Emmy Nomination Preview 2010 - Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy

Posted Jun 17, 2010 2:30 AM

Toni Collette of 'United States of Tara'

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.

Photo Credit: Showtime