Murderers’ Row: The Greatest Emmy Awards Lineups Ever

The strongest nominee for each major category in TV’s top honors

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Best Actor in a Drama, 2014

Best Actor in a Drama, 2014

The Lineup: Bryan Cranston (winner - Breaking Bad), Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom), Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Woody Harrelson (True Detective), Matthew McConaughey (True Detective), Kevin Spacey (House of Cards)

Some were bona fide movie stars. Some were men with the role of a lifetime. Some were both. Either way, the combined star power and actual power of last year's nominees made it the most spectacular slate the award has seen, with Cranston's last stand as Breaking Bad's Walter White ultimately giving him the edge.

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