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Sharon Gless of 'Burn Notice'
Sharon Gless, "Burn Notice"
Nomination Status: Beloved by Emmy voters, but the show isn't on the radar
Bottom Line: The two-category Emmy system isn't very good with nuance. I don't think of "Burn Notice" as any more or less of a drama than "Chuck," but the USA show is stuck in a category where it really can't compete. Gless would be the show's best chance at a nomination, though, because she steals every scene, cigarette in hand. Absolutely everything she does hits home, but she's in maybe two or three scenes per episode. How is she supposed to compete with the "Grey's Anatomy" ladies or with Rose Byrne or the "In Treatment" stars? It's not a fair fight. What Gless has going in her favor is nine previous Emmy nominations and two wins. Emmy voters love her, perhaps enough to get her into the Top 10.