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Laura Linney of 'The Big C'
Laura Linney, "The Big C"
Nomination Status: A year ago, I thought Linney was a sure thing to win (she didn't). This year, I'm predicting her to be snubbed. Tough category!
In Her Favor: She's still Laura Linney with her three Emmy wins and three Oscar nominations and "The Big C" is still a superb acting showcase for all involved, no matter what you happen to think of the overall series. Linney also earned her second straight "Big C" Golden Globe nomination this year.
Working Against Her: It's two straight years without a SAG Award nomination for "Big C," which may have presaged her upset loss last year. I'm just predicting a certain amount of fatigue with Showtime's semi-comedic leading ladies. The chances of my being wrong are pretty high.