Outstanding Comedy Series Emmy: Who Will Win? Who Should Win?

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September 16th, 2012

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The 2012 64th Annual Emmy Awards nominations are in.

Using my predicting, without predicting, method I use each year of simply choosing the previous year's winner (which is beginning to wobble a bit, but I'm sticking with it!) I am compelled to pick Modern Family to once again win for Outstanding Comedy Series.

In a double poll, here's your chance to tally who you think WILL win, and who you think SHOULD win.

Feel free to explain.

The 2012 64th Annual Emmy Awards airs on ABC on September 23, 2012.

  • john

    Mondern Family, best comedy ever!

  • omabin

    Modern Family in both, although I wouldn’t mind seeing The Big Bang Theory winning either. I don’t like any of the HBO commedies, so I hope Modern Family gives them a run for their money.

  • JJ

    Modern Family should win and it will win.

  • Polar Bear

    I really hate how Community and Parks and Rec aren’t in here. The comedy nominations this year are a joke.

  • Justin121

    Will: Modern Family or HBO’s Girls.

    Should: 30 Rock.

    What a terrible list of nominees, overall.

  • john

    I agree, Community deserves at least one nomination. For me it’s my 2nd favorite comedy after Modern Family. Especially this year, Dan Harmon gives us so many good episodes…


  • glover

    Will: Girls (or Modern Family or Veep).

    Should: 30 Rock. Still the most funny and smart comedy on TV.

  • Alysse

    I’m still bitter Parks & Rec didn’t get nominated and thought Community and Louie deserved nominations as well. The writing nominations are a better reflection of the best comedies last season. That said, given what we have to work with, I think Modern Family should/will win. It’s not nearly as strong as it was in season 1, but still one of the better comedy offerings on TV right now.

  • Fed

    Modern Family all the way :)

  • john

    I agree Alysse, both first and second seasons of Modern Family were better (absolute perfection), but it’s still so good… And also with memorable episodes like Disneyland, Dude Ranch, season finale, Express Christmas (TM xD).

    And remember… always ask yourself WWPDD xD

  • peter

    Big bang theory should never win best comedy or even be nominated for it. ugh that sitcom besides the fact that it’s a copy of The IT Crowd belongs to the 90’s alongside every other cbs’ show

  • mike

    Modern Family for both but I would love if Big Bang Theory or Veep won.

  • Kenny

    Was furious Parks and Reck and Community was NOT nominated in this catagory, what`s the hate all about Big Bang Theory about? I guess when you get popular people hate you. I`m hoping Big Bang wins, Modern Family in my opinion had a down year, it had 3 really funny episodes but really Parks and Reck{and not nominated was the best comedy of the year}

  • NBC is awesome

    Will: Girls
    Should: 30 Rock

    Modern Family is the WORST comedy to air on television in the last ten years. The fact the Parks and Recreation wasn’t nominated is a crime on par with human trafficking.

  • Nadine

    Ridiculous. The Big Bang Theory is simply one of the best comedies on TV all-time. A few of the others are well-done, but none are in its class.

  • Jack S

    Modern Family will win even though I think S3 was nowhere near as good as the first two whereas Parks & Rec just had their best season so far.

    On that note, I’d prefer The Big Bang Theory to win.

  • johncarter

    where is Parks & Recs?

  • Wes

    Will: Modern Family or The Big Bang Theory

    Should: 30 Rock

    What a crappy bunch of shows. You have:
    3 HBO comedies only nominated because they were on HBO,
    a dying 30 Rock,
    an overrated Modern Family,
    and a “Comedy” that is about as funny as an ASPCA commercial in The Big Bang Theory.
    The fact the neither Louie, Parks and Rec, or Community got nominated is a travesty.

  • Jared K

    Should Win: Girls
    Also Worthy: 30 Rock

    Will Win: Modern Family
    Dark Horses: Girls, The Big Bang Theory

    Leaving aside my annoyance at the ludicrous absence of Parks and Recreation and the somewhat-less-ludicrous absence of Community and Louie from this category, I’m inclined to reward the most innovative (if not strictly the funniest) show in the category. Girls may be polarizing, but it’s bold, and I’m betting that those voters who like it ‘really’ like it, giving it a solid base of support with which to challenge the frontrunner. Not that I think the frontrunner will be challenged. Not by this field. Modern Family probably has another two or three years left before voters get tired of it. And while this season was a step down, it was still better than The Big Bang Theory.

  • velouria00

    Modern Family will win once again. Out of the shows nominated 30 Rock deserves the award. It had an amazing season.

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