My biggest hope — Connie Britton finally scoring a nomination for her consistently excellent performances in Friday Night Lights — was dashed when the semifinal lists came out without her name on them. So, I'll have to go with my No. 2: Kyle Chandler scoring a nomination for best actor. Chandler is the heart and soul of FNL, and rewarding him with a nomination would at least prove that the Emmy voters realize this show exists.
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