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Khandi Alexander of 'Treme'
Khandi Alexander, "Treme"
Nomination Status: None.
In Her Favor: I'm pretty much just throwing out "Treme" names whenever possible, because the third season of "Treme" was one of my favorite pieces of television from the past year and nobody remembers it happened. Because of the arc surrounding LaDonna's sexual assault, Khandi Alexander probably had more award-style material in the drama's second season, but the aftermath of that horror continued to impact the character in powerful ways this past season.
Working Against Her: Khandi Alexander isn't really a Lead in "Treme" by any stretch of the imagination. Several of the actresses who submitted as Supporting -- Melissa Leo and Kim Dickens, mostly -- were probably more center to the main drama of Season 3. So figure that puts Alexander at a disadvantage and it wasn't like anybody from "Treme" was going to be nominated anyway.