Peter Dinklage tries to defend Emmy's toughest category
Christopher Heyerdahl of 'Hell on Wheels'
Christopher Heyerdahl, "Hell on Wheels"
Nomination Status: We're at the weird "Pie in the sky" portion of this gallery.
In His Favor: When The Swede is on the screen, "Hell on Wheels" is an interesting, dark period drama that I'd be at least interested in watching on a weekly basis. When The Swede isn't on screen, "Hell on Wheels" is an Anson Mount drama that I don't much care about. Everybody on the show is better when they're going toe-to-toe with The Swede. And that, to me, what being a supporting actor is about. Or one of the things that being a supporting actor is about. All Hail The Swede.
Working Against Him: Emmy voters aren't going to notice "Hell on Wheels" and if they do, they're more likely to honor Colm Meaney's scenery-chewing or Common's growly physicality.