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Emmys 2013: Who Should Be Nominated in the Comedy Categories? And Who Actually Will Be?


As we talked about last week, the voting window is now open for the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards. The ballots are due next Friday, June 28, but between now and then, we'll be breaking down the prominent races in the comedy, drama, and miniseries/TV movie categories with a survey of who's in the running to be nominated (based on the publicly released submission ballots), who we think should be nominated, and who we think will actually be nominated when this year's competitors are announced on July 18.

Let's start with the comedy categories, where there's quite a bit of intrigue. Will Modern Family continue to dominate? Will Girls or Louie piggyback on last year's successes and grab even more wins? And will Arrested Development make a triumphant return to its former Emmy glory?


Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

The recent trend: All Modern Family, all the time. Eric Stonestreet won in 2012, Ty Burrell won in 2011, and then Stonestreet won again in 2012...  and in each of those three years, the show accounted for at least half the nominations in the category. 

The probable repeats: The bloom is a bit off the Modern Family rose among viewers and critics, but that doesn't necessarily mean anything with regard to the typically rigid Emmy voters. I have absolutely no doubt that Stonestreet and Burrell will remain in this race. I've seen some folks suggest that maybe Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Ed O'Neill will fall by the wayside, but I'm skeptical of that. Last year's non-ModFam nominees, Max Greenfield for New Girl and Bill Hader for SNL, could absolutely keep their spots—especially Hader, since he's coming off a final season of work, and those situations always seem to demand a little extra consideration. Despite the litany of wonderful alternatives, it's totally possible that this category stays exactly the same.  

The most deserving candidates: Yow. This is me trying to parse it down, in no particular order: Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation), Adam Driver (Girls), Luke Wilson (Enlightened), Mike White (Enlightened), Tony Hale (Veep), Atticus Shaffer (The Middle), Adam Pally (Happy Endings), Damon Wayans Jr. (Happy Endings), Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation), John Krasinski (The Office), Danny Pudi (Community), Jim Rash (Community), Chris Messina (The Mindy Project), Charlie Day (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia), Nolan Gould (Modern Family) and Jason Gann (Wilfred).

The possible breakthroughs: The biggies here are mostly show-dependent, as most of these things are. Jeffrey Tambor has been nominated quite a bit for his work over the years, including twice for Arrested Development. The structure of the new Netflix season could help him as well as Will Arnett, who's been nominated in the guest category for his 30 Rock appearances and who arguably has the best individual episode of Arrested Development's fourth season. It's also possible that final season love boosts the 30 Rock (Tracy Morgan, Jack McBrayer) and Office men (John Kraskinski, Rainn Wilson, or god forbid, Ed Helms) into the race. Maybe the Academy gives Fred Armisen some love for his last round on SNL as well, maybe the residual love for Brad Garrett earns him a random nom or maybe the Modern Family love extends to the deserving Nolan Gould. But the most likely candidate to jump in is The Big Bang Theory's Simon Helberg. 

The likely final picks: Ty Burrell, Eric Stonestreet, Ed O'Neill, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Bill Hader, and Simon Helberg. There's no good reason for voters to go out on much of a limb.


Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

The recent trend: More Modern Family domination. Julie Bowen has won for the last two years and both times a number of people considered her co-star and fellow nominee Sofía Vergara to be just as likely to win. Kristen Wiig has also been a constant in this category.

The probable repeats: I see no reason why Bowen and Vergara won't stick around for another duel. Two of their fellow nominees from last year—Wiig (no longer on SNL) and Kathryn Joosten (deceased)—won't be in-play this time, but the other two, Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory) and Merritt Weaver (Nurse Jackie), are very much still in the conversation. I think Bialik is more likely to return than Weaver, if only based on the different profiles of their respective shows.

The most deserving candidates: Lake Bell (Children's Hospital), Casey Wilson (Happy Endings), Retta (Parks and Recreation), Eden Sher (The Middle), Gillian Jacobs (Community), Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live), Amy Schumer (Inside Amy Schumer), Diane Ladd (Enlightened), Jenna Fischer (The Office), Eliza Coupe (Happy Endings), Carly Chaikin (Suburgatory), Elisha Cuthbert (Happy Endings), Anna Chlumsky (Veep), Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation), Busy Phillips (Cougar Town), Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother) and Allison Williams (Girls).  

The possible breakthroughs: There are a number of past nominees (Jane Lynch, Conchata Ferrell, Jane Krakowski, Jenna Fischer, Jessica Walter, Betty White) who could easily jump back into the race. Fischer probably has the best body of work to submit of this group, but I'm not sure voters will come back to The Office. Krakowski has the best shot to return. I'd also watch out for Ellen Barkin for The New Normal (she's a big enough name), Anna Chlumsky for Veep (love for that show could go real big this year), Allison Williams for Girls (ditto Veep) and Kate McKinnon (someone from SNL has been nominated here for five years in a row).  

The likely final picks: Julie Bowen, Sofía Vergara, Mayim Bialik, Jane Krakowski, Jessica Walter, and Allison Williams. Ellen Barkin and Anna Chlumsky are left just outside.


Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

The recent trend: Keeping it in the CBS family. Jim Parsons won back-to-back awards in 2010 and 2011, only to lose to the new-to-the-category Jon Cryer last year. Parsons, Alec Baldwin and Louis C.K. are the only three men to be nominated in each of the last two years; there's been a lot of instability otherwise. 

The probable repeats: Only one of last year's nominees lacks eligibility this year (Larry David), so it's possible that could end up with five returnees. However, it's a little more likely that only four of last year's competitors will be back (Cryer, Parsons, Baldwin, and C.K.), and that Don Cheadle will lose his spot to someone else. I'm hedging a bit because I can't really stand House of Lies, but Showtime knows how to get its stars nominated. 

The most deserving candidates: Peter Capaldi (In the Thick of It), Garrett Dillahunt (Raising Hope), Neil Flynn (The Middle), Jake Johnson (New Girl), Joel McHale (Community), Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation) and Elijah Wood (Wilfred). 

The possible breakthroughs: Matt LeBlanc is back in the pool for Episodes (the show wasn't eligible in 2011) and he might be the biggest threat to re-join the race. Johnny Galecki could return after garnering a nomination here two years ago, and former nominees like Jason Bateman, Tim Allen, and Matthew Perry are also in the running (Bateman probably most of all). Of course there's going to be a lot of buzz for Jake Johnson. He's certainly deserving, and the voters showed New Girl some love last year. 

The likely final picks: Alec Baldwin, Jon Cryer, Jim Parsons, Louis C.K., Matt LeBlanc, and Jason Bateman. LeBlanc, Bateman and Don Cheadle are probably fighting over two spots, and I'm assuming that only one Showtime guy will make it in. 


Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

The recent trend: There hasn't been much consistency in this category with regard to the winners (no one has won the award in back-to-back years since Patricia Heaton in 1999 and 2000), but a lot of the faces are the same. Tina Fey has been hanging out here since 2006, and so has Julia Louis-Dreyfus, outside of the year between the end of The Adventures of Old Christine and the beginning of Veep. Amy Poehler and Edie Falco have been nominated for three straight years now, and Melissa McCarthy is right behind them with two. The category was so packed last year that it stretched to seven nominees, including newbies Zooey Deschanel and Lena Dunham. 

The probable repeats: All of them? Maybe we there won't be another extended field of seven, but I'll be shocked if at least five of last year's nominees don't return. Fey, Louis-Dreyfus, Falco, and Poehler are as pretty close to locks, and I'd guess that Dunham and McCarthy are as well. Zooey D. is the only one I'm a bit weary of, if only becausNew Girl became more of an ensemble show in Season 2.

The most deserving candidates: Courteney Cox (Cougar Town), Laura Dern (Enlightened), Sutton Foster (Bunheads), Martha Plimpton (Raising Hope), Krysten Ritter (Don't Trust the B***** in Apt. 23), Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project), Jane Levy (Suburgatory), and Dakota Johnson (Ben and Kate). 

The possible breakthroughs: I'd love to tell you that Emmy voters are going to recognize Enlightened and Laura Dern, but they didn't last year even with the field of seven. Martha Plimpton was a surprise nominee two years ago, so there's a world where the voters remember her awesome work. And hey, maybe the industry's love for Mindy Kaling continues to snowball and she slides into the competitive race.

The likely final picks: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Edie Falco, Tina Fey, Lena Dunham, Amy Poehler and Zooey Deschanel. Deschanel and Melissa McCarthy could be interchangable, but I'm hoping the New Girl love continues.


Outstanding Comedy Series

The recent trend: I don't know if you've heard of this little show called Modern Family; it's won in this category for three years in a row. Before that, 30 Rock dominated with a three-peat of its own, and even though Tina Fey's show hasn't won since 2009, it has six straight nominations. Outside of those two juggernauts and two straight noms for The Big Bang Theory, this category is in flux. The Office's streak ended last year, as did the buzz for Glee, and Girls and Veep moved in while Parks and Rec fell out after its deserved nomination in 2011.  

The probable repeats: Modern Family30 Rock, and The Big Bang Theory are 100-percent locks. Girls is very close, as is Veep. I'm predicting a big year for Veep in general, so I think it'll be here. Last year's final nominee, Curb Your Enthusiasm, isn't eligible this time, so there's at least one open spot.

The most deserving candidates: Archer, EnlightenedNew GirlLouieParks and RecreationHappy EndingsThe MiddleThe Office, and Arrested Development

The possible breakthroughs: Realistically, there's only one spot open. The shows that are likely to grab that spot, in order, are LouieArrested DevelopmentParks and Recreation, and maybe The Office if the voters only saw the episodes that didn't involve Andy. I'm unsure of what will happen with Arrested Development, but the combination of buzz and Emmy history might be enough. But this feels like Louie's spot to lose. C.K.'s been nominated on his own the last two years, and he won for writing last year.  

The likely final picks: Modern Family30 RockThe Big Bang TheoryVeepGirls, and Louie

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why arrow and flash isin't there ???
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Simon Helberg: loooooong overdue.
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Zooey Deschanel? New Girl? That's not going to make Mate happy.
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The Big Bang Theory is the best comedy series after Friends .. they deserve to win every emmy out there .. and Jim Parsons is PHENOMENAL
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No Alison Brie??
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This site needs less fans of TBBT and more for 30 Rock.
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I will never ever ever understand the obsession over TBBT. The day it gets cancelled or airs its series finale (which sadly in, maybe a few or god forbid, 5 years) will be a great day for Comedy.
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you don't like it that's you choice .. but saying that you don't understand the obsession while it's the most watched show on Tv is just crazy .. this show is one of the funniest shows ever and Jim Parsons is an incredible comedian ... you can say you don't like it but accept that other people love it.
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We keep watching, haters keep whining, and the world keeps turning. Kind of beautiful really.
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I'm whining bc I can lol. TBBT is a show full of recycled and sexist jokes one after another anyway, there's nothing beautiful in that.
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do you even know what the word sexist means? there is a simple explanation why you don't like the show - it's because you are an idiot. keep watching dumbed down shows and you'll be fine
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As long as you don't mind coming off as an uneducated tool, I have no problem with your whining. You're a sad, angry little person, and I feel sorry for you and those around you. Please continue.
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Keep whining by all means. You cry, I laugh, and the world still somehow keeps turning. Your opinion of the show is subjective, and your education is lacking.
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Honey, I will whine and whine until I can. Its a fact anyway, the show IS sexist and naaaaaaahhhhhhh I will not start this thing with you because I will not pick a fight over a pesky show I rather think doesn't exist. (CALL ME A WHINER A HATER BUT ACCEPT THE FACT UR SHOW IS SHIT LOL)
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I see a MUCH bigger obsession with people hating this show than loving it. Maybe find a show you enjoy and quit your bitching?
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Ok, but what about Neil Patrick Harris and How I Met Your Mother !!! :@
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Honestly I don't know if I ever even hear talk of Modern Family anymore.. Anyone still watching that?

Hope New Girl gets some recognition! At least Jake Johnson, he owned that season!
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I want some Emmy love for Elijah Wood. I think he is outsatnding in Wilfred. And i didn't even like LotR.
Besides, i have the distinct feeling that none of my picks will get nominated. So....
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Happy Endings!!! Casey, Eliza and Elisha should be nominated!
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Bless you for including Retta and Carly Chaikin in your list of deserving supporting actresses this year. Those two have been so spot on in both their shows that they deserve all the Emmy love and then some.
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It would be so unfair if Modern Family got all the awards this year too, because they really didn't deserve it. The whole season was weak, compared to the previous ones. And other shows need recognition! I hope Parks and recreation will get something, anything.
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No mention of Ike Barinholtz (Morgan in the Mindy project)? wow.
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I can't believe how amazing VEEP has been this year. All the nominations, give them.
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Amy frikin Poehler!!! She needs to win this time. I'm so tired of her just getting a nod every year.
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Lo and behold, Community will get nominated. LOL
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Sure all(some) of those ladies deserve to be acknowledged for their respected work. We just need to figure out how we can trick the Emmy's into thinking Orphan Black is a Drama and Comedy so Tatiana Maslany can have all the awards!

No but seriously the Emmy comedy race is a joke and everybody knows it... Modern Family... hahahahahahahaha what?
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Orphan Black is honestly more funny than TBBT and Modern Family are to me. The actress who plays Alison should get nomin- oh wait.
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I never got why Modern Family has been winning so much at the Emmys. It's pretty amusing most of the time, but not outstanding, IMO. It would be nice for someone else to get some shine this year.
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The past few years of television have been to good to choose...I'm having a hard time choosing anything right now...I love Veep, Girls, Enlightened, Parks & Rec, 30 Rock, Episodes, Arrested Development, New Girl, Happy Endings, Louie...it's too much to choose
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It's a crime that Parks & Recreation hasn't won any Emmys (specifically, Amy Poehler). I'm hoping that this is the year for the show...although I know from experience that the most deserving isn't necessarily the one that's rewarded.
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I'm going with the long odds for both answers: cancel the Emmys. Everything I just read depressed me.
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And I forgot (I got a feeling I'll be coming back to this page often)... Patricia Clarkson for Best Guest in a Comedy ("Tammy One", Parks and Recreation)!
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What about Cheryl Hines (Suburgatory) for Lead Actress? Hell, what about Jeremy Sisto (same show) for Lead Actor? Hell, what about Carly Chaikin ("Dalia", Suburgatory) for Supporting?
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Also, VEEP is criminally underrated.
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Honestly shocked that Arrested Development is at the top of the Outstanding Comedy Series voting.

Did everyone who voted for it really enjoy more than the final 3 or 4 episodes of season 4?
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Evidently, yes. I certainly did.
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I don't know why I follow this stuff. I always end up super angry!
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I want to see The Middle finally get a nomination, so Sher better get nominated because she's the only one who really has a chance. I wish Charlie McDermott (Axl) was on the ballot because he was fantastic this season.
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I'm really hoping Emmy voters will show some love to "The Office" and "Parks and Recreation" this year :)
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Don't trust the B & Happy Endings seriously need to get some love. They were Laugh out loud funny(damn u ABC!!!).Eliza Coupe & Kristin Rytter at least need nominations. I can't for the life of me understand why people think 'Girls' is funny or why they would even be noiminated for an emmy. Seriously? I tried watching that show and it was just boring. I expected..... MORE. it's just an awkward, flat show with uninteresting , unappealing characters. All the other nominees i get, even though they're not my kind of comedy, but 'Girls' I feel is just so overrated. I can't be the only one who feels that way.
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I'm tired of Modern Family and The Big Bang Theory constantly winning. I do not watch either show nor like either but that's not the reason why they shouldn't win it's because there are amazing other actors and actresses who deserve to be credited for their acting. There are more than 3 or 4 shows out there. It's just upsetting seeing one show completely overshadow an entire category just because they get the most ratings. We need like some more diversity because dammit they all do a fantastic job.
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The two shows you mentioned aren't even worthy of anything...
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anything that isn;t modern family or glee would be okay with me. glee is a diasasterbacle no one should still care about and while modern family is good, it;s been the same year after year and has won more than its share of awards
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Does anyone else think Tatiana Maslany should be on this list? Or at least Orphan Black??? She is seriously amazing!!!
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I don't. Simply because neither she nor Orphan Black belong in the comedy category.
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Oh wow my eyes skipped the whole comedy part lol what is wrong with me
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heh! No biggie in the least, so don't think twice about it. Own it!! ;)
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Yes, but I have long given up the hope the Emmy voters have any idea what is good anymore!
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Wish there was more love for Dont Trust the B in Apt 23, I just got done watching the unaired episodes, and it was hilarious! So annoyed it was cancelled. On the back of this, it'd be nice for Krysten Ritter and James Van Der Beek to be nominated, because Beek played an absolutely hysterical version of himself. Genuine laugh out loud moments in some of the episodes.
Also, Neil Patrick Harris.
Can't imagine why someone would suggest Cobie Smulders; Robin is a horrendous character and she was reduced to a screeching harpie who couldnt make up her mind for most of the last season so I disagree with that being there.
Much as I used to love TBBT, I feel like it has lost alot of its charm recently, and the Amy character has alot to do with that. So I don't think it should be nominated much; but then again I think Two and half Men is a load of horse manure, but yet its still on the air and winning awards, so that shows what I know.
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Jake Johnson better win the emmy for best lead actor in a comedy
seriously he's so talanted he's the best comedic actor on tv right now
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There are constant brilliant performances being done week after week by a Supporting Actor that is being sadly overlooked. His name is, Garret Dillahunt Garret Dillahunt Garret Dillahunt Garret Dillahunt Garret Dillahunt Garret Dillahunt. Don't believe me check him out on Raising Hope. And oh yeah, Nick Offerman is pretty awesome too.
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UGH!

I am so sick of Modern Family and The Big Bang Theory dominating year after year after FREAKING year at the Emmy's! (Not to mention the baffling love for Jon Cryer!) I've watched both shows off and on, and unlike some more passionate detractors, I don't think they're terrible.

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They are nowhere near Emmy worthy! What the fuck is wrong with the Academy?! Here's my deluded take on their thought process: "Oh, this show/person was funny 4 years ago, so we'll keep on nominating it/him/her every year because creativity and awarding those who are worthy isn't what this outdated, stodgy and anachronistic institution is all about. Does that make us completely worthless assholes? YEP! But who cares! Most of us are filthy rich and this whole process is mainly political, anyway."

*Sigh*

I'm sorry. I suppose the Emmy's don't screw everything up and actually make the right call on occasion. But when Modern Family or TBBT win over shows like New Girl (Jake Johnson!), Community (not this year but every year prior) and Happy Endings (Elisha Cuthbert!) as I'm sure they will, I'll be reminded of why I hate the effing Emmy's.
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Once again you are spot on. Modern Family from what I've heard was great for one season, and then it fell off big time. Jon Cryer doesn't deserve to win anything, especially from that shit show he is on. The only thing he deserves to win is the award for "worst hairplugs." He's not fooling anybody.
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I've hated awards shows most of my life because it's just so ridiculous. Annie Hall was a great movie, but Star Wars was so obvious it wasn't funny in 1977. We vote with our hearts as fans and some of us are full of shit. I know TV.com has to cover this, but it has ceased to piss me off and much easier to ignore--Best comedy: Orphan Black--why not? It's so good it ain't funny is the only reason I can think of...
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100% Yes, watching award shows just piss me off these days
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So be like me and don't watch...
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Ok accidentally clicked Nick Offerman, Really didn't mean to. I wish they would add the names of the roles they are playing. I'm really bad at remembering actors names :(
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That's okay it was a good mistake! Nick's funny!
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Here's who I want to be nominated:
Supporting Actor: Eric Stonestreet (win), Brad Garrett, Atticus Shaffer, John Cho, Brett Gelman, Benjamin Stockham
Supporting Actress: Julie White (win), Ariel Winter, Eden Sher, Sarah Baker, Maya Rudolph, Sarah Hyland
Lead Actor: Matthew Perry (win), Neil Flynn, Jeremy Sisto, Tim Allen, Will Arnet, Josh Gad
Lead Actress: Sarah Chalke (win), Jenna Elfman, Patricia Heaton, Jane Levy, Christina Applegate, Martha MacIssac
Comedy Series: The Middle (win), Up All Night, Go On, How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life), 1600 Penn, Modern Family
Now I realize a lot of these have no chance, but this is who I want.
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Someone give someone from Parks and Rec an award. How has it that Nick Offerman has never even been nominated?!
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Legit and its actors are nowhere on these lists - which is a shame seeing as it was one of the best new comedies
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The reason I hate award shows so much they always choose from about 5 or so critical darlings. While the amazing slightly less loved shows get nothing, it feels like they are bribed to vote this way! In a world where Modern Family gets all the awards when Community or Parks or even Happy Endings get nothing is so wrong
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why is steve carell not here ? .. the best show in my opinion is the office then big bang theory then modern family
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why would they put him there for a cameo in the end episode of the office. doesnt make sense to me. if he was there the whole season then why not. but no he wasnt
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My Dream Winners:
Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Nick Offerman, Max Greenfield or Neil Patrick Harris
Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Cobie Smulders or pretty much anyone from the cast of Parks and Rec
Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Adam Scott, Matthew Perry or Joel McHale
Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Amy Poehler (!!!)
Comedy Series: Parks and Recreation (easily my favorite comedy this year!)

Also, I haven't seen Arrested Development Season 4 yet, but if it's anything like the previous 3 seasons, then I'd love to see someone (Jason Bateman!) from the show and/or the show getting some recognition.
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I find the Emmy categories (in terms of genre) are antiquated - I do not watch much comedy but Enlightened did not scream 'comedy' to me... Neither House of Lies or even Girls... Unless they are 'comedy' because the episodes last for less than 30 mins
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Oh, the categories and designations are *messed up*. Enlightened is basically in the comedy because it's half-hour. Antiquated for sure.
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That reminds me, what about Sports Night when it was on? That was clearly one of the few half-hour dramas ever. I wanted to like Enlightened, but I just couldn't. Perhaps it got better after I quit. And Girls doesn't seem comedic and neither does Nurse Jackie. Biggest rip-off of the year IMO was Don't Trust the Bee in 23--now that show was funny
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John Krasinski, shouldn't he be with the starring roles instead of supporting? Anyway, for supporting actor, I voted Nick Offerman, Jim Rash, Adam Pally, Ty Burrell, and Simon Helberg - all did really strong work on their shows this last season. I didn't give the nod to any Arrested Development folks because the work was uneven and I'm not sure if it's even possible for them to be nominated due to their Netflix release medium.

Supoprting actress, I'm saying Casey Wilson, Gillian Jacobs, Mayim Bialik (her work this season asked a lot more of a supposedly one-note character and she delivered), and Eden Sher.

Lead actor, I'm leaning Joel McHale, Louis CK, Matthew Perry and that's all I can think of that really delivered hard for their shows above and beyond.

Lead actress, Krysten Ritter went all out, so she gets my singular nod - the rest were good, but not standouts to me.

Comedy Series, Big Bang Theory had a good year, Archer deserves it but will never win, Louie was uneven but hit the right notes to get an award, and the rest can suck it.
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The Arrested Development people are eligible. Remember, all the people listed here are directly from the ballot. If they're on the ballot, they can be nominated.
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O'rly? There ya have it then, the Emmys are cooler than the Oscars by not being such douches about release medium...s. Stupid plural of medium.
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I believe that would be media :-)
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I know, but when speaking of TV, using the term "media" has different connotations, hence the difficulty of using the term in that sentence.
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Well we know I'm in the New Girl for everything camp (I promise I watch others shows). I think I'm really in the camp of please-let-it-be-anybody-but-more-Modern-Family-people. One or two is fine but you can't tell me the whole entire cast is better and more deserving than everyone else on every other show. Just isn't possible.

I'm really shocked that Simon doesn't have more votes. I really didn't expect that.
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Oh, and for good measure:
Guest Actor in a Comedy: Will Arnett (30 Rock), Steve Buscemi (30 Rock), Bob Odenkirk (The Office), Patton Oswalt (Parks and Rec), John Slattery (Arrested Development), Robin Williams (Wilfred)
Guest Actress in a Comedy: Isla Fisher (Arrested Development), Allison Mack (Wilfred), Chloe Grace Moretz (30 Rock), Olivia Munn (New Girl), Jenny Slate (Parks and Rec), Mae Whitman (Arrested Development)
Writing for a Comedy: Happy Endings (Cazsh Dummy Spillionaires), New Girl (Virgins), The Office (Finale), Parks and Rec (Leslie and Ben), Veep (Andrew)
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My nominations (who I would like to be nominated):
Supporting Actor in a Comedy: Will Arnett, Jason Gann, Max Greenfield, Nick Offerman, Adam Pally, Jeffrey Tambor
Supporting Actress in a Comedy: Carly Chaikin, Anna Chlumsky, Jane Krakowski, Aubrey Plaza, Jessica Walter, Casey Wilson
Lead Actor in a Comedy: Alec Baldwin, Jason Bateman, Jim Jeffries, Jake Johnson, Adam Scott, Elijah Wood
Lead Actress in a Comedy: Zooey Deschanel, Tina Fey, Jane Levy, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Martha Plimpton, Amy Poehler
Comedy Series: New Girl, Parks and Recreation, 30 Rock, Veep, Archer, Happy Endings
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Fascinating that you gave so much love to the individual Arrested Development actors, but didn't pick it for series. How come?
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The series was less cohesive than it used to be, but I felt that the individual performances were, for the most part, still up to the high standards...
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I'm appalled by the lack of love for Louie and Louis CK in the polls.
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