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Valorie Curry of 'The Following'
Valorie Curry, "The Following"
Nomination Status: If there's Emmy warmth for "The Following," Curry would be a valid point-of-recognition.
In Her Favor: Week after week, even as I was hating "The Following" and even as I became bored with what the writers were giving Kevin Bacon to do, exactly one thing kept me returning to the FOX hit: Valorie Curry. Her Emma was creepy and vulnerable and sexy and... interesting. Nothing else in "The Following" was even vaguely interesting. But thanks entirely to Curry, Emma was always interesting and, on a woefully predictable show, unpredictable. Curry is very much amongst the ranks of actors I would like to free from shows I'd like to be free from watching, which isn't exactly the same as being Emmy worthy, but in this case it's close.
Working Against Her: At some point, Kevin Reilly and FOX thought "The Following" might be an Emmy contender. It won't be. And if it is, that contention will probably be for Kevin Bacon.