He took home an Emmy last year for his popular portrayal of scheming Ben Linus on ABC's 'Lost' -- but as a nominee once again this year, Michael Emerson says he's hardly imagining that he'll repeat the win in his category (outstanding supporting actor in a drama series).

"You know, I haven't thought about it much this year because I just don't feel like I'm in the running," he told E! News at the Entertainment Weekly and Women in Film Pre-Emmy party, which Emerson attended with 'True Blood' star Carrie Preston, his wife of almost 12 years.

During the star-studded soiree, the acclaimed actor did muse about who would score the prize he won last year. And he revealed his favorite nominees in other categories, too.