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Ray Romano of 'Men of a Certain Age'
Ray Romano, "Men of a Certain Age"
Nomination Status: I've given up on this happening.
In His Favor: Ray Romano was really impressive on "Men of a Certain Age." It's just that simple. He changed the way I looked at him as a performer. In a good way. We know Emmy voters are watching, because they keep nominating Andre Braugher. But Romano never broke through, despite all of those years of Emmy love for "Everybody Loves Raymond."
Working Against Him: Everybody did, in fact, love Raymond. In comedies. The love wasn't there for a strong, mature drama. Really, for all I know Ray's been finishing seventh in this category for the past two years. Even if he's been that close, he won't be that close this year.