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The list of Emmy nominees for outstanding lead actress in a comedy is full of familiar names (and one red-hot newcomer). In fact, because of all the top-notch actresses on this list, all of whom had good years on their respective shows, this category is going to be among the most difficult ones to call.

You'll have a chance to make your choice in our Emmy poll series on Friday, but for now we're going to make the case for the most veteran name on the nomination list: "Veep" star Julia Louis-Dreyfus. She has a good chance of taking home yet another Emmy next month, but there are plenty of obstacles for her to overcome to get there. First, the reasons why we think she'll win:

She and the academy go way back. Considering she's gotten 13 nominations over 20 years, Julia and the academy are practically old college chums. Her nomination »

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