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Louis C.K. of 'Louie'
Louis C.K., "Louie"
Nomination Status: Simply the best. After being nominated here last year and winning a couple additional Emmys, he's a lock.
In His Favor: Getting into the category in the first place was the only real challenge for Louis C.K. Now that he was here, I can't imagine him not returning. Well, his ability to return next year depends on when new episodes premiere. But anyway... Louis C.K. was better than ever in the third season of "Louie." Look at "Miami." Look at the two-episode romantic arc with Parker Posey. Look at the expertly morose finale. Look at the three-episode arc with Louie trying to replace David Letterman. Gracious, "Louie" was fantastic last season.
Working Against Him: I can't think of anything. Emmy voters have caught on to the fact that Louis C.K. is the comedic voice of our moment and they'll keep lauding him for a while. I wonder which episode he'll choose for his submission once he's nominated, because he has several half-hours that feel like potential winners.