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Michael C. Hall of 'Dexter'
Michael C. Hall, "Dexter"
Nomination Status: Another nomination is a lock. He may even be the favorite now.
In His Favor: The fourth season of "Dexter" was very solid and Michael C. Hall was every bit as excellent as he'd been in seasons past, but we'd be lying if we said we understood how *this* came to be The Year of Michael C. Hall, with recent Golden Globe and SAG Awards wins building momentum. Cynics might try saying that Hall is benefiting from an outpouring of emotional support stemming from his health woes, but Globes voting would have taken place before his cancer was made public. Maybe folks are so astounded by [inevitable Guest Actor winner] John Lithgow that they also re-evaluated Hall? Or maybe this is just Hall's turn, which wouldn't be unjust for an actor this good in a role this exceptional.
Working Against Him: For a nomination? Again, nothing. The Top 4 in this category are as good as set in stone.