“Breaking Bad” (AMC)
Emmy history: Previously nominated in the same category for “Wiseguy” (1989).
The case: Banks has flown under the radar as a vital utility player on “Bad” since season two’s finale. He won’t be returning for the final season, so this is the Academy’s chance to bid him proper adieu.
Trivia: Frequently playing both cops and baddies, Banks has had many an on-screen death. Memorable exits include knifing, electrocution and being thrown off a roof.
— Allegra Tepper