Once again, it's time for my Emmy predictions for Sunday's telecast: Who should win, who will win, and who got screwed over. Friday's posting will cover the dramas. Today, it's the comedies.
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Steve Carell, The Office
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Matthew Morrison, Glee
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Tony Shalhoub, Monk
Who should win: You know what, I wouldn't mind seeing David take home a statue. True, he probably does the least "acting" compared to the others, but he's also created the most memorable character.
Who will win: It's hard to pick against Baldwin, who wins year in and year out. Morrison might score an upset, considering he has to sing and dance each week, which might win over some members. Shalhoub may also be a sentimental choice for some voters.
Who got robbed: Ed O'Neill, Modern Family. It's amazing he was overlooked, considering how great his show is. O'Neill is the patriarch in every sense of the word, and has created a character equally as memorable and classic as Al Bundy.
Toni Collette, United States of Tara
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, New Adventures of Old Christine
Lea Michele, Glee
Amy Poehler, Parks & Recreation
Who should win/will win: Falco. She's just too darned good to pick against her. Collette probably won't repeat because "Tara" struggled dramatically in Season 2. Fey is always a dark horse.
Who got robbed: Courtney Cox, Cougar Town. How could they possibly have overlooked Cox, who set the tone on one of TV's best new comedies?
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Chris Colfer, Glee
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
Who should win: Let's be honest, you can make a case for every "Modern Family" cast member, including those who weren't nominated. I'd lean toward Burrell, because his character was the one that hooked a lot of viewers in the beginning.
Who will win: With the Modern Family crew cancelling each other out, this could be NPH's year. But the voters love "Men," and Cryer might repeat.
Who was robbed: Ian Gomez, Cougar Town: Actually, all of the male supporting actors on this show are great, but Gomez has been a standout, especially with his hilarious man-crush on Bobby, Courtney Cox's character's ex.
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock
Jane Lynch, Glee
Holland Taylor, Two and a Half Men
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live
Who should/will win: Lynch. This is probably the most sure pick of the night, as Lynch has created an instant classic of a character. My hope is that Lynch wears her Sue Sylvester track suit and gives her speech in character.
Who was robbed: Merritt Weaver, Nurse Jackie. Weaver was often a perfect foil for Falco, playing Jackie's trainee nurse. It's not a glamorous part, but Weaver often stole the scenes she was in.
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Who should win: Modern Family is one of the best new sitcoms in years, and a win here would honor the hold cast, each of whom is letter perfect.
Who will win: This is probably the biggest coin flip of the whole thing. Modern Family is easily the best new comedy of the season, but Glee will have a ton of support, particularly with some of the series' show-stopping musical numbers. This is a really tough one to call.
Who was robbed: Archer. The Emmys set a precedent last year with nominating Family Guy for Best Comedy, and Archer is way funnier and fresher.
THURSDAY'S BEST BETS: "Burn Notice" (USA, 9 p.m.) wraps up its season tonight, with Jesse gunning for Michael after finding out that's who burned him. I'd love for this storyline to wrap up with this episode, but my guess is that we'll get a cliffhanger of some sort. It's followed by a new "Royal Pains" at 10 p.m.
"Project Runway" (Lifetime, 9 p.m.) is also new.
On the networks, there's a new "Rookie Blue" (ABC, 9 p.m.)
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