BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — “It’s an honor to be nominated” is what they all say in Hollywood. And some of them even mean it.
During the recent Television Critics Association summer press tour, we polled a handful of folks up for awards at Monday night’s Emmys about who they’d like to see take home the prize if it can’t be them.
JON VOIGHT, supporting actor in a drama series for “Ray Donovan”
With this nod, Voight, who plays dangerous Boston ex-con Mickey Donovan on the Showtime drama, brings his total of Emmy nominations to three. “I’m very grateful for it, and I’m grateful for our show because it spreads a little aura,” says Voight.
“They’re all great,” he says of his fellow nominees. “Aaron Paul [of ‘Breaking Bad’] is probably the top seed. I won the Golden Globe and he won the Critic’s Choice and now [we’re] facing off at the Emmys. But somebody else might sneak in. All of the other guys are good, too.”
ANDRE BRAUGHER, supporting actor in a comedy series for “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
Braugher is no stranger to the Emmys; he’s won two and been nominated eight times across several series, including “Homicide: Life on the Street” and “Men of a Certain Age.” This is his first nomination in a comedy category for his hilarious, bone-dry portrayal of police Captain Ray Holt on the Fox sitcom.
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