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Giancarlo Esposito of 'Revolution'
Giancarlo Esposito, "Revolution"
Nomination Status: A recent nominee on a popular show? Don't assume this is *that* ridiculous.
In His Favor: Giancarlo Esposito was a manifestly worthy nominee last year for "Breaking Bad" and I was rooting for him on Emmy night. And on "Revolution," Esposito has perhaps the only truly interesting character and is giving the most interesting performance. His Neville is an interesting reptilian portrait of meshed ambition and will to survive, not exactly admirable, but only ambiguously villainous. In an apocalyptic situation, you'd like to believe you'd be a better person than Tom Neville, but if that were the case, you'd probably also be dead. Esposito plays the role with, "I'm just doing what I have to do, but I kinda like it" menace and the show is a hit. Kinda. Only not really. But sorta. Only mostly not.
Working Against Him: "Revolution" just isn't the kind of show that Emmy voters are going to notice and even if it were, NBC isn't the kind of network that can make NBC notice it. If NBC somehow magically gets Emmy nods for "Revolution," that will make them happy and me sad, because those resources could have been used for "Hannibal."