Who will win for Best Actress in a Showtime Semi-Comedy?
Toni Collette of 'United States of Tara'
Toni Collette, "United States of Tara"
Nomination Status: Former winner should be back in the field.
In Her Favor: Her show may have been cancelled, but don't cry for Toni Collette. With two nominations and a win for "United States of Tara," she's gotten good value out of her move to Showtime and she should be back for another Emmy run after what has been, in many ways, her best season of acting work.
Working Against Her: "United States of Tara" was less of a comedy this season and, in its second half, almost a straight-forward thriller. Collette was terrifying, but was she funny? Well, no. But nobody expects "United States of Tara" to be funny, even though it's listed as a comedy. Categories are weird.