Going into today, Hugh Laurie had been nominated five times (and lost five times) for Emmy’s Lead Drama Series Actor prize.
The House star was hard to miss this past season—especially in the car-crashing, house-smashing season finale.
Um, too much?
Just right, Emmy voters said.
Laurie’s back in the game with a drama-series acting nod, as nominations were announced for the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.
His competition includes Timothy Olyphant, doing some crashing himself by breaking into the field for Justified, and, a bunch of familiar faces: Boardwalk Empire‘s Steve Buscemi; Dexter‘s Michael C. Hall; Friday Night Light‘s Kyle Chandler, getting some going-away love as his series ends; and Mad Men‘s Jon Hamm, who also has never won.
Bryan Cranston, who owned the category for the past three years, wasn’t around, since Breaking Bad wasn’t around last season, either. The defending champ’s also out of the Lead Actress Drama Series race, too, as The Closer‘s Kyra Sedgwick failed to gain reentry.
Up for the big prize are The Killing‘s newcomer, Mireille Enos, and a bunch of familiar faces: Mad Men‘s Elisabeth Moss; Friday Night Lights‘ Connie Britton; Law & Order: SVU‘s Mariska Hargitay; The Good Wife‘s Julianna Margulies; and Harry’s Law’s Kathy Bates.
by JOAL RYAN