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"Big Love," HBO
Nomination Status: Nominated last year, but may be squeezed out this year.
In Its Favor: Last year, "Big Love" picked up its first Outstanding Drama Series Emmy nod and followed that up with three Golden Globe nominations and a win. No matter what Chloe Sevigny may say about the most recent season, the show would seem to have some momentum, awards-wise.
Working Against It: Statistically speaking, last year's nomination was a bit of an outlier, as it was the only Outstanding Drama Series (or Outstanding Comedy Series) nominee not to earn a single nomination in any other category. Plus, "Big Love" had never been an Emmy favorite in previous seasons, with only a guest actress nod for Ellen Burstyn for Season Two and a trio of tech/creative nominations for Season One. Will "Big Love" now suffer The Curse of The Recast Teeny?