Will Betty White join defending winner (and Emmy host) Jane Lynch?
Next gallery »Exclusive: Three 'Breaking Bad' Season 4 Images
« Previous gallery10 Extreme Reality TV Challenges That Aren't Worth the Payoff
Kristen Wiig of 'Saturday Night Live'
Kristen Wiig, "Saturday Night Live"
Nomination Status: Elevated profile only solidifies Wiig's nomination.
In Her Favor: Kristen Wiig has been nominated in this category for each of the past two years, so she'd probably be a lock anyway, but it can only help her cause that Emmy ballots at the same time "Bridesmaids" has become a major breakout hit, cementing writer-star Wiig's position as a big screen double-threat. Nobody's ever lost an Emmy nomination because they became *too* high profile a movie star.
Working Against Her: Don't tell anybody, but I'm kinda tired of Kristen Wiig on "Saturday Night Live." Yes, she's brilliant. But she's created too many characters who are too similar and recur in too many episodes. To her credit, she understands this and several of the characters have been retired.