Michael Emerson, last year's winner, will likely take on Aaron Paul, Terry O'Quinn and more
Terry O'Quinn of 'Lost'
Terry O'Quinn, "Lost"
Nomination Status: Former winner rejoins the field
In His Favor: O'Quinn was a deserving winner in 2007 and a deserving nominee in 2005 and that was when he was playing only a single role. In this farewell season of "Lost," O'Quinn played Sideways John Locke, not to be confused at all with the John Locke we knew and loved previously, and also the cold and calculating Man in Black. It's not every supporting actor who gets to play dual roles, though the beauty of "Lost" is that O'Quinn, and his supporting colleagues, will get to submit episodes in which they were the stars. Are Emmy voters going to get nostalgic for "Lost" and send the beloved series out with handfuls of nominations?
Working Against Him: If there's a legitimate argument to be made that at least a half-dozen "Lost" supporting players *deserve* nominations, what if voters decide that O'Quinn already has his trophy and fresh blood -- Nestor Carbonell? -- should earn recognition? That's really the only thing working against him, unless Emmy voters *really* hated the "Lost" finale.