Advertisements I was wondering about this. I thought that Julie Chen had said that Mike could not nominate the HOH or the veto winner. She never explained, however, what was meant by veto winner. I think it would be ridiculous if that means both the person who wins the competition as well as the person they save. Only two possibilities seem fair to me: 1) Once you save someone, you've used the power and you should only be safe from being nominated by the HOH at that moment when they have to name a replacement. If the coup is used, you're fair game, having relinquished the power. The fact that the HOH is also the person with the coup and can get revenge later on is besides the point. 2) The person who won the veto comp is immune that week, but the person they removed from being nominated is once again at risk. To leave both of them protected makes the threat of the coup alot more valuable than the coup itself at this point in the game.