Michelle Forbes, "True Blood"
Nomination Status: No chance, since voters may fear she'd turn the Emmys into an orgy.
In Her Favor: "True Blood" was a much better show in its second season and Forbes was a major cause for the improvement, playing her hedonistic maenad with a mixture of glee and well-concealed menace. In the overplotted chaos of "True Blood," it's hard to stand out, Forbes just cemented her place as fanboy favorite.
Working Against Her: While Forbes was part of the "True Blood" ensemble that earned a Screen Actors Guild nomination, Emmy voters are unlikely to look deep into the cast to find candidates, even ones with an overall track record as strong as Forbes'.