Cranston, Hamm, Hall and Laurie are locks, but who will join them on the Emmy ballot?
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Hugh Laurie of 'House'
Hugh Laurie, "House"
Nomination Status: Certain nominee.
In His Favor: After watching "Broken," the two-hour sixth season premiere of "House," we were prepared to give Hugh Laurie his first Emmy win on-the-spot. It was a tour de force performance in an episode that was seemingly designed expressly for the purpose of handing Laurie a long-overdue Emmy. With four nominations in five years, Laurie isn't in any danger of falling out of this Top 6 any time soon.
Working Against Him: Perhaps because the overall "House" season was so mediocre and perhaps due to watching the full seasons turned in by Michael C. Hall and Bryan Cranston, Laurie's win doesn't seem so inevitable or inherently deserved anymore. That won't impact him getting a nomination, of course. He's a lock.