Odds: 25-1. Driver's submitted episode, "It's Back," showcases his ability to be charming and likable, qualities one doesn't always associate with his "Girls" character. (In other words, it's not the "On All Fours" episode.) Deserving, but probably too divisive to win.
Odds: 30-1. Hader won a second consecutive nomination for his farewell "SNL" season. Though the show's quality dipped, Hader remained a bright spot, as demonstrated throughout his Emmy episode, which is highlighted by his turn as the dishonorably discharged puppet student Anthony Peter Coleman.
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Julie Bowen, "Modern Family"
Odds: 2-1. Yes, this would make it three consecutive Emmys. No, we're not particularly thrilled about it. But her character is "relatable" and has more screen time than her competition.
Jane Krakowski, "30 Rock"
Odds: 5-2. As always, Krakowski nails every comic moment. But they're moments. This being "30 Rock's" swan song, sentiment is on her side to win her first Emmy. It could happen. It should happen.
Mayim Bialik, "The Big Bang Theory"
Odds: 10-1. No woman could put up with Sheldon in the real world, but Bialik at least makes the possibility believable and at times poignant.
Odds: 10-1. She does Niki Manaj better than Niki Manaj.
Sofia Vergara, "Modern Family"
Odds: 20-1. Vergara as a ventriloquist? OK, it doesn't quite work in "Yard Sale," her Emmy submission, but, in the scheme of things, Bowen shouldn't have three more Emmys than Vergara. They're equally good.
Anna Chlumsky, "Veep"
Odds: 50-1. Chlumsky delivers an epic meltdown in her submitted episode, "First Response," and her work on "Veep" has been a revelation. But, like Hale, she's part of a great, deep bench and probably doesn't have enough moments to persuade voters to check her name.
Merritt Weaver, "Nurse Jackie"
Odds: 50-1. She's superb, but the show's profile is almost non-existant at this point.