Sorry for the delay--- Here is my second round of Emmy Picks, the comedies this time
30 Rock --- Four years in, and it still sparkles like a diamond. What do they need to get viewers, have all musical episodes?
Glee --- Take away the fact that it's a phonemon, and you'd still have one of the best shows on TV. Never has being a loser been so much delightful.
How I Met Your Mother --- I wish that Ted would hurry up and meet her, but the byplay between the basic five characters is so brilliant, I could still wait forever.
Modern Family --- Any other year, this would have been the breakout show. It still features one of the best group of comic actors I've ever seen
Nurse Jackie --- This is the Showtime dramedy that deserves to be recognized because it is funny and as addictive as, well, a snort full of Percocet. Don't ever change, Jackie
The Office ---- Still funny after all these years. What else do I need to say?
Best Actor, Comedy
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock --- Does everything on this show but sing and dance, and I'm pretty convinced he could do that, too.
Steve Carell, The Office --- Considering that next year may be the sitcoms final taste, we might want to consider honoring him for six years of awkward genius.
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm--- I liked the Seinfeld storyline too, but this guys quirks still make this show shine after nearly a decade.
Matthew Morrison, Glee --- I've loved watching him thrill all season, and he can do anything to make us laugh.
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory --- This is the Jim Lorre performer who should be recognized for his skill. Let's hope the focus is off Charlie Sheen.
Tony Shalhoub, Monk --- Never much cared for it, but I have to admit his work in the final two episodes was a good mix of comedy and drama as it promised all those years ago
Toni Colette, United States of Tara --- Showtime is where all of the abrasive, complex woman hang out, and watching Tara deal with all her crisis --- and two more personalities is always fun.
Courtney Cox, Cougar Town -- Forget the icky title, and revel in her glory. Besides, we owe her for ignoring her decade of work at Friends
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie --- A character with bigger issues that Carmela Soprano? Only she could have played Jackie Peyton, even though she'll have to buy a new trophy case for the prizes she'll win here.
Tina Fey, 30 Rock --- Oh, Liz Lemon, will you ever find love? Or relative normality? She hasn't changed in four season, to which I can only say huzzah
Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, The New Adventures of Old Christine --- This was a good show that deserved a better fate. Let's hope she's around for one last bow.
Lea Michelle, Glee --- Rachel can fill up a room just by being there, and watching her perform is astounding. She deserves to be recognized.
Best Supporting Actor
Chris Coifer, Glee --- The show's secret weapon. He's a great performer and comic, but the most marvelous moments of this series have come between Kurt and his fathers relationship, any one of which was Emmy worthy
Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother --- This guy can sing and dance. And host award shows. And made one of the most indelible characters on the TV landscape. Will the fourth time be the charm?
Tracy Morgan, 30 Rock --- It's not easy to play things as daffy as he can. This guy deserves as much credit for this shows working as Baldwin and Fey. How else is he going to complete his GOTE?
Kevin McHale, Glee--- Doesn't take center stage often enough, but when we watch Artie, the heart melts. He's a lot more than the guy in the wheelchair
Ed O'Neill, Modern Family--- Any member of this cast is brilliant, but I've been in this guys corner since Married With Children. This is another perfect marriage between show and actor.
Rainn Wilson, The Office --- You can never have too much Dwight Schrute.
Best Supporting Actress
Diana Agron, Glee --- If you watch the show from Pilot to Season end, Quinn took the greatest journey of any character this year. This is a woman with a lot of range.
Eve Best, Nurse Jackie --- It's not easy to steal scenes from Edie Falco and Anna Deveare Smith, but this doctor can do it. She's a diamond in the rough, this one.
Julie Bowen, Modern Family --- Again this is a personal preference--- the whole cast is brilliant, but I've been a fan of hers through four different TV shows. She deserves to be recognized for her work sometime
Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock --- Has been at the top of her game for four years, and her romance was one of the most screamingly funny highlights of the show.
Jane Lynch, Glee --- The most stunning character of a great cast. She's deserved this nod from the first time we saw here. That's not just how Sue sees it.
Amber Riley, Glee --- No shrinking violet, Mercedes has owned the stage every time she steps on it. There are going to be a lot of awards in this woman's future.
Tune in to this blog soon, when I will discuss a couple of more shows to disappear prematurely from the screen this season.