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Morena Baccarin of 'Homeland'
Morena Baccarin, "Homeland"
Nomination Status: Could benefit if "Homeland" adds nods for Season 2.
In Her Favor: Morena Baccarin probably deserved an Emmy nod for the first season of "Homeland," but she didn't get it. Well, "Homeland" went and swept the Emmys, which stands to benefit visibility for performers like Baccarin and Mandy Patinkin in the season season. Or so goes the hypothetical logic.
Working Against Her: While Baccarin probably deserved an Emmy nomination last year, I'm not so sure that she's as deserving this year. Unlike Patinkin, whose part only got richer as the show progressed, Baccarin's Jessica was either marginalized or pushed into silly situations for much of the season.