Wednesday, June 5, 2013

2012 Emmy Dream Ballot: Comedy Edition...

With the traditional television season safely in the rear view mirror, awards buzz has already begun. Just next week the members of BTJA will present their third annual Critics Choice TV Awards, while "For Your Consideration" Emmy packages have been mailed out to academy members and industry professionals for weeks now. What better time to pop up with My Five Cents and Emmy Dream Ballot*, then?

The official nominees won't be announced until July 18, so perhaps this will give voting members time to take another (or in many cases, first) look at these names for honoring. 

You've seen my take on Drama and Miniseries/Movies/Miscellany, but I saved arguably the toughest (most subjective) categories for last. Comedy!

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
  • Carly Chaikin, Suburgatory
  • Elisha Cuthbert, Happy Endings 
  • Elizabeth Perkins, How to Live with your Parents (for the Rest of your Life)
  • Eden Sher, The Middle
  • Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie 
  • Julie White, Go On
  • BeBe Wood, The New Normal

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
  • Tony Hale, Veep
  • Simon Helberg, The Big Bang Theory
  • Nick Offerman, Parks and Recreation
  • Adam Pally, Happy Endings
  • Danny Pudi, Community 
  • Adam Scott, Parks and Recreation
  • Rainn Wilson, The Office

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
  • Courteney Cox, Cougar Town
  • Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
  • Tina Fey, 30 Rock
  • Mindy Kaling, The Mindy Project 
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep 
  • Martha Plimpton, Raising Hope
  • Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
  • Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
  • Louis C.K., Louie
  • Jake Johnson, New Girl 
  • Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
  • Ed O'Neill, Modern Family 
  • Andrew Rannells, The New Normal
  • Jeremy Sisto, Suburgatory

Outstanding Comedy Series 
  • 30 Rock (NBC)
  • Happy Endings (ABC)
  • The Mindy Project (FOX)
  • Nurse Jackie (Showtime)
  • Parks and Recreation (NBC)
  • Raising Hope (FOX)
  • Veep (HBO)

+ Honorable Mention to Lisa Kudrow, whose Web Therapy was originally produced for the internet and only acquired and repurposed for a Showtime half-hour.

* Dream Ballots are strictly wishful thinking and based on personal preference, not calculated odds or predictions.

The 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, live from Los Angeles on September 15th 2013. 

Who would YOU vote for??

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