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Tony Shalhoub of 'Monk'
Tony Shalhoub, "The Monk"
Nomination Status: Frequent winner gets another nomination as a send-off.
In His Favor: After seven nominations and three previous wins, do you seriously think that Emmy voters are going to miss the opportunity to send Shalhoub off with at least another nomination? For shame! Sufficient enough nostalgia might even bring Shalhoub back to the winner's podium. Unlike many long-time favorites, Shalhoub has never fallen off the ballot, which is an impressive sign of how much the voters love "Monk."
Working Against Him: Maybe voters figure "Monk" actually ended last year? Or the year before? Will the quirky USA favorite still be on their minds? Well, yes.