Kyra Sedgwick faces stiff competition to retain her crown
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Kyra Sedgwick of 'The Closer'
Kyra Sedgwick, "The Closer"
Nomination Status: Be honest: Did you remember that Kyra Sedgwick won this category last year? I didn't and I do this for a living. But I know she'll be nominated again.
In Her Favor: Sedgwick has been nominated five straight years and last year, she earned her first Emmy. "The Closer" is heading towards the end of its run, though given TNT's oddball scheduling, it's possible that Sedgwick may still have as many as three more Emmy shots, including this one. Anyway, this is a nomination you can write in pen.
Working Against Her: Did Season 6 of "The Closer" fall off a cliff, creatively? If not, Sedgwick should coast into the field.