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.

  • Doug

    I agree that the list of nominees is not that great. Neither Girls nor especially Veep should be on there – Girls is rather uneven, while Veep, while entertaining, is not overly funny. JLD is fantastic in the show, as she is in everything, but the overall package is less funny than her former Old Christine.

    It’ll probably be Modern Family, which was also uneven. Missing Happy Endings from the list, which was better than all of the above.

  • BH @ TV Recaps/Reviews

    Although it had a terribly uneven third season, Modern Family will probably take home the trophy for the third time. None of the other shows quite have enough critical backbone or devotion to be strong contenders. Girls and The Big Bang Theory are the most likely dark horses but the voting mentality just doesn’t seem to be in their camps right now.

    A rather boring race this year.

  • Paul

    Girls should win. Theres a reason people like it. Its phenomenal.

  • Nick

    Will Win/Should Win: Modern Family

    Modern Family is the best show on television. Period.

    Veep and 30 Rock are terrible. TBBT is good, so I’d be okay if it won. But Modern Family deserves it.

  • Bee

    will & should win: modern family.
    i can only see girls pulling off a shocking upset.

  • Carmen

    I voted with the field on this one.

    Will Win: Modern Family

    Should Win: TBBT

  • Anthony

    Modern Family will win. I honestly couldn’t even bring myself to vote for who should win. It should be Parks and Rec (or Community) but they weren’t nominated!

  • JohnnyRico

    Should girls Will MF

    It’s a shame how almost all the best shows in drama make the cut whereas half the comdy noms are kind of really awful.

  • Petar Ivanov

    The Big Bang Theory

  • SVU: The Revolution

    I think that either 30 Rock or BBT should win, they were the most consistently funny if the nominees. But Modern Family will win because emmy voters only vote for what they think it what america wants. Brother Veep (although I think JLD COULD win an emmy for her performance) nor Girls should have been nominated. VEEP is only funny because of JLD and the Donna from P&R wannabe; Girls probably isn’t a real comedy (like Nurse Jackie), I wouldn’t know I haven’t watched it but it seems as though most critics were kind of hate-watching it but only because they loved it (which is the only reason I think that it got nominated).

    WILL WIN: Modern Family
    Should win: 30 Rock (my personal favorite) or BBT (Still funny but going through a rough period)

  • Desperate Houseboy

    modern family will get emmy and girls will get golden globes just like satc did.

  • Hugh

    Louie should have been nominated

  • s0303

    modern family was not good this year…i was very disappointed with it and probably won’t bother this season…

  • Will

    The Big Bang Theory ALL THE WAY!!! Modern Family act like any other ordinary comedy that i seen in the past and didn’t care about it at all, plus it won last year, it’s time for a comedy that never gets Outstanding Comedy Series and SHOULD DESERVE IT! and that’s The Big Bang Theory. NOT Modern Family!!!

  • Rivers

    I picked TBBT for both bc I don’t like any of the other choices. I dream picked COMMUNITY or PSYCH! The Emmy’s suck.

  • POI

    This season TBBT deserves it more than Modern Family because Modern Family did have an amazing season like season 1 and 2 thats my opinion.

  • SJ

    Will win: Modern Family

    Should win: Parks and Recreation. The fact that it’s not even nominated is a tragedy on par with human trafficking. ;)

  • SJ

    …but out of the actual nominees, I pick 30 Rock.

  • a p garcia

    “Modern Family” & The Big Bang Theory” are so far ahead of their competition, that it is not funny.

  • Concerned Citizen

    Modern Family will win. One of Parks and Recreation, Community, or Louie should win.

    …f*** you, Emmy voters.

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