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Matthew Morrison of 'Glee'
Matthew Morrison, "Glee"
Nomination Status: If "Glee" rolls strong, Morrison grabs a nomination.
In His Favor: Matthew Morrison has the advantage of being the clear and unquestioned male lead on a new show that has the potential to be an Emmy juggernaut. If the show picks up 15 nominations or so, Morrison probably rides those coattails to a nomination and forces somebody like Charlie Sheen out. He sings and dances and even raps. Voters may applaud his versatility and salute him as a pretty new face.
Working Against Him: In the second half of the season, Will became less appealing with every week and the writers ran out of ideas for the character and he started randomly doing a rap number every other week, just because that struck somebody as funny. We rooted for Will all through the first half of the season, but he wasn't nearly as likable by the time things ended. Voters could still love "Glee" while rejecting Morrison entirely. [Note: It's the writers who drained Will of his mojo, not Morrison, per se. Voters may be savvy enough to recognize that.]