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You Are the Emmys Week: Best Actress, Comedy

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Today, my picks (preferences, not predictions) for the comedy-actress nominations at the Emmys next week.

My spiel again: For my personal picks, I’ve mainly (but not exclusively) stuck to those actors and actresses nominated by their own shows, and mainly (but not exclusively) assigned them to the categories they were submitted in, be it lead or supporting. I also stuck to six per category, so (in most categories anyway) I left out a lot of deserving shows or performances. You don’t have to follow any of these guidelines in your own picks. I will not be grading your work. (The Emmy calendar, remember, runs roughly from June through May.)

Now, I’ll show you mine, and you show me yours:

Lead: Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation), Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie), Portia de Rossi (Better Off Ted), Sarah Silverman (The Sarah Silverman Program), Tina Fey (30 Rock), Toni Collette (United States of Tara)

Supporting: Jane Adams (Hung), Merritt Wever (Nurse Jackie), Alison Brie (Community), Jane Lynch (Glee), Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation), Lizzy Caplan (Party Down)