With Kristin Chenoweth gone, will 'Glee' or 'Modern Family' stars step up?
Aubrey Plaza of 'Parks and Recreation'
Aubrey Plaza, "Parks and Recreation"
Nomination Status: If Emmy voters happen to notice that "Parks and Recreation" became TV's funniest comedy this year, who knows what wackiness might ensue?
In Her Favor: Seldom has any actress gotten more mileage out of eye-rolling and pouting. While those were the only weapons in Plaza's arsenal in the early going, the writers found a way to turn the budding romance between April and Chris Pratt's Andy into one of the show's real cores. I'd point to her work in "94 Meetings" and "Freddy Spaghetti" as strong evidence that Plaza is more than just the master of the reaction shot.
Working Against Her: Emmy voters may notice how much "Parks and Rec" improved this season, but it probably won't be the sort of across-the-board embrace that would bring nominations to supporting players like Plaza or Rashida Jones.