Emmy Nomination Preview 2012 - Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama
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Emmy Rossum of 'Shameless'
Emmy Rossum, "Shameless"
Nomination Status: I can't be responsible for the stupidity of Emmy voters.
In Her Favor: The only thing in Emmy Rossum's favor is that she's giving one of the two or three best performances in this category for the second consecutive year. She's fierce, she's funny, she's sexy and when Fiona is allowed to show weakness, Rossum crumples with heart-breaking precision. Fiona added a self-destructive streak this season and Rossum nailed that as well. I don't know what kind of world we're living in in which a gorgeous ingenue can give a great performance on a well-received cable drama and NOT get Emmy and Golden Globe nominations.
Working Against Her: And yet that's the world we live in. Rossum hasn't received an iota of awards recognition for her work on "Shameless" and I just don't know what it would take for that to change.