Emmys 2011: Comedy Acting Episode Submissions

Every Emmy acting nominee has to submit a sample episode for judging by the viewing panel. Gold Derby has learned of the following selections by leading contenders.

BEST COMEDY ACTOR:
Johnny Galecki ("The Big Bang Theory") – "The Benefactor Factor"
Matt LeBlanc ("Episodes") – "Episode 107"
Joel McHale ("Community") – "Intermediate Documentary Filmmaking" or "Critical Film Studies"
Jim Parsons ("The Big Bang Theory") – "The Cruciferous Vegetable Aplification" or "The Zazzy Substitution"

BEST COMEDY ACTRESS:
Toni Collette ("United States of Tara") – "Wheels" or "Electrifying & Magnanimous Return of Beaverlamp"
Patricia Heaton ("The Middle") – "Mother's Day II" or "Taking Back the House"
Laura Linney ("The Big C") – "Pilot"
Martha Plimpton ("Raising Hope") – "Say Cheese" or "Dream Hoarders"
Amy Poehler ("Parks and Recreation") – "Flu Season"

BEST COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTOR:
Aziz Ansari ("Parks and Recreation") – "Indianapolis" or "Soulmates"
Ty Burrell ("Modern Family") – "Good Cop, Bad Dog" or "See You Next Fall"
Chris Colfer ("Glee") – "Grilled Cheesus" or "Never Been Kissed" or "Born This Way"
Jesse Tyler Ferguson ("Modern Family") – "Halloween"
Neil Patrick Harris ("How I Met Your Mother") – "Legendaddy" or "Hopeless"
Kunal Nayyar ("The Big Bang Theory") – "The Wildebeest Implementation"
Nick Offerman ("Parks and Recreation") – "Ron and Tammy, Part 2"
Danny Pudi ("Community") – "Critical Film Studies"
Adam Scott ("Parks and Recreation") – "Media Blitz" or "The Bubble"

BEST COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
Wendie Malick ("Hot in Cleveland") – "Good Luck Faking the Goiter" or "The Sex That Got Away"
Amy Ryan ("The Office") – "Garage Sale"
Merritt Wever ("Nurse Jackie") – "Batting Practice"