Spoiler Alert! The Best Comedy Emmy Goes to...

Modern Family Emmys 2012In this special “Emmy Comedy Preview” episode of Spoiler Alert!, Matt Mitovich and I lead off by tackling the following provocative question: Can any show beat the kudos juggernaut that is Modern Family?

As Community demonstrated Monday night at the Critics’ Choice Television Awards, the answer is yes. But the Greendale Gang faces an uphill battle knocking off the back-to-back winning ABC smash. First off, it has to land a best comedy series nomination — something it has yet to do.

A liklier scenario has NBC’s Parks and Recreation (which did score a nod last year) or HBO‘s freshman critical darling Girls scoring the upset of all upsets.

We also handicap the major comedy acting categories, including the hotly-contested lead actress derby which, according to our crystal ball, will likely come down to a face-off between an Emmy vet and a long overdue/much-beloved funny lady.