Ugly Betty, Lindsay Lohan, America Ferrera

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Edie Falco, Elaine Stritch, Carrie Fisher, Vivica A. Fox, Sarah Silverman and the 35 other women who were good for a hearty laugh over the last year can rest easy.

Lindsay Lohan has decided not to submit herself for consideration at the upcoming 60th Annual Emmy Awards, despite being eligible for an Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series trophy for the not-quite-60 seconds she spent on screen in the season finale of Ugly Betty.

"The appearance was brief," Lohan's publicist, Leslie Sloane, told the Los Angeles Times' Gold Derby blog. "We made a decision to wait."

To be fair, Lohan's Betty-tormenting character will have at least five episodes to strut her stuff next season, so no one can say for certain that the comebacking actress won't leave an Emmy-worthy comedic footprint on the ABC comedy in the future.

Also in the running in 2008 after submitting their names to the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences are Mary-Kate Olsen, Jenny McCarthy, Alyssa Milano, Sherri Shepherd, Heather Locklear and, speaking of much-needed positive moments in the spotlight, Britney Spears.

A couple days ago, Grey's Anatomy star Katherine Heigl said she didn't give herself a chance for a Supporting Actress Emmy repeat this year because of her character's lack of meaty material this season.

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