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Julianna Margulies of 'The Good Wife'
Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife"
Nomination Status: A lock to be nominated for the second straight year.
In Her Favor: Margulies won a SAG Award in this category earlier this year and the Golden Globe two years ago and she was nominated here last year. Add in a pedigree with six Emmy nominations and a win for "ER," plus the not-insignificant fact that "The Good Wife" improved in its second season and kept offering Margulies show-stopping moments and you've got a fairly certain nominee and one of several co-favorites.
Working Against Her: Nothing.