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Nomination Status: Emmy voters have always liked "Damages" more than ordinary viewers. Will that trend continue?
In Its Favor: "Damages" has been nominated for Outstanding Drama Series for each of its first two seasons, also picking up a handful of additional nominations each year. It would probably be foolish to assume that this won't be another big year for Glenn Close and company.
Working Against It: The FX's drama's overall viewership has continued to dwindle and even critical support began to fall off. Still, the show has a dedicated fanbase, however tiny. And that fanbase insists that expected-cancellation-be-damned, "Damages" was as good as ever this season. "Damages" could be the anti-"Good Wife" in this Emmy race, i.e. passionate miniscule fanbase trumping a far larger, less devoted fan base.