The LATimes has an article out which covers Emmy Prospects for the year. They put both Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz's Emmy chances in "Longshot." Have they seen Verdict in the Story? Sheesh! It likely does hurt both of them that Bones is really a mixed-genre series. I would consider it a Drama with comedic elements but sometimes the comedy does overshadow everything else. Here's hoping they can get past the wall and get a shot.
From the Article, a quick blurb on how the Emmy process works:
EMMY'S winners for acting are chosen in a three-tier system by actors who belong to the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. During the first two weeks of June, they participate in a popular vote that determines a Top 10 runoff in each race. Finalists submit a sample episode of their best work to judges, whose scores are combined by accountants in a 50-50 mix with results of the original popular vote. The five nominees in each category are then announced July 17. Winners are decided based on judges' scores of the sample episodes and are revealed at the awards ceremony to be held at the Nokia Theatre on Sept. 21. Note to academy voters: The deadline for returning at-home judging ballots is Aug. 29.