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Emmys 2011 Contenders: Comedy Series

This rundown was compiled pooling the opinions of Gold Derby's editorial board. See equivalent handicapping of the top drama races here and variety, reality and TV movies/minis here.

BEST COMEDY SERIES
(Favorites)
"The Big Bang Theory"
"The Big C"
"Community"
"Episodes"
"Family Guy"
"Glee"
"Hot in Cleveland"
"How I Met Your Mother"
"Modern Family"
"Nurse Jackie"
"The Office"
"Parks & Recreation"
"30 Rock"
"Weeds"

(Possibilities)
"Bored to Death"
"Cougar Town"
"Eastbound and Down"
"Entourage"
"Hung"
"It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia"
"The Middle"
"Mike & Molly"
"Mr. Sunshine"
"$#!+  My Dad Says"
"Raising Hope"
"United States of Tara"

(Long Shots)
 "Californication"
"Desperate Housewives"
"Workaholics"

BEST COMEDY ACTOR
(Favorites)
Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock"
Steve Carell, "The Office"
Matt LeBlanc, "Episodes"
Rob Lowe, "Parks and Recreation"
Joel McHale, "Community"
Matthew Morrison, "Glee"
Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory"
Matthew Perry, "Mr. Sunshine"

(Possibilities)
Louie CK, "Louie"
Kevin Connolly, "Entourage"
David Duchovny, "Californication"
Johnny Galecki, "The Big Bang Theory"
Billy Gardell, "Mike & Molly"
Thomas Jane, "Hung"
Zachary Levi, "Chuck"
Danny McBride, "Eastbound and Down"
James Roday, "Psych"
William Shatner, "$#*! My Dad Says"
Charlie Sheen, "Two and a Half Men"
 
(Long Shots)
Adam DeVine, "Workaholics"
Lucas Neff, "Raising Hope"
Jason Schwartzman, "Bored to Death"

BEST COMEDY ACTRESS
(Favorites)
Toni Collette, "United States of Tara"
Edie Falco, "Nurse Jackie"
Tina Fey, "30 Rock"
Laura Linney, "The Big C"
Lea Michele, "Glee"
Mary-Louise Parker, "Weeds"
Martha Plimpton, "Raising Hope"
Amy Poehler, "Parks & Recreation"

(Possibilities)
Courteney Cox, "Cougar Town"
Kaley Cuoco, "The Big Bang Theory"
Melissa McCarthy, "Mike & Molly"

BEST COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTOR
(Favorites)
Aziz Ansari, "Parks & Recreation"
Fred Armisen, "Saturday Night Live" or "Portlandia"
Ty Burrell, "Modern Family"
Chris Colfer, "Glee"
Jon Cryer, "Two and a Half Men"
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, "Modern Family"
Neil Patrick Harris, "How I Met Your Mother"
Jack McBrayer, "30 Rock"
Tracy Morgan, "30 Rock"
Nick Offerman, "Parks & Recreation"
Ed O'Neill, "Modern Family"
Jeremy Piven, "Entourage"
Oliver Platt, "The Big C"
Eric Stonestreet, "Modern Family"
Rainn Wilson, "The Office"

(Possibilities)
Chevy Chase, "Community"
John Corbett, "United States of Tara"
Ted Danson, "Bored to Death"
Zach Galifianakis, "Bored to Death"
Donald Glover, "Community"
Bill Hader, "Saturday Night Live"
Simon Helberg, "The Big Bang Theory"
Ed Helms, "The Office"
John Krasinski, "The Office"
Kunal Nayyar, "The Big Bang Theory"
Mike O'Malley, "Glee"
Danny Pudi, "Community"
Andy Samberg, "Saturday Night Live"
Jason Sudeikis, "Saturday Night Live"

(Long Shots)
Garrett Dillahunt, "Raising Hope"
Peter Facinelli, "Nurse Jackie"
Justin Kirk, "Weeds"
Kevin Nealon, "Weeds"

BEST COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTRESS
(Favorites)
Julie Bowen, "Modern Family"
Jenna Fischer, "The Office"
Allison Janney, "Mr Sunshine"
Jane Krakowski, "30 Rock"
Janes Leeves, "Hot in Cleveland"
Jane Lynch, "Glee"
Wendie Malick, "Hot in Cleveland"
Holland Taylor, "Two and a Half Men"
Sofia Vergara, "Modern Family"
Merritt Wever, "Nurse Jackie"
Betty White, "Hot in Cleveland"
Kristin Wiig, "Saturday Night Live"

(Possibilities)
Jane Adams, "Hung"
Valerine Bertinelli, "Hot in Cleveland"
Eve Best, "Nurse Jackie"
Alsion Brie, "Community"
Anna Deavere-Smith, "Nurse Jackie"
Rosemarie DeWitt, "United States of Tara"
Conchata Ferrell, "Two and a Half Men"
Rashida Jones, "Parks & Recreation"
Swoosie Kurtz, "Mike and Molly"
Cobie Smulders, "How I Met Your Mother"

(Long Shots)
Carrie Brownstein, "Portlandia"
Tamsin Grieg, "Episodes"
Alyson Hannigan, "How I Met Your Mother"
Jane Leeves, "Hot in Cleveland"
Brie Larson, "United States of Tara"
Christa Miller, "Cougar Town"
Phyllis Somerville, "The Big C"

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