective shows.
Working Against Him: James Badge Dale for "Rubicon" and Andrew Lincoln for "The Walking Dead" haven't been as lucky. Mount will make it 50-50. Probably we're done thinking of AMC as an Emmy juggernaut after this year. "Mad Men" and "Breaking Bad" will be viewed as their own statistical aberration and AMC will have to the back of the line behind HBO again.