Jeff Daniels earns Emmy nomination for 'The Newsroom'
Nominations were Thursday morning, and Daniels is among some heavy hitters in the category of Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad"; Hugh Bonneville, "Downton Abbey"; Damian Lewis, "Homeland"; Kevin Spacey, "House of Cards"; and Jon Hamm, "Mad Men."
Daniels plays prickly anchorman Will McAvoy on "The Newsroom," a moderate conservative who, after suddenly going on a rant during a college campus panel discussion, must re-build his show with a new team.
Daniels has previously earned a Golden Globe Award nomination, as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination, for the role.
Find out if Daniels wins when the 2013 Emmy Award ceremony airs at 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22 on CBS.