Emmy predictions: Comedy, Best Supporting Actor and Actress

In an attempt to make life easier for the rest of us EW's Ausiello has made his list of nominees for this years Emmy in supporting actress/actor in a comedy, see for yourself...

Attention Emmy voters: The process of choosing this year's nominations begins next week, and you have better things to do than try to catch up on 600 hours of TV. Once again, I've singled out who (and what) I think is most deserving of kudos so you don't have to. It was extra complicated this year, since the rules allow for six nominees, up from five, in each category.

The nominations are announced on July 16.


Best Supporting Actress (Comedy)

* Andrea Anders (Better Off Ted): Because I didn't think any actress could ever even begin to fill the void left by Lauren Graham.

* Kristin Chenoweth (Pushing Daisies): The tube is full of actresses who are cute and perky. But can you name another who is cute, perky and not annoying?

* Jennifer Esposito (Samantha Who?): Raise a glass to the funniest TV boozehound since AbFab. And then leave the bottle.

* Jane Krakowski (30 Rock): She killed when her character attempted to commit murder all in the name of getting a date with a hot EMT. And that was just the beginning.

* Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother): She could be the most underrated comic actress working today. And by "could," I mean "is." (And please take out the "be.")

* Vanessa L. Williams (Ugly Betty): Her one-liners may've lacked a little bite, but damn if she didn't still bark 'em like nobody's business.


Best Supporting Actor (Comedy)

* Adam Baldwin (Chuck): He takes his spy work so seriously you can't help but laugh. (I mean, it's not like he's digging for scoop!)

* Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother): His mad crush on Robin turned the one-time cad into a fully-formed human being. Okay, it turned him into a cad with a heart. That's still progress.

* Chi McBride (Pushing Daisies): Rude and crude and... wait, cuddly? Yes, cuddly. Emmy him. Now.

* Tracy Morgan (30 Rock): If you've gotta be smart to play dumb, he's a genius. Like, Big Bang Theory genius.

* Jason Segel (How I Met Your Mother): For once, can't the nice guy finish first?

* Michael Urie (Ugly Betty): Marc finally got (and lost) a man, and Urie got his best material ever, rising to it week after week.


Also see

Emmy predictions: Comedy, Best Lead Actor and Actress

Emmy predictions: Drama, Best Lead Actor and Actress

Emmy predictions: Drama, Best Supporting Actor and Actress

Emmy predictions: Best Comedy and Drama Series


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Jun 3, 2009 6:31AM EDT

This category, if they actually did it truthfully, shouldnt even be close. Kristen Chenoweth from Pushing Daisies, stole that show over and over again, and also having singing numbers within episodes, she deserves it even though someone less deserving like jane krawoski or vanessa williams will win.
In the cateogry of, "If he doesnt win this award show is a joke," Neil Patrick Harris is the only possible choice for best supporting comedy actor.

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Jun 17, 2009 10:37PM EDT

I agree. Kristen Chenoweth and Neil Patrick Harris should win based on talent and productivity.

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