"The Nazi and the Psychiatrist" is being developed as both a feature and a stage adaptation of Jack El-Hai's book about the complex relationship between American psychiatrist Douglas M. Kelley and Nazi war criminal Hermann Goering.
LAST MAN STANDING
The former Home Improvement star has settled comfortably into the second year of playing this politically incorrect dad.
UP ALL NIGHT
Talk about the last man standing: Arnett's perf had its fans, but he was left behind as Up All Night fell down around him.
Baldwin has been Emmy-honored many times over, and his swan-song season might have peaked with his reaction to the death of Colleen (Elaine Stritch).
THE NEW NORMAL
The dashed hopes of a series renewal for Normal don't diminish the performance Bartha (right) offered as co-dad on this Peacock project.
ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT (Netflix)
Nominated as Michael Bluth in 2008, Bateman will try to return to the final round for the first time in eight years.
Nommed in the category last year, the do-everything star will try to add an acting award to his two writing Emmys from 2012.
HOUSE OF LIES
Cheadle won this year's Golden Globe for his role as Marty Kaan, after earning an Emmy nomination a year ago.
TWO AND A HALF MEN
Completed the rare feat last year of winning a lead comedy actor Emmy after having previously won for supporting in the same role.
Dillahunt's work as Burt Chance was a far cry from such recent roles as in last year's period feature drama, Any Day Now.
Hank Moody is always in the deep end of some dilemma, but nothing is ever out of Duchovny's depth on Californication.
The former Scrubs janitor has become a mainstay of the ABC Wednesday lineup.
The little-seen Penn provided a tour de force role for the for mer Book of Mormon co-star.
THE BIG BANG THEORY
Overshadowed by Jim Parsons partway through the show's run, Galecki's Leonard has remerged as a top romantic-comedy lead.
MIKE & MOLLY
Speaking of romance, Gardell has enjoyed great chemistry with Melissa McCarthy in the third-year Eye sitcom.
Who knew when New Girl began that Johnson would emerge from the supporting cast to become Zooey Deschanel's love interest on the show?
TWO AND A HALF MEN
It's just like old times on the Men set, where Kutcher and the show go about their business, media hysteria a thing of the past.
Life in cable has been kind to LeBlanc, who has been nominated for an Emmy and two Golden Globes, winning one of the latter.
PARKS AND RECREATION
It's still not entirely clear why Lowe submits as a lead every year, but his upbeat work on Parks is figuratively world-changing.
A late possibility with the show's May debut, Maron plays a version of his podcasting self with as much self-loathing as anyone on TV.
In the new Community era, just like the old, each episode made it clear that McHale's Jeff is the fulcrum of the show.
THE BIG BANG THEORY
The continued evolution of Parsons' Sheldon into the most improbable of love interests is nothing short of remarkable.
Go On will go off after one season, but not before Perry impressed by showing vulnerability as a widower.
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (CBS)
The big finish is coming next season, but Radnor's bona fides have already been well established.
THE NEW NORMAL
Rannells (left) showed TV auds what he could do as a recurring guest on Girls before taking on this key role in Ryan Murphy's comedy.
PARKS AND RECREATION
After being overlooked on Starz's cult fave Party Down, Scott came late to Parks but has risen to every occasion.
It's steady as she goes for Sheen, who will have completed 33 episodes of the series in 52 weeks by the end of June.
Miles from his mentally unsteady character on Six Feet Under, Sisto is full of life as single dad in the show's bizarre little town.
One of the season's understated comeback stories, Neighbors survived scathing reviews to return for season two, thanks in no small part to Venito.
RULES OF ENGAGEMENT
A toast should be made to Rules and Warburton, as reliable as they come on a series that was a scheduling pinata.
Wood hits great neurotic notes as the master (in name only) of the show's titular, talking, debauching dog.
After being nominated for a 2011 SAG Award as Mike Ross, Adams did a nifty guest turn on HBO's Luck.
Nominated each of the first two seasons of Boardwalk, Buscemi had a wide range of moments to play in last fall's third season.
It had been more than three decades since the former Guiding Light thesp had spent this much time on TV, but Bacon made the most of it.
While Bonneville will once again try to parlay his character's fortune into Emmy fortune, erstwhile co-star Dan Stevens is sitting out the race.
Though the first season of Last was its last, the TV Academy does love Braugher, a seven-time nominee and
If he gets nominated, the three-time winner of the lead drama actor Emmy could benefit from new episodes airing during the final voting period.
Some would argue
that Daniels locked up a nomination with his monologue in the opening sequence of the Newsroom premiere.
Fillion continually makes more of a name for himself in the TV and film worlds, helping raise appreciation of his work on the ABC mystery series.
As legendary Norse hero Ragnar Lothbrok, Fimmel was a key element in drawing big audience numbers to History for Vikings.
Despite the show's cancelation after two seasons, Grammer's perf as the Chicago mayor with a degenerative neurological disorder was indelible.
Hall had been nominated in this category for five consecutive years before the streak came to an end
As often as Don Draper repeats his mistakes, Hamm's performance never falls into a rut, keeping alive his hopes for that elusive first Emmy.
SONS OF ANARCHY
Hunnam's Jax Teller delivered a range of emotions after several characters on the tough Kurt Sutter drama perished throughout the season.
A clip of Krause's Adam Braverman describing his wife's cancer to their daughter, shown at the TV Academy Honors, made a compelling case for Krause.
If anything, Lewis' performance as Sgt. Brody became deeper and more complex in the season following last year's Emmy lead actor triumph.
THE WALKING DEAD
Apparently zombies and rival survivors weren't enough -- Lincoln's Rick was further tested this year by games his mind was playing upon him.
The season-two finale of Suits put Macht's Harvey Specter at a major professional (and personal) crossroads.
By displaying some rare acts of love for his family, Macy was able to show another side of alcoholic freeloader Frank.
Playing the character that Anthony Hopkins made famous means having to fill some big shoes, but Mikkelsen was up to the task.
The Eye's take on Sherlock Holmes needed a thoughtful, charismatic but also quirky lead, and Miller did not disappoint on any front.
HELL ON WHEELS
Though it is sometimes an afterthought on AMC's powerhouse drama slate, Mount is grittily winning as the show's lead.
As Raylan Givens, Olyphant was nominated in 2011 but not last year. A return to the awards race would certainly be, you know ...
After making his U.S. TV bones on Brothers & Sisters, Rhys took on a new dimension as the mega-disguised Russian spy on the frosh FX skein.
DA VINCI'S DEMONS
Riley brought the Renaissance legend to life in the premiere season of Demons as combination intellectual artist and ersatz action hero.
The policeman/ patriarch for Bloods has eight past Emmy noms to his credit, including a lead drama actor win for Magnum, P.I. in 1984.
HOUSE OF CARDS
If Frank Underwood were turning to the camera right now, he'd offer a dryly snide observation of how strong Spacey's nomination chances are.
As the title character, Taylor made a quiet but strong first impression on a show that aired nearly
a year ago.
a new identity outside ER, Wyle faithfully anchors TNT's alien battle royale.
In a role that measures time almost by heartbeats, Young is mesmerizing as a man recently freed from a long stint on death row.