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Jonathan Banks might tie a dubious drama supporting actor Emmy record

Jonathan Banks might tie a dubious drama supporting actor Emmy record

Jonathan Banks holds a pretty cool Emmy record: He’s the only person to be nominated for three different shows in Best Drama Supporting Actor. But he might add a less fun one this year: He could tie the record for most nominations without a win in the category.

The dubious honor is currently held by Ed Begley Jr. who went 0-6 for “St. Elsewhere” from 1983-88. Begley is tied with Will Geer (“The Waltons”), Bruce Weitz (“Hill Street Blues”) and Jimmy Smits (“L.A. Law”) at six nominations, but the other three have all won.

At 0-5, Banks earned his first nomination back in 1989 for “Wiseguy”; Larry Drake (“L.A. Law”) won. His next one would come 24 years later for playing Mike Ehrmantraut on “Breaking Bad,” but he fell to Bobby Cannavale (“Boardwalk Empire”). His last three bids have been for reprising Mike on the “Breaking Bad” prequel spin-off “Better Call Saul

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