Best Comedy Series
"The Big Bang Theory"
“Orange Is the New Black”
xoxokellylee: I only watch two of these and in my opinion, they’re both hilarious, but knowing the way things usually go at the Emmys, I’m hoping that this will go to Modern Family, but I think with the recent success of OITNB, it could possibly go to the newbie.
callmechristinae: My money’s actually on The Big Bang Theory taking home the prize even though it’s one of the less deserving in the category. It’s funny, but Louis and OITNB are much fresher and bring something new to the table.
Best Actress in a Comedy Series
Lena Dunham, “Girls”
Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”
Julia Louis Dreyfus, “Veep”
Melissa McCarthy, “Mike & Molly”
Amy Poehler, “Parks & Recreation”
Taylor Schilling, “Orange Is the New Black”
callmechristinae: This is the beginning of a trend where I realize how much TV I actually don’t watch. But I think Julia Louis Dreyfus’ already award winning role is the one to beat. Mindy Kaling is a big snub though.
xoxokellylee: I agree with Christina, I obviously don’t watch enough “quality” television to make an educated decision. However, like I said before, I think with the new big thing being her show, Taylor Schilling might get this one.
Best Actor in a Comedy Series
Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”
Ricky Gervais, “Derek”
Matt LeBlanc, “Episodes”
Don Cheadle, “House of Lies”
Louis C.K., “Louie”
William H. Macy, “Shameless”
xoxokellylee: If Matt LeBlanc is anything like his Friends character, I’d want him to take this, hands down. And I know that he has in the past. However, based purely on popularity, I think Jim Parsons is going to take this one. Aw, big snub to Mr. Andy Samberg!
callmechristinae: I agree that Jim Parsons will take it, but what happened to Andy Samberg for Brooklyn Nine-Nine? I’m really bummed Robin Williams didn’t get a nod for “The Crazy Ones,” but his chances were probably hurt by the show’s cancellation. He definitely lit up the screen with his usual charm and ad libs.
Supporting Actor, Comedy Series
Andre Braugher, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
Adam Driver, “Girls”
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, “Modern Family”
Ty Burrell, “Modern Family”
Fred Armisen, “Portlandia”
Tony Hale, “Veep”
callmechristinae: I think it’ll probably go to one of the “Modern Family” guys, but I’d love to see Andre Braugher win.
xoxokellylee: Considering the fact that Andre Braugher plays a gay police captain, I would hope that he wins just because of that, but I think the stand out of this category is Ty Burrell. Phil Dunphy never disappoints.
Supporting Actress, Comedy Series
Mayim Bialik, “The Big Bang Theory”
Julie Bowen, “Modern Family”
Allison Janney, “Mom”
Kate Mulgrew, “Orange Is the New Black”
Kate McKinnon, “Saturday Night Live”
Anna Chlumsky, “Veep”
xoxokellylee: To me, Anna Chlumsky is just the girl from My Girl and she always will be. I have never seen Mom, but Allison Janney is usually a comedic genius. If I’m only picking from shows I watch, I’d have to say Julie Bowen gets this one for me.
callmechristinae: You’re pretty safe guessing BBT and MF most of the time. But the Trekkie in me needs to give a shoutout to Kate Mulgrew. Captain Janeway was my idol growing up.
Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series
Bob Newhart as Arthur in “The Big Bang Theory”
Nathan Lane as Pepper Saltzman in “Modern Family”
Steve Buscemi as Marty in “Portlandia”
Jimmy Fallon as Host in “SNL”
Louis C.K. as Host in “SNL”
Gary Cole as Kent Davison in “Veep”
xoxokellylee: Nathan Lane is absolutely hilarious as Pepper Saltzman, but I also want Jimmy Fallon to take this for bringing back so many of his awesome characters to the Christmas episode of SNL. I think it’ll either go to Nathan Lane or Bob Newhart.
callmechristinae: I want this to go to either Bob Newhart for picking a fight with Bill Nye the Science Guy or Jimmy Fallon for being Jimmy Fallon. In depth analysis here guys.
xoxokellylee: Jimmy brought Justin Timberlake with him. That in and of itself should get him the award.
Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series
Natasha Lyonne as Nicky Nichols in “Orange is the New Black”
Uzo Aduba as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren in “Orange is the New Black”
Laverne Cox as Sophia Burset in “Orange is the New Black”
Tina Fey as Host in “SNL”
Melissa McCarthy as Host in “SNL”
Joan Cusack as Sheila Jackson in “Shameless”
callmechristinae: I don’t know who will take it home, but can we just talk about how groundbreaking it would be for Laverne Cox to win?
xoxokellylee: Tina Fey is my idol and therefore, I think she should take this trophy home. Joan Cusack is also hilariously neurotic on Shameless. However, I think Natasha Lyonne will take this one.