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Adam Scott of 'Parks and Recreation'
Adam Scott, "Parks and Recreation"
Nomination Status: If there were any justice, he'd make the Top 6. There is not. He will not.
In His Favor: The thing that's most in Adam Scott's favor is also probably the thing that's working against him: In the marvelously constructed rom-com that is "Parks and Recreation," he's selling the "rom," while Amy Poehler is selling the "com." That doesn't mean that Scott doesn't get to be funny. For the first chunk of the season, he was off on his own and he and Aubrey Plaza had some terrifically amusing scenes together. And then in the middle of the season, while the homestretch included "Partridge," in which Ben returned to his hometown and did hilarious things involving the pain of kidney stones. But Scott was at his best as the middle of the season built to Ben and Leslie's wedding and if those nuptials made you tear up a little, Adam Scott had a big part in that.
Working Against Him: Adam Scott is just too good at sharing and so he lets the rest of the wonderful "Parks and Recreation" ensemble get the spotlight, all the while anchoring the show. If Scott couldn't get an Emmy nod for the season in which his resume included "Media Blitz," it probably won't happen.