Okay, let's be honest for a minute: Everyone has their favorite star that they'd like to see go home with an Emmy. But being a fan favorite isn't enough to guarantee a victory on Emmy night. A panel of volunteers watches each nominee's Emmy submissions and then casts his or her vote for the best of the bunch.
In recent years, the voting process has come under fire by the media. Last year, the media was not permitted to screen the Emmy reels. This year that ban would have been repeated had it not been for a last minute change of heart by the Academy. So what are the Emmy voters seeing? How can a supposed shoo-in end up not winning? It all has to do with the actors' scene selections.
Following is an account of the scenes that were submitted by the nominees.