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Denis Leary of 'Rescue Me'
Denis Leary, "Rescue Me"
Nomination Status: Yet another candidate for Slot #6
Bottom Line: See what we mean about this category? Leary has two acting nominations for "Rescue Me," plus one writing nomination. He also picked up an Emmy nomination last year for "Recount." And it's easy to argue that Leary's Tommy Gavin is one of the most complicated and interesting characters on TV. If he gets nominated, it would be well-deserved. If he doesn't? It's a product of the category, not the actor or the performance.