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Danny McBride of 'Eastbound & Down'
Danny McBride, "Eastbound & Down"
Nomination Status: HBO used to have the juice to make this happen. Not anymore.
Bottom Line: Those who love Jody Hill and Danny McBride's raucous tale of washed up relief pitching legend Kenny Powers love the f*** out of it. Of course, that core "Eastbound" demographic isn't exactly the demographic represented by Emmy voters and McBride's performance, while frequently aggressively hilarious, isn't the sort of performance that normally gets Emmy nominations. It used to be that HBO could pretty much goad Emmy voters into nominating anything, but the cable network will have to work extra hard to get its "True Blood" and "Entourage" nods this year and "Eastbound & Down" won't get the same push.