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Jill Scott of 'The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency'
Jill Scott, "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency"
Nomination Status: Is HBO putting enough juice behind her? She really deserves a nomination.
Bottom Line: In the old days, HBO wouldn't have had any trouble getting nominations for both Anna Paquin and Jill Scott in a field this flexible. Nowadays, HBO's going to struggle to get either actress a nomination. Scott has a much better chance of getting a Golden Globe nomination in December because of the international flair of her delightful series. The Lady Jill Scott gives an amazingly endearing performance, complete with an unimpeachable accent and she really ought to make the Top Six. She isn't helped by Emmy voters' track records when it comes to African-American actresses. Boo.