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Nina Dobrev of 'The Vampire Diares'
Nina Dobrev, "The Vampire Diaries"
Nomination Status: No shot.
In Her Favor: As Elena underwent a difficult transition from human to vampire, Nina Dobrev got to play four or five different versions of the character, from soulless killing machine, to grief-stricken near-human. And she also got to play the always-delicious Katherine. I didn't always love what the writers had Elena/Katherine doing this season, but I admired the way that Dobrev was doing it.
Working Against Her: It's a Tatiana Maslany World and we're all just living it. Nina Dobrev played a few shades of two characters? YAWN. Call me when she plays a small international village. In a different year, I'd try to push Dobrev up the gallery a bit to get her some support, but this isn't that year.