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The 2014 Emmy nominations ballots are out, which means it's time to decide whose names we'd like to hear called on Thursday, July 10 when the Television Academy of Arts and Sciences announces the shows and actors who're officially in the running for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards.

I asked some of my fellow TV.com staffers to join me in choosing our dream nominees, and after hours of internal debates and monologues that would make even Scrubs' JD tell us to shut up already, we've boldly narrowed down our picks—and as you'll see at the bottom of this page, we're prepared to defend them, too!

Each day for the next couple weeks, we'll be bringing you our highly sought-after, well-respected, and very prolific thoughts and opinions on which shows and actors should make the cut. Yesterday we revealed our selections for Supporting Actress in a Comedy, and today we're discussing their male counterparts.



PLEAD YOUR CASE

WHY HANNIBAL BURESS: On Broad City, Buress's laid-back style and occasional bouts of wide-eyed wonder offer the perfect antithesis to his F-buddy Ilana's exaggerated spaz-outs, making him the ideal supporting actor. There are other gents on this list, like Nick Offerman and Jim Rash, who command the room with in-your-face performances, but Buress is the kind of quiet actor who draws you in. However, if we're breaking down Buress's award-worthy work in layman's terms, sometimes a dude is just funny. AND he plays a dentist. — Tim Surette

WHY TONY HALE: Hale took home this trophy last year, ending Modern Family's three-year reign. And even though I rarely advocate for repeat winners, the Veep actor's turn as Gary, Selina's put-upon bag man, is worthy of the honor for the way he effortlessly and hilariously embodies the quiet, oddball character without making him feel too much like a cartoon. Gary is supposed to be invisible but constantly present, and Hale has infused the character with the perfect mix of awkward quirks and humanness. No one would fault the actor if Gary was overshadowed by the show's more in-your-face characters (of which there are quite a few), but Hale's subtle performance is actually what makes him stand out. — Kaitlin Thomas


Who would YOU nominate for Supporting Actor in a Comedy?


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I'm shocked Noel Fisher from Shameless didn't make the list! One of the best performances on TV this season. Period.
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Andy Samberg, Terry Crews and Andre Braugher from Brooklyn Nine Nine, I really love that show. Parker Young (Enlisted). Lamorne Morris (New Girl), always doing something funny in the background.
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Timothy Simons was funny as heck in Veep. Absolutely stole the season for me. He might end up my favorite Supporting performance of the season.
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Nick Offerman - Parks and Rec
Chris Pratt - Parks and Rec
Jim Rash - Community
Andre Braugher - Brookyln 99
Lamorne Morris - New Girl
And I can't even name a 6th. The field is kind of small, so it may be possible to see these.
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This one's especially tough, they really should add a category for ensemble, it's a completely different thing to supporting. Anyway my picks:
Joel McHale, Jim Rash, Danny Pudi, Donald Glover, Christoher Evan Welch, Pablo Schreider. Welch has to win of course.
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Pablo Schreiber? I agree he's great, but he had like five minutes of screen time this season. He'd have deserved a nomination in 2013, but not this year.

Anyway, my list: Danny Pudi (Community), Andre Braugher (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory), Cameron Monaghan (Shameless), Nick Sandow (Orange Is The New Black) and Parker Young (Enlisted).
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These nominations are for the period of June 1, 2013 through May 31, 2014, therefore Schreiber's nomination is for Season 1 of Orange Is the New Black, not Season 2.
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Oh. Carry on, then.
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Andre Braugher, Tony Hale, Danny Pudi, Nick Offerman, Timothy Simmons & Ike Barinholtz
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Troy Gentile - The Goldbergs
Andre Braugher - Brooklyn nine-nine
Nolan Gould - Modern Family
Garrett Dillahunt - Raising Hope
Kunal Nayyar - Big Bang Theory
Neil Patrick Harris - How I Met Your Mother
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C'mon Noel, how is Keegan-Michael Key a SUPPORTING actor on his titular show?
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Dude submitted himself as supporting. I don't get it either.
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It's a trap!
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The cast of B99 is amazing, so that's why they take up half of mine.
Benjamin Stockham, About a Boy
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Joe Lo Truglio, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Terry Crews, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Hector Elizondo, Last Man Standing
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Dani Pudi deserves something for how well he played Abed for those 5 seasons!
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PARKER YOUNG! He was such a revelation on Enlisted. His innocent enthusiasm for everything is endearing and contagious, he's as funny as he is heartfelt, and the scene where he bawls while trying to recount Toy Story 3 should be an iconic part of pop culture and deserves an Emmy all on its own. Bonus: he is BUILT and CUT and has pecs of rock and abs of steel--which makes it even funnier that Randy is a big softy.
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Danny Pudi- It is his last chance (hopefully not, c'mon Hulu!) to be nominated for turning Abed into one of the most lovable characters on television. A nomination would be 5 years overdue
Andre Braugher- "My wife was murdered by a man in a yellow sweater!"
Tony Hale- Exactly what Kaitlin said, in a show filled with over-the-top characters, his neurotic quietness helps him shine above the rest.
Ty Burrell- Although Modern Family is no where near what it used to be, Phil is still a standout
Jim Rash- Payday rap, enough said
Timothy Simons- Nobody plays smarmy, arrogant and clueless quite like Simons
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I would have included Pablo Schrieber, who somehow has turned Pornstache into someone equally enjoyable and easy to hate at the same time, but I think he is just able to get the guest star nomination
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Andre Braugher. The man was hilarious all season.
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My extremely short list is Albert Tsai and Andrew Braugher. I don't even care about the other spots, I'm just rooting for those 2.
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Truth be told, the two of them and Parker Young were the only three I really needed. Everyone else? Honorable mention so far as I'm concerned.
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Kaitlin, I'm mad you're the only who has Jeremy Allen White on her list. That guy (along with the rest of the cast in Shameless) desereve all the awards they can get.
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It's ridiculous to think of that show as a comedy anymore, but I gotta call 'em like I see 'em! That entire cast is amazing.
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I'm not even sure what constitutes a Supporting Actor is these days. But I'd go with Will Ferrell for Spoils of Babylon. And I don't even like him.

"Tonight's episode covers the war years and they are based on my own terrifying experiences... reading about the war as a child. " is still one of the funniest lines I've heard delivered in the last year.
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And I'm not even sure what constitutes a comedy anymore.
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Sadly this this will be the last time I get to suggest Garrett Dillahunt for his truly hi;larious work on "Raising Hope". The man is deeply underated and easily gives the funniest performance on a show that had a lot of funny performances. Since this will never happen I vote for Nick Offerman.
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My dream ballot:

Keegan Michael Key - 'Key and Peele'
Dan Bakkedahl - 'Legit' (Steve)
Matt Walsh ' 'Veep' (Mike)
Dulé Hill - 'Psych' (Burton 'Gus' Guster II) - The 'Psychos' have waited long enough!
TJ Miller - 'Silicon Valley' (Erlich)
Jason Gann - 'Wilfred' (Wilfred) (If there was anything that would actually get me to turn on the Emmys it would be if this brilliant dude finally got nominated.)
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Dule Hill on Psych is a leading actor, not a supporting one. He's great, but he couldn't qualify for this category.
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I swear, I would pay money to see him at the Emmy's wearing the outfit. And if he walked up to the stage in it... I think I would die laughing.
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He brought it over here - he did it over here and it was hilarious with an underrated lead as well, anxious for the final run starting soon - lets at least nominate him. To see Elijah and Fiona walk him up to accept the award would be priceless. Best summer comedy since its arrival. Disturbing that it makes you laugh, OK but its all because of Jason Gann in the dog suit.
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Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series -
Murray Bartlett (Looking)
Andre Braugher (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
Tony Hale (Veep)
Lamorne Morris (New Girl)
Christopher Evan Welch (Silicon Valley)
Parker Young (Enlisted)

Guest Actor in a Comedy Series -
Scott Bakula (Looking)
Adam Brody (New Girl)
Gary Cole (Veep)
James Franco (The Mindy Project)
Jon Glaser (Parks and Rec)
Craig Robinson (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
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I agree that Scott Bakula deserves a nod for his performance in Looking, but I don't think I would rate Looking as a comedy. It certainly is failing if it is playing for laughs. Even so, Bakula is Looking's best prospect for any mention at any awards at all, as the remaining cast and the production in general are pretty ordinary. Bak, of course,usually knocks them all out of the ball park, whatever role he plays.
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I AGREE WITH ALL OF THESE
(I particularly love how absent Modern Family and TBBT are from these lists. How unfortunate that the real voters don't broaden their views this much)
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My list is short:
TJ Miller (Silicon Valley)
Tony Hale (Veep)
Andre Braugher (Brooklyn 99)
Pablo Schreiber (OTNB)
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Andre Braugher (B99)
Parker Young (Enlisted)
Keith David (Enlisted)
Hannibal Buress (Broad City)
Adam Pally (Mindy Project) - mostly for his work in the later parts of the season. He's found a good place on the show.
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apparently I don't watch any comedies, cause I know only the ones in orange is the new black :) what I found interesting is that nobody included anyone from TBBT!
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Based on his work in Season 6 TBBT, I would have voted for Simon Helberg, because he did well - the Howard Wolowitz arc was great that season. Not feeling it this season though.
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You are probably right. But Stuart Bloom could be suggested for nominations in this category as much as any other actor (particularly the one for orange is the new black that I know about), but he won't be. In here, because tv writers are bored with this show by now and they won't even look at it anymore. And in the Emmys probably neither, because there are other actors in the show that would be offended :)
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Tj Miller
Christopher Evan Welch
Albert tsai
Jim Rash
Andre Braugher
Chris Pratt
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