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Edie Falco, 'Nurse Jackie'
Nomination Status: No reason not to expect a fifth straight nomination.
In Her Favor: A winner here in 2010 and a nominee the three subsequent years, Falco is a comfortable Emmy favorite (and that's leaving out her nominations and multiple wins for "The Sopranos") and with two nominees already departing the category, I can't imagine her not maintaining her place. Of course, I don't know for sure, because I've stopped watching "Nurse Jackie," but it's pretty likely that she continues to give her typically terrific performance, even if she isn't necessarily all that funny most of the time.
Working Against Her: Not much, unless she's suddenly become awful on "Nurse Jackie." But I doubt that's the case.