Steve Buscemi, "Boardwalk Empire"
Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad"
Jeff Daniels, "The Newsroom"
Jon Hamm, "Mad Men"
Damian Lewis, "Homeland"
Kevin Spacey, "House of Cards" Watch Out For:
Hugh Bonneville, "Downton Abbey"
Timothy Olyphant, "Justified"
Matthew Rhys, "The Americans"
Though some found “House of Cards” overrated and his performance particularly hammy, it’s likely Kevin Spacey will score a nod for his work on the Netflix series. Also divisive is “The Newsroom,” but Jeff Daniels’ work was always solid. The remaining slots will be repeat nominees Bryan Cranston, Jon Hamm, and Damian Lewis. The final slot is up for grabs, and while I’d like to think Matthew Ryhs could sneak in for “The Americans,” it will probably be a previous nominee like Hugh Bonneville, Timothy Olyphant, or—most likely—Steve Buscemi.