Can Betty White take down Jane Lynch at the Emmys? [Video]

When Jane Lynch of “Glee” won the Emmy Award last August for Best Comedy Supporting Actress, many wondered if she would dominate this race with multiple wins. It has happened before with actresses such as Doris Roberts (“Everybody Loves Raymond,” 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005), Laurie Metcalf (“Roseanne,” 1992, 1993, 1994) and Rhea Perlman (“Cheers,” 1984, 1985, 1986, 1989) taking home trophy after trophy.

Then, along came Emmy veteran Betty White on the new TV Land hit “Hot in Cleveland” to throw the race wide open. White has been nominated for 17 primetime Emmys and has won 5 (2 for “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” 1 for “The Golden Girls,” 1 for “The John Larroquette Show” and 1 for “Saturday Night Live.”)

Other than White, the category could welcome back several of the same ladies who were nominated in 2010: Julie Bowen and Sofia Vergara (“Modern Family“), Jane Krakowski (“30 Rock“) and Kristen Wiig (“Saturday Night Live”). That will likely leave the other nominee from last year — Holland Taylor (“Two and a Half Men“) — out of the running.

Other contenders with a shot at the title include: Jane Adams (“Hung”), Alison Brie (“Community”), Jenna Fischer (“The Office”), Tamsin Greig (“Episodes”), four-time Emmy champ Allison Janney (“Mr. Sunshine”), Emmy winner Swoosie Kurtz (“Mike & Molly”) and Vanessa Williams (“Desperate Housewives”).

Senior Editors Chris Beachum and Rob Licuria discuss the possibilities below.



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