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Chris Colfer of 'Glee'
Chris Colfer, "Glee"
Nomination Status: This is a hunch only, but a dark-horse in the field.
In His Favor: Not everybody is going to support Chris Colfer here, but those who do will support him with absolute passion and dedication. He just does more than most of his competition. He sings. He dances. He delivers catty commentary. And when you paired him with Mike O'Malley, he made even hard-hearted "Glee" fans (an oxymoron if ever there were one) a little bit weepy.
Working Against Him: You could argue that Colfer and Kurt played out the same dramatic beat over and over and over again in the season's second half and that as well as he played it, it lost some power in the repetitiveness. It remains to be seen how much Emmy voters will want to spread the "Glee" wealth. Will it reach actors beyond Jane Lynch and probably Lea Michele? We'll see.