Emmy comedy nominees will be ‘Modern Family,’ ‘Glee’ and … ?

At last year’s Emmys, the hottest race was for Best Comedy Series. “Glee” had won both the Golden Globe and SAG ensemble award but lost the Emmy to “Modern Family.” That ABC laffer also claimed supporting actor (Eric Stonestreet) and writing while “Glee” settled for supporting actress (Jane Lynch) guest actor (Neil Patrick Harris) and directing. Since then, “Glee” won a second Golden Globe while “Modern Family” claimed the SAG Award.


“Modern Family” is far ahead on our new Emmy Frontrunners charts which reveal the shows and performers who received the most No. 1 votes from our experts, editors and users. However, both shows make a strong showing on our other new chart — Emmy Nominees WIll Be … — which ranks the contenders in likelihood of reaping bids on Thursday.

All three groups are predicting three-time champ “30 Rock” and 2006 winner “The Office” will return to the top race. Six-time contender “Curb Your Enthusiasm” is ineligible as it did not air any new episodes this season. And freshman series “Nurse Jackie,” which surprised with a bid last year, had a second season that was deemed a disappointment.

“The Big Bang Theory” and “Parks and Recreation” may well reap their first series bids. Previous nominees “Entourage,” “Family Guy,” “How I Met Your Mother,” and “Weeds” are likely to be spurned again. And new shows “The Big C,” “Episodes,” “Hot in Cleveland,” and “Raising Hope” may have to settle for acting bids.

Use the drop-down menus to explore both sets of charts to see how your favorites fared. And use this information to make or change your predictions as to what will be nominated Thursday morning.


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