Los Angeles Times

Before they were Emmy nominees

By Emily Christianson and Patrick Kevin Day This year's Emmy nominees are a mix of academy favorites and first-timers, but regardless of where they fall on the scale from Tina Fey to Lea Michele, they had to start somewhere. Here's a look back at some of their most unexpected and out-of-character roles. Top to bottom: Lea Michele in "Glee," Matthew Fox in "Lost" and Jon Hamm in "Mad Men."Fox / ABC / AMC