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Mariska Hargitay of 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit'
Mariska Hargitay, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"
Nomination Status: Perennial nominee isn't going anywhere.
In Her Favor: Mariska Hargitay has Emmy nominations for each of the past six years, including a win in 2006. She has a pair of Golden Globe nods (with one win) and five SAG Awards nominations. Sometimes it seems like all Hargitay does is get nominated for awards. It helps that every year "SVU" finds a way to expand its format just a little to let her strut her stuff as more than just a procedural leading lady.
Working Against Her: With NBC stumbling along, viewership was done for "SVU" this past season. If ever Hargitay were just a little bit vulnerable, it might be now. But it probably isn't.