Emmys 2011: Who should win outstanding supporting actor and actress in a drama? Vote now!Add to Favorites | The Good Wife
Archie Panjabi, last year's surprise winner, is back in the actress category for playing the mysterious Kalinda on "The Good Wife." She may not repeat this year, though, because Michelle Forbes' raw performance from "The Killing" got a lot of notice this season, as did Margo Martindale's turn in "Justified." Christina Hendricks ( "Mad Men"), Christine Baranski ("The Good Wife") and Kelly Macdonald ( "Boardwalk Empire") round out the category, which for our money may be the deepest of any of the acting races this year.
On the men's side, defending champ Aaron Paul isn't eligible, so the category is wide open. There is a lot of sentiment behind Peter Dinklage and his excellent performance in "Game of Thrones," but the academy could go in a bunch of different directions. John Slattery of "Mad Men" had an especially good season on the AMC hit, so he could get a bunch of votes. A wave of sentiment toward traditional network drama could carry Josh Charles or Alan Cumming from "The Good Wife" to a win. Walton Goggins ("Justified") and Andre Braugher ( "Men of a Certain Age") complete the field.
Who do you think will bring home the Emmy? Vote in the poll below. The 63rd annual Primetime Emmys, hosted by Jane Lynch, air live at 8 p.m. ET Sept. 18 on FOX.