Emmy Awards 2014

What Does It Take to Get Noticed by Emmy? Dying, Apparently!

Spoilers ahead! The characters played by six of this year's nominees kicked the bucket this season – but as they say, it's not a bad thing

MATT BOMER

The Normal Heart
Though Bomer's character, Felix Turner, dies of AIDs in this HBO film, the star, up for outstanding supporting actor in a miniseries or movie, believes he lives on. "He taught me too much," Bomer tells PEOPLE. "It was a privilege to portray someone who experienced such profound and unconditional love in the midst of unimaginable circumstances."