Emmys

Emmys 2011: A Look at the Lead Comedy Actress Race — Including Our Dream Nominees

When it comes to the Emmy Awards, there’s no counting out 30 Rock’s Tina Fey. Ever. In 50 years, she’ll be Betty White. But this year’s Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series competition may be all about Showtime and its three show-stopping leading ladies. Will the Academy prescribe a consecutive win for Nurse Jackie’s Edie Falco, or will Toni Collette grab a second statue to go with Tara’s multiple personalities? Or could they and The Big C’s Laura Linney split the pay cable vote, leaving an opening for someone new, like Raising Hope’s Martha Plimpton?

Emmys 2011: Sizing Up the Best Comedy Race — And Sharing Our Dream Nominees

Review this slideshow of the major contenders — including TVLine’s half-dozen Dream Nominees — then vote for your own favorite six below. And check back tomorrow for our review of the Lead Actor in a Comedy race!




Comments (721)

  • Yvonne strahovski to win Emmy 1st choice

    Comment by Clare aka carrisimaclara (twitter) – June 17, 2011 03:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yvonne Strahoski is the best <3 <3 <3

    GO CHUCK – GO YVONNE

    Comment by Parisbynight – June 18, 2011 05:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I AGREE!!! SHE IS THE BEST!!! :)

      Comment by Carmen – June 22, 2011 06:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 1) Amy Poehler – Parks & Recreation
    2) Courtney Cox – Cougar Town
    3) Toni Collette – United States of Tara (She is on another level this season!)
    4) Mary-Louise Parker – Weeds (Will prob be forgotten, but deserves a nom this year!)
    5) Martha Plimpton – Raising Hope
    6) Tina Fey – 30 Rock

    The Showtime girls will prob be snubbed in favor of the other two (Laura Linney & Edie Falco). I’m hoping Martha and Courtney can breakthrough with noms!!!

    Comment by AMC Fan – June 19, 2011 02:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Courteney Cox and Tina Fey!

    Comment by Lilly – June 20, 2011 05:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • COURTENEY COX
    COURTENEY COX
    COURTENEY COX
    COURTENEY COX
    COURTENEY COX
    COURTENEY COX

    Comment by kji – June 20, 2011 05:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yvonne Strahovski she deserves it

    gogogoggogo.. =)

    Comment by henry – June 20, 2011 06:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YES!! YVONNE STRAHOVSKI DESERVES EMMY!! For those who watch CHUCK will know why :)

    Comment by panya – June 20, 2011 09:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Comedy queen
    Outstanding
    Unique
    Really funny
    Talented
    Exceptional
    Nice
    Elegant
    You deserve an Emmy Nomination

    COURTENEY COX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by kika – June 20, 2011 05:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Who the heck is amy…where is yvonne strahovski..she deserves it more than anyone

    Comment by Wizkid – June 21, 2011 08:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
    End of the list.

    Comment by Third Heat – June 21, 2011 04:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • TINA FEY ALL THE WAY!!!!!!

    btw, that’s a very disappointed list ever. I mean, come on, Lea Michelle? She’s not a comedy actress. And in my opinion, Glee is not a comedy, it’s just bunch of kids singing. I swear to you, if you erase all of the songs, you wouldn’t find any funny bone there.

    Comment by yoyomama – June 21, 2011 04:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • that’s right TVLine!! Tina Fey is that good!!!

    Comment by wearing a tux – June 21, 2011 05:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I hope that Courtney Cox at least gets a nomination because she is amazing and the show is the best.

    Comment by juan – June 21, 2011 07:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • yeah at least a nomination for Courteney because she’s so funny and emmy always snubs her
    And I’m tired that always the same people who win like critic choice it’s Tina Fey again, she’s funny but come on she’s not the only

    the great surprise at CCTA is the victory of Busy Philipps!

    So EMMY WE FANS OF COURTENEY COX AND COUGAR TOWN WANT A NOMINATION FOR HER

    Comment by jenna – June 22, 2011 04:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think Yvonne from Chuck Deserves the Emmy!!! She is sooooo talented and a good actress. She has worked soo hard and Chuck is simply the BEST Show listed in the poll!! So GO YVONNE S. CHUCK FANS R THE BEST FANS EVER!!!!! :)

    Comment by Carmen – June 22, 2011 06:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Courteney Cox. I really want Courteney Cox to be nominated. She deserves it so much. I’m tired of seeing her repeatedly get snubbed. She’s so good! I hope to see her on the Emmy nomination list year. Go Courteney!

    Comment by Jess32 – June 23, 2011 06:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love every single actress on this poll but Toni Collette definitely deserves it hands down! One of the best most versatile actress of this century! Her performance in the final season of Tara was breathtaking.

    Comment by Benny – June 24, 2011 09:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Courteney Cox needs to be nominated or maybe even win! She is so deserving of it now as Jules is amazing in Cougar Town! Patricia Heaton in the very much underrated sitcom the Middle needs to be nominated along with Martha Plimpton, & Tina Fey.

    Courteney Cox to win!! :)

    Comment by MG – June 25, 2011 05:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Courteney Cox
    Tina Fey

    Comment by LizLemon01 – June 27, 2011 08:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yes! Please let it be Courteney Cox!

    Comment by Gloria – June 27, 2011 08:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sarah walker. Yvonne….. Romance/action/comidy…. No other like her

    Comment by Amber – June 28, 2011 04:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yvonne is the best ever !!!

    Comment by Adriana – July 1, 2011 06:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wow, a lot of people from Brazil here, legal haha…
    And there’s a lot of rude people here too, but whatever…
    YVONNE STRAHOVSKI IS THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Luciana – July 2, 2011 01:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love Yvonne but i dont find her funny at all.. just saying..

    Comment by June – July 9, 2011 07:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • COURTENEY COX!!!

    Comment by jana – July 11, 2011 03:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • LEA MICHELE !!! Vote for Lea!! She’s the beeeestttt!!!!!

    Comment by Noor Ch. – July 13, 2011 12:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • LEA MICHELE!!!!!!!! She’s beyoooondddd AMAZING!!!!!

    Comment by Noor Ch. – July 13, 2011 12:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Laura Linney is awe inspiring as Cathy Jamison and she is the most deserving in her category. Good luck, Laura!

    Comment by Rainmaker8 – July 14, 2011 12:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • yvonne strahovski for sure I really enjoyed her role in chuck

    Comment by Daniel Harwood – July 31, 2011 02:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Lea Michele is the best. Glee is the best.
    ¡¡¡¡VOTE LEA MICHELE!!!

    Comment by Lucía – September 2, 2011 05:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • LEA MICHELE!!!!!!!!!!!
    LEA MICHELE!!!!!!!!!!
    LEA MICHELE!!!!!!!!!
    LEA MICHELE!!!!!!!!
    LEA MICHELE!!!!!!!
    LEA MICHELE!!!!!!
    LEA MICHELE!!!!!
    LEA MICHELE!!!!
    LEA MICHELE!!!
    ¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡VOTE FOR LEA MICHELE!!!!!!!!
    ¡¡¡¡¡SHE’S THE BEST!!!!!

    Comment by LGM01 – September 2, 2011 05:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yvonne Strahovski,YOU ARE THE BEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSST :D

    Comment by Igor – October 20, 2011 10:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Excuse me i want kaley cuoco email address you will win award from mastercart if you agree this is my email /ebrahim57@live.com i love with from all the world

    Comment by Ebrahim hasan – October 30, 2011 12:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yvonne is the best actress of all the nominees and the power of her big fan since the beginning of her career and hope to win, too.
    fan from the Czech Republic

    Comment by Johnny – November 8, 2011 10:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Comedy queen
    Outstanding
    Unique
    Really funny
    Talented
    Exceptional
    Nice
    Elegant
    You deserve an Emmy Nomination
    Yvonne Strahovski!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Johnny – November 8, 2011 10:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 喜劇女王
    傑出
    獨特
    真是可笑
    天才
    特殊
    尼斯
    典雅
    你應該有一個艾美獎提名
    伊馮娜Strahovski!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Johnny – November 8, 2011 10:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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