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Oliver Platt of 'The Big C'
Oliver Platt, "The Big C"
Nomination Status: Emmy voters like Oliver Platt.
In His Favor: Platt has four Emmy nominations on his resume, including two for Showtime's "Huff," a show which wasn't appreciably more respected than "The Big C." Platt also does fine work on "The Big C," though it's not especially easy to warm to his character.
Working Against Him: "The Big C" is so totally Laura Linney's show that it's unlikely that anybody else will get noticed. Platt also goes against castmate and recent Tony winner John Benjamin Hickey in this category and Hickey probably has the showier "Big C" role.