If you groaned when Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men) won Best Comedy Lead Actor last year, rejoice! The two-time winner was dropped from the ballot, as was Best Comedy Supporting Actor reigning champ Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family), who has also won two statuettes. The last time a defending champ was dropped when they were eligible the next year was Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer) in 2011.
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