2010 Emmys: Best Supporting Actress, Comedy Series

The 2010 Emmys are less than two weeks away, and I thought it’d be the perfect time to start highlighting some of the big categories. To start off the countdown to the 62nd Primetime Emmys, I’m going to start with some of the funniest ladies on television. The Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series nominees include a few veterans, newcomers and first-time nominees.

Jane Lynch

Show: Glee
Role: Sue Sylvester
Episode Submitted: “The Power of Madonna”
The “Vogue” video alone probably cemented her nomination. She’s got all the momentum going to the awards ceremony. She’s definitely the one to beat.

Jane Krakowski

Show: 30 Rock
Role: Jenna Maroney
Episode Submitted: “Black Light Attack”
Anytime Jenna busts out into song, I howl like a muthaf*cker. She stole scenes when she was in “Ally McBeal”, and she continues to do so on “30 Rock”. I’d love her to win, but I think the show’s golden age at the Emmys is over. There’s a new guard in town.

Sofia Vergara

Show: Modern Family
Role: Gloria Delgado-Pritchett
Episode Submitted: “Not In My House”
And that new guard is “Modern Family”. It’s interesting to see both Julie Bowen and Vergara nominated for this award. For drama’s sake, I’d love for one of them to win. I’m sure the set, the next day, will all be hugs and kisses. The two reportedly don’t get along.

Julie Bowen

Show: Modern Family
Role: Claire Dunphy
Episode Submitted: “My Funky Valentine”
It’s hard to play the straight character in a sitcom where there are plenty of interesting caricatures, but Bowen portrays Claire beautifully. She’s pure perfection, especially in the Valentine’s episode for which she’s nominated.

Holland Taylor

Show: Two and a Half Men
Role: Evelyn Harper
Episode Submitted: “Give Me Your Thumb”
I don’t watch this show, but I do love Holland Taylor. She plays the promiscuous mother/grandmother like no other. Her delivery for snappy biting comments is probably the best thing about this show. Since she’s been around the longest, she might have the most friends in the Academy. She could eke out a win.

Kristen Wiig

Show: Saturday Night Live
Role: Various Characters
Episode Submitted: “Host: James Franco”
Sure Wiig is the funniest thing on SNL now, but how does she fare when you compare here with Molly Shannon, Cheri Oteri, Amy Poehler and other SNL female greats. I’d be surprised if she won the award.

2010 Emmys: Who Should Win Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series?

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SHOULD WIN: Jane Lynch
WILL WIN: Jane Lynch

If Glee hasn’t suffered a backlash, expect the Fox show to haul some serious Emmy hardware on awards night, Sunday August 29 on NBC. Who do you think will be raising the Emmy for this category? Who do you think deserved a nomination but was snubbed? Post your comments below.