Emmy season is here! For the next two weeks, voters will be checking off names and shows they think are worthy of getting a nomination come July 10. We at TVGuide.com have a few selections in mind ourselves. Next up: our dream ballot for Best Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.
Emmys: TVGuide.com's picks for lead actress in a comedy series
For anyone who doesn't think C.K. stretches that much acting-wise, just watch Season 4. As Louie tipped more toward the dramatic this year, C.K. showed his range, maturing his fictionalized self slowly but surely while never losing sight of the ambling sad sack we know so well. C.K. has pocketed four Emmys, but none have been for acting.
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
While there's obviously a trace of the real C.K. on Louie, the fake Matt LeBlanc is so dementedly twisted that we simultaneously hope the show's crazy plots are fake and (somewhat) true. That would not be possible without LeBlanc's complete lack of self-consciousness and bold, all-in approach. Unlike last year, when Season 2 of Episodes aired a full year before the Emmys, Season 3 will be far fresher in voters' minds, having aired earlier this year.