Again, picking comedy nominees has not been my strong suit.
The Emmys seem unperturbed by the fact that The Office had its final season and will never have a chance to be given any awards again.
Congratulations Anna Chlumsky for your first Emmy nomination! You are my favorite character on Veep and that show is packed with funny characters.
Maybe next year Amy Poehler won’t have to be the only representative for Parks and Recreations. True, Poehler is a genius, even providing the best moments during actual award shows, but so are many of her colleagues (Aubrey Plaza!).
Alas, far less surprised that Cougar Town has no Emmy representatives, but that doesn’t make it right.
Here is the official nominations list.
Here is what the “Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series” category would look like if I was in charge of the Emmys (unfortunately, you can only nominate six people, and even my honorable mentions section is missing worthy individuals).
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
– Anna Chlumsky (Amy Brookheimer, Veep)
– Jenna Fischer (Pam Halpert, The Office)
– Kaley Cuoco (Penny, The Big Bang Theory)
– AUBREY PLAZA (April Ludgate, Parks and Recreation)
Was I excited when I realized I owned the same sweater as April? Yes. Yes, I was.
– Busy Philipps (Laurie Keller, Cougar Town)
– Merritt Wever (Zoey Barkow, Nurse Jackie)
Gillian Jacobs (Britta Perry, Community)
Hannah Simone (Cece, New Girl)
Melissa Rauch (Bernadette Rosenkowski, The Big Bang Theory)
Alyson Hannigan (Lily Aldrin, How I Met Your Mother)
Angela Kinsey (Angela Lipton, The Office)
Christa Miller (Ellie Torres, Cougar Town)
Eden Sher (Sue Heck, The Middle)
Cobie Smulders (Robin Scherbatsky, How I Met Your Mother)
Honorable Mentions: Kristen Bell (Jeannie van der Hooven, House of Lies), Mayim Balik (Amy Farrah Fowler, The Big Bang Theory), Eliza Coupe (Jane Kerkovich-Williams, Happy Endings), Retta (Donna Meagle, Parks and Recreation), Alia Shawkat (Maeby Fünke, Arrested Development), Catherine Tate (Nellie Bertrum, The Office)
And let the debates begin! Do you agree with my choices? Voice your thoughts in the comments below, and feel free to organize your own nominee list using the official Emmy ballot.
(P.S. It doesn’t matter if your choices are long shots (certainly many of mine are) but it’s nice to pretend they have a chance anyway.)