Michael Emerson, last year's winner, will likely take on Aaron Paul, Terry O'Quinn and more
Michael Emerson of 'Lost'
Michael Emerson, "Lost"
Nomination Status: Last year's winner is likely to return
In His Favor: After earning nominations three consecutive years and picking up his second Emmy win last fall, it's hard to think of any reason why Emerson wouldn't make the field again. This may not have been Benjamin Linus' finest season, but it was certainly good enough. Emerson is close to a default vote for the Emmy gang at this stage.
Working Against Him: The same things that were working against O'Quinn: Emerson only misses out if Emmy voters yearn to share the wealth or if the finale stifled any desire to send "Lost" off with a wheelbarrow full of nominations.