By Michael Slezak
June 30, 2006 at 02:00 PM EDT

The folks at GoldDerby have their spies working overtime to find out which series and thespians are still in the running for a potential Emmy nomination — in other words, the ones whose selected episodes were viewed by various judging panels last weekend. (Click here for a look.)

The good news: It looks like the new Emmy rules are giving a shot to smaller networks and programs that might’ve been completely overlooked in years past. Everybody Hates Chris‘s Tichina Arnold (pictured), Everwood‘s Treat Williams, Rescue Me, and Weeds are all rumored to have a fighting chance (as does Lauren Graham — simmer down now, Gilmore addicts).

The bad news: If GoldDerby’s list is accurate, I’ve already spotted an unforgivable snub among the Best Actress in a Drama finalists. Shall we look together? Okay, I see Medium‘s Patricia Arquette, Six Feet Under‘s Frances Conroy, and hey, there’s Kristen Bell from Veronica Mars. I even see Evangeline Lilly, Geena Davis, and Ellen Pompeo. So where the badonkadonk is Battlestar Galactica‘s Mary McDonnell? It’s enough to make me go on a diatribe quite similar to this.

How ’bout y’all, PopWatchers? See any names that excite you? Any omissions that incite you?

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