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Toni Collette of 'United States of Tara'
Toni Collette, "United States of Tara"
Nomination Status: Defending champ remains a favorite.
In Her Favor: Toni Collette won the first Emmy and Golden Globe of her career for the first season of "United States of Tara." With the second season introducing a new alter and new complications to Tara's life, there's little reason to expect she won't enter this year's Emmy race as the favorite after pulling off a minor upset in unseating Tina Fey last season.
Working Against Her: As good as Collette is, "Tara" isn't a major hit for Showtime and even her Emmy doesn't mean that Collette is immune to being overshadowed by Edie Falco, Mary-Louise Parker and Laura Linney on her own network. None of that should prevent a nomination or anything.