Why He Will Be Nominated: How many actors in this crazy ol' town they call Hollywood are as willing as Van Der Beek to openly embrace and mock their past jobs? Answer: not many, which is why Van Der Beek's outlandish version of himself on the ABC breakout comedy is such a breath of fresh air. Who needs vanity when you have a sense of humor?
Why He Won't: Is it really that much of a stretch to play an exaggerated version of yourself? That is the question facing the Academy when it comes to Dawson. Still, Matt LeBlanc proved it's possible with his turn as himself on Episodes, right?
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