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Glenn Close of 'Damages'
Glenn Close, "Damages"
Nomination Status: Autopilot for another nomination.
In Her Favor: Glenn Close has four Emmy nominations (and two wins) for the first four seasons of "Damages" and she'll get her fifth nomination for the fifth season of "Damages," just because she's Glenn Close. [Please note that being Glenn Close means stature, but it also means she's very good. And she's always been very good on "Damages."]
Working Against Her: Did you know there was a fifth season of "Damages" that aired this past season? Die-hard fans do, but does anybody else? At least the fourth season generated some buzz because of the shift to DirecTV, but the fifth season produced general silence, both when it premiered and when the series finale aired. If this were a DirecTV original with no background or pedigree and it got this paucity of buzz, I'd say there was no chance of an Emmy nomination, but Glenn Close is probably just grandfathered in for life.