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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 »
After three Golden Globe nominations (with two wins for Best Drama and Best Actress, Claire Danes), it's clear that Showtime's inspired freshman series Homeland is an awards show frontrunner. And while series leads Damian Lewis and Danes are locks, as is a series nomination, I am also expecting to hear Morena Baccarin's name announced on July 19 in the Best Supporting Actress in a Drama category.
To play Jessica Brody, the wife of assumed P.O.W. and sleeper terrorist Nick Brody, the 33-year-old actress tapped into a reservoir of emotions genre fans have known about for years thanks to roles on cult hits Firefly and V. But with Homeland, Baccarin even surprised herself with the pain and power she was able to bring to the table. A duality which will serve her well in the currently filming second seasons since Baccarin tells me, the best is yet to come!
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David Caruso famously left producer Steven Bochco's groundbreaking ABC police drama after attaining overnight stardom in the show's first season, and it would be a number of years until success came his way again with his Horatio Caine role on CBS' "CSI: Miami." He and later "Blue" regulars Jimmy Smits and Rick Schroder reunited with Franz at an Entertainment Weekly photo shoot last fall.
Mark-Paul Gosselaar, who played the last partner of Franz's Detective Andy Sipowicz, was out of the country at the time. "He was understanding about it," the pleasant Franz tells Zap2it, "and I missed him dearly, but I loved seeing Jimmy and Rick again ... and, so importantly, the affection that David Caruso and I shared was so moving and uplifting to me. »
The Walking Dead stormed back with an emotionally-charged episode full of tension and emotion. They’re still dealing with the aftermath of the barn massacre and last night proved that bad things happened to those who left the farm. Carol (Melissa McBride) dealt with Sophia’s death in her own way. Scott Wilson had his finest turn as Hershel trying to efface himself with alcohol and Andrew Lincoln was superb as Rick asserted himself as someone not to be messed with. The most surprising moment of “Nebraska” was that we were introduced to new survivors and just as we thought we’d be adding more people at the farm, Rick blasted them away.
After seeing the zombie that used to be his wife shot, then getting a scythe to the skull, Hershel turned to the top shelf liquor in town, something he hasn’t done since Maggie (Lauren Cohan) was born. »
- Ernie Estrella
4 items from 2012
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