Emmys 2012: Nominees for Oustanding Lead Actress in a Drama
There's no denying that Bates is one of TV's most dynamic actresses, but her work on NBC's ill-fated Harry's Law has failed to match Bates' talents. Her portrayal of flamboyant attorney Harriet “Harry” Korn has earned her two Emmy noms, and since the network pulled the plug on the series, this is Bates' last shot in the category. In “Onward and Upward,” the episode that she submitted for consideration, Harry pulls out all of the dramatic stops -- from delivering a passionate speech to crying in a cemetery and even breaking out into song. Sometimes, less is more. Emmy chances: None.