Friday, May 3, 2013

2013 Emmy Contenders: Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

2013 Emmy Contenders
Julie Bowen "Modern Family"
Sofia Vergara "Modern Family"
Mayim Bialik "The Big Bang Theory"
Jane Krakowski "30 Rock"
Merritt Wever "Nurse Jackie"
Jessica Walter "Arrested Development"
Portia de Rossi "Arrested Development"
Jane Lynch "Glee"
Allison Williams "Girls"
Betty White "Hot in Cleveland"
Cloris Leachman "Raising Hope"
Anna Deveare Smith "Nurse Jackie"
Kaley Cuoco "The Big Bang Theory"
Melissa Rauch "The Big Bang Theory"
Eden Sher "The Middle"
Elizabeth Perkins "How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)"
Lily Tomlin "Malibu Country"
Rita Moreno "Happily Divorced"
Ellen Barkin "The New Normal"
Naya Rivera "Glee"
Melissa Benoist "Glee"
Heather Morris "Glee"
Lauren Potter "Glee"
Zosia Mamet "Girls"
Jemima Kirke "Girls"
Anna Chlumsky "Veep"
Kate McKinnon "SNL"
Cecily Strong "SNL"
Vanessa Bayer "SNL"
Nasim Pedrad "SNL"
Kristen Bell "House of Lies"
Wendie Malick "Hot in Cleveland"
Valerie Bertinelli "Hot in Cleveland"
Jane Leeves "Hot in Cleveland"
Busy Phillips "Cougar Town"
Jenna Fischer "The Office"
Casey Wilson "Happy Endings"
Eliza Coupe "Happy Endings"
Elisha Cuthbert "Happy Endings"
Rashida Jones "Parks & Recreation"
Aubrey Plaza "Parks & Recreation"
Alison Brie "Community"
Gillian Jacobs "Community"
Alyson Hannigan "How I Met Your Mother"
Commentary - As always, there are a lot of contenders, and one of the biggest questions will: who from last year makes the cut again? Unfortunately we have lost the great Kathryn Joosten, and Kristen Wiig has left SNL (although she is returning to host, so could easily reappear in the Guest category). So that leaves two extra spaces at the least. I think we all can agree that both Sofia Vergara and Julie Bowen will return to the race, even though Modern Family was not quite up to snuff in its fourth season. Also, now that Mayim Bialik has made it into the race, and The Big Bang Theory remains uberly popular, I think she is a strong contender again. I was shocked (as were most people) that Merritt Wever made it in for Nurse Jackie, a show we all had kind of forgotten about with the exception of Edie Falco. This year it managed to get some guild nods (including a SAG nod), so while I'm still not certain of her return to the category, you can't count her out. Even if all four return there is still going to be some big turnover. Previous nominees Jessica Walter, as well as her co-star Portia de Rossi hope to make a splash with the return of Arrested Development. We still have to see if the show is still any good (my guess is yes, but you never know), and whether Emmy voters will embrace the new format. Recent nominees/winners that missed the cut last year like Jane Lynch for Glee, Jane Krakowski for 30 Rock, Jenna Fischer for The Office, and Betty White for Hot in Cleveland look to get back in, although of the four, the only one I think has a great show is Jane Krakowski. There a lot of other contenders, many from the same show. For example, Girls hopes to build on its nomination load last year, with at least one supporting nod among its many players, Allison Williams Also the other two girls from The Big Bang Theory, the other girls from Glee, as well as the plethora of Happy Endings, Parks & Recreation, and SNL hope to break out of the pack. There are also a good deal of Emmy favorites with shows that are not that great, but with enough personal popularity to overcome that including Elizabeth Perkins for How to Live..., Ellen Barkin for The New Normal, and Lily Tomlin for Malibu Country. This is going to be an interesting race this year, especially as we see whether Bowen can take home her third, or whether another contender will swoop in and take the prize instead.

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