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PHOTOS: Road to the Emmys: The Actress (Comedy)
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Co-star Kat Dennings might have the bigger name, but the funny Behrs is no second fiddle on the CBS Monday sitcom.
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Chalke’s latest series effort fell by the wayside, but she also stands a good shot at a guest actress nom for her turn on Grey’s Anatomy.
Cox is trying to join her five former Friends co-stars in earning an Emmy nomination.
Though the show hit the road after two seasons, its core fan base appreciated Cummings’ style.
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Dennings always seems poised for an awards breakout, though the competition never gets easier.
Dern was nominated for a Golden Globe but not an Emmy for the first season of Enlightened. That could be reversed for season two.
The increased emphasis on the supporting cast of New Girl seems to have only helped Deschanel shine.
Drescher continues to go about her business opposite John Michael Higgins in Divorced.
Cable’s chief conversation piece extended her bold performance into uncomfortable territory with drugs and disorder.
Elfman was less flamboyant than in past roles, but perhaps more charming, as the latest in
TV first ladies.
Falco has been nominated twice in this category since winning the award in 2010, one of four career Emmys.
Fey could make it a perfect seven for seven in Emmy nominations for acting on the now-departed Peacock comedy. She won in 2008.
This bunhead turned heads when she grabbed a Critics Choice TV Awards nomination in late May.
Gertz’s only previous Emmy nomination came in 2001 for a guest performance on Ally McBeal.
A seven-time nominee and two-time winner for Everybody Loves Raymond, Heaton has been somewhat surprisingly shut out for Middle.
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Though the show was canceled before its first season was complete, Johnson charmed as one of TV’s crop of single moms.
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Kelly Kapoor has sure grown up. No one watching The Office should have been surprised at how Kaling could carry her own comedy.
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The native Scot convinced as the American single mom who was on TV the same night as Ben & Kate — and whose show suffered the same fate.
Lou Grant might say that Levy’s got spunk — and might even secretly like it, considering how her go-get-’em teen Tessa takes on Chatswin town.
The beauty of winning an Emmy in the first year of a cable show is that you’re just getting started. Selina Meyer figures to be drawing votes from numerous precincts.
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Soon to be seen in Paul Feig’s The Heat, McCarthy could be back on the track that took her to a post-Bridesmaids 2011 Emmy trophy.
She hasn’t been nominated for an Emmy, but the country star did grab a 2004 Golden Globe nod for Reba.
Out of high school and on to New York, Michele’s Rachel Berry faced new challenges while hitting all her notes.
Plimpton was nominated in this category in 2011, then sidled over to a guest actress victory last year for The Good Wife.
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Will this finally be the year for Poehler, nominated the past three for her beloved perf on Parks but never winning?
MTV isn’t typically on Emmy’s radar, but Rickards is definitely worth a look from the TV Academy.
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The show faltered in the ratings after switching timeslots, but Ritter nailed this part, from start to untimely finish …
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… as did Walker, the wide-eyed yang to Ritter’s groovy-cynical yin. A prime role in feature film Compliance broadened her profile a bit.