It’s that time of year again! THE EMMYS! It’s the most important day in television and here at JuniorTV. Although many of the categories won’t go in my favor (as you’ll see below), I’m still rooting for many people and their respective shows. In this edition, I’ll be predicting the Comedy categories, which include Best Comedy, and Best Actor and Actress in a Comedy. This category has gotten a major boost in the last few years, thanks to breakout hits like Fox’s Glee and ABC’s Modern Family. These two shows have made their way back to the Emmys this year, along with many other great shows. Down below is a full list of my predictions, including my picks for Best Comedy, and the Best Lead and Supporting Acting categories:
Outstanding Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Modern Family (ABC)
The Office (NBC)
Parks and Recreation (NBC)
30 Rock (NBC)
WHO WILL WIN: Modern Family (ABC)
The Television Academy is know for repeat-awarding shows, and this year should be no exception. Although ‘Modern Family’ wasn’t as strong as it’s freshman season, it had some very strong episodes, giving every member of the cast a spotlight throughout it’s 22-episode sophomore season.
WHO SHOULD WIN: Parks and Recreation (NBC)
With a talented cast, strong lead character (portrayed by Amy Poehler), and incredible writing, ‘Parks and Recreation is unquestionably the best comedy on television.
Outstanding Lead Actor in A Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Louis C.K., Louie
Steve Carell, The Office
Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
WHO WILL WIN:Steve Carell, The Office
For seven seasons, Steve Carell choked up audiences with his egotistically clueless character Michael Scott on NBC’s ‘The Office’. What will make more people choke-this time with anger-is that Carell has never won for Best Actor in a Comedy. Ever. The Academy knows this, and even though it might be a sympathy vote in this highly-competitive year, it makes up for the other years where Carell delivered comedy gold.
WHO SHOULD WIN:Louis C.K., Louie
As mean as this sounds to Carell, he doesn’t get even close to Louis C.K. in terms of greatness this year. Louis C.K. practically reinvented the comedy with his soon-to-be modern classic, Louie. The most simplest of ideas turn into hilarious and touching storylines, and I’ve never seen a show like this before. Watch out next year, because Louie is going to kick ass at the Emmys when it becomes known.
Outstanding Supporting Actor in A Comedy Series
Chris Colfer, Glee
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Ed O’Neill, Modern Family
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men
WHO WILL WIN: One of the Modern Family Guys
To pick out of the 4 nominees (Eric Stonestreet, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and Ed O’Neill) from ABC’s ‘Modern Family’ is just downright wrong. I’m almost certain that one of them will win. But who will it be? They’re so equally funny that I cant choose one to save my life.
WHO SHOULD WIN: One of the Modern Family Guys
They are all so hilariously funny, and I can’t imagine how the vote went when the ballots were counted. Is a 4-way tie possible?
Outstanding Lead Actress in A Comedy Series
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Laura Linney, The Big C
Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly
Martha Plimpton, Raising Hope
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
WHO WILL WIN: Laura Linney, The Big C
Linney’s warm-but-hilarious performance on ‘The Big C’ is most certainly touching, but when she’s funny, she’s downright hilarious. Showtime’s Dark comedies are so complicated to categorize, but the Academy always votes in their favor. If everything goes conventional, Laura Linney will add another Emmy statuette to her award-filled collection.
WHO SHOULD WIN: Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
If anyone delivered the most laughs in a leading role, it’s Amy Poehler. Her performance on NBC’s ‘Parks and Recreation’ was perfect, and if Linney wasn’t so Emmy-material, Poehler would certainly win and give Parks & Rec the recognition it so-badly deserves.
Outstanding Supporting Actress in A Comedy Series
Jane Lynch, Glee
Betty White, Hot In Cleveland
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live
Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock
WHO WILL WIN: Jane Lynch, Glee
Although Glee wasn’t as strong in it’s sophomore season, Jane Lynch was steady in her hilarious one-liners, and even though she doesn’t make that show, the show would be so lost without her. Lynch will win.
WHO SHOULD WIN: Jane Lynch, Glee
Although I love Sofia Vergara on ‘Modern Family,’ Lynch truly made the character her own this year, and that-among many other things-should be commended.
That’s all for my Emmy predictions! Come back soon to see the full list of winners in my super-packed recap!–see you then! And don’t forget: The 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards airs this Sunday, September 18 on FOX, hosted by Jane Lynch!