Modern Family – last year’s winner and category dominator — is back with two episodes in the running: the Jason Winer-directed “Virgin Territory” and the Steven Levitan-helmed “Baby on Board.” The ABC sitcom has some stiff competition in HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, whose nominated director (Robert B. Weide for “Palestinian Chicken”) has four prior nods – and won the race in 2003.
The rest of the field consists of category newbies. Lena Dunham’s direction of Girls’ “She Did” episode on HBO nabbed a nomination, as did Louis C.K. for the “Duckling” episode of FX’s Louie, and Jake Kasdan for Fox’s New Girl pilot.
What would you do if you had the power to honor one of these fine shows when the Emmys are handed out in September? Choose your favorite in our poll below – the TVLine voting closes Sept. 14, so act now! – then hit the comments to justify your pick!
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