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Jeanne Tripplehorn of 'Big Love'
Jeanne Tripplehorn, "Big Love"
Nomination Status: A possible contender if Emmy voters want to reward the last season of "Big Love."
In Her Favor: I wasn't a huge fan of Barb's arc in the final season of "Big Love." She spent a lot of time crying and saying "priest-holder" over and over and over again. But she did it WELL and "Big Love" gave her several episodes that were packed with enough emotion to attract attention, were anybody noticing.
Working Against Her: Tripplehorn has just never attracted individual attention for her "Big Love" work. It's hard to imagine that attention coming now.