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Steve Carell, 'The Office'
Steve Carell, "The Office"
Nomination Status: Nomination lock, contender to win
Bottom Line: Carell has been nominated for lead actor Emmys the past three years and even when "The Office" won for Outstanding Comedy Series, he didn't pick up the individual trophy. Maybe this will be his year? The Michael Scott Paper Company arc gave Carell a number of dramatic beats to play, while he also had a good showcase in the Super Bowl episode, "Stress Relief." Working against him is the lack of a big summer movie to promote as nomination and voting season approach.