August 18, 2014 12:00 PM

>The best route to a nomination could be a dramatic death. These stars set the standard

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Bryan Cranston

Breaking Bad

“It’s fitting and complete,” the man who was Walter White told ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY of the shoot-out that felled his character on the AMC drama.

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Josh Charles

The Good Wife

“I got emotional,” Charles told PEOPLE of his last days on the CBS show as the gunned-down Will Gardner. “But I liked the idea of a finite ending.”

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Billy Bob Thornton

Fargo

“Now that they’re talking a second season, I’m sad,” the actor says of being shot dead on the FX drama’s finale. “I only get one shot at an Emmy!”

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Kate Mara

House of Cards

“It was surreal to be filming Zoe’s last moments with Kevin Spacey in a subway station at 4 a.m.,” says Mara, whose character was pushed to her death on the Netflix hit.

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Matt Bomer

The Normal Heart

“It was a privilege,” Bomer says of playing an AIDS patient in the HBO film. “I hope I don’t ever let go of him completely—he taught me too much.”

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