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Jeanne Tripplehorn of 'Big Love'
Jeanne Tripplehorn, "Big Love"
Nomination Status: Doubtful.
In Her Favor: Jeanne Tripplehorn earned an Emmy nomination last year, but it wasn't for "Big Love." She and her fellow castmates are still trying to get the first "Big Love" Emmy nominations for any members of the core cast. It was an uneven season for the series -- not quite as awful as Chloe Sevigny would have you believe, but not great either -- but Tripplehorn got to go through Barb's usual breakdowns and, as always, she performed well. She was probably *much* better last season when she wasn't nominated.
Working Against Her: Most of the things in the previous paragraph were probably the things that are working against her. In that case, we can't really tell you what's working in her favor.