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Don Cheadle of 'House of Lies'
Don Cheadle, "House of Lies"
Nomination Status: Oscar nominee was nominated last year and should be right in the mix again.
In His Favor: Don Cheadle's brash and confident performance on "House of Lies" has always been better than the writing on the uneven Showtime comedy-type-thing. Since Cheadle was nominated here last year, he'll only fall out of the field if there are multiple performances looking to break in. And Showtime has been reasonably good with turning nominees into perennials once they get in.
Working Against Him: "House of Lies" premiered last year amidst a sea of hype stemming from Cheadle and the TV return of Kristen Bell. Did you hear anybody talk about the show's second season? I didn't. People weren't saying the show got better. They weren't saying the show got worse. They weren't saying anything. It isn't good to have silence.