My Dream Emmy Ballot 2013: Outstanding Lead Actor and Actress in a Comedy


So I didn’t get much right in these categories.
New Girl somehow found themselves without any nominations after magically trumping their first hilarious season (which brightened many a dreary Tuesday for me).
Despite being a cult hit I was surprised Arrested Development got some love with a nomination for Jason Bateman. Jim Parsons, on the other hand, was no surprise for The Big Bang Theory.
I fared slightly better with the comedy leading ladies, since powerhouses Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Amy Poehler both received nominations. I’d be thrilled if either won the Emmy (though since Louis-Dreyfus got it last year, delivering Poehler’s acceptance speech no less, I think it’s Leslie Knope’s turn for the win). Martha Plimpton should have really been recognized, too, though.
Here is the official nominations list.

PS Please, not Alec Baldwin again for best actor. Enough.



The real Emmy nominations are announced this morning, and before I go and look them up here is what the “Lead Actor” and “Lead Actress in a Comedy Series” category would look like if I was in charge of the Emmys (unfortunately, you can only pick six people).

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

– Garret Dillahunt (Burt Chance, Raising Hope)

– Neil Flynn (Mike Heck, The Middle)

– JAKE JOHNSON (Nick Miller, New Girl)

Jake Johnson as "Nick Miller"

– Jim Parsons (Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory)

– Adam Scott (Ben Wyatt, Parks and Recreations)

– Elijah Wood (Ryan Newman, Wilfred)


Runner Ups:
Jason Bateman (Michael Bluth, Arrested Development)
Josh Gad (Skip Gilchrist, 1600 Penn)
Matt LeBlanc (Matt LeBlanc, Episodes)
Joel McHale (Jeff Winger, Community)
Josh Radnor (Ted Mosby, How I Met Your Mother)


Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

– Zooey Deschanel (Jessica Day, New Girl)

– Sutton Foster (Michelle Simms, Bunheads)

– MARTHA PLIMPTON (Virginia Chance, Raising Hope)

Martha Plimpton as "Virginia Chance"

– Amy Poehler (Leslie Knope, Parks and Recreation)

– Krysten Ritter (Chloe, Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23)

– Dakota Johnson (Kate Fox, Ben and Kate)


Runner Ups:
Mindy Kaling (Dr. Mindy Lahiri, The Mindy Project)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Selina Meyer, Veep)
Portia de Rossi (Lindsey Bluth Fünke, Arrested Development)
Courtney Cox (Jules Cobb, Cougar Town)

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.)

-Jake Johnson picture from here, Martha Plimpton picture from here



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