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Jeffrey Tambor of 'Arrested Development'
Jeffrey Tambor, "Arrested Development"
Nomination Status: Six-time nomination will be a strong contender for a role that has already brought him two nods.
In His Favor: Jeffrey Tambor earned two Emmy nominations for his dual performance as George and Oscar Bluth during the three-season "Arrested Development" run on FOX and in the show's Netflix season, Tambor has two really, really, really long episodes in which Tambor goes back and forth between the twin brothers, while also hallucinating and dealing with comic dehydration. If Emmy voters want to show how hip they are to the Netflix distribution model, recognizing either Tambor or Will Arnett may be their best chance.
Working Against Him: Many viewers felt that Tambor's two episodes were the weakest episodes of the "Arrested Development" season and that concentrating so heavily on George/Oscar mostly exposed the limitation of the character and the performance. OK. I felt that way. I don't want to speak for anybody else. But if you add in his four "Larry Sanders Show" nominations, Tambor is definitely a favorite, so...