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Marcia Gay Harden of 'Damages'
Marcia Gay Harden, "Damages"
Nomination Status: Our somewhat arbitrary favorite
Bottom Line: Harden has an two Oscar nominations (and one win), a recent Tony victory, plus a previous Emmy nomination for her guest work on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." She's on a show that Emmy voters like and she had a part that had occasional moments of dramatic defiance. Pragmatically, Claire Maddox wasn't even a good enough character to get Harden a nomination. Realistically, Emmy voters love their respected movie actors dropping down. Her nomination is inevitable. We think her win is possible.