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John Corbett of 'The United States of Tara'
John Corbett, 'The United States of Tara'
Nomination Status: Interesting dark horse
Bottom Line: We all expect Toni Collette to be nominated, but it remains to be seen how much Emmy voters like Showtime's not-so-comedic comedy "The United States of Tara." Corbett is an Emmy nominee for "Northern Exposure" way back in the day and seeing him make a return to the Emmy fold 17 years later would make for a good story. It helps that he's clearly in the wrong category, since his character is the male lead in "Tara" and gets the chance for at least some dramatic heavy lifting, especially in the later episodes. Corbett's a likable pro and he may benefit from the lack of cable competition in this category.