Brody's competition is Benedict Cumberbatch in Sherlock: His Last Vow (PBS), Richard Jenkins in Olive Kitteridge (HBO), Billy Bob Thornton in Fargo (FX), and Mark Ruffalo in The Normal Heart (HBO).
Brody posted his thanks and appreciation on Instagram along with a great mock-up Houdini poster.
HISTORY has tweeted their congratulations to Brody with this image:
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Winners will be announced on January 25, 2015 at a ceremony in Los Angeles.