A 'Glee' girl is ready to take on Toni Collette, Tina Fey and the rest of the field
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.