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Danny Pudi of 'Community'
Danny Pudi, "Community"
Nomination Status: In Season 2, Pudi stepped up as the "Community" castmember most likely to receive award recognition.
In His Favor: It was a spectacular season for Danny Pudi, whose Abed went from key supporting player to, quite frequently, the centerpiece of the "Community" ensemble. Pudi had a number of strong episodes, but "Messianic Myths and Ancient Peoples" and "Critical Film Studies" both ought to be enough to put in in the field.
Working Against Him: Zero Emmy nominations for "Community" last year and the show remains a barely watched cult favorite. Nominations, while deserved, will be tough to come by.