Archie Panjabi returns, but who will join her in the field?
Laura Allen of 'Terriers'
Laura Allen, "Terriers"
Nomination Status: We've reached the pie-in-the-sky part of this gallery.
In Her Favor: Allen's character started off as just a cute, wisecracking girlfriend. By the last couple episodes, Allen was breaking my heart every week, sometimes with broad displays of emotion and sometimes just with tiny gestures and barely noticeable signs of regret. The performance helped Allen go from off-the-radar to the female lead in NBC's well-regarded midseason drama "Awake." She's one to watch.
Working Against Her: Nobody, alas, watched "Terriers" and the acclaim it got generally focused on Donal Logue and Michael Raymond James. Part of the point of this gallery is to give recognition to some deserving, lower profile candidates. Like Laura Allen. Much respect.