Magazine article Variety

Supporting Actor, Drama

Magazine article Variety

Supporting Actor, Drama

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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau "GAME OF THRONES"

Coster-Waldau is nominated for the first time for playing Jaime Lannister in the seventh season of HBO's fantasy epic. Submitting the fourth episode of the season, entitled "The Spoilers of War," Coster-Waldau shows off his ruthless battle skills as he goes up against the Dothraki army. Physical prowess is one thing, but his emotional range was stretched in this episode as well as he faced down a dragon and started to drown in Blackwater Bay.

Peter Dinklage "GAME OF THRONES"

Nominated six times before (with two wins) for the role of Tyrion Lannister on HBO's fantasy epic, Dinklage is a favorite in this race once again, this time with the seventh-season finale, "The Dragon and the Wolf." The episode has also drawn awards attention in categories including writing and directing as well, but what really aids Dinklage's chances are the emotional turns he had to take in the episode, from being manipulated by Cersei to seeing Jon team up with Daenerys.

Joseph Fiennes "THE HANDMAID'S TALE"

First-time Emmy nominee Fiennes is up for the sixth episode of the second season of Hulu's dystopian drama. In "First Blood" the audience got two very distinct views of his character, peeling back the Gileadhardened Commander to reveal flashback Fred, who implored others to let his wife speak. Fiennes effortlessly bleeds one into the other, showing how power can not only corrupt a man but also render him completely unable to see beyond himself. …

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