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Nomination Status: Should remain in the Top 6.
In Its Favor: John Lithgow is pretty much a lock to win for his guest performance, while Michael C. Hall is looking more and more like a presumptive winner himself. Between those two elements and a killer finale, "Dexter" seems likely to be nominated for Outstanding Drama Series for the third consecutive year.
Working Against It: "Dexter" actually dropped in total nomination count between 2008 and 2009 and until the last three or four episodes of Season Four, there was a strong sentiment that the show was getting repetitive and that it was a down year. We suspect that those feelings will be forgotten, at least as far as a nomination is concerned.