Emmys 2012: A 'Girls' win would be an upset, but not a surprise


When you look over the Emmy nominees for outstanding comedy series, your first reaction is likely, "Psssh, 'Modern Family' has got this in the bag."You wouldn't be wrong if you thought that way. "Family" is the two-time defending champ in this category, and it feels like this is the kind of show the academy would give its highest prize to every year if it could: Family-oriented but with an edge and lots of great characters, it gets both critical praise and high ratings. That combination makes the show Emmy gold.But scan down the list of nominees and the name of the show that might end the "Family" streak stands out: HBO's "Girls." If it won the Emmy this year, it would certainly be an upset. However, knowing the show and how the academy has voted in the past, it wouldn't be a big surprise."Girls" is just the type of high-quality "premium" program that the academy...



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