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Emily Deschanel of 'Bones'
Emily Deschanel, "Bones"
Nomination Status: Back in 2009, "Bones" earned an Emmy nod for art direction. That's it for six seasons.
In Her Favor: The writers on "Bones" keep finding new ways to slowly, but meaningfully "humanize" Temperance Brennan, while maintaining her overall social awkwardness and confusion in the "normal" world. Deschanel gets better and better the more they ask her to do.
Working Against Her: More of the character changes this year were subtle and if Emmy voters are going to suddenly discover somebody after six years, "subtle" isn't going to be what gets it done.