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Simon Baker of 'The Mentalist'
Simon Baker, "The Mentalist"
Nomination Status: The best shot of any newbie, which is to say "Next to none."
Bottom Line: We were actually a bit shocked that Baker wasn't nominated for a Golden Globe for "The Mentalist." We won't be even slightly shocked when he isn't nominated for an Emmy. This wasn't a very good year for new shows and this won't be a very good year for new shows at the Emmys. Still, as the unquestioned star of last year's only unquestioned network hit, Baker has to at least be in the discussion. There. Discussed.