Louis C.K. and 5 others who might be pleasant Emmy surprises


One of the old wives' tales about the Emmys that readers hear from cranks like us in the media is that the television academy tends to nominate the same people year after year. That notion probably comes from shell shock after seeing people like John Larroquette, Kelsey Grammer and James Spader either get nominated or win year after year, even if the shows they were on had long passed their primes.The academy still gets repetitive to some extent, which is why they keep throwing nominations at Hugh Laurie even though "House" is a shell of its former self. But they've done a much better job spreading the love around, as evidenced by last year's supporting wins by Aaron Paul, Eric Stonestreet and Archie Panjabi. So while some of the people listed below might seem like long shots to get a nod from the academy, it wouldn't be a complete surprise if they did slip in...



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