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Christina Applegate of 'Upe All Night'
Christina Applegate, "Up All Night"
Nomination Status: Emmy voters really like Applegate. But this isn't a good year to be trying to break into the field.
In Her Favor: Heck, Christina Applegate earned two Emmy nominations for "Samantha Who?" She also won an Emmy for "Friends." And she's doing very good work on "Up All Night," not that I'd necessarily say it's Emmy-type work.
Working Against Her: "Up All Night" just isn't buzz-y enough to cut through what has suddenly become one of the tougher categories to predict on Nomination Morning. There have been years this performance probably would have made the field, but 2012 won't be one of those years.