Two 'Modern Family' frontrunners return, but will older actresses crash the field?
Kristen Wiig of 'Saturday Night Live'
Kristen Wiig, "Saturday Night Live"
Nomination Status: Wiig's farewell season should be good for a farewell nomination.
In Her Favor: As "Saturday Night Live" evolved into "The Kristen Wiig Show," Wiig picked up three straight nominations in a category that used to be largely off-limits to "SNL" players. Wiig's profile on "SNL" remained high this year and her send-off episode was genuinely touching. Throw in the residual glow from "Bridesmaids" and her place is probably secure.
Working Against Her: Somebody's going to drop out of this field. There are just too many strong new contenders. Wiig's not my pick to fall out, but she's probably the second most likely to drop if voters embrace more than one fresh face.