Will Jane Lynch have to take a break from Emmy hosting duties to give an acceptance speech as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series? Only time will tell. But it’s interesting to note that in three of the last four years, the statuette has been taken home by a scene-stealing funny lady from a lower-profile series: My Name Is Earl‘s Jaime Pressly, Samantha Who?‘s Jean Smart, and Pushing Daisies‘ Kristin Chenoweth. And that might bode well for five-time Emmy winner Betty White, nominated for TVLand’s Hot in Cleveland.
Lynch and White will face stiff competition from a pair of Modern Family mamas, a versatile SNL comedienne, and a loopy 30 Rock star — all of whom have been nominated in this category at least once before, without a single win to their credit.
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