Cherry Jones won't repeat, so will a 'Grey's Anatomy' or 'Mad Men' co-star top the field?
Chandra Wilson of 'Grey's Anatomy'
Chandra Wilson, "Grey's Anatomy"
Nomination Status: Longtime nominee is now a favorite
In Her Favor: Go back and watch the "Grey's Anatomy" finale and then come back and tell us that this isn't Chandra Wilson's year. She's been nominated each of the past four years, but never before as Shondra Rhimes felt so free to use her show's not-so-secret weapon. Dr. Bailey to a flashback this season, she got to have sex this season and, in the finale, she got to have one of TV's all-time classic freak-outs. With last year's winner, Cherry Jones, inexplicably removing her name from contention, Wilson is this year's supporting actress to beat.
Working Against Her: We probably take the "Grey's Anatomy" actresses a little bit for granted and as deserving as both Wilson and Sandra Oh certainly are, maybe voters will be looking for something shiny and new? Yeah, we don't see that happening either.