Lead Actress In A Comedy Series Emmy: Who'll Be Nominated? Who Should Be?

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June 15th, 2011


This is the second of our “2011 Emmys, Who’ll Be Nominated? Who Should Be?” posts, to see all our posts on the 2011 (and past) Emmys click here. (since this is the second, all the 2011 posts will take a while to appear)

Because successful TV shows last many years (unlike movies, which have a single shot at an Oscar), and typically draw the most critical attention, the Emmy Awards tend to be creatures of inertia, nominations and the awards themselves tend to be quite similar from year to year.

I’m not going to pretend to try and tell you who’ll be nominated based on some sort of critical evaluation, just looking at who was nominated and who won in the last three years should give you a pretty good start.

Feel free to comment on who you think will be nominated, and who should be nominated.

Emmy Nominations will be announced on July 14.

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series (2008)

  • Tina Fey (30 Rock) - Winner
  • Christina Applegate (Samantha Who?)
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (The New Adventures Of Old Christine)
  • America Ferrera (Ugly Betty)
  • Mary-Louise Parker (Weeds)

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series (2009)

  • Toni Collette (United States Of Tara) - Winner
  • Tina Fey (30 Rock)
  • Christina Applegate (Samantha Who?)
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (The New Adventures Of Old Christine)
  • Mary-Louise Parker (Weeds)
  • Sarah Silverman (The Sarah Silverman Program)

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series (2010)

And your guesses?

 
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