Emmy Nominations Are In, and Here’s Who Should Win

emmyToday the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the 2011 Emmy nominations. Actors, rejoice. And panic. And fire your agents if you weren't among them.

Some of the nominations are as predictable as the Emmys themselves can sometimes be (30 Rock, Mad Men), while others are out-of-left-field surprising (Melissa McCarthy for Mike and Molly, Matt LeBlanc for Episodes). No matter what the outcome is, though, the Emmys are always the perfect excuse to get together with friends, get drunk, and yell at your television set.

Here's who we (I) think should win in each (the most important) category and why. Save the yelling for your TV, please.




Outstanding Actor in a Comedy

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Louis C.K., Louie
Steve Carell, The Office
Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Who should win: Jim Parsons

Why: You try memorizing all those big science words.

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy

Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Laura Linney, The Big C
Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly
Martha Plimpton, Raising Hope
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Who should win: Tina Fey

Why: 'Cause everybody knows 30 Rock isn't going to be around much longer.

Outstanding Actor in a Drama

Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
John Hamm, Mad Men
Hugh Laurie, House
Timothy Olyphant, Justified

Who should win: Steve Buscemi

Why: Because no one could play Nucky like he does.

Outstanding Actress in a Drama

Kathy Bates, Harry's Law
Connie Britton, Friday Night Lights
Mireille Enos, The Killing
Mariska Hargitay, Law and Order: SVU
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

Who should win: Connie Britton

Why: Because Tami Taylor is everything we want to be.

Outstanding Drama Series

Boardwalk Empire
Friday Night Lights
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife
Mad Men

Who should win: Boardwalk Empire

Why: Because it's different (read: not Mad Men!).

Outstanding Comedy Series

Big Bang Theory
Modern Family
The Office
Parks and Recreation
30 Rock

Who should win: The Big Bang Theory

Why: Because I used to work on it, silly.

Who do you want to see snag an Emmy?


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