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Emmy Watch: The Comedies

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Emmy Watch: The Comedies
This is it: The Emmy Awards will be announced tomorrow morning. And on the heels of Monday's predictions for drama nominees, I present my list of who should be nominated and who will be nominated in the comedy acting categories.

Best Actress in a Comedy Series – Who should be nominated

Courteney Cox, "Cougar Town"
Edie Falco, "Nurse Jackie"
Tina Fey, "30 Rock"
Kaitlin Olsen, "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia"
Martha Plimpton, "Raising Hope"
Amy Poehler, "Parks and Recreation"

Who will be nominated: It's highly unlikely that Kaitlin Olsen will actually snag a nomination—Emmy seems averse to rewarding the hysterical "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia." Expect Toni Collette to snag another nod for the annoying "The United States of Tara."

Who should/will win:
Courteney Cox continues to be one of the most underrated comediennes on television—can you believe every member of the "Friends" cast was nominated for an Emmy except her? But Amy Poehler is equally deserving, and has the momentum to finally win the prize.

Best Actor in a Comedy Series – Who should be nominated


Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock"
Louis C.K., "Louie"
Steve Carell, "The Office"
Thomas Jane, "Hung"
Joel McHale, "Community"
Jim Parsons, "Big Bang Theory"

Who will be nominated:
Louis C.K. and Thomas Jane are longshots for their cable series; look for safer names like Matthew Morrison of "Glee" or possibly Johnny Galecki on "The Big Bang Theory" to take their slots.

Who should/will win: Steve Carell has been unafraid to play obnoxious, narcissistic, and entitled for the last seven seasons on "The Office" and has never won. Let's correct this oversight now, please.

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