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64th Annual Primetime Emmy Award Predictions -- The Comedies

Updated on September 21, 2012
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The Emmys, 2012 Edition

It’s Emmy Season, ladies and gentlemen! The 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be held on Sunday, September 23rd, and predictions abound. It’s time to put away political fighting for a couple of days and bring our competitive, occasional hostile attention to something that really matters: television awards! Check out the predictions for the Best Comedies below.


The Nominees:

  • 30 Rock (NBC)
  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
  • Girls (HBO)
  • Modern Family (ABC)
  • Veep (HBO)

The Winner: Girls (HBO)

Why? Modern Family could easily repeat here, but the Emmys love recognizing new, attention-getting freshman shows and the Emmys love HBO, which gives Girls the one-two punch that will edge out the comfortable favorite of the last few seasons.


The Nominees:

  • Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy, 30 Rock
  • Louis C.K. as Louie, Louie
  • Don Cheadle as Marty Kaan, House of Lies
  • Jon Cryer as Dr. Alan Harper, Two and a Half Men
  • Larry David as Himself, Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • Jim Parsons as Dr. Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory

The Winner: Louis C.K. as Louie, Louie

Why? Louie may have been shut out of the top honors this season, but show creator, writer, and star Louis C.K. has been nominated just about everywhere else he can. That kind of attention is hard to ignore. He’ll go home with the award in this category at least.


The Nominees:

  • Zooey Deschanel as Jessica Day, New Girl
  • Lena Dunham as Hannah Horvath, Girls
  • Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton, Nurse Jackie
  • Tina Fey as Liz Lemon, 30 Rock
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer, Veep
  • Melissa McCarthy as Molly Flynn, Mike & Molly
  • Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, Parks and Recreation

The Winner: Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, Parks and Recreation

Why? An unusually difficult category (complete with seven nominations!) that shows a strong mix of old standbys and new stars, the award this year should go to returning nominee Amy Poehler, frequent nominated but not yet recognized. She brings heart and joy to her role of Leslie Knope on the very funny Parks and Recreation.


The Nominees:

  • Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy, Modern Family
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell Prichett, Modern Family
  • Max Greenfield as Schmidt, New Girl
  • Bill Hader as Various Characters, Saturday Night Live
  • Ed O’Neill as Jay Pritchett, Modern Family
  • Eric Stonestreet as Cameron Tucker, Modern Family

The Winner: Max Greenfield as Schmidt, New Girl

Why? I’ll hedge my bets with this one, since the award could just as easily go to O’Neill or Ferguson for Modern Family. Their co-nominated co-stars have both won the award in previous years, so Emmy voters may decide it’s time for one of them. Still, I’m betting on Greenfield’s winning, show-stealing performance on freshman comedy New Girl. He’s the best part of a likeable show.


The Nominess:

  • Mayim Bialik as Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler, The Big Bang Theory
  • Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy, Modern Family
  • Kathryn Joosten as Karen McCluskey, Desperate Housewives
  • Sofia Vergara as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett, Modern Family
  • Merritt Wever as Zoey Barkow, Nurse Jackie
  • Kristen Wiig as Various Characters, Saturday Night Live

The Winner: Mayim Bailik as Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler, The Big Bang Theory

Why? The Big Bang Theory’s schtick has grown rather stale over the years, but one of the smartest things this show has done in the last few years is elevate the presence of its female supporting characters, and the Emmys will recognize that with Bailik’s performance.


The Nominees:

  • Louis C.K. for Louie, “Duckling”
  • Lena Dunham for Girls, “She Did”
  • Jake Kasden for New Girl, “Pilot”
  • Steven Levitan for Modern Family, “Baby On Board”
  • Robert B. Weide for Curb Your Enthusiasm, “Palestinian Chicken”
  • Jason Winer for Modern Family, “Virgin Territory”

The Winner: Louis C.K. for Louie, “Duckling”

Why? Of all the nominees, Louie is the hardest to classify and explain. Its out-of-the-box approach will be recognized once again here in the directing category.


The Nominees:

  • Louis C.K. for Louie, “Pregnant”
  • Lena Dunham for Girls, “Pilot”
  • Chris McKenna for Community, “Remedial Chaos Theory”
  • Amy Poehler for Parks and Recreation, “The Debate”
  • Michael Schur for Parks and Recreation, “Win, Lose, or Draw”

The Winner: Chris McKenna for Community, “Remedial Chaos Theory”

Why? It may be wishful thinking, but this is the only major category to recognize Community and while its third season may not have been as strong as its predecessors, “Remedial Chaos Theory” is one of the best episodes of the entire series and should be recognized as such.

Check Out The Emmys

The Creative Arts Emmys were held September 15th, 2012. A full list of winners can be found here.

The Emmy Awards will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. They will air live on September 23rd, 2012 at 7e/4p on ABC.

Be sure to check out hopped’s predictions for Drama, Miniseries or Movie, and Reality and Variety, Music, or Comedy Series.


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