Murderers’ Row: The Greatest Emmy Awards Lineups Ever

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Best Supporting Actor in a Drama, 2010

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama, 2010

The Lineup: Andre Braugher (Men of a Certain Age), Michael Emerson (Lost), Terry O’Quinn (Lost), Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad - winner), Martin Short (Damages), John Slattery (Mad Men)

In Emerson and O'Quinn, you've got two veterans who got cast in a weirdo genre show that became a cultural phenomenon and gave them the roles of their lifetimes. In Short and Braugher, you have heavy-hitters from great shows past maintaining their usual quality. And in Slattery, you've got the silver-tongued Loki to Jon Hamm's Thor. It took the gut-churning work of relative newcomer Aaron Paul to top this tremendous array of talent.

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