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Nina Dobrev of 'The Vampire Diaries'
Nina Dobrev, "The Vampire Diaries"
Nomination Status: Tee-hee. Emmy nominee? The CW?
In Her Favor: Watch the last couple episodes of this past "Vampire Diaries" season. Dobrev is, particularly in the finale, giving a strong performance that goes beyond the basically required confines of a primetime soap, a vampire show or The CW. I'm not sure that "reliably exceeds expectations, while remaining gorgeous" makes one a worthy Emmy contender, but it definitely makes you worthy of a slide in my Emmy galleries. Nina Dobrev is really good, y'all. And I'm betting she's going to be even better next season.
Working Against Her: The CW. Vampire show. Soap opera. Yeah. Not happening.