The TV Czar's Emmy Ballot: Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
For some crazy reason, the Academy refuses to give me an Emmy ballot. Seems preposterous to me, but I suppose I have to accept their decision. Since they won't let me have my say, I've decided to submit my personal Emmy ballots via Technorati. The series will cover my ballots for the major Emmy awards leading up to the actual nominations on July 19.
Julie Bowen- As last year’s winner, she’s a lock to return to the category. That being said, Claire Dunphy had many amusing moments throughout the season on Modern Family. A lot of times, she comes off as a shrew, but when the writers get her right, she’s very funny. It’s clear that Julie Bowen knows what to do with good material.
Sofia Vergara- Along with her castmase Bowen, she’s the other 100% lock. In a subpar season (by their standards), Vergara was forced to carry Modern Family from a comedy standpoint far too often. She doesn’t always get the juiciest material to work with, but Vergara is a pro who always delivers. Regardless of how you felt about this season of Modern Family, you have to acknowledge that Vergara is a top 6 performer in her category.
Jane Krakowski- With 30 Rock enjoying its best season ever, it’s important to honor the people that made it happen. Occasionally a problem in seasons past, Krakowski really delivered as Jenna Maroney this year. Her “sexual walkabout” was the stuff of pure comedy gold. Anytime you can put The Lorax on your sex checklist, you’re going to get on my Emmy ballot. It’s a personal rule.
Cheryl Hines- I enjoyed Hines’ portrayal of Dallas Royce at the start of the season of Suburgatory, but as the season wore on, she was allowed to go deeper and turned out some really good stuff. Turning a caricature into a more than one-note character has to be worth something. Plus, she delivered this Hall of Fame YouTube clip.Continued on the next page