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Today let’s look at the nominees for Actress in a Comedy:

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series

Lena Dunham (Girls)

Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly)

Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie)

Taylor Schilling (Orange Is The New Black)

Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreations)

Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep)

Some interesting points to note:

  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus has won for the past two years, and is the frontrunner to win again this year.
  • Amy Poehler has been nominated for the past four years. Could fifth time be the charm?
  • In 2010, Edie Falco was the first woman to win for leading roles on both comedy and drama series – she won Best Actress for “The Sopranos” back in 1999, 2001, and 2003.
  • Lena Dunham is also a regular nominee but is yet to win. She has also been nominated for writing, direction and producing the show “Girls”.
  • Melissa McCarthy is back in the nominees after missing out last year.


  • I would have liked to see a nomination for Lisa Kudrow for Showtime’s “Web Therapy”.  Hopefully next year she can win for “The Comeback”!
  • Many thought Mindy Kaling of “The Mindy Project” would receive a nomination this year.

Who will win: 

  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

Who should win:

  • Taylor Schilling (Orange is the New Black). I freaking love this show so I want anyone from it to win, pretty much. OITNB is more of a dramedy than a comedy as such, but she is great in the role.

Tomorrow – Best Supporting Actor/Actress Drama

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