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Michael Chiklis

Lead Actor - Drama

Michael Chiklis

Series: “The Shield”

Years on show: 1

Emmy pedigree: First nomination

Episode submitted: Pilot

2001-02 shining moment: The last scene in the season finale when Vic Mackey discovers his family has deserted him.

Pro: The Television Critics Assn. recently named him best dramatic actor in a major upset.

Con: “The Shield” didn’t premiere until March and airs on FX. No thesp has ever won actor or actress on a series airing on basic cable.

Quotable: “He’s very three-dimensional, the likes of which I’ve never had the opportunity to play. He’s so multileveled, multi-tiered; physically, emotionally, on every level. This is a very complex guy.”

Critical viewpoint: “It’s a career-shifting performance that clearly elevates both the show and the network. I think he does surprisingly well. I don’t know if he has the natural charisma that you need for someone in that role but he’s an excellent choice for someone who can play it above their head.” Robert Bianco, USA Today

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