LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock (NBC)
Jason Bateman, Arrested Development (Netflix)
Don Cheadle, House of Lies (Showtime)
Louis C.K., Louie (FX)
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes (Showtime)
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
WILL WIN: Parsons
SHOULD WIN: C.K.
This is Parsons’s to lose (at least until the Modern Family cast migrates here, as the Friends crew, which also started out in the supporting categories, did later in that show’s run), though it would be nice to see Baldwin, the pre-Parsons mainstay, honored one final time. But it’s the category’s most understated, fearless performer, C.K., who really should be the victor here.