Last week I broke down the comedy side of the Emmys, which air Aug. 29. Now let's look at drama, which I generally find frustrating. Why? Five seasons of "The Wire" received a total of two nominations, while one preposterous season of "FlashForward" earned three - a typical Emmy blunder.

Last week I broke down the comedy side of the Emmys, which air Aug. 29. Now let's look at drama, which I generally find frustrating. Why? Five seasons of "The Wire" received a total of two nominations, while one preposterous season of "FlashForward" earned three - a typical Emmy blunder.

Lead Actor :

Bryan Cranston - "Breaking Bad"

Michael C. Hall - "Dexter"

Kyle Chandler - "Friday Night Lights"

Hugh Laurie - "House"

Matthew Fox - "Lost"

Jon Hamm - "Mad Men"

Who will win: Cranston should make it a three-peat, but Hamm could steal it.

Who should win: Cranston's Walter White is the most compelling character on television, and "Breaking Bad" had one of the best seasons of all time.

Left out: Timothy Olyphant ("Justified") over the obligatory Laurie, and someone from "Treme" would've been nice. But overall, it's the best category.

Lead Actress :

Kyra Sedgwick - "The Closer"

Glenn Close - "Damages"

Connie Britton - "Friday Night Lights"

Julianna Margulies - "The Good Wife"

Mariska Hargitay - "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"

January Jones - "Mad Men"

Who will win: Sadly, Margulies is a lock.

Who should win: Many deserve it more. Of the nominees, Britton or Jones would get my vote.

Left out: Katey Sagal's work on "Sons of Anarchy" crushed everyone else. Anna Gunn ("Breaking Bad") is far more deserving than the overrated Sedgwick, Close and Hargitay.

Supporting Actor :

Aaron Paul - "Breaking Bad"

Martin Short - "Damages"

Terry O'Quinn - "Lost"

Michael Emerson - "Lost"

John Slattery - "Mad Men"

Andre Braugher - "Men of a Certain Age"

Who will/should win: Paul gave the performance of the year - even better than co-star Cranston. If the buzz about Braugher winning comes true, it will just be another example of Emmy ignorance.

Left out: John Noble ("Fringe") is the biggest snub. Also, Dean Winters, Giancarlo Esposito ("Breaking Bad") and Ron Perlman ("Sons of Anarchy") were more deserving than Short, Braugher and an underused Emerson.

Supporting Actress :

Sharon Gless - "Burn Notice"

Rose Byrne - "Damages"

Archie Panjabi - "The Good Wife"

Christine Baranski - "The Good Wife"

Christina Hendricks - "Mad Men"

Elisabeth Moss - "Mad Men"

Who will win: Probably one of "The Good Wife" nominees - which is total crap.

Who should win: Hendricks was incredible on "Mad Men" last year, and anyone who didn't get chills when Joan sauntered back into the office in the finale has no soul.

Left out: Khandi Alexander ("Treme").

Drama Series :

"Breaking Bad"

"Dexter"

"The Good Wife"

"Lost"

"Mad Men"

"True Blood"

Who will win: "Mad Men" is the perennial favorite and the safe bet, but

Who should win: "Breaking Bad" was nearly perfect throughout, while "Mad Men" slogged through the first half of last season.

Left out: With the exception of "Good Wife," all pretty good choices. Still, "Friday Night Lights," "Sons of Anarchy," "Treme" and "Justified" all have a legitimate beef. Plus, "Fringe" was the better J.J. Abrams series - sorry, Losties.