By Peter Knegt and Ben Travers | Indiewire April 7, 2014 at 4:15PM
Indiewire will provide regular updates of our predictions through August 25th, when the winners will be announced.
It seems like a Walter White vs. Rust Cohle showdown is imminent, but I'm sure many felt the race was down to one or two candidates last year when Jeff Daniels swooped in and stole (rightly won) the Outstanding Drama Actor award. He's back again in 2014, looking to repeat his upset streak against even more formidable competition. Kevin Spacey can't be ignored, and Woody Harrelson is a beloved honoree with a heckuva performance behind him. Jon Hamm is hoping some "Mad Men" fans from the first four seasons turn out to award him for the first half of his last year as Don Draper.
Below are predictions for best drama actor from both Indiewire Awards Editor Peter Knegt and Assistant TV Editor Ben Travers. Check out predictions in all the categories here.
Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad"
Jeff Daniels, "The Newsroom"
Jon Hamm, "Mad Men"
Woody Harrelson, "True Detective"
Matthew McConaughey, "True Detective"
Kevin Spacey, "House of Cards"
Will win: Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad"
Could win: Matthew McConaughey, "True Detective"
Should win: Matthew McConaughey, "True Detective"
Shoulda been here: Mads Mikkelsen, "Hannibal"