Tom Hiddleston, Oscar Isaac, Benedict Cumberbatch, Idris Elba

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Attention, Internet! You're going to be very invested in the sexiest Emmy race of 2016, because all of your boyfriends will probably be competing against each other.

Although the official nominations will be revealed in a week, on July 14, the top contenders in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie race include basically every single one of your imaginary boyfriends.

Don't believe us? Here's a list of all of Tumblr's favorite men to .GIF the crap out of who could potentially get the nom:

Tom Hiddleston,The Night Manager

AMC

Your Internet boyfriend Tom Hiddleston, for the AMC's spy miniseries The Night Manager. (OK, let's be real, and throw out his most current and popular role: Taylor Swift's real-life boyfriend.)

Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: The Abominable Bride.

PBS

Your Internet boyfriend Benedict Cumberbatch, for the PBS TV movie Sherlock: The Abominable Bride.

Oscar Isaac, Show Me a Hero

HBO

Your Internet boyfriend Oscar Isaac, for the HBO miniseries Show Me a Hero.

Idris Elba, Luther

BBC

Your Internet boyfriend Idris Elba, for the two-episode mini season of BBC America's Luther.

And that's not even taking into account your other loves, including '60s-era James Franco in the Hulu miniseries 11.22.63, babein' '70s sheriff Patrick Wilson in Fargo season two, or '90s-tastic Courtney B. Vance in The People v. O.J. Simpson. (Now is a good time to admit that the other main contender, Bryan Cranston, wasn't at his sexiest as Lyndon B. Johnson in the HBO movie All the Way, but we love him anyway.)

Basically, it doesn't even matter whoever gets the nod next week, and it matters even less who takes home the trophy in September. We'll be seeing every one of these handsome gentlemen dressed to the nines throughout the voting season and on the big night. We all win.

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