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Kathryn Joosten won two Emmys for guesting on "Desperate Housewives." Less than seven weeks after her death on June 2, TV academy members paid tribute to her with a nomination as Best Comedy Supporting Actress for her role as the busybody neighbor Karen McCluskey. While four of our Experts, two Editors and many Users are predicting her to win, Emmy history says otherwise. Voters just aren't sentimental when it comes to giving out their trophies. Since 1980, 13 performers were nominated after they died but only one -- Raul Julia for his lead performance in the 1995 telefilm "The Burning Season" -- prevailed. View Gallery In the dramatic categories, the posthumous nominees were Michael Conrad ("Hill Street Blues"), Jim Davis ("Dallas"), Ossie Davis ("The L Word") and Nancy Marchand ("The Sopranos"). Comedic nods went to the late Nicholas Colasanto ("Cheers& »

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