Archie Panjabi returns, but who will join her in the field?
Laura Slade Wiggins of 'Shameless'
Laura Slade Wiggins, "Shameless"
Nomination Status: Zero chance, but this is my gallery and I can single out the people I want to single out.
In Her Favor: Wiggins took a role which could have mostly been notable for gratuitous nudity and added so much nuance and so many not-on-the-page grace notes that when her character became a whirling dervish of swearing, f***ing, destructive teenage rebellion it all felt earned and natural. Although Wiggins has no realistic chance of a nomination, it helps her cause slightly that her TV mom Joan Cusack is submitted as Guest Actress.
Working Against Her: If "Shameless" breaks through with Emmy voters, it'll be Cusack, Emmy Rossum and William H. Macy who get the attention. If Wiggins gets as much to do in the second "Shameless" season, she could (should) be headed for a breakthrough.