After netting three consecutive bids in the race for Comedy Supporting Actress (2009, 2010, 2011), Krakowski was snubbed last year for her extremely popular role of Jenna Maroney on the long-running NBC comedy.
Emmy stalwart Betty White ("Hot in Cleveland") just misses the cut and comes in seventh place. Like Krakowski, White was also snubbed last year despite being nominated previously for her role.
At the Emmys, it's a rarity to see a performer return to the spotlight after sitting out a year. More often than not, once the Emmys decide to snub someone, they don't look back. One recent exception to the rule in this category is Holland Taylor ("Two and a Half Men"), who was first nominated in 2005, snubbed in 2006, nominated again in 2007 and 2008, snubbed in 2009, and nominated a final time in 2010. Krakowski could follow in Taylor's on-again, off-again footsteps thanks to renewed love for "30 Rock" in the show's final year.
If Krakowski is lucky enough to be nominated, she has a whopper of an episode to submit to Emmy judges. The series finale of "30 Rock" gave all of its actors -- Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan, Jack McBrayer -- memorable moments, but Krakowski steals the show by singing a tongue-twistingly original song at the close of the series... complete with tears.
Watch Krakowski's final moment below.
Is it enough to warrant a return to the Comedy Supporting Actress line-up? Find out when Emmy nominations are revealed July 18. The 65th Primetime Emmys will air on CBS Sept. 22.
It isn't uncommon for programs to miss an Emmy season and return the following year. However, some contenders take even longer breaks before returning to contend while others are cancelled and then revived years later to great success.
"Breaking Bad" earned Best Drama Series nominations in 2009 and 2010, but an extended hiatus kept it out of the 2011 Emmy race. The time off, however, didn't slow its momentum: it earned 13 nominations in 2012 and then won the top prize in both 2013 and 2014.
Click arrow on right side of photo above to see 12 other shows that made Emmy comebacks.
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