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Jon Hamm of 'Mad Men'
Jon Hamm, "Mad Men"
Nomination Status: He may never win, but he'll cruise to another nomination.
In His Favor: Jon Hamm has five nominations (zero wins) for his work on "Mad Men" and Season 6, with its continued focus on Don Draper's descent, has been such a consistently strong showcase that calling it a "showcase" seems wrong. "Mad Men" is a great show. Don Draper is a great character. Jon Hamm is giving a great performance. And a sixth nomination is a certainty.
Working Against Him: No matter what second guessing you do on the Top 3 in this category, it's purely academic. Hamm, Damian Lewis and Bryan Cranston will all get nominations here.