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Ashley Rickards of 'Awkward'
Ashley Rickards, "Awkward"
Nomination Status: The star of a raunchy MTV teen comedy? That mostly aired at 11 p.m.? Seriously?!?
In Her Favor: Ashley Rickards was absolutely terrific on the first season of "Awkward." She was, as the title suggests... awkward. But she was also completely confident and ego-free with the show's mixture of snappy dialogue, humiliating physical comedy and sweetly played romance. If "Awkward" can get a little more visibility in its second season, Rickards has the potential to be a genuine breakout star.
Working Against Her: See "Nomination status." Rickards is so far off the map that she doesn't even have a picture next to her name on the official Emmy ballot. Somebody should get on that "picture" thing for next year.