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Josh Charles of 'The Good Wife'
Josh Charles, "The Good Wife"
Nomination Status: Here's the hunch: "The Good Wife" gets two nominations in this category, Cumming and either Charles or Chris Noth. For the sake of predictions, I'm saying Charles.
In His Favor: I'm picking Charles over Noth because unlike Noth, who vanished for episodes at a time despite his character's election between a central plotline this season, Charles was on-screen and present for the major will-they/won't-they arc that most viewers groove on. He also got to spend much of the season exploring ethical gray area with his character, giving his courtroom scenes a solid contrast with the moody romantic aspects of the character. If Emmy voters watched "The Good Wife" and rooted for Will Gardner, they're likely to vote for Josh Charles.
Working Against Him: Although he's been a part of strong casts on the big and small screen, Charles hasn't been singled out for individual awards attention for any of his major roles. It's entirely possible that Charles wasn't given the sort of big emotional episode that Emmy voters require.