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Emmy predictions: Outstanding supporting actor/actress in a comedy

Andre Braugher, second from right, in Brooklyn Nine-NIne

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Andre Braugher, second from right, in Brooklyn Nine-NIne

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The 66th annual Emmy Awards air Monday (yes, Monday) on NBC, so it's time for the Feed to weigh in on who might be taking home some gold. As always, this isn't an exact science. Remember last year, when Jeff Daniels shocked everyone by winning? But I'm giving it a shot anyway. All this week through Monday, one of the major categories will be featured on this blog. For the full list, click here. Up today: supporting actor/actress in a comedy.

 

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY 

Adam Driver, Girls
Andrew Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine 
Ty Burrell, Modern Family 
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family 
Fred Armisen, Portlandia 
Tony Hale, Veep 

It's the first time since Modern Family premiered that at least three of its actor haven't been nominated in this category. In the past, we wouldn't have picked against them; with last year's win going to Veep's Tony Hale, the door is open for another actor outside the Family to win. Two-time Emmy winner Andre Braugher should claim the prize for his hilarious straight-man turn on Brooklyn Nine-Nine
On second thought ... If anyone is going to beat Braugher, it's probably previous winner Tony Hale.    

 

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY 
Julie Bowen, Modern Family 
Allison Janney, Mom 
Kate Mulgrew, Orange Is the New Black 
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live 
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory 
Anna Chlumsky, Veep 

If there's one thing the Emmys love, it's giving Emmys to people who already have them. So it's likely that Allison Janney, already a FIVE-time winner, could win for her spirited role on Mom. If she does, it'll be her second Emmy just this year — she nabbed one for her guest role on Masters of Sex at the creative arts Emmy ceremony Saturday. 
On second thought ... This could be a big year for Orange is the New Black, which has 12 nominations going into Monday's show. That puts veteran actor Kate Mulgrew in a good position to get recognized for her turn as Red, even more so than Schilling. 

[Last modified: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 7:24pm]

    

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